Season 3’s extended episodes are kind of dragging for me… there was real magic in the 30ish min episodes from the first two seasons. In regard to indoor trainer entertainment… Kinda went from VO2 max worthy to endurance pace.
That said, still hoping to a Coach Beard episode showing what happened on no curfew night.
hoping we get back to more Believe storylines… from our couch the No Curfew was the best episode of the series - Roy and Jamie, Higgins and Will, Colin and Trent, Rebecca and the Dutch man - gezellig!, Ted and Van Gogh and triangles, the team ending up pillow fighting, and Beard’s Piggy Stardust Now thats character development! I’m done with the Keeley subplot, bring on some football, Roy f-bombs, and Gezellig man!
Highlight Ted’s 'toxic positivity." She left him because she never felt like he engaged fully, substituting unrelenting positivity. He’s a prisoner to this choice, but also is an unlikely hero because of it. The overarching story arc is going to be Ted’s undoing when he won’t engage with a problem - I don’t think they have enough episodes left to accomplish this though. That would need to be season 4, which they’re not doing.
A big part of that is episodes have gone from 30 minutes to now 45-60 min. Much of the extra time is filled with needless “character development” of side characters (i.e. we have seen more of Keeley & Jack than any of the main characters).
Time to start winning and “believing” again. Running out of episodes to resolve some of these things which is likely going to result in a rushed finale.
I don’t mind the character development but it would be better if it were players and if it revolved around Ted making them believe and getting the best out of them like he did with Roy and Jaime and Nate in the past. Ted got nothing out of Zaza and then he exited stage left. Weird, dumb story arc there.
Here’s my prediction. The video leak is going to bite Nate in the arse. His leaving and trashing the locker room and tearing the believe sign will become public.
It’s also hard to believe that Jack would have given a crap about Keeley’s video, at least not enough to make her post a fake apology.
Agreed. Too many subplots to wrap up everything for the final season of the show. There’s four episodes left and it seems like they are trying to cram in:
Ted getting over his ex
Nate redeeming himself with Ted and ditching Rupert
Keeley getting back with either Roy or Jamie
Rebecca and Sam getting back together
The gay player coming out and the team accepting him
(maybe) Sam and his political involvement/ stay or leave the country
Ted’s fourth thing
Oh yeah, and they should probably play some fucking football
There’s probably something I missed because there’s a hundred threads they’re trying to weave.
If the last four episodes are ~90 minutes, they can probably pull it off, but that doesn’t mean it will feel natural or be satisfactory. There’s likely to be some rapid changes of character that don’t feel earned.
I’m cautiously optimistic that some of it will be done well and some of it rushed or left for the viewer to make their own conclusions.