Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wilfred review (US version)
Wilfred is a unique concept. The lead character is played by Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings fame. He plays a slightly messed up bachelor struggling to deal with the realities of his work and social life. His neighbor has a dog (Wilfred) and only he can see a human version of this dog. To everyone else it is a normal pet. The two become friends and Wilfred gets him into all sorts of trouble.
The first season is very entertaining with good acting, story lines and lots of "dog jokes" like Wilfred uncontrollably running after a laser pointer. I would highly recommend season one to any comedy fans. It is a nice slice of something different. Season two was a big let down for me. It was more of the same but the theme felt worn. Basically Wilfred continues to get "wimpy" Elijah in trouble and it is the same old tussle between the two. I found the second season tedious and far less fun to watch.
My rating 3 stars out of 5.
note: I'd give the first season a solid 4 stars and the second a poor 2 stars.