Friday, September 10, 2021

Ted Lasso S2E8 "Manchester City" Review: David Takes On Goliath

Release date: September 10, 2021
Running time: 45 minutes

Ted and Dr. Sarah realize they might have to meet each other halfway. Tensions are high as the team prepares for the semifinal.

After S2E7's more mentally inward episode in Headspace, S2E8 takes it back to the action with the build up to the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City.  But the episode starts off with a bang when our favorite psychologist gets into an accident.  This causes some drama at the start but honestly, doesn't seem like it really had to happen.  However, the main event for htis episode is two fold: first Rebecca and the mystery Bantr Beau finally meet and the match against Manchester City.

What this episode does give is some more soccer action, a glimpse at Wembley Stadium, and some additoinal drama that is introduced due to family members of hte players.  This leads to some of the more emotional scenes in the series and some players finally finding their strength. It also leads to the breaking down of some barriers and we also get revelations about Ted's past.  All in all, S2E8 was a good bridge episode that sets up some of the storylines that will be crucial for the last part of the season.  But I did not like that some of the revelations from S2E7, "Headspace" were not present including Nate's new cocky persona.  It was such a grating change from the last one and I wonder if it's just different writers or if they are going to stealth remove his ego.  

Ted Lasso S2E8 "Manchester City" gives us more drama, some additional sports action, and sets up some storylines that will have an impact on the finale.

Watch it.

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Ted Lasso is available to stream on Apple TV+ with Season 2 Episode 8 "Manchester City" available on September 10, 2021.

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