I’ve been thinking about this twitter thread by Frisco Uplink about the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso for more than a month now.
Ted Lasso, from the outside, looks like a mundane story. It’s a show about sports, about a dysfunctional team.
But Ted Lasso is actually speculative fiction. No spaceships or zombies, though. The premise is far more subtle:
— Frisco Uplink (@_danilo) September 12, 2020
Go read the whole thing. The show is wonderful. I love it. But this thread made me realize a few things I felt about the show but couldn’t put into words.
- Ted Lasso actually makes me feel hopeful. Which I’ve been short on.
- Over the last several years I’d lost something that I hadn’t realized was gone. Something about the way I want to interact with people, with a certain kindness. Seeing it again in this show is like running into an old friend who I haven’t seen in years and discovering you get on as though no time has past.