Ted Lasso talk (Apple TV)

Not a member of the LGBTQ+ community but I have to admit that I was expecting a “coming out” story when I started watching it.

The lack of representation didn’t register with me, otherwise. I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or bad…

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Agreed. Not every show needs it. It creates a sense of unrealism when it’s forced into everything everywhere.

With that said, Ted Lasso has touched upon it a bit and dropped hints that one of the team may be gay. They don’t need to force that into a narrative just to make a political statement though. It’s better when those aspects are handled organically with realism and authenticity, as opposed to trying to just fill a stereotypical minority representative roster of characters like a lot of Netflix shows do. It’s practically a formula now and it feels so insincere and forced.


I don’t need a gay character to be able to enjoy a show. I wouldn’t want that to be the default way shows are made either.

You don’t need to have a special narrative to have a diverse cast that’s represenative of one of the most diverse cities in the world. Characters can just be non-white or LGBQT without having to have a specific storyline about it.


I didn’t notice that but, now that I think about it, it could work. Not as a political statement but just for the story. So long as it’s not the Dutch guy - that would be rather stereotypical. Maybe Dani?

Right, and one could argue they already have that. They just haven’t devoted a narrative to it.

It’s the Welsh guy (don’t remember his name)! When Keeley was promoting Bantr, he compared it to Grindr.


The one with the Lambo who was going to Sharon and telling himself he is a capable man? Agreed if they’re the same.

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Yep! It’s actually referenced in the article posted above! Keeley also made a reference back in season 1 that implied she’s Bi.

Of course! Colin?


Colin! Yes! #WelshIndependance

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I thought that was pretty obvious, tbh. I think she’s great :grin:


Ok, so I’ve got to admit, when they first started advertising this show, I just dismissed it and thought it would be a painful to watch ‘American fish out of water’ sit com with lashings of Football (something I’m not actually interested in).

Last weekend I was a tad bored and couldn’t find anything to watch so thought I’d give the first episode a try - and then ended up binge watching both seasons over the week.

So, yes - now I can see what the fuss is about. I’m going to give ‘See’ a try as well now - that was another show I think got a few initial bad reviews with people trying to find things to complain about (“if they’re blind - why are they wearing clothes?” Maybe because they also want to be warm…??)

At the moment I think I’m watching more Apple TV than any other service right now…