Thursday, 20 June 2013

Free Wilfred (US) Season 3, Episode 1 Uncertainty 20-June-2013 Online Preview

Ryan and Wilfred search for Wilfred’s original owner. Written by Reed Agnew & Eli Jorné; directed by Randall Einhorn.Watch video Wilfred (US)  Season 3, Episode 1 video on IMDb Free Download Video Wilfred (US) 2 June 2013 Live Streaming Video only on  Lifetime Channel.Online Watch Wilfred (US) Full Episode Watch Video on Internet TV.Wilfred is a half-hour, live-action comedy about Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor's canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.Adapting any kind of entertainment for a different country’s viewing audience is something of a thankless task. Even if there isn’t a language barrier to crawl over, differences in cultural quirks and taste can leave an adaptation floundering before the first frame of video is shot.

Fortunately for the American adaptation of Wilfred, the appeal of a talking dog must be fairly universal. After two seasons of respectable ratings, the Australia-born dark comedy has officially been renewed for season 3.

In a press release dated yesterday, FX Productions announced that the network has ordered new episodes of Wilfred for 2013. Production on the upcoming season should begin shortly after the turn of the year and the subsequent episodes will air in June.

Trekking into areas far more bizarre than the usual live-action sitcom, Wilfred stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, Sin City) as Ryan Newman, a deeply depressed man whose milquetoast suicide attempt is interrupted by his neighbor’s request to watch her dog. Ryan is bewildered, because Wilfred the dog appears to be an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed man in a dog suit . . . whom only Ryan can see.

The series’ two seasons have followed Ryan and Wilfred as they bond, go on comic misadventures, and learn to embrace the inherent weirdness of the world. Wilfred also stars Fiona Gubelman (Blades of Glory) as Wilfred’s owner and Dorian Brown (Roommates, Supernatural) as Ryan’s sister Kristen.

I have to admit an ignorance of Wilfred’s current creative arc, despite belly-laughing my way through its initial trailers in 2011. The cynic in me questions just how much comedic mileage a show can pull from the dissonance of Elijah Wood hanging around with an Australian in a dog costume. At what point will the show start circling around to the same gags about a dog who chain-smokes?

In spite of my pessimism, Wilfred has retained a sizable cable audience throughout both its seasons, so one can safely assume that the show has maintained a consistent comedic momentum. At the very least, the announcement of its renewal reminds me that I need to pick up the season 1 DVD set and finally make good on those trailer-based gut busters.

Raunchy, uncensored, amoral, murderous, twisted, and at times, downright NASTY. . .but then you have to remind yourself: Wilfred is a Dog. What he does with Bear, for example. . .is perfectly natural. . .for a Dog. (PS-- I will NEVER get a LARGE stuffed toy for my Dog. EVER!)

Second Proviso-- If you are the type of Person who wants Comedy to be Funny from Beginning to End without heaviness or discomfort. Wilfred is NOT for you. You want a standard cookie-cutter Sitcom. Stay where you are.

Wilfred is a Dog. Except that Ryan sees a Man in a Dog Suit.

And being a Dog, Wilfred is giving voice to all the things Ryan is not supposed to 'Think about'. And remember Ryan is Depressed. And he's a Lawyer. And supposedly he wasn't a 'Nice' Lawyer, either. So we're talking a potent cocktail of mixed messages and dark impulses.

So as you go thru each episode, the predicaments get darker, nastier and so uncomfortable on the moral level that you start questioning WHY you are sniggering. Yet you WILL Snigger if you aren't whooping out loud.