I’m still enjoying Ted Lasso.
In Film Crit Hulk’s recap of this week’s episode
(which contains spoilers), he writes about Jamie’s “same kit” line – and the power of under
-playing big emotional moments:
So often you see these sorts of moments in television. One where you’re playing a big moment of catharsis and some writers have the instinct to write the line as big as the emotion itself… [But that line] strikes us so hard because the emotion is already playing it at 10, and by playing the line at a 4 or a 5? You make it hit so much harder.
I also re-watched the ‘Dinner Party’ episode of The Office (US), and it’s still an absolute masterpiece. It’s making me think about what makes some sitcom episodes so good you can watch them over and over again, even when you know all the jokes – and how we could capture that magical quality in our own scripts. (I still have absolutely no idea, so please reply and let me know if you have any thoughts on this!)