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#NotAllMaleCharacters: Ted Lasso subsumes daddy issues and humanizes a hashtag
The comedy Ted Lasso is about a relentlessly decent American coach who restores failing English football team, AFC Richmond, to health. The Apple TV series aims to be a culture-cleanser, too, for the endless parade of bad, and just plain shitty men, in headlines and on TV, offering an emotional antidote to the corresponding feelings…
Mare and the Miserable Sisterhood of Easttown
In the first episode of Mare of Easttown Erin McMenamin (Cailee Spaeny) tells her baby how much she loves him. It’s a form of love the doomed young mother knows her child can’t fathom. It’s likely she can’t quite understand its power herself or why it sets her up for endless abuses in the web…