Better Off Ted: Season One
April 3, 2021 8:03 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

The satirical office comedy about successful good guy, Ted, who runs research and development at the morally questionable Veridian Dynamics. No achievement is too far-fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Ted's a single dad to a seven-year-old girl, and he loves his job, but he's starting to take a closer look at the company's extremely dubious practices.
posted by DirtyOldTown (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is exactly the kind of show that streaming would have saved. Sad that it does so fast.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:07 AM on April 3, 2021 [7 favorites]

*died so fast.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:47 AM on April 3, 2021

This show is so, so perfect. I’d love to know the story of how such a show came together, with such a great cast and sharp writing. The first season is pretty damned flawless.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:54 AM on April 3, 2021 [2 favorites]

I haven't watched this since it first came out, when I loved it. Has it aged well?
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:52 PM on April 3, 2021

It's so good. From the commercials to the characters, I love it. As for aging, it's been a few years for me, but I remember it holding up well, I think the Ted/Linda stuff was a bit more cringe this time around, but don't remember anything too bad.
posted by Carillon at 7:35 PM on April 3, 2021

whenever I now see an evil company on tv I will substitute whatever name they have and call them "veridian dynamics". When I first saw their commercials however I was immediately reminded of the commercials for the 3dfx graphics card (so fast, it's kind of ridiculous)

one example here:
posted by alchemist at 10:45 PM on April 3, 2021 [3 favorites]

Just rewatched the Racial Sensitivity episode; definitely aged well for something made in 2009.
posted by WedgedPiano at 11:22 AM on April 4, 2021 [3 favorites]

I loved this show so much—my friends and I worked for a big company when it aired and a lot of it seemed very familiar. (We mentioned the friendship video a lot.) Plus, Phil and Lem were such fun.

They had a cast script reading for charity a couple of months ago, with a question & answer session. It really felt like the cast and crew had a tremendous time working on the show.

THIS is the program that should have had six seasons and a movie.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:03 PM on April 4, 2021 [6 favorites]

posted by urbanwhaleshark at 12:15 AM on April 6, 2021 [2 favorites]

I've fallen in love with this show over the last year and am watching it now for the second time. I remember a friend telling me to watch it years ago but losing interest. Clearly the time is right for me, right now.
posted by jeweled accumulation at 8:04 PM on April 12, 2021 [1 favorite]

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