Ted Lasso welcomes us back to its third season, proving again why this is a series to BELIEVE in. This Ted Lasso season 3 review is based off the first 4 episodes which were provided to me for review purposes.
Ted Lasso Season 3 Review
Ted Lasso took the world by storm in 2020 at a time where we all needed something to believe in. An inspirational story, relatable characters, and some corny yet hilarious jokes, we were instantly hooked. Going into the third season I can confidently say that Ted Lasso hasn’t lost its charm. If anything, it just reinstates why we fell in love with this series to begin with.
Season 3 opens with AFC Richmond returning to the Premier League, and the stakes are higher than ever. Not only is everyone predicting them to finish the season last, but Nate (Nick Mohammed) is now the manager of Rupert’s (Anthony Head) team, rival West Ham.
We all remember the vindictive way Nate left Richmond last season. While the team is undoubtedly feeling this betrayal, Ted (Jason Sudeikis) continuously puts on a happy face and tries to always see the bright side. Whatever animosity Ted feels towards Nate, he doesn’t let that show. He shows up for his team at a time where his positivity is needed more than ever.
Rebecca (Hannah Waddington) is still beyond obsessed with beating Rupert’s team. This goes to show how she is still very much hurt over his actions. Rupert is a ruthless man and he doesn’t care who he hurts along the way as long as he gets what he wants. He’s also taken Nate under his wing, and you can’t help but cringe at the guidance he’s offering him. Every single time someone calls Nate the “wonder kid,” I cannot help but roll my eyes.
Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) joins the coaching team, along with Lasso and Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt). Roy’s language is still as crass as ever, but at the same time, he delivers some of the most laugh-out-loud moments. Goldstein’s character has really developed throughout these three seasons, and it’s beautiful to witness his growth. It’s easy to see why Roy Kent is such a fan favorite.
The tables have turned for Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster), with a new player joining team Richmond. Jamie is used to being the best player, so this change doesn’t come easy to him. Determined to prove his worth, he ironically turns to Roy. To see Jamie and Roy where they are now to where they began, highlights the phenomenal character relationship development between the two. Some of my favorite scenes of Ted Lasso involve them both onscreen together.
Keeley (Juno Temple) is also busy this season, as she’s navigating her own PR agency all while trying to find her own work/life balance. She’s also seemingly missing Roy, as he broke up with her at the end of season 2. Goldstein and Temple have undeniable onscreen chemistry, so you’ll find yourself getting increasingly frustrating and hoping for them to reconcile. Rebecca and Keeley’s friendship is still going strong, and it’s a delightful thing to watch two successful women truly there for one another.
Of course we cannot forget about Ted, who is trying his best to “just be Ted” this season. Aside from Nate’s betrayal, and the pressure of beating West Ham, Ted is still dealing with his own struggles. Ted Lasso hasn’t forgotten about the importance of mental health, and season 3 picks up right where we left off with Ted’s anxiety. Lasso is often giving everyone else words of wisdom and a good dose of positivity, but you can’t help but wish someone would offer the same for him.
The writing team for Ted Lasso is beyond brilliant and deserves a standing ovation. They have proved why this is an Emmy award winning series. Delivering humor, heart, emotion, and a compelling story all in each episode takes a lot to accomplish, but Ted Lasso does it with ease.
Overall, Ted Lasso season 3 is like a warm hug reconnecting with old friends. With a story filled with laughs, emotional moments, and heart, Ted Lasso reminds us why this is a series to BELIEVE in.
While it hasn’t been made clear if there will be a Ted Lasso season 4, we can only believe that this series will continue on. I cannot see parting with these characters already, and there’s so much more of a story to be told. Ted Lasso season 3 is streaming on Apple TV+ with new episodes dropping each Wednesday. Let’s go Richmond!
Ted Lasso Season 3 Synopsis
In the 12-episode third season of “Ted Lasso,” the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) 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.
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