Wilfred - Pilot OAD 6/23/2011

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  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I loved this show. It was very offbeat and quirky, and I was a little turned off by the premise and the promos. But I heard/read some good reviews from people I respect so I gave it a try, and really enjoyed it. That dog is hilarious. He's going to really be getting Ryan into trouble.
     
  2. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    I found it hilarious. This show is adapted from the Australian series, and the same actor plays Wilfred in both. Wilfred has been described as "part Labrador Retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender."
     
  3. SeanC

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    I loved this show, which is unfortunate because that means it will be cancelled.

    Two specific dog references I picked up on:

    Wilfred doing a circle before sitting on the couch.
    Wilfred telling Ryan to put his lipstick away.
     
  4. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I don't get that...
     
  5. TonyTheTiger

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    I guess you're not a dog owner! If you've ever seen a dog when he gets, er, excited, it looks rather like a lipstick! :eek:
     
  6. dowalker

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    I loved it. Hope it lasts. Telling folks to watch it!
     
  7. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed the show too, and caught both references!
     
  8. VegasVic

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    It was definitely offbeat, which means ratings will be small. It was different, in a good way. I'm not sure it can sustain itself over the course of 10 episodes or however many there are. The basic joke may get stale but the first episdoe was entertaining.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Definitely caught both of those, plus him running after the motorcycle, nuzzling the waitresses boobs, and many other things that he did simply because he's a dog.
     
  10. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I enjoyed it. I look forward to next week.
     
  11. kimsan

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    Just watched the pilot. Lots of bits came from the Aussie series 1 (not just episode 1), but this is NOT just a American rereading of the original.

    This version often has the feeling that Wilfred is almost entirely a projection of Ryan's desires to break free with tones of dog trying to protect/keep his owner to himself. The original (at least series 1) emphasized the protection/ownership aspect with Wilfred's suggestions (and actions) very calculated to make Ryan seems unacceptable as a boyfriend.

    I'll give this a shot for a while. WTF, it's summer!:D
     
  12. pjenkins

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    hmm, missed it and don't see it on hulu or fx.com.... maybe on demand?
     
  13. pdhenry

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    This weeks episode is rerunning on 6/30 at 11:30pm ET.
     
  14. mrdazzo7

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    Let's be real, this is FX we're talking about. It will likely be on at least 47 times before the next episode. I didn'tr ealize it was starting so I'm gonna set it to record... 50/50 on if it's interesting to me or not but seems to be getting a lot of good reviews.

    The concept reminds me of Brian on Family Guy. I always found his best scenes to be when he acted like a dog, despite being the smartest, deepest person in the family. I know Wilfred is just a projection from Frodo's mind but it reminded me of that.
     
  15. WinBear

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    I couldn't hack it. I killed it about halfway through. It pushed too many of my buttons the wrong way.
     
  16. Bob Coxner

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    Normally I'd agree with you but I can't find the pilot either. And, there only seem to be a couple of repeats for the next episode. Odd behavior for a basic cable channel and a new series.
     
  17. Michael S

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    Actually it did real well it got the highest rating for a series premier comedy on FX.

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2011/06/24/new-comedy-wilfred-posts-highest-ever-premiere-ratings-for-a-comedy-series-on-fx-348311/20110624fx01/

    I thought it was just ok and very bizarre. I don't like sister though. She seems like Ellie from Chuck.

    I've never seen the Australian version though. I just want to know do we ever get to see Wilfred in dog form?
     
  18. dianebrat

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    The jury is out for me, there are a few things they could really do to wow me..
    I get that others see Wilfred as a normal dog, I'd love to occasionally see a shot of that ala Quantum Leap and Sam, it'd be a nice touch.
    I think they missed the boat on the water being in a glass instead of a bowl, had they had him have the decision and then use the bowl I would have been amused, it could have been easily written and then they just cut away and not show him drinking.
     
  19. Andrew_S

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    It's better than Louie.
     
  20. Hoffer

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    I didn't especially like it, but I'll watch a few more episodes before giving up.
     

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