Is Anything Even Good Anymore?

The smiling, mustachioed Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), an American tapped to coach a British soccer team, sits next to one of his players, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), whose head is the only thing visible sticking out of a rubbish bin.
People seem to think 'Ted Lasso' is pretty good. Our question this week: Does it matter? Photo courtesy of Apple TV+
The smiling, mustachioed Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), an American tapped to coach a British soccer team, sits next to one of his players, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), whose head is the only thing visible sticking out of a rubbish bin.
People seem to think 'Ted Lasso' is pretty good. Our question this week: Does it matter? Photo courtesy of Apple TV+

Is Anything Even Good Anymore?

An episode that is less of a bummer than it sounds, we promise!

First, we break down another really weird week with WTTW anchor Brandis Friedman and WBEZ weekend anchor Araceli Gómez-Aldana, who shared their thoughts on Lil Nas X’s new gig with Taco Bell, if anything we watch is “good” in the age of armchair critics (inspired by this tweet by Filthy Animals author Brandon Taylor), and why the baby from the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind isn’t smiling anymore.

Later in the show, TV critic Kathryn VanArendonk diagnoses a trend popping up all over the stream-o-verse: what white men do when they’re not the center of attention. Then, author Jess Zimmerman takes a feminist spin on Greek mythology with her new book, Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology.