WILFRED “Trust” Review

WILFRED (FX) Trust Episode 2

WILFRED “Trust” Season 1 Episode 2 – On this week’s episode of WILFRED, Ryan and Wilfred run into the problem of Trust. Wilfred decides that Ryan isn’t loyal, and to prove his dog friend wrong, Ryan is a nice guy and let’s him swim on a “no dogs allowed” beach.

The loyalty ends though, when Ryan lies to Wilfred and tells him that he’s taking him to a movie when he in fact is taking him to get his teeth cleaned. Ryan is trying to impress Jenna and get her to like him, so he decides to sacrifice his loyalty to Wilfred to impress Jenna. Things go HORRIBLY wrong, and after a disastrous evening, Jenna leaves Ryan’s apartment and he’s left wondering how to make things better.

After a short, but helpful talk with Wilfred, Ryan knocks on Jenna’s door and says the first honest thing of the episode: “I’m awkward.”

Oh, there hasn’t been a statement more true than that.

Ryan and Jenna are connecting, she forgives him for being a creeper and just downright strange, and just when you think something MIGHT start happening between the two of them, her boyfriend walks out of the wings. THAT was a little bit of information that Wilfred decided not to share with Ryan. After recovering from that shock, Wilfred explains that he and Ryan are now even for the betrayal of Ryan taking him to get his teeth cleaned.

Even though it’s only on the second episode, Wilfred is a great show. While parts of it are still a little bit odd to me (I think I’m getting used to the entire premise of the show), overall Wilfred does a fantastic job of mixing both humor with intelligence. Normally I don’t enjoy comedy TV, which is why the dark side of Wilfred really appeals to me. The comedy is there, but done in a way that doesn’t hit you over the head with a mallet.

What did you think of this week’s episode of Wilfred?