Ted Lasso Season 1

WHY IT DESERVES A NOD: Arriving in the dog days of not just summer but the emotionally taxing pandemic, Ted Lasso was the feel-good TV we desperately needed. Whether you know a pitch from a field, Apple TV+’s Jason Sudeikis-led sports comedy effortlessly coaxed you into its quirky corner of the U.K. and introduced a lineup of odd, sometimes angry birds that were each comedically unique. Over 10 gone-too-soon episodes, we and AFC Richmond came to appreciate that Ted had a heart big enough to fill the holes in his football knowledge.