Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

This post contains spoilers for Ted Lasso “Inverting the Pyramid of Success.” Read our latest review here

The second season of Ted Lasso was always going to feel different from the slow burn of its debut. Thanks to positive word of mouth, most viewers (myself included) watched AFC Richmond’s crash from the Premier League by the time all the episodes were available on Apple TV Plus as a whole. The decision to not only add two installments to the episode order but also circumvent this streamer’s typical three-episode premiere impacted the momentum of this year’s darker narrative. Opening with the bloody “Goodbye, Earl” and the Christmas in August special led to protracted discourse regarding a potential sophomore slump. 

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