Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wilfred review (US version)

Wilfred review US
Wilfred was originally an Australian show. It was highly acclaimed and got a big budget remake in the US. So far I have only seen one episode of the Australian version which wasn't as polished and well acted as the US version. I will get around to watching and reviewing it at some point, but so far the US version has been a much easier watch.

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.

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