Ted Lasso is a show that prioritizes the goodness in humanity and the power of believing and hoping. It’s an excellent show that I can’t say enough good things about. It’s also something I would hate to spoil for you. So, if you haven’t become completely obsessed with Ted Lasso yet, I suggest you do so and then come back to this article.
Now, let’s discuss 10 things we want to see on Season 2 of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso.
Ted Needs to Be Kinder to Himself
Ted needs to cut himself some slack next season. He spends so much time trying to make sure everyone else is okay that he, more often than not, puts himself second. Ted’s giant heart and generous nature may have the powers to old the team together, but Ted needs to show himself that same kindness.
He should take his own advice more. We get glimpses of that throughout Season 1, like when he embraces change and lets Michelle go. Similarly, it would be nice to see Ted lean on people more next season. He’s always free to offer up anecdotes and secrets to make others feel more at ease, but it’s not often that Ted can vent and be heard without a motive. Of course, Coach Beard is an exception because he somehow always knows what’s up with Ted.
The Diamond Dogs & the Richmond Girl Gang
The Diamond Dogs came together organically over the course of the first season. This group of men really transform “locker room talk” from something really toxic to something that’s very helpful and productive. There’s no hazing or misogyny. In fact, the Diamond Dogs catch Roy on some implicit biases he puts on Keeley because she is a woman. It’s constructive and informative and so refreshing. We need more Diamond Dog meetings next season.
Just as we need more of the Diamond Dogs, we need to see more of the Richmond women. It shouldn’t be as surprising as it is to watch a show and not see women compete for a job, a man, or both. The women of Ted Lasso defy expectations and stereotypes, and it’s a beautiful to watch. Next season I want to see Keeley and Rebecca hang out beyond work functions. I would love it even more if they brought Flor “Sassy” Collings back, because she left such an impression. The women of Ted Lasso are extraordinary, and Season 2 should spotlight that even more. They may not go by the Richmond Girl Gang, but that’s what we’re calling them for now.
More Coach Beard
Coach Beard is one of the biggest mysteries heading into Season 2 of Ted Lasso. He’s adaptive, competitive, and smart, A second season gives us a chance to get to know him even more. We only get brief glimpses into Beard’s life, like his date with Jane or what Ted clues us in on. Brendan Hunt is so great that it’s impossible not to want to see more of Beard. I have a feeling that we’re not going to know everything there is to know about Beard because Ted Lasso likes to keep him an enigma, and I appreciate that. I would like more Coach Beard content on Season 2, that’s all.
Rebecca Being the Boss
A lot of what Rebecca does for most of Season 1 is in retaliation to what Rupert did or does. She doesn’t take steps for herself until more than halfway through the season. It would be really nice to see Rebecca stand in her awesomeness and her capabilities in her position of power. Before Rupert stepped away, it’s very evident that Rebecca did a lot of the work behind the scenes. She was the one pulling all the strings while Rupert’s public charisma won the people over.
Season 2 of Ted Lasso gives Rebecca a chance to do her job for herself, the way she sees fit, free of Rupert. It’s no secret that Rebecca Welton is a powerhouse, and it’s about time she starts thinking of herself that way. Rebecca should be allowed to be unapologetically good at her job next season.
Roy and Keeley
What can I say about Roy and Keeley that the internet hasn’t already said? They’re perfect for each other, and they’re so adorable it hurts. I can’t get enough of them.
Season 1 is the beginning of Roy and Keeley, so Season 2 opens the door for so many possibilities. They ended things on such a good note in the season finale that I can’t wait to see where they go next. Hopefully there’s more scenes with Roy, Keeley, and Roy’s niece Phoebe, because their scenes are some of the standouts from the season. It would be special if there’s a moment when Roy can stand by Keeley when she needs him most, just like she did for him. Essentially, I want more of these two being supportive, happy, and healthy. They deserve it.
Keeley and Her Job
It’s hard not to be Keeley Jones’ biggest fan. She’s a ray of sunshine that AFC Richmond desperately needs. It only makes sense that we’ll see more of her next season since she’ll be working with Rebecca and Higgins to expand the team’s reach.
Season 1 proves how seriously Keeley takes her work, because after her break-up with Jamie, he wonders if she’ll show up for a professional event they planned prior. Of course she shows up. It’s her professional reputation online, and that means something to Keeley. Season 2 can give us more of Keeley thriving in power suits and working with the players.
More Jamie Tarrt
Phil Dunster’s nuanced performance is one of the main reasons why I want to see more of Jamie next season. You can see that Jamie wants to be better and do better, but there’s something holding him back. It all makes sense when the season finale rolls around and we see the way Jamie’s father treats him. That scene really pulls the rug out from under the perception you hold of Jamie Tarrt.
Jamie’s done bad things and treated the people in his life pretty terribly, and his father’s behavior doesn’t excuse that. It does, however, allow more empathy to his situation. It makes us wish even more that he will hold himself accountable for his wrongdoings and find a way to see himself in a better light than his father sees him. I want to see more of Jamie because, like Ted, I believe he’s capable of so much more.
Life Off the Field
Season 1 of Ted Lasso serves as introduction to this world, this sport, and these characters. Now that it’s more familiar, it would be so entertaining to see what everyone get up to off the field. Let’s visit Roy’s yoga class or meet a player’s family. The show could explore what holidays look like for Team Richmond, especially Ted and Beard now that they’re in a new country. I want to believe that they’d find a way to celebrate together and Ted would make a speech about how they’re family, but Season 2 can take those dreams and make them a reality. I also wouldn’t be against a musical episode or just another incredible performance from the incomparable Hannah Waddingham.
More of the Recurring Characters
It’s safe to be that Nate will be around a lot more next season because of his promotion. Even without that promotion, Ted Lasso would be doing Nick Mohammad a terrible disservice if they sidelined Nate. Just like Juno Temple’s Keeley, Mohammad steals so many scenes as Nate the Great. He’s so earnest and passionate about the sport; it’s contagious. Jeremy Swift’s Higgins is some else I want to see more of next season. There is so much to unpack about Higgins. Plus, he’s a member of the Diamond Dogs so we have to see him more, right?
Those aren’t the only two characters I want to see more in Season 2. I want to see more of Sassy, Mae, Trent Crimm, Shannon, Baz and the other pub regulars. Season 1 established such a rich group of characters that it’s almost unfair that we can’t spend more time with all of them in every episode. They’re all so fun and vibrant. Michelle should return at some point, too. Even though her marriage with Ted is over, they still have to co-parent Henry. That’s going to take some time to adjust to and maybe that’ll involve another visit to the UK or Ted going home for a bit, leaving Beard to see things through.
I even want to see more of Rupert next season. That may be difficult to believe because he’s quite awful. That being said, he’s an integral part of this show, whether he’s physically present or not. Anthony Head is too good at what he does. What more can I say?
Get to Know the Team Better
Now that we know Season 2 is about Richmond’s comeback, I want to get to know the players even more. It’s easy to root for them as a team with Ted and Beard by their side, but there’s more to those players than how they play on the field. That’s what Ted’s coaching method is all about. We got to know Jamie and Roy pretty well during Season 1. There’s still so much to understand about Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas. There’s got to be more to Colin and Isaac. It would be a misstep not to learn more about Isaac now that he’s Richmond’s captain. Here’s to learning more about Team Richmond next season. After all, we’re Richmond til we die!
Ted Lasso Season 1 is streaming now on Apple TV+.
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