Enter Welcome to Wrexham, a series that follows actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who have just bought one of the oldest football clubs in the world, Wrexham AFC, and are trying to bring this underdog team to its former days of glory.
Now you might be wondering if you need to be a football fan (aka soccer fan) to watch it, and honestly, no, there's more than just the sport itself that makes this show great. I figured I'd give you four simple reasons to tune into this amazing docuseries:
1.Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney shine.
Being a longtime fan of both Mr. Reynolds and Mr. McElhenney, I needed to know why this small-town Welsh club gave these two men the confidence to venture into unknown territory as owners of a sports team.
Most of the time, their interactions lead to laughter as they make big-time decisions for their club, but you also see how these two men, who have zero experience, are driven to learn and build not only a team but a staff that can help their club achieve a daunting task.
2.The town of Wrexham.
Fans are an essential part of the club and are the main reason Rob and Ryan were even allowed to own the team. Through the first four episodes released so far, you meet different people from Wrexham, which gives you a closer look at the devotion to the club and how their wins and losses affect the people overall.
3.The stakes at hand.
It's what makes the difference between a successful season or not — and for this team, who have lived in the National League for quite some time now, being at the top of the league means securing a spot back in the EFL (English Football League).
Imagine if in American football or basketball that the worst team didn't get the best pick in a draft but instead was kicked out of the league entirely and demoted.
4.Everybody loves an underdog.
Although these two new owners have been successful in Hollywood and other business ventures, running a club is a different kind of animal. With the stakes being set, you can't help but root for the success of this club, and its fans, even if you have no clue what's happening in a soccer match.
Four episodes in, and I'm already looking at how I could watch some of these games in the states. So tune in and see if this small town of Wrexham and its Hollywood owners can bring this club back to its glory days.
And in case you haven't seen it yet, here's the trailer for a quick glimpse of what to expect:
Have you seen Welcome to Wrexham yet? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments down below.