Wilfred “Now” Review


I’ve been sitting and staring at my computer screen for a good 10 minutes attempting to think of something decent to say about this week’s episode of Wilfred. The best that I can come up with is: huh.

From the gate, “Now” seemed… off. The premise is something that every series has touched on at one time – the main character living in the “now” and grabbing life and running with it. Wilfred tries to help instill this in Ryan by holding his friend at gun point. However when Ryan and Wilfred are robbed at gun point, the experience sends the dog into a spiral.

Wilfred starts manipulating Ryan ever more than usual, and the entire time Wilfred is just trying to better his own situation instead of helping Ryan live his own life. It was 20 minutes of a guy dressed in a dog suit whining about how horrible his life was.

For the first time I had a problem with the premise of Wilfred and was taken out of Ryan’s world and stuck in reality. Which is not why I watch Wilfred. The show is supposed to be funny with touches of life lessons, but instead “Now” was just dull and boring.

Even Ryan’s end revelation was empty and contrived. There was nothing funny or even just flat out weird in this episode of Wilfred. Everything felt disjointed, the writing was pretentious, and I pretty much choked to death on the “symbolism” the writer spoon fed the audience.

Needless to say I was not a fan of Wilfred this week. Hopefully next week won’t be as disappointing! What did you think? Was the show as disappointing to you as it was to me? How did you like the CGI wildlife? Or Ryan “I’m sticking out like a sore thumb in the dog park”? Let me hear from you in the comments!