Wilfred on FX: Trust Between Pets and Pet ParentsPublished July 1, 2011
In a darkly comedic way, Wilfred has proven to be more of a complicated show than probably most expected. Yet, despite it’s raunchy overtones (and undertones), the second episode expands on a theme that any dog lover can universally appreciate: trust.
Episode 2, aptly named “Trust,” touches on a variety of issues and scenarios that cannot be reiterated on a family-friendly website. But the main gist is pretty clear: in an upside down world for a manic main character built on the delusion of seeing a man in a dog suit, trust is as vital as ever. Moreover, the show questions what trust is, and what trust means between pet parents and their canine companions.
For pet parents intrigued by the show, they will know: trust is an essential part of any pet relationship. In taking a pet in, they are trusting that the owner will sufficiently take care of them, whether that be with regular trips to the vet or, as was the case with Wilfred, a teeth cleaning. They trust that we’ll provide them entertainment and keep them stimulated, as Wilfred was when Ryan took him to the beach despite the sign prohibiting dogs.
No, despite its hilariously dirty comedy marked by binges and benders of all sorts, Wilfred can be appreciated for its recurring themes that, as this week’s episode revealed, any pet parent can recognize and appreciate.