‘Wilfred,’ Series Premiere: TV Recap

There’s got to be some kind of promise with a comedy series that begins with a Mark Twain quote.

F/X’s new dark comedy "Wilfred" brought the lights up with a flash of a quote from America’s finest humorist: "The show opens with Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination."

Our anti-hero, Ryan (Elijah Wood), is trying to kill himself. We know he won’t succeed, but this is a new series, after all, and he has a pretty good go at it. (His suicide smoothie has more nutrients in it than most people eat in a typical breakfast.)

But then he sees Jenna (Fiona Gubleman), his hot new neighbor, and he suddenly loses the will to die. It sounds like she has an angry and loud boyfriend, but Ryan is too preoccupied with the effects of the vial of pills he downed. Read More...



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