The best TV shows you missed in 2022

7. Welcome to Wrexham

If Ted Lasso were a reality show, it would be the witty, endearing Welcome to Wrexham, in which Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) buy the Welsh football club Wrexham AFC, even though they have never set foot in Wales and still think of the game as soccer. The cameras follow them as they discover just how many millions of dollars it costs to try to boost the team out of its lowest-rank National League tier, explaining British football to viewers in the US along the way. The heart of the series is its focus on the people of the town of Wrexham, which has fallen on hard economic times. We follow them into the pubs, into their homes and to the matches, as they talk about how important the team is in their lives. The reality show tropes are there, with all their apparent artifice, but through 18 half-hour episodes the series acquires genuine warmth.

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