When I was asked if I wanted a copy of Wilfred to review, I thought that it might be that movie that was based on a David Mamet play that I watched a whole bunch of years ago. I was appalled that they would want me to review such a racially charged movie and then write about it on my blog. That’s lunacy.
Then I remembered Scooter speaking of some hilarious show about a guy in a dog suit.
I looked it up.
The movie was called Edmond, and it was actually really good. I can handle a whole bunch of racial slurs as long as someone gets prison raped in the end. Pun intended.
So back to Wilfred. I went back and watched some shows from season 1, and then I fell in love.
Then I did a giveaway and watched the second season, and it was fan-fucking-tastic.
Oh good, I really did love it. Sometimes I love the first part of something, but grow bored after a while, but not this time. This time it was like Breaking Bad, just as good, and with some new characters. I have found my new favourite show. My replacement for John From Cincinnati.
Now don’t go run out and buy it, because I say it’s good. It’s probably not for everyone. There are no laugh tracks or gratuitous pauses to let you know when something funny is said. Not one redneck hooks up a conveyor belt to their vehicle to step up production, and nobody enters their kid in a pageant while they siphon go go juice down the little bastard’s throat. It’s dark, subtle, intelligent, and fucking funny.
There is the obligatory drug, poop, and sexual humour, but it’s totally in line with Wilfred’s character. He is a dog after all, and really enjoys everything in excess. Do you know many pooches that practice moderation in anything? I sure don’t. (I’m looking at you, Blue.)
Now we have a smart, well written, hilarious show, but that’s not all. It will also make you think. A lot.
It’s also a psychological show, and there are lessons learned each week. One lesson is that you can’t always trust Wilfred. Another is that some girls have squishy tits. You’ll have to check it out to find out what the others are.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I do want to say that you should watch season 1 first, then go get season 2. It’s not something to jump right in the middle, because there is a story behind it all.
You say that it’s over baby, you say that it’s over now,