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Season two of “Welcome to Wrexham” is the feel-good show the world needed

Via FX Network
Season two of “Welcome to Wrexham” is guaranteed to make you smile from ear-to-ear, and is the heartwarming story the world needs right about now.

The first episode of season two of the hit documentary series, starring Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny, debuted on Sept.12, with episodes two and three released on Sept. 19. The show combines two of my favorite things: soccer and Ryan Reynolds, which makes it a feel good story for all ages. 

In season one of “Welcome to Wrexham,” Reynolds and McElhenny purchased Wrexham Athletic football club and started their journey as owners of the club. In English soccer, there are pyramid-like tiers, with the Premier League at the peak and the fourth division, EFL league two, at the bottom. Wrexham sat just below the bottom — in the fifth tier, called the National League — which meant to play with the big guys, they needed to win in their league in order to be promoted to the fourth tier. It was a heck of a first season for the A-List actors, but you’ll have to watch the show to find out what happened.

“Welcome to Wrexham” season two gets off to a smashing start. The opening line for episode one was Reynold’s, “So the King of England called.” The King was going to visit Wrexham to celebrate it becoming a city; however, he also made a stop at the historic Wrexham football club. The show covers the meeting between the King and the owners and players, as well as the preparation leading up to meeting the King of England. 

The first episode showcases the reach that season one had globally, as they showed fans coming from America, Portugal, Thailand and Brazil to watch Wrexham. It brought people from all different places and backgrounds to come together and support something they love — soccer. 

Episode two covers star striker Paul Mulllin and his struggles on and off the field as well as Wrexham super fan Millie Tipping who has Autism. Mullin talks about how his 3-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism. Mullin also expresses his support toward the disability community. 

Mullin is not the only one supportive of the community, as Wrexham A.F.C has a “Quiet Zone” in its stadium. The “Quiet Zone” is a place for people with disabilities to watch the game and not be overwhelmed by the environment. The “Quiet Zone” has helpers available for fans and is disability friendly. Super fan Tipping sings the praises of the Wrexham organization and is a bit of a celebrity in the area. When watching episode two, I just couldn’t help but feel the smile creep across my face throughout the episode.

Episode three covers Wrexham’s growing success and rise to the top of the National League. It also covers a prominent game vs. Notts County, in which Wrexham sadly lost 1-0. 

Welcome to Wrexham is the beautiful story of not only the team, but a town that has struggled in past years, and is now finding footing, on its way back to the top. From the touching and heartfelt stories of the fans and residents of Wrexham. To the global connectivity the club has brought, something truly special is happening in the not-so-little-anymore Welsh town. And you’ll want to be there to witness the amazing story that is Wrexham. 


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Junior Gavin Lambert is a reporter and this is his first year on staff. He enjoys playing basketball and video games and writing music.

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