WILFRED: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES
Rating: The US version usually rates TV-MA and the original is no different.
Studio: Shout Factory
MSRP: $29.93 but Amazon has it for $22.83.
Running Time: 400 mins
What’s Going On?
Adam is invited home by Sarah after a concert. When he meets her dog, Wilfred, he can’t believe what he sees: a man in a dog suit. Wilfred is determined to undermine and sabotage his relationship with Sarah, leaving Adam questioning his sanity.
Who’s In It:
Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, who created the show, also star along with Cindy Waddingham.
If You Like…:
The American remake of the series, in which Gann also stars, then you’ll definitely enjoy comparing it to the original.
Each of the season has its own chunk of special features. The first has a behind the scenes featurette, a trailer and a crew montage and the second has a making-of featurette, outtakes and bloopers.
The Technical Gist
The biggest difference between the original version and the American is that this one isn’t quite as dark as I would have expected. While Elijah Wood’s character Ryan in the American version is suffering from depression and it’s arguable that Ryan sees Wilfred because he’s died or because he overdosed on drugs, Adam is brought into Sarah’s home and there’s no particular event that would lead to him seeing Wilfred. For me, that made things a bit less credible.
However, Gann is still great and the show is still utterly charming and quite funny. Fans of the series should definitely QUEUE IT and the uninitiated can watch the first season of the American version on Netflix Watch Instantly.