TV Fans Are Mourning ‘Ted Lasso’, Which Absolutely Stinks These Days

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A couple of years ago, Ted Lasso came out of virtually nowhere to become an Emmy-winning comedy and perhaps the first true hit for AppleTV+. These days, however, the show finds itself in a much different place.

Now in the midst of its third and likely final season, Ted Lasso boasts an 85% critics score and 71% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the lowest of the three seasons thus far.

Perhaps more worryingly, though, is the general online discourse, which sees many current and potentially former frequently complaining about how outright bad these latest batch of episodes are.

People can’t seem to believe how far the series — which took the pop culture world by storm when it first debuted back in 2020 — has fallen off.

If AppleTV wasn’t yet committed to the idea of ending Ted Lasso, perhaps the reception to season three will serve as all the proof they need that the series has run its course.

Part of the issue with the latest season of Ted Lasso is that the series has seemingly abandoned its formerly comedic core — wherein it understood that its strength was being a story about a loveable gang of misfits — in favor of a preachy, saccharine, self-righteous tone that seems to be imbued in every single line. Bill Lawrence, who co-created the series with Jason Sudeikis, has another new “comedy” on AppleTV+ titled Shrinking that suffers from the same issues.

In addition to Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis as the titular Ted Lasso, the series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, and more.

The third season of the hit AppleTV+ series, which premiered on March 15, is set to conclude with its 12th episode on Wednesday, May 31.

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