Season 2 of the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso has been widely welcomed. The Jason Sudeikis-led series has scored a perfect 100 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes review collection site after 24 reviews.
The critical consensus reads: “As comforting as a friend’s butter cookie, Ted Lasso’s second season is a feel-good triumph that capitalizes on the show’s strengths and gives the support team more time on the field.”
Developed by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, the series is about a Midwestern American soccer coach, the titular Ted Lasso, who somehow becomes the coach of AFC Richmond, an English soccer team. With a lot of optimism and an almost superhuman level of emotional intelligence and patience, Lasso quickly wins over the English players and the public to the amazement of many.
The first season of the series came as a balm for many a suffering soul last year. Looks like the second season is even better.
Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall said that while the start of the season is a bit wobbly, “the creative team is handling this difficult new assignment with the kind of confidence that eager attaboys from Ted would deserve.”
IndieWire’s Ben Travers wrote, “Ted Lasso still feels like Ted Lasso,” and while there will be a lot more to say about the season once everyone has seen it, for now that’s an incredible relief — and an impressive triumph.
Maureen Ryan of Vanity Fair wrote, “One of the wisest things about Ted Lasso is how it never loses sight of the fact that the title character uses his sympathy as both a fluffy, comforting duvet and a vibranium shield capable of unhealthy and selfish deflection. ”
Slashfilm’s Ben Pearson said the second season “isn’t afraid to challenge your ideas of what Ted Lasso can be, and if you’re anticipating another dopamine hit like the one that got you through 2020, this updated formula will shock you.” you from a passive look.”
Playlist’s Brian Tallerico said: “The folky charm meter is turned a little too high at times, even compared to the first year, but there’s so much to love here that it feels like fans will be pleased and possibly even a little surprised.” .”
Ted Lasso’s season premieres with the first episode on July 23.