The Ted Lasso Finale Avoided One Annoying Trope, But Stumbled Right Into Another

In the ultimate episode of season 3, AFC Richmond is on the verge of topping the Premier League and going house with the title, with a decisive victory towards West Ham. Unfortunately for them, they fail, as a result of Manchester City earns sufficient factors in one other sport to assert the title. The gamers nonetheless rejoice and have a good time as a result of they received Ted’s final match with them and so they did not break their successful streak, but they nonetheless misplaced the title. 

This is the absolute best final result for the present as a result of successful could be too clear, too simple. After all, nearly as good because the Richmond gamers are, and nearly as good as Ted, Beard, and Roy are as coaches, it is arduous to imagine they might prime the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, or Manchester United similar to that, with out their huge sources and massive title staffs — all in a single season. Besides, they needn’t both. 

Coming in second within the Premier League proper after being promoted is already an enormous victory and a Cinderella story by itself. This is not American soccer, it’s not solely about successful the Super Bowl, it’s not simply concerning the ultimate standings desk, however concerning the general seasonal journey, concerning the story, and about enchancment. Take “Welcome to Wrexham,” which follows Wrexham AFC’s efforts to get promoted to the English Football League. Even although they missed promotion within the common season, they nonetheless got here up second in an unbelievable run, earlier than lastly reaching that promotion a yr later. It is equally gratifying, and extra dramatic than simply successful on their first attempt. After all, Rocky Balboa did not win the title on his first attempt, nor did Karasuno High win the Interhigh volleyball event within the first season of “Haikyu.”

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