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Old 07-04-2011, 02:37 PM
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Just watched it, found it hilarious, despite being almost 60 and sober, rather than 21 and stoned.

It's a mistake to treat this as fantasy and try to impose some sort of consistent set of rules about how the magic works. The central conceit is just robust enough to support the humor and the commentary on human behavior and no more. It's about people being true to their natures... Except when it's about bathroom humor and fart jokes. Dogs are funny, after all.

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Just watched it, found it hilarious, despite being almost 60 and sober, rather than 21 and stoned.

It's a mistake to treat this as fantasy and try to impose some sort of consistent set of rules about how the magic works. The central conceit is just robust enough to support the humor and the commentary on human behavior and no more. It's about people being true to their natures... Except when it's about bathroom humor and fart jokes. Dogs are funny, after all.

+1! I watched the first three episodes tonight and loved them. The show's creative raunchiness surprised me but I thought it worked. The show's creator, Jason Gann, who also plays Wilfred, is a funny dude, as both a writer and actor. I love the way Wilfred unexpectedly shifts back and forth between a pot smoking, manipulative smart ass and a lovable but not very bright dog. I'm usually not much into sitcoms but Wilfred is an original, or at least its Aussie predecessor was, so I'm going to see it through, I think.
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Tough call for me still. This 3rd episode was positively reviewed in USA Today as the one you waited for if you were unsure on the first 2. Not for me so much. Like the others, it had its moments, but just too uneven in the humor. I'm not even sure I'd call it a 'sitcom' in the conventional sense. It's blend of life-lessons with interspersed scatological humor and a few moments of slapstick (Wilfred chasing the laser dots) is obviously an acquired taste. I usually like offbeat stuff and British dry humor, but I am struggling to maintain my interest in this.

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Wow. This latest, peanut butter episode just left me speechless. I have a fairly twisted sense of humor, but it was really put to the test. At the end, I just sort of felt embarrassed for the creators/writers, even FX itself. If this is what they think sells, more power to them. For me, I'm done.

Oh, and if that weren't enough, the sister is such an annoying twit.
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Wow. This latest, peanut butter episode just left me speechless. I have a fairly twisted sense of humor, but it was really put to the test. At the end, I just sort of felt embarrassed for the creators/writers, even FX itself. If this is what they think sells, more power to them. For me, I'm done.

I'll just say that if that episode put you to the test, then you really don't have a twisted sense of humor. You must not watch It's Always Sunny or ATHF (one of my favorite episodes involves a "dog" that's cloned from a gloved hand that bakes delicious pastries...and continuously rapes the neighbor) for example.

I'm still liking the show quite a bit, so I'm in for the long haul.
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Call me dull, but the idea of masturbating with peanut butter doesn't tickle my funny bone (so to speak).

And the sister is still annoying.
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Is it still masturbating if the dog's doing most of the work?

The sister is annoying though. But I have a friend with a sister who's like that, so I can sort of relate.
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LMAO. OK, you win.
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I'm liking this show. Wilfred is hilarious.
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I loved the last Wilfred episode, the show is the most original, not to mention shameless, nihilistic, and subversive, show I have seen on TV in recent years. After all, where else on TV can you see a perverted doggie daycare proprietor abuse one of his canine charges with the use of peanut butter? I watched this episode with my college student grandson earlier today and we both roared.

P.S. Just writing the foregoing and thinking about the show set off more helpless laughter.
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This is yet another one of those shows that people dislike for the wrong reasons.

It's brilliant from start to finish.
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FX Renews Comedies 'Wilfred,' 'Louie,' 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - August 6th, 2011

FX has renewed Wilfred, Louie and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Network topper John Landgraf on Saturday announced the pickups at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills. Landgraff touted the series' ratings success -- and growth -- of the trio of comedies in making the announcement

Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann and based on the Australian format, has been picked up for a second season of 13 episodes.

Louie starring stand-up coming Louis C.K., with its 13-episode order, will head into its third season.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, from Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, will become basic cable's longest-running comedy.
Landgraf on Saturday picked up the comedy for two additional seasons, with an option for what would become the show's 10th season.

In making the two-season renewal, Landgraf touted Philadelphia as the cornerstone of FX's production brand, before announcing a three-year overall deal with McElhenney, Day and Howerton's production company RCH.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia not only became a hit, but the cornerstone of FX's successful comedy brand and we're thrilled to be able to extend our partnership with Rob, Charlie and Glenn, Landgraf said.

"The exclusive television overall production deal with RCG marks the first overall television deal for FX Productions and it's a huge step forward for the studio," he added. "The opportunity for them and FXP to develop shows for FX and other networks is very exciting."

In addition to the renewals, FX announced that Landgraf has renewed his contract with the cable network for three years.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...d-louie-220027
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Given the lack of activity, this thread seems to mimic my current view of the show: mediocre at best and certainly (IMO) not brilliant. At least not in this incarnation. I always find some amusing things and heavily nuanced wit or comedy to enjoy, but the majority is just not funny. Even boring. Most of the older lady and the baby-talk sex was just dumb. And I really wanted to like the show right from the premise being floated. I'll probably still watch since I'm already invested a bit, but I wouldn't be sad if I missed an episode by mistake.

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I am very much enjoying this show despite not posting in this thread. I agree that the latest episode was the weakest of the bunch, but it was still solid nonetheless.

I watched the Australian version for the first time a few weeks ago during the IFC channel marathon. I am actually even more fond of that version than this one. Its much tamer nature has a lot of charm to it.
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I'm still liking the show as well.

It's a comedy...I didn't think there was much to discuss.
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I'm also still liking the show. Wilfred is so distasteful
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In reference to the Ed Helm's "dog abuser" I just crack up when I think:
"it was peanut butter Ryan!" I just love that line.
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Two great episodes tonight. Mary Steenburgen was fantastic as Ryan's eccentric mother. It took me a bit of time to recognize the homeless man in the second episode as Peter Stormare.

Watching each episode makes you more and more curious as to how many devious acts Ryan is actually responsible for.
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Good episodes indeed.

Mary Steenburgen still looks pretty. She did a good job on Wilfred.
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I enjoyed the close-up of season 1.

Good show.
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This show is so refreshingly different. It is very difficult to determine how to feel about the characters, but such ambiguity is one of the show's strongest traits.
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Best new show of the year so far.
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The Louie thread was bumped today, figured I'd bump it's "sibling".

Wilfred premiers on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Great show
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Friendly reminder, new season starts tonight!
Can't wait biggrin.gif
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Friendly reminder, new season starts tonight!
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Actually, tonight is episode 2. The season premiere was last week.

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I didn't realize until yesterday that there was a new episode last week.

From what I understand, it was more of a "special preview" episode. The official website regards tonight's episode as being the actual season 2 premiere.
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Actually, tonight is episode 2. The season premiere was last week.

Exactly.

I deleted it and never watched it. Protested that silly move by FX tongue.gif

IMO, the two "adult" comedies should have premiered on the same night, back to back. They are doing back to back episodes tonight..

Edit: Maybe there are shorter seasons of the two shows. Or FX had a previous season schedule conflict.
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From what I understand, it was more of a "special preview" episode. The official website regards tonight's episode as being the actual season 2 premiere.

My DVR picked up last week's show automatically. I haven't actually got around to watching it yet, but according to this website:
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Billed as a ‘Special Preview Episode’ of Wilfred, ‘Progress’ is, for all intents and purposes, Episode 1 of the new season and required viewing if there’s any hope of solving season one’s cliffhanger and ensuring the season two’s narrative make sense.
So it sounds like an episode that you should watch before tonight's "official" premiere.

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Ha. Too bad for me tongue.gif
Unless if they re-air it before tonight's episode.

Possibly there's a way to stream the "special" episode.
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My DVR picked up last week's show automatically. I haven't actually got around to watching it yet, but according to this website:
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Billed as a ‘Special Preview Episode’ of Wilfred, ‘Progress’ is, for all intents and purposes, Episode 1 of the new season and required viewing if there’s any hope of solving season one’s cliffhanger and ensuring the season two’s narrative make sense.
So it sounds like an episode that you should watch before tonight's "official" premiere.

Yeah, some reviews indicate that it's more of a bridging episode. It certainly has that tone to it.
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