Review: The Other Two, "Brooke Gets Her Hands Dirty" | Season 3, Episode 4
Another extended episode embraces the extra time to indulge in an inspired satire
In the comments last week, there was a discussion about how the increased runtimes of this season are impacting The Other Two’s storytelling. It’s true that, after settling comfortably into the 25-27 minute range in their first season free from traditional linear timeslots and commercial breaks, the show has embraced the freedom of streaming, with every episode this season clocking in at 32-34 minutes.
Now, admittedly, writing about Ted Lasso at a time when they’re regularly turning in 60 minute episodes means that I can’t be too mad about the show extending slightly (especially now that we’re down to an episode a week this season). That having been said, though, I do think that any change in a show’s length naturally impacts its pacing, as well as the balancing act that exists between storylines and—perhaps most importantly—the tone of those storylines (especially when the show goes darker than it does in this week’s installment).
In the case of The Other Two, I’d argue t…