TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Conscience”

Chris Klein in WILFRED - Season 1 - "Conscience" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Chris Klein Writer: David Baldy Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: July 28, 2011 After playing with some strange metaphors for the past few weeks, WILFRED returns to a plot that makes sense, at least within the general craziness of a show about a guy who imagines his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit. “Conscience” is amusing without being a laugh riot – on the other hand, it doesn’t encompass a huge “ick” factor. Human Ryan (Elijah Wood) and canine Wilfred (Jason Gann) are both seriously […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Respect”

Rashida Jones in WILFRED - Season 1 - "Respect" | ©2011 FX/Michael Becker

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Rashida Jones Writer: Michael Glouberman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: July 21, 2011 One has to hand it to the writers of WILFRED. They consistently come up with roundabout, intricate ways for Elijah Wood’s character Ryan to learn important life lessons after being repeatedly manipulated and abused by his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann), who Ryan and only Ryan sees as an Australian man in a dog suit. Conceptually, the notion of Ryan being taught that he shouldn’t court the opinions of others, especially based on false pretenses, […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Acceptance”

WILFRED - Season 1 - "Acceptance" | ©2011 FX/Michael Becker

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Ed Helms, Fiona Gubelmann Writer: Jason Gann Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: July 14, 2011 Come with me in the Wayback Machine, Sherman. Remember when the original PLANET OF THE APES came out in 1968? No? Well, it was hailed at the time for, among other things, its social satire. Talking apes could say and do things that, had humans been depicted doing the same, could have really annoyed some folks. Later, ALIEN NATION grappled with some of these things in the same way, and STAR TREK gave […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Trust”

Elijah Wood, Jason Gann and Fiona Gubelmann in WILFRED - Season 1 - "Trust" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Fiona Gubelmann Writer: David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 30, 2011 The second episode of WILFRED revolves in large part around the endless credulity of main character Ryan (Elijah Wood). While a lot of this is funny, given Ryan’s previous experience with the duplicity of the canine Wilfred (Jason Gann), it seems like our human boy should now have a sense of when his leash is being yanked. Trying to get into the good graces of Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann), Ryan promises to take Wilfred to the […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season One premiere – “Happiness”

Jason Gann in WILDRED - Season 1 | ©2011 FX/Frank Ockenfels

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Fiona Gubelmann, J.P. Manoux, Gibson Bobby Sjobeck Writer: David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 23, 2011 Where everyone else sees a big, friendly, ordinary dog, Ryan (Elijah Wood) sees a man in a children’s theatre dog suit (Jason Gann). So goes the premise of FX’s new half-hour comedy WILFRED, adapted from the Australian series of the same name, created by Gann and Jason Zwar, which also starred Gann as the talkative, manipulative canine. In the opening episode, “Happiness,” Ryan makes multiple attempts at suicide, which succeed […]Read On »

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