I’m Sabrina Mittermeier, a new contributor to The Spoilist. My day job is researching and teaching American cultural history at a German university, including classes on television. I am currently in treatment for depression, something that also influences my recaps of Shrinking, and will also play a role for my writing on Ted Lasso, which is my favorite ever television show, and that’s saying something.
Ted Lasso truly is life, and I hope my writing on this show will be somewhat coherent, but I can’t promise anything. I have spent so much time thinking and talking about the show in the past 1,5 years, being lucky enough to have a found a community of friends online because of it, that I sometimes forget if something actually happened on the show, a friend theorized about it, someone wrote a fanfic on it, a cast member mentioned it in an interview, or I simply hallucinated it.
I will do my best to stick to my ca. 1000 words a week and focus on the episode at hand, because when this season, and thus the show as we know it ends, (a spinoff seems most likely at this point), I will eventually write something much longer, and possibly more academic on it. So for now, I’m here to enjoy the ride in biscuit-bite-sized installments. I am not cool enough for screeners, so I know as much as you do every week; I may wildly analyze and speculate, but I won’t actually spoiler this for you beyond the episode at hand. A recap, you say? *Extreme Marcus Mumford voice* Yeah, it might be all that you get.
3×01 – “Smells Like Mean Spirit”
3×02 – “(I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea”