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 Post subject: Wilfred
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:40 am 
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I don't see any mention of this brilliant sitcom here? Jason Gann is an Australian who originated this in Australia, but it's been remade for American television starring Elijah Wood as Ryan, who lives next door to a girl he fancies. But Ryan is depressive, and he tries to commit suicide with a drug overdose... and fails. In recovery, he winds up looking after his neighbour's dog (trying to get in with her), and it turns out that he can now see this dog as a man dressed in a dog suit. The dog Wilfred (played by Gann, whose Aussie accent is perfect for the wise-cracking dog) manipulates him into situations for the dog's benefit which usually cause Ryan great trouble, both practical and existential.

The writing is fantastic, the acting great, the humour dark and silly (sometimes simultaneously!), and Gann's performance as the dog is genius. Wifred is so clever and machiavellian that you tend to forget he's a dog, until he does something which utterly demonstrates that he is a dog with a dog's interests/mentality... in one show, Ryan has been secretly training Wilfred with a clicker, clicking it every time Wilfred stands up, so by the end of the show when the pair are sitting in Ryan's basement together smoking bongs and discussing random stuff (something they do frequently) Ryan tells Wilfred what he's been doing, and of course Wilfred refuses to believe he can be trained like that, only to find himself standing up when Ryan clicks it again... his bewilderment and frustration at his automatic response is brilliantly portrayed... and Ryan keeps clicking, and he can't help himself...

Or another scene where Wilfred is saying something really important, about to give Ryan some really deeply needed information, when Wilfred suddenly catches whiff of a bitch in heat two miles away, and just has to go now! Off he runs...

My descriptions don't do it justice. BBC 3 are currently showing series 2, but it's not on iPlayer. Download it from the iTunes store or whatever.... it's the best sitcom I've seen, well, ever!

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 Post subject: Re: Wilfred
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:50 pm 
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I just have to report that Wilfred is the most brilliant show ever.

I'm in awe of the genius of the writing.

That is all.


=D>

:lol: :arrow:

WAIT no it's not enough! Examples tonight (recorded a couple of weeks ago): Wilfred's metal-detecting for treasure on the beach. He finds a diamond ring and flings it away in disgust. Then he finds a half a roll wrapped in aluminium foil, and he's delighted: "MMMhh old sandy crust!" and chomps in, while Ryan looks on in low disgust.

Later he turns up at Ryan's dinner party and jumps on Ryan's recently acquired girlfriend (another aspect of the show, lending depth and real humanity to this existentially dark and sexy sitcom)....if a human behaved the way a dog does, he would be a psycho disgusting outcast, but people lavish their affection on these asocial maniacs! As a contribution gift to the party, he brought an empty cake box he'd found in a skip: it had an interesting grease patch, and some traces of crusty creamy icing in the corner... he was looking forward to chewing up the cardboard, of course.... wouldn't you?

Then he turns to Ryan says "here, take my coat" and sheds all over him, rubbing his big paws all on Ryan's chest as if handing his coat to him... genius writing...brilliantly carried off by all the actors....

I love it! :mrgreen: :shock: :wink:

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