'Ted Lasso' Season 3 Review: The most joyous show on TV returns with another enchanting chapter
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In 2020, Apple TV+ stunned the world with a feel-good series named ‘Ted Lasso’. The series received universal acclaim and people just fell in love with the simplicity of the show. It is a show that provided viewers with an unconventional story and good acting. The first two seasons of the comedy series connected with the viewers and “kindness” has been one of the most vital reasons why the show became so popular. With the epic ending of Season 2, fans can’t wait to see how AFC Richmond manages to save themselves from relegation once again. Also, Nate Shelley, one of the integral parts of Richmond, left the side because he felt that he was being underused. So, what does he do? He joins West Ham United as the Head Coach.
Ever since the second season ended, fans just wanted to know how Ted Lasso will be able to carry on with the team even when he is not sure of himself. He started getting panic attacks and viewers got to know why he was feeling that way. It was a tonal shift for the series, but the writers handled it quite effectively. Now, that Season 3 of the Apple TV+ series is upon us, we just want to see what new things we’ll see this time around. We got to see the first four episodes of Season 3 and we are happy to report that the show remains to be a delightful treat filled with simplicity, wholesomeness, and hearty waves of laughter.
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Season 3 starts with AFC Richmond having the difficult task of maintaining its place in the Premier League. However, every media outlet is predicting that the team will finish 20th and be relegated once again. The morale of the players is down and it’s time for Coach Lasso to say something good and make all the players realize that they need to stick together and stick to their plans. If they do that, no one can stop them. But that’s not the only thing we tend to see in the first four episodes. Yes, the primary focus is on football and the team, but we also get a good glimpse at how Lasso is trying to stay positive amid all the chaos in his personal life.
One of the biggest reasons for the show’s success is how they maintain the perfect balance between positivity and drama. Coach Lasso remains positive for everyone else, but when it comes to his personal life, he tends to forget how he can help himself and that’s how real life is. We help people by giving them advice, but we face problems while finding solutions to our own problems.
There’s no dearth of humor in ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 and there are sequences where you’ll laughing-out-loud for a few minutes because of the way they have executed and performed. The humor remains simple and there’s not an inch of vulgarity in it, making it a perfect watch for families.
Jason Sudeikis continues to be magnificent as Ted Lasso. He performs the character so effortlessly that you immediately fall in love with him. All the other actors, including Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent), Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca Walton), Brendan Hunt (Coach Beard), Keeley Jones (Juno Temple), Nick Mohammed (Nate Shelley), Jeremy Swift (Leslie Higgins), Phil Dunster (Jamie Tartt), Cristo Fernandez (Dani Rojas), Toheeb Jimoh (Sam Obisanya) and more, have done a terrific job in their respective roles.
James Lance’s Trent Crimm seems to have been elevated to a main cast member and features in all four episodes.
The idea of the show has always been to lift everyone with kindness and it does that perfectly with Season 3 as well. It is all about optimism and talks about the world where decency triumphs over jealousy.
The writing team has once again done a fantastic job in giving us stories and scenarios that we all might have experienced in our lives, including heartbreaks, failures, self-doubt, and anxiety. Managing to do that season after season can be a tough task, but ‘Ted Lasso’ does that beautifully. Season 2 gave us a glimpse of the depth of the series. However, Season 3 provides an even better sense of how far those depths go.
It is as good as the first two editions. Honestly, this season takes a better start than the previous two seasons and perfectly balances the humourous moments with sequences that are emotionally charged up and heartfelt.
All in all, Season 3 of ‘Ted Lasso’ is another mesmerizing addition to the series and it just keeps on getting better. It’s a shame that Sudeikis has indicated that this might be the last season and we might be seeing the entire team together for one last time. So, get ready for another entertaining ride with Lasso and Team AFC Richmond.
This is unmissable TV.
****&1/2 stars for ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3.
'Ted Lasso' Season 3 premieres exclusively on Apple TV+ on March 15.