The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.
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 Ryan Newman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Wilfred (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jenna Mueller (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Kristen Newman (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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The story of Ryan, a depressed man who believes he is getting nowhere in his life and plans to kill himself. In the middle of his attempted suicide, he is asked to watch his neighbor's dog, Wilfred, but Ryan can only see Wilfred as a real person instead of an animal that everyone else sees. As they begin to bond more and become friends, Wilfred teaches Ryan a life lesson about people, love, and living. Written by Anonymous

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First TV series on national television to actually be shot full-time with HD-DSLRs. See more »

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Darkly Funny
4 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best shows to come out for many years. Wilfred is an existentialist dog who is teaching his human foil, Ryan, to get on with living in the real world. This show is raunchy, honest and can really only be categorized as a "Dark Comedy". Somewhere along the way, while we're laughing, we see Ryan, who is coming back from a suicide attempt, learning to live with what is wrong and what is right about himself. The show is well written and doesn't waste time on irrelevant plot points. The actors are believable and bring a definite spark to their roles. The facial expression Ryan (Elijah Wood) gets when Wilfred does something diabolical are laugh-out-loud funny. My husband and I initially watched this show thinking it might be good. After near hysterical laughter through the entire first episode we were hooked. Wilfred is part evil genius and part guardian angel. We can't wait to see what other disasters he gets Ryan into and out of. Good job FX!!!


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