THE PLOT THUS FAR
The story of a manic depressive man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor’s dog as full grown man in a dog suit.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Wilfred is a man-dog that boasts with evil and deceit in the most subtle way. I would say if human males can be just as free and honest as they can possibly be, their behavior would not be too far from Wilfred’s. But in a law-bounded society, logic overpowers human instincts. His character largely reflects the human male simply because he is a dog. Considering that dogs are animals, Wilfred epitomizes the carnal nature of people. There’s something unique going on here that I can’t quite put a finger on. I won’t watch the Australian series on which this based, because I don’t want to find out something weird about the basement or what have you.
The acting is sharp and cunning and in Wilfred’s case, his bite is worse than his bark. Other than talking, drinking and getting high, Wilfred behaves like any dog. Not to be cliché but Gann wears the dog suit perfectly. He’s lovable and sweet though more times impetuous and you feel he needs the sting of a rolled up newspaper but he turns around and gives lessons and shares his wisdom that Ryan can take to heart. For those who have some reservations about Wood’s comedic talents, you can put them to rest. It’s not that he’s setting out to be humorous, but is simply reacting to odd and perplexing situations and those lead to some hysterical moments.
The DVD comes with featurettes, deleted scenes and a gaggle of promo spots. I’m starting to get spoiled by the Blu-Ray presentation of TV releases. While it’s not impossible to get my lazy ass up and change discs, I’m left feeling the urge to just stop watching. It’s a good show and I love it, I just hate changing discs. The A/V Quality is strong with a standard definition transfer and an amazing Dolby 5.1 audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to all.
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