TV’s nicest guy is back, as Ted Lasso and its eponymous, eternally optimistic American football coach-turned-English Premier League gaffer (played by a golden-hearted Jason Sudeikis) returns for a second season on Apple TV Plus.
Some spoilers for Ted Lasso season 1 and the first episode of season 2 ahead.
The good news: the second season is off to an excellent start, picking up a few months after the crushing loss and relegation of the fictional Richmond team down to the second-tier Championship. But unlike season 1, the new episodes don’t have the benefit of being a pleasant surprise — season 2 has been hyped up for months, including a spotlight slot at one of Apple’s tech events alongside a new iPhone announcement. Season 2 has expectations now.