Favorite Ted Lasso Quote: “She’s a sneaky salty bitch. Like Heather Locklear on MELROSE PLACE.” 

“Remember, the truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.”

Well, I’m officially pissed off at the villain in TED LASSO. I want to say that’s a bad thing, but it’s not. This show desperately needed a villain. TED LASSO now has a big bad, and I’m excited to see where they take this new Cobra Kai vs. Miyagi Do-like reveal in season three. It’s a damn shame, though, because that villain has the ability to make good choices, but his choices have shown who he truly is. 

The main lesson this season came through a quote from Sam (Toheeb Jimoh), “I have to stop worrying about what others think about me, and start worrying about what is best for me and my personal journey.” Each character has struggled with that lesson through twelve wonderful episodes. Yet, it’s the season’s villain that failed to focus on their personal journey and had the influence of others dictate their outcome. 

TED LASSO’s characters are like great mentors. They hope we take the lessons learned and can move on, using them in our daily lives. Or at least that’s what Leslie (Jeremy Swift) thinks. These lessons are what makes TED LASSO so magical. I operate my day-to-day better as a human after watching the “Diamond Dogs mount up” in season two. I’ve had “Believe” post-it notes in my office for the last year and touch them daily to remind myself how lucky I am to have what I do in life.

Above my computer in my office as a reminder of how fortunate I am.

Instead of reacting and getting mad at scenarios, I try to do as Lasso does and ask, “what do I have to learn here?” Of course, I’m not always successful, but hey, in the words of Alanis, “you live, you learn.”

There will be a gap in my weekly TV watching with TED LASSO off the air prepping for season three, and I’m sad to know that there are no more episodes right now. However, I’m reminded of another Lasso quote, “You know my opinion of cats, babies, and apologies? You gotta let them come to you.” 

I’ll be waiting patiently for season three to come to me soon.

The complete second season is available on Apple TV+. 

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

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