"Nate the Great" shares his favorite episodes from season 1.


If you haven't binged the first season of Ted Lasso yet, what are you waiting for? There's a reason why the sweet Jason Sudeikis-starring Apple TV+ soccer comedy has a good chance of dominating at this year's Emmys.

Nick Mohammed, who plays Nathan Shelley (a.k.a. AFC Richmond staff member "Nate the Great"), spoke to EW about the five essential episodes from season 1 he thinks new viewers should watch. Unsurprisingly, the actor suggested that Ted virgins start with the pilot.

"So I'm going to go straight in at episode number 1," says Mohammed. "And the reason I love this episode so much is I feel like it not just sets everyone up, as you might expect from the pilot episode, but it's a really interesting one, without giving too much away, in terms of the starting points for all the characters, because I guess not everyone is as they seem, and they certainly don't start and end at the same point. It's just very interesting seeing where people start and maybe even trying to guess where their journeys might go, and hopefully being surprised by the end of the season as to where they may have ended up."

Watch Mohammed talk more about the Ted Lasso pilot and four other essential season 1 episodes in the clip above.

Season 2 of Ted Lasso premieres July 23 on Apple TV+.

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