WILFRED “Acceptance” Review

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WILFRED “Acceptance” Season 1 Episode 4 – This week on WILFRED things got strange. Let me rephrase. Things became stranger than they normally are on the FX comedy; which made me have a hard time with this episode.

Ryan needs to help his estranged sister for a few hours after she sprains her ankle. Since the ankle sprain was because of something Wilfred did, Ryan feels responsible, and so he agrees to drive her to work. Ryan is also trying to show his sister that he can be more reliable, and he puts forward A LOT of effort into making her trust him again.

Wilfred, of course, has other plans. Because Ryan needs to be away from home for a few hours, he decides to enroll Wilfred in doggie daycare. This is where it gets strange. Running the daycare is guest star Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office), and well… he does (or doesn’t he?) some not so good things to Wilfred.

It was just… odd. And while I understand that Wilfred pushes boundaries and goes out of the way to make itself a “dark” comedy (which I normally LOVE), “Acceptance” just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t like the story, and I thought it was completely over the top.

As I type that, I guess it’s a strange thing to say about Wilfred since the entire PREMISE of the show is over the top; but for some reason this week just felt like it pole vaulted over the line. Maybe I’m wrong.

The only laugh out loud moments that I can think of were with Wilfred and his giant teddybear that he kidnaps from the doggie daycare. Other than that I don’t think I even really cracked a smile.

I think I’ll just chalk this week on Wilfred up to a bad episode and wait for the show to return to the dark, DARK comedy of earlier weeks.

What did you think? Did you enjoy “Acceptance”?

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