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Editor James Bennett's column: 'Ted Lasso' had me at 'goldfish.' Now I understand the obsession over this kindhearted TV show


From left, Nick Mohammed, Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt star in “Ted Lasso,” now streaming on Apple TV+. 

The pandemic robbed us of two years of freedom and of marking things off our bucket lists.

Niceties such as civility and kindness have fallen by the wayside. Everyone seems angrier than a high-school dropout at a school board meeting.


Cast and crew of "Ted Lasso" celebrate their win for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)


Hannah Waddingham in “Ted Lasso”


Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso.”

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or