Review: Ted Lasso, "Mom City" | Season 3, Episode 11
There's no room for questioning the Way of Ted as the show brute forces its way to what may actually be its end
Writing about Ted Lasso’s third season from behind the comfort of Episodic Medium’s paywall has created something of a bubble. Generally speaking, the people paying to subscribe to a television criticism newsletter are going to be more critical of the television they watch, or at least more open to the premise of that criticism. And while it’s very possible there are paid subscribers who have loved the third season and simply haven’t chosen to defend it in the comments, those who have joined the discussion have generally operated with a shared understanding that this season has suffered from massive structural issues.
After last week’s episode, which felt like the apex of these concerns as the show, I decided to read the comments at The Other Site, where there has been far more pushback to similar critiques. I spent much of the second season managing the tension of writing critical reviews of a beloved pandemic comfort watch, and discerned quickly that there was a funda…