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Wilfred 

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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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Series cast summary:
Elijah Wood ...  Ryan Newman 49 episodes, 2011-2014
Jason Gann ...  Wilfred 49 episodes, 2011-2014
Fiona Gubelmann ...  Jenna Mueller 35 episodes, 2011-2014
Dorian Brown Pham ...  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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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vilfred See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Wilfred Productions See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Wilfred's Executive Producer and writer David Zuckerman was nominated for scribing "Identity" at the PAAFTJ Awards. (Pan-American Association of Film and Television Journalists) in 2011. Cinematographer Brad Lipson won at the same awards for his visual work on "Anger." See more »

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Wilfred: All your questions will be answered, Ryan. Eventually. But the big answers are like those missing kids on the milk cartons. They don't want to be found. They'll turn up when they're ready.
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Referenced in Conan: Annie, Get Your Glock (2012) See more »

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The dark lingers within our midst.
4 July 2011 | by kcm183See all my reviews

Just when you thought this show is dumb-driven and gross-out funny, you are in for a treat. Because it is completely the opposite of what you might expect from a comedy series. It's ballsy, cynical, and devious bravado fuels the dark progression of the show.

Wilfred is a quintessential man-dog that boasts with evil and deceit in the most subtle way. I would say if human males can be just as free and honest as they can possibly be, their behavior would not be too far from Wilfred's. But in a law-bounded society, logic overpowers human instincts. His character largely reflects the human male simply because he is a dog. Considering that dogs are animals, Wilfred epitomizes the carnal nature of people. That is the basic reason why the show is brilliantly funny. Taking out all the concealment and embellishments of a person is absolutely impossible. However, I see that in Wilfred. The series is a typical case of "what's wrong and right?" in society. "Is Wilfred the protagonist or the antagonist?" Consequently, one might perceive Wilfred's character in a negative aspect.

The show gets more and more entertaining as I watch Wilfred leading Ryan's troubled life into a different direction and greatly influence his decisions. Ryan's personal reality becomes more vivid that it overcomes his entire life, better yet his whole existence.


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