Ted Lasso has now been in our hearts and minds for more than two years and it’s hard to imagine our life without the feel-good comedy series. Created by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt the Apple TV+ series is not only loved by millions and millions of people, but it is also a critical and awards darling. While there is no clear answer on if Season 3 will be Ted Lasso’s last as everyone from the series has been a bit cagey about the answer saying that the upcoming season was “the end of the story that [they] wanted to tell.” If Ted Lasso Season 3 is it’s last it definitely has the quality of a perfect final season (based on the first four episodes we were given for the review).
Where Ted Lasso Season 2 with all of its comedy and charm was a bit heavy and putting our favorite characters through hell, Season 3 definitely feels like Season 1, where the heavy stuff is still there but now the characters are dealing with it in a healthy way. Season 2 also saw Nate the Great (Nick Mohammed) turning antagonist mainly because of his own personal issues, and in Season 3 we see him working at West Ham as their manager for Rupert Manion (Anthony Head), the only character in the series that doesn’t seem redeemable.
In the first four episodes of Season 3, we see Nate trying to be the person Rupert wants him to be and in some moments finding it hard to not be the good guy he was in Season 1, but for the rest of the time his mean face is on and it seems like he will a great conflicted antagonist Season 3. Mohammed has definitely given a career-best performance as Nate in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, on the newly promoted AFC Richmond side of things we see Ted (Sudeikis) still dealing with a lot of personal issues but this time with the help of Dr. Sharon (Sarah Niles) and the friend’s group everybody needs the Diamond Dogs which includes Ted, Coach Beard (Hunt), Higgins (Jeremy Swift), and now a reluctant Roy (Brett Goldstein). Ted is also trying his hand in the dating game but it seems to be not going well for our optimistic hero. In Season 3, we might also be seeing Ted grow into a guy who can tell the hard truth without being the extra nice he always is.
Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is also fired up this season to “win the whole f***ing thing” because she wants to see Rupert lose, and while that’s not the only for her to want to win it is the most important for her right now. Waddingham is as always great in the role of Rebecca by playing the character with such charm, quirkiness, and a touch of goofy. Unlike, Season 1 this time Rebecca is not alone as she is supported by her friends most importantly Keeley Jones (Juno Temple), who has now become the head of her own PR firm and is finding it hard to make everyone comfortable around her while also trying to be taken seriously. Keeley is also going through many personal issues which will definitely keep you entertained and a bit sad in the upcoming episodes.
The Richmond team is all back with a new edition that will surely be surprising, to say the least. Roy Kent, the fan favorite is back in all of his glory and this time we might be seeing him mellowing out a bit as he forges an unlikely friendship with Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) by taking him under his wing. The rest of the team is also great and as lovable as ever.
In conclusion, Ted Lasso Season 3 is a return to form with brilliant performances from each and every one of the cast members. The story seems to be going in the right direction as far as the first four episodes go and if Ted Lasso Season 3 is going to be the end it is a brilliant and heartwarming way to go.
CinemaBlind’s Review for Ted Lasso Season 3: 9.5/10
Ted Lasso Season 3 is all set to premiere on March 15 on Apple TV+, with new episodes coming out weekly. Check out the trailer and official synopsis for Ted Lasso Season 3 below:
In the third season of Ted Lasso, the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them to finish 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.