Ted Lasso and More TV Shows That Feel Like a Big Hug

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There's nothing we believe in more than the promise that season two of Ted Lasso will bring viewers more feel-good TV moments.

For those who've yet to tune into the Apple TV+ series, which first premiered in August 2020, Ted Lasso follows Jason Sudeikis as the titular character, an unlikely coach of a struggling English Premier League team. Why is he such a surprise hire? Well, because Ted is an American football coach who knows little about the game.

Intrigued? Just wait until you hear about the comedy's optimistic characters, heartwarming plotlines and frequent integration of sweets. Yes, we're talking about the biscuits.

In fact, we should mention that the show has since become a critical darling, having won awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards and Golden Globes. Oh, and on July 13, the series also received an impressive 20 Emmy nominations.

Not to mention, the cast is pretty incredible as it includes Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed and Juno Temple.

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So, it's safe to say that Ted Lasso is well on its way to becoming an iconic feel-good comedy series. And that's certainly saying something as we're huge fans of Parks and Recreation, Schitt's Creek, The Office and more.

For where Ted Lasso ranks among the comedies that feel like a big hug, scroll through the images below.

Pop TVSchitt's Creek

For those who still haven't seen Schitt's Creek, welcome to your new TV home. You'll adore Moira's wigs and one-liners, root for Alexis' journey, and fall head over heels with David and Patrick's love story. The episodes are short, sweet and full of moments that will make you laugh and make you cry. It's the ultimate feel-good show, and it's "simply the best." — Elyse Dupre

NBCParks and Recreation

The world always needs more Leslie Knope—and they got just that in the scripted reunion special that aired in April 2020. Revisiting the world of Pawnee for the umpteenth time brings an air of cheeriness, optimism and faith in government that goes the extra mile during trying times. —Chris Harnick

Apple+Ted Lasso

Believe us, Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso is the show to watch right now. The infectious optimism of Coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is exactly the thing we need to get us through the good and bad times. Not only is Sudeikis' character sincerely sweet, but his constant dad puns and uplifting speeches will put a smile on your face. —Alyssa Ray

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