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What did people think of Ted Lasso season 3? We're 4 episodes into it, and while I don't dislike it, I'm not feeling a strong compulsion to blast through it either. I'm not sure if it's just been a while since I watched the first two season, or what, but it's just not grabbing me this time around.

beanman101283 wrote:

What did people think of Ted Lasso season 3? We're 4 episodes into it, and while I don't dislike it, I'm not feeling a strong compulsion to blast through it either. I'm not sure if it's just been a while since I watched the first two season, or what, but it's just not grabbing me this time around.

I agree that season 3 is the weakest, but definitely worth watching until the end. I enjoyed the entire series all the way through. I say this as my Ted Lasso Funko Pop looks at me, so I may be biased.

The third season felt off. It’s definitely not as tight as the earlier seasons. They reach a good place with the characters but a lot of the episodes kind of meander until the back half of the season. My suspicion is that there was some conflict with scheduling Juno Temple, so Keeley had to be put in a weird secondary show (or it was a back door pilot). Either way it leaves Roy and Hannah in a weird story position for the main show, until Keeley can be brought back into the main line show.

Napoleon is up now! Watching tonight.

Finished watching Monarch: Legacy of Monsters and thought it was great. The scene with the school bus from the first episode is probably going to stick with me for a long time. I actually rewatched the 2014 movie just so I could pinpoint when it happened. It also made the overall tone of the ending of the 2014 movie where all the survivors are cheering that Godzilla was just sleeping and not dead, and a news banner dubs him "savior of our city?" as he's walking back into the ocean seem wildly inapporpriate. Of course, the movie glosses over all that, so it fits its narrative that Godzilla is a "good-ish" monster, while the series shines a light on it, so it stands out more upon the rewatch.

One nitpick about the series was how many times they had someone say "you want me to do X? Fine, I'm in, but help me do Y first." It was probably more noticeable because I binged it, but there were at least 4-5 different times where that was how they resolved a conflict and advanced the plot and they used pretty much the same wording each time.

I finished Masters of the Air. I recommend it even though it’s heartbreaking in many ways. Just astoundingly well done. There is also a documentary on Apple TV+ now as a companion called The Bloody Hundredth. I have yet to watch it but will.

Just finished a rewatch of S1 and the full S2 of Foundation. Such a well produced show, some of the side plots were not as good as S1 in S2 but overall I like how they have turned it into a longer story and S3 is due next year.

I finished Masters of Air: Leaf on the Wind and will watch that doc. I am almost through S1 of Foundation trying to finish before my trial ends.

Anyone watching Sugar here?

Since the end of episode 6 I’m not really sure what I’m watching… Enjoyed the crime noir up to now.

I’ve been watching Sugar. I was really disappointed with the direction/reveal in episode 6. I’ll finish this season as it is only 8 episodes.

Yeah, it felt so unnecessary. Loved the show just for what it was up to that point