A new episode of Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso landed on the Apple streaming video service today. The preview for the episode, titled “Make Rebecca Great Again,” reads as follows:
“Rebecca celebrates her first anniversary as a divorcee as the team plays a match in Liverpool.”
For those who haven’t been watching, Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis a fish-out-of-water, buffoonish football coach who gets a job leading a soccer team in the UK. The character was originally used for a 2013 commercial to promote English Premier League games on NBC Sports. However, he has been expanded to become a protagonist for this Apple TV+ series. You can check out Cult of Mac‘s review here.
Response to the series has been overall positive. On On Rotten Tomatoes, its audience score is 86% based on 42 reviews. Meanwhile, its audience score is 97% from 132 reviews. That is almost double the number of reviews from two weeks ago, when I last wrote about Ted Lasso. At the time, its critical score is 94% from 70 reviews.
Either there’s a lag in the way Rotten Tomatoes records scores or Ted Lasso is proving to be a word of mouth hit for Apple. But it’s still a long way from hitting the heights of The Morning Show, which has 1,506 audience reviews and an overall rating of 93%.
Coming soon to Apple TV+
With just one new show, this is a relatively lean week for Apple TV+. But the coming weeks should be considerably busier. Next Friday, Apple will debut its documentary series Long Way Up. The series will follow a motorbike journey undertaken last year by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, driving from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States.
On September 25, Apple will then debut Tehran, a thriller series about the Israeli–Iranian conflict. Interestingly, this is one of the first Apple TV+ series that is not exclusive to Apple. It was shown in Israel on June 22, 2020. However, Apple secured the international rights for it.
Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or for free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.