On being a better kind of man
[Ted Lasso] is a sprightly, well-constructed, enjoyable comedy about sports, sure, but it’s also about men who—like the many good men I have known (even in Hollywood!)—take responsibility for the example they set, for their emotions and for the actions they take. Ted Lasso will remain deeply valuable into next year and beyond, because it is also about a bunch of very different people who display fulfilling, conscientious confidence and leadership—not the bullying, toxic, arrogant, violent, condescending domination that has, in this country, has too often masqueraded as “leadership” and “confidence.” In evolving and supporting each other through those changes, these characters form friendships and communities that are truly meaningful.
First, Ted Lasso is one of the best TV shows I think I’ve ever seen. It is already in my top charts following closely behind The West Wing and Stargate. Second, it models so well what I want to be as a Good Man it’s nearly painful to watch.
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