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Jason Sudeikis (left) and Brendan Hunt in “Ted Lasso.”

‘Ted Lasso’ continues to charm in season 2

Watching the show provides the same kinds of warm-and-fuzzies as the humane likes of “Schitt’s Creek” or “Parks and Recreation” (and, of course, “Friday Night Lights”).

From left: Harriet Walter, Ingrid Torelli, Frances O'Connor, and Morgan Davies in "The End."

Drawn to the light in Showtime’s ‘The End’

The British-Australian import's story lines are dense with issues of death, but the comedic moments are a great relief and the acknowledgments of all the absurdities of life and suffering are heartening.

Natasha Rothwell and Murray Bartlett in "The White Lotus."

‘The White Lotus’ is a trip worth taking

This portrait of wealthy vacationers at a Hawaiian resort reveals its excellence over time, even if you find the characters hard to take.

James Gandolfini, shown in 1999, as Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos."

Tony Soprano’s legacy and a great what-if

In a recent episode of the podcast “Talking Sopranos,” the hosts said that after Steve Carell left "The Office," NBC offered the lead spot to James Gandolfini.

Bill Morrissey, the New England singer-songwriter who died at 59 on July 23, 2011.

At Passim, a song circle of Bill Morrissey’s pals on the anniversary of his passing

Mark Erelli, Cormac McCarthy, Cliff Eberhardt, and Pete Nelson will pay tribute to the New England singer-songwriter, who died 10 years ago.

From left: Brendan Hunt, Cristo Fernández, and Jason Sudeikis in a new season of “Ted Lasso.”

This week’s TV: ‘Ted Lasso’ returns, Tony Soprano doesn’t star in ‘The Office,’ and Woodstock ’99 was no party

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.


TV critics (like me) who resort to clichés should ease up on the trite stuff

There are a bunch of words and phrases that are fairly exhausted in TV criticism. But I can't quit them all.

Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr in season one of Amazon's "Modern Love."

Thanks to anthology format, it’s easy to fall into ‘Modern Love’

You don’t need to catch up with season one in order to watch season two, which premieres on Aug. 13.