I rewatched Ted Lasso and am curious what to make of the Story Goal.
Obvious warning: lots of spoilers ahead, so I’m hiding it:
Clearly, the Antagonist wants the team to get relegated, and this happens. But it’s not like the Coach is trying to get them to win and not get relegated. He talks about this quite a bit. He wants them to be better people, and this happens too. For example: Roy Kent steps up as captain and matures, Jaime Tartt passes the ball, etc.
Despite the show being about football, I don’t think that it’s in Physics, and I get a strong Stop feeling:
Roy Kent has to stop being an ass—this gets in his way. They have to stop believing in the curse. Jaime Tartt is the author of his own problems. Higgins (the guy who runs the day-to-day) even yells at Rebecca (team owner) to stop.
So… what’s the Story Goal?