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AppleTV+ TED LASSO Season 2 Parents Guide Review

AppleTV+ Ted Lasso Season 2 is better than the first! This season brings the humor, the heart and even some tears. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

Ted Lasso Season 2 Parents Guide

AppleTV+ Ted Lasso Season 2 is coming to the streaming service this Friday, July 23rd. In true AppleTV fashion, the season will not be released all at once but rather dropping the first episode on Friday and then new episodes the presiding weeks. With the success of season 1, the new season 2 has a LOT to live up to! Does season 2 hold up? Check out the details in my parents guide review.

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Ted Lasso Season 2 Parents Guide

Ted Lasso Season 2 picks up several months after the last season ending. AFC Richmond is now in second tier English league, EFL Championship. The team has been in a sort of a slump, they have been in a series of ties despite their best efforts. To get over the hump, they hire sports psychologist (Sarah Niles) to aid the players in building self confidence and dealing with other issues. Surprisingly, Ted doesn’t see the need for a team psychologist, even though he also has some issues he must overcome. 

Ted Lasso Season 2 Parents Guide

Ted Lasso Season 2 Age Appropriate Parents Guide

Lets take a look at what parents need to know before allowing them to view Ted Lasso season 2.

Language: Ted Lasso season 2 contains very harsh language with profanity used throughout and often. Words include: f*ck, sh*t, a**, damn and much more. There is also scenes in which a young girl uses profanity.

Mature Content: The series contains many adult themes such as divorce, sex and implied sex and partial nudity. No full on nudity is shown but there is a scene in which one of the female characters take a bath and viewers can see partial breats. This season also tackles the subject of suicide.

Overall Thoughts

Ted Lasso season 2 certainly has some big shoes to fill after the tour de force of the first season, especially when news broke of the 20 Emmy nominations it garnered. The series shot to #1 on AppleTV+ following that, which shows that many people had probably slept on it thus far. Who knew that a show about an American football coach crossing the pond to helm a British football (soccer) team could fare so well?

This season opens with Richmond in stagnation mid-season, after having been relegated following a defeat at the hands of Man City. They have yet to win a match, or lose for that matter having tied every single game they have played. Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) does his best to rally the team, but it isn’t enough, so Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) decides to hire a team psychologist named Sharon (Sarah Niles) to help, much to Ted’s dismay. Ted, seeing himself as the be-all-end-all of inspiration replete with dad jokes and hickish charm doesn’t feel as though a psychologist is needed to butt in on his turf. But Ted has his own issues that reach a boiling point when the two finally butt heads and it starts to resolve in an unexpected way. Jason Sudeikis shines in this, his best role, showcasing his comedic chops but also his versatility in his ability to be humbly vulnerable and poignantly realistic.

Overall, Season 2 one ups the first by showcasing more of the other characters which elevates them in their own right, and ends up making this a truly ensemble cast. Roy (Brett Goldstein) having retired after the last football season is coping with life after the game, still dating Jamie’s ex, Keely (Juno Temple) we begin to see how their life together transpires. Their relationship is a marvel to watch unfold, as the dynamics run the gamut adding depth to each character beyond what we only glimpsed in the first season. Even Jamie, (Phil Dunster) the brash young star, isn’t faring so well after being rejected by Man City following his stint on a reality show and must come to terms with how his attitude has affected his outcome. It’s a bit of a shame that he gets relegated to almost being a background character for much of this season, but my guess is that there needed to be room for other characters development. For instance, Hannah becomes enamored with a stranger she meets on a new photo-less dating app the Keely is pushing, hoping that love will cure her blues, and Nathan (Nick Mohammed) gets a taste of fame after making a game winning call which brings out a potentially suppressed dark side to his personality.

Everything fans of the first season loved about the show become even more amplified this time around. Getting to know more about the characters really helps you feel for them and many may even change their minds about what they initially thought. This captures precisely the magic that Ted Lasso provides, a show that provides all the feels but still keeps you guessing about what could happen next. As the title theme suggests, this might be all that we get, but heaven knows they tried. I would say the succeeded, and having already been renewed for third season, I would AppleTV+ knows they did too.

Ted Lasso Season 2 Parents Guide