Sept. 7, 2022

Ted Lasso S2E9: Reason Is Powerless in the Expression of Love

WE'RE BACK ON THE DOGTRACK, GREYHOUNDS! In this episode Marisa, Christian, and Brett have a conversation about Season 2, Episode 9: Beard After Hours.

As we make our way through this absurd episode of Ted Lasso, we talk about the major differences...


WE'RE BACK ON THE DOGTRACK, GREYHOUNDS! In this episode Marisa, Christian, and Brett have a conversation about Season 2, Episode 9: Beard After Hours.

As we make our way through this absurd episode of Ted Lasso, we talk about the major differences in tone, style, and aesthetic between this offering and every other installment of this incredible show.

Our discussion brought up a few interesting questions, like: what (if anything) do creators owe fans of their work (if anything), and how charitable should fans be when presented with art that contrasts from a creator's usual offering?

The three of us each had different reactions to this admittedly divisive episode, but our conversation helped us to mine a few luminous gems from the general darkness of the late-night Beard saga.

We also took some time to examine what we learned about the character of Beard in this episode–particularly when it comes to his relationship with Jane and the things in his life which bring him meaning.

There was also a record-amount of music used in this episode, and we know it goes without saying, but we definitely took some time to discuss a bunch of the needle drops as well.

Full show notes and transcript will available at https://www.tedlassopod.com/ted-lasso-episode-02-09-beard-after-hours

Richmond Til We Die is a conversation about the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, where we explore the characters, their relationships to each other, and how they're able to make us laugh until we can hardly breathe one moment and then feel with the deepest parts of our hearts the next. When you're here, you're a Greyhound!