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"I only huff the good stuff. I'm kind of a keyboard cleaner snob."
Fox / 308 Minutes / 2012 / Unrated / Street Date: June 18, 2013
As Wilfred: The Complete Season 2 opens, our protagonist Ryan (Elijah Wood) is in a mental institution. Yes, the casual hallucinations of the show’s first go-round have now officially been replaced with the intervention of mental health experts (well, his therapist in the place is played by Robin Williams, so there’s that…). So as this season unfolds, Ryan is forced with the dubious act of returning to ‘reality’, an endeavor that continues to be difficult, seeing as his best is a make-believe dude in a dog suit (Jason Gann).
They take road trips together, they become uncomfortably involved in each other’s sex lives, and there’s even a season-ending cliff-hanger that questions the exact basis of the relationship between our heroes. And compared to last season, Wilfred: The Complete Season 2 isn’t afraid to go way dark: the show’s earliest episodes weren’t without edgy qualities, of course, but here things head straight down the rabbit-hole.
And you know what? It's pretty fuckin' funny. Wilfred isn't a consistent show, and perhaps it hits the same note again and again, but Wood's and Gann's on-screen chemistry is hilariously funny - they come off as Calvin and Hobbes obscured in a fog of pot smoke. You can nitpick Wilfred's narrative hiccups if you want - I'd rather just watch a couple episodes again.