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  • Writer's pictureWill Scarbrough

Review: Ted Lasso Season 3 - First 4 Episodes

In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard.  Meanwhile, while Ted deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.

Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, Cristo Fernández, Kola Bokinni, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, Stephen Manas, Annette Badland & Phil Dunster.

The best comedy series on TV is back. Ted Lasso returns after 2 long years away from us & to no one’s surprise, it’s still just as brilliantly charming and full of the purest of heart. It’s no surprise that the show massively increases in both budget & runtime after its incredibly successful previous seasons, capturing the hearts of both football fans & general audiences alike. This season, so far, surprisingly features more football than usual, showing more matches & training to get you back in the sporty spirit.

Thankfully, the increase in sport, does not equal a decrease in everything else. The show still has yet to shy away from the emotional & mental aspect that comes with a job in sport. And balancing a real personal life with that kind of responsibility. Which I’m glad they’ve kept developing that as it’s the strongest aspect of the series & we get a lot more of that this season, particularly with players we haven’t dived into as much yet.

When we all recommend the show, we mention the comedy and heart. And I can delightfully say that the season so far is just as consistent with its laugh out loud comedy as it’s ever been. With its expected main star being Brett Goldstein that delivers, yet another, hilarious performance that feels a lot more personal after season 2. As well as Jamie being tested by a newcomer that starts to make Jamie feel a little smaller than he is. The season does a great job at planting subtle seeds to affect and improve dynamics between certain characters & fore-filling their complex potential.

Now, this is only the first 4 episodes & I can confidently say that the season could look to be its best so far, if it should continue. The episodes are longer & they cover more ground than any episode before, but this extra runtime is never wasted for any poor jokes or unnecessary drama presented. Jason Sudekis is absolutely astonishing & twice as complex this season and I look forward to where it’ll go further. I can confidently say that from what I’ve seen so far, this is the perfect start to a brilliant potential season.

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