Screen Junkies » Wilfred http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:31:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Wilfred’ Gets One More Season On FXX. Then, As With All Dogs, It Goes To Heaven. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/wilfred-gets-one-more-season-on-fxx-then-as-with-all-dogs-it-goes-to-heaven/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/wilfred-gets-one-more-season-on-fxx-then-as-with-all-dogs-it-goes-to-heaven/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:21:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257379 Wilfred, the super-high-concept show about a man who has a talking dog, who’s actually a surly guy in a dog suit, is being put down after its fourth and final...

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Wilfred, the super-high-concept show about a man who has a talking dog, who’s actually a surly guy in a dog suit, is being put down after its fourth and final season. The season’s run will air on FXX, the newly established sister network to FX.

The show demonstrated a lot of promise early on as it got 2.55 million viewers in its series premiere, but has steadily lost steam, drawing just 440,000 viewers upon the third season finale.

I guess the talking dog schtick gets a little old after a while. Anyway, for the 14 of you guys still watching the show: change the channel to FXX, and play with Wilfred while you still can.

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9 Reasons Kanye West Should Be The Creative Director Of The ‘Jetsons’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-kanye-west-should-be-the-creative-director-of-the-jetsons-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-kanye-west-should-be-the-creative-director-of-the-jetsons-movie/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:30:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241561 The universe can't just offer this, then take it away. This must happen.

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Kanye West totally went all Kanye West on us last night, luaunching a four-hour Twitter rant that was as batshit crazy as the man himself. As is so often the case, his musings mostly defy commentary or explanation, so feel free to peruse them yourself right here. Open your mind, man.

However, one nugget he let slip that does lend itself to a fair amount of scrutiny is his offhand comment that he is in talks to become Creative Director of the Jetsons movie. Yup.

I didn’t know there was going to be a Jetsons movie. Should there be, and should Kanye West become a part of it, I’m going to go ahead and jot it down as my “most anticipated movie of any future year, ever.” And here’s why:

I’m not really going out on a limb by saying that Kanye West is a delusional, egocentric ass. That’s more or less irrefutable. But when he tackles an ambitious project, like 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he goes off the rails in a fascinating, spectacular, and “successful” manner. Same goes for his 2011 Coachella live show which went on for almost two hours and featured ballet dancers, fireworks, an arrival from the heavens, as well as a “Chariots of Fire” interlude that featured flowing silk sheets about the size of a football field.

The man has a vision. And, if Hollywood is going to ooze out a Jetsons movie, this vision will prove integral to ensure we end up with something more than Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, The Smurfs, The Flintstones, Alvin and the Chipmunks, etc. You get the idea.

I don’t know what a Creative Director does on a movie, but there’s no doubt that if Kanye is offered and takes the gig, we’ll be privy to one more of his beautiful dark twisted fantasies. And that’s pretty exciting.

Here’s what to look for in the Jetsons movie should Yeezy get his crazy, crazy hands on it.

Kanye’s Vision of the Future

You and I can’t even imagine what Kanye thinks the future is like. It’s like trying to imagine a totally new color. A guess – modified winged komodo dragons have replaced cars, everyone is a mixed race that sorta resembles Eskimos (excuse me, Inuits). People might subsist on a fortified gruel known as “Love Dough,” and Bill Clinton is on the face of every coin.

Kanye Makes The Movie About Him

It is absolutely impossible that Kanye could get involved with the Jetsons and not turn it into some sort of twisted Kanye West biopic. My guess? Kanye West will make his feature debut Little Man-style with his face superimposed on a CGI Elroy. Who will provide the mo-cap work for Elroy’s CGI body? Stop asking stupid f*cking questions. Andy Serkis.

Jay-Z WILL Be Mr. Spacely and Will Ferrell WILL Be George Jetson

I know this in my heart of hearts to be true.

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Doubt S1E11 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-doubt-s1e11/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-doubt-s1e11/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 23:47:41 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226096 Dwight Yoakam has never looked better.

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Last night’s episode of Wilfred was bizarre, even by talking dog standards. In case the title of this piece wasn’t enough, it involved doubt. Specifically, it revolves around Ryan’s doubt about his relationship with Wilfred. After all, it would be hard not to second guess yourself when your best friend is now a six-foot talking dog.

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As we begin, Ryan has stopped smoking pot, found a date via an online dating service, and is now trying to tidy up the house. This causes Wilfred some anxiety, since all the hair he left on the basement floor is now missing. Things only gets worse when the vacuum is brought out.

Later, during a trip to the park for a Yoga class, Wilfred stops for a moment to enjoy the bouquet of smells available to him.

Meanwhile, while talking to his sister, Ryan notices a strange man who seems to be watching his every move. Later, the man in question, Bruce (Dwight Yoakam), makes contact with Ryan again, claiming that he is also able to hear Wilfred’s speech. Apparently, he and Wilfred used to have a similar friendship, until Wilfred eventually ruined his life by poking holes in his condoms.

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‘Louie’ Heads To Afghanistan http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/louie-heads-to-afghanistan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/louie-heads-to-afghanistan/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:11:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=225312 The warzone needs fart jokes.

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This week on a special one-hour Louie, Louis C.K. heads to entertain the troops in Afghanistan, where he finds himself facing hostile fire, Middle Eastern people, and trouble getting laid. Like he needed to travel for that. We have both of those things in NY too. Especially over by the Comedy Cellar.

And on Wilfred, Ryan begins to fear that his friendship with Wilfred is self-destructive, and finds a kindred spirit in Dwight Yoakam, who can also see the dog as a pervert in a costume. However, I’d think a friendship with Yoakam would be even more self-destructive.

All new episodes of Wilfred and Louie air Thursday, August 25th at 10pm ET/PT on FX.

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Compassion S1E9 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfredcompassion-s1e9/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfredcompassion-s1e9/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:11:19 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225089 Mary Steenburgen...doggie style...

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Ryan: “I’m not crazy!”

Wilfred: “Said the man to the dog.”

That pretty much sums up last night’s episode of Wilfred, which deals with the root of Ryan’s “mental problems.” True, there were two episodes last night, but I’m gif recapping “Compassion.” Why? Because that’s the one I watched.

The episode begins as it usually does, with Jenna having to leave Wilfred with Ryan for some contrived reason or another. Even Ryan remarks that she sure does travel a lot. This week, she’s going to Vegas to try and patch things up with her boyfriend. Wilfred is unhappy at the prospect of being alone, especially since he’s been forced to wear a cone because he won’t stop biting at his “hot spot.”

Meanwhile, Ryan has received a call from a mental institution in Ojai, CA, where his mother, Catherine, is a resident. Apparently, she was checked into the facility for observation, but decided to stay for 20 years, a fact that still haunts Ryan. Wilfred is also unimpressed with the prospect of meeting Ryan’s mom because he has a problem with menopausal women. He’d much rather run around and threaten to kill ducks.

Once inside, Ryan discovers that his mom, played by Mary Steenburgen, wishes to transition back into the society, and needs a place to stay. At first, Ryan and Wilfred are both reluctant, but once Catherine is able to sooth Wilfred’s hot spot, the dog convinces his master to bring her home.

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Seth Rogen To Play A Schlub On ‘The League’ This Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/seth-rogen-to-play-a-schlub-on-the-league-this-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/seth-rogen-to-play-a-schlub-on-the-league-this-time/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:16:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223945 Will Seth Rogen be able to capture the essence of "Dirty Randy?"

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It’s been a pretty fruitful weekend for FX. First, they announced that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Wilfred, and Louie all got picked up for an additional season, with Sunny actually garnering a two-season pickup. Now, news comes out that The League will get a guest appearance from one of the biggest comedic stars in Hollywood, Seth Rogen.

Rogen will be a playing a character that has been referenced on the show before. A gentleman by the name of Dirty Randy. Dirty Randy is a friend of last season’s Raffi. Rogen’s character is a porno location scout and is known to clean up the locations after shooting is done.

Seth Rogen has made a name for himself by consistently playing a slacker man-child in most every role, so it would be nice to see him go over-the-top with the character of Dirty Randy, if only for the sake of variety. I mean, how conservatively do you want to play a character named Dirty Randy, anyway?

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Conscience S1E6 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-%e2%80%93-conscience-s1e4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-%e2%80%93-conscience-s1e4/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:12:24 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222620 Wilfred is starting to come into its own.

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Due to Comic-Con, I wasn’t able to catch last week’s episode of Wilfred. But this week’s episode caused me to do something that no previous episode had managed to do. It made me laugh. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always enjoyed the show, and previous episodes have been humorous, but I always found myself acknowledging the show’s humor in my mind without actually responding to it. However, last night was different, and I was laughing out loud without having to think about it. In my opinion, the show is really starting to find its rhythm.

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As has been the case from day one, Ryan is still infatuated with Jenna. When the episode begins, he is admiring her from afar while she sunbathes in her yard. His creepy leering is interrupted by the entrance of Drew, Jenna’s meathead boyfriend from Wisconsin. As Wilfred is quick to point out, Drew carries Jenna off “like a Viking on a rape quest.”

While Ryan may not like the fact that Jenna is dating Drew, it’s Wilfred who seems the most upset. As such, he constantly hounds (get it) Ryan about getting Drew out of the picture, going as far as to Skype Ryan while Drew and Jenna are having sex with the hope that it will make him jealous.

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Fiona Gubelmann Talks ‘Wilfred’, Stuffed Animal Bondage http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fiona-gubelmann-talks-wilfred-stuffed-animal-bondage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fiona-gubelmann-talks-wilfred-stuffed-animal-bondage/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:36:06 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222382 Oh the things they get away with on that show.

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The cast of Wilfred attended the Maxim/FX party during San Diego Comic-Con. I got some quality time alone with Fiona Gubelmann, who plays the hot neighbor Jenna. I overheard Gubelmann tell the reporter next to me about her obsession with Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain books, and that led to geeking out over other TV.

A hired stand-in donned the Wilfred dog suit to roam the party, along with other FX staples like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Green Man. I got the real deal Jenna, poolside at the Solomar hotel.

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Q: What crazy shenanigans can we expect on Wilfred?

FG: You can expect to expect the unexpected. You can expect dogs making out with animals and taking advantage of stuffed animals. You can expect lots of inappropriate dirty things and humor and sexy stuff.

Q: Do you ever get a script that you’re like, “We can’t do this?”

FG: Oh, all the time. Actually, the episode we previewed last night at Comic-Con, I remember thinking, “Holy crap, are they going to be able to show this on TV?” And it is so inappropriate and I love it.

Q: I missed the screening. What was the episode about?

FG: S&M with stuffed animals.

Q: So what’s their safe word?

FG: Oh, I don’t think they have one on Wilfred. There’s no safe word on Wilfred.

Q: So you’re reading The Strain?

FG: Yes, have you read The Strain? Oh my God, it’s amazing. It’s really scary and it’s so cool because these people, when they get turned into vampires, it kind of spreads like a virus. It’s a really different take on vampires. I accidentally saw a picture of a vampire, an image from the book that somebody created on the Internet, and it was terrifying. So I don’t recommend looking at it unless you really want to get scared.

Q: Now that you’re working, how much time do you actually have to read and watch TV?

FG: I have very little time to read as much as I’d like and watch as much TV. When I do have down time, I try to sit there and watch for three or four hours at a time, trying to catch up on all my favorite shows. I love Mad Men Dexter, Fringe. I’m really excited about Alcatraz.

Q: Was the end of Fringe this season traumatizing to you?

FG: Well, what’s going to happen? I just want to know what is going to happen? I mean, they’re not going to get rid of Joshua Jackson but I don’t know. They always have the most incredible cliffhangers. They get resolved but I love that show.

Q: Do you have a group of friends and fans you can talk about these shows with?

FG: I love talking with people on Twitter, interacting with people. My friends and I do try to get together. Sunday nights we’ll get together and watch The Walking Dead together or Mad Men. We do try to get together when we can and watch Wilfred but it just depends. It doesn’t happen as much as I would like.

Q: What’s your twitter?

FG: I’m @FionaGubelmann.

Got that, Screen Junkies? Catch Wilfred on FX every Thursday at 10:30.

 

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Acceptance S1E4 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-acceptance-s1e4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-acceptance-s1e4/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:47:58 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220411 Ed Helms guest stars in the role he was born to play: a creepy doggie daycare owner who rubs peanut butter on his crotch.

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In case you couldn’t tell from the title, last night’s episode of Wilfred was all about acceptance. In context, this meant a number of things. It meant Ryan accepting some of Wilfred‘s peculiar behaviors. It meant accepting the fact that regardless of whether Wilfred is real or not, he’s real to Ryan. Most importantly, it meant Ryan coming to terms with the fact that his sister is a pain in the ass, but that she only wants what’s best for him. That said, emotional breakthroughs among family members make for really boring Gif Recaps, so we’ll just stick to the grown man in a dog costume wiping his ass on the rug.

Where to begin. Oh, right! With a grown man in a dog costume wiping his ass on the rug.

In an attempt to get Wilfred to stop wiping has ass on everything, Ryan buys a squirt gun to use as punishment. Although Wilfred hates being squirted, he continues his bad behavior, citing the fact that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

Meanwhile, Ryan’s sister has sprained her ankle, forcing him to take care of her. This means Wilfred will have to start going to doggie daycare. Ed Helms guest stars in the role he was born to play: a creepy doggie daycare owner who rubs peanut butter on his crotch for dogs to lick off.

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Dorian Brown is the uptight sister on FX’s “Wilfred.” She swoops in from time to time to make Elijah Woods’ life more stressful. Fortunately, he has a dog to talk to and plenty of weed to smoke. Men everywhere could learn a thing or two from these techniques.

A word from Dorian: “The challenge is remembering that he’s supposed to be a dog and that I’m supposed to see him as a dog.” (On Jason Gann’s character in “Wilfred”)

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Fear http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-fear/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-fear/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:21:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218489 Wilfred pushes Ryan to stand up for himself. And two guys porn-out.

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“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.” So said Mahatma Gandhi, or at least that’s what this week’s episode of Wilfred claims. And since I’m too lazy to look it up, I might as well just take their word for it and start this week’s gif recap.

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Speaking of fear, that’s also the title of this week’s episode. Specifically, it refers to Ryan’s fear of his motorcycle-riding neighbor, Spencer (Ethan Suplee). In the first episode, Ryan and Wilfred broke into Spencer’s home, stole his weed, and crapped in his boots. Now Ryan fears Spencer is on to him. He also suspects Spencer of vandalizing the home of an Indian couple down the street.

Disgusted by all of Ryan’s fear, Wilfred encourages him to stand up for himself against the bully. He also encourages him to show his dominance by means of anal rape. This doesn’t go over too well with Ryan, who just wants to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately that option is off the table, since Wilfred admits to having left Ryan’s wallet at the scene of the crime.

Rather than being forced to face his fears, Ryan lies his way out of the confrontation by claiming he was also a victim of the robbers, and they must have dropped his wallet at Spencer’s. The plan seems to work, but backfires when Spencer takes a liking to Ryan, and insists that the two spend time bonding over beer and Internet porn. After all, there’s nothing cooler than two guys getting “rock hard” together.

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Comic-Con 2011: Thursday Schedule http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-thursday-schedule/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-thursday-schedule/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2011 18:10:52 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219256 Packed with your TV favorites. And 'Twilight'.

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It’s that time again, when the entire globe descends on the San Diego Convention Center for the biggest movie/TV/comic book extravaganza of the year. Screen Junkies will be at Comic-Con 2011 in full force with our backpacks and sunscreen because God forbid our little nosies should get burned. Be sure to let us know what you’re interested in seeing covered. I know last year you guys asked for a bunch of TV coverage, and it looks like you’re going to get the same this year, especially on opening day. Comic-Con kicks off with a ton of TV panels, including Game of Thrones, Archer, Dexter, and Beavis & Butthead (YAY!!!!!). There’s also an indie vampire movie entitled Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 making an appearance in Hall H in the morning. I don’t think the organizers are expecting much of a crowd for that one. I just hope no one gets stabbed in the face with a pen this year over a seat. I still have significant loss of my peripheral vision.

Here are our picks from Thursday’s schedule. You can check out the entire schedule HERE.

11:15-12:15 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Summit Entertainment presents a sneak peek at the highly anticipated next chapter of The Twilight Saga. This is a must see for fans interested in the story’s final chapters. You’ll see exclusive footage from The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 and be treated to a filmmaker and cast Q&A session providing details on the first half of the epic two-part finale. Hall H

2:00-3:00 Napoleon Dynamite Original cast members from the hit indie film including Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin, Diedrich Bader and executive producer Mike Scully (The Simpsons) present a new series following your favorite awkward teenager like you’ve never seen him before — animated! Join us for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of the newest member of FOX’s Animation Domination lineup and a “sweet” Q&A session. Room 7AB

3:00-4:00 Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A session— Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode debut season on June 19. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Some of the cast featured in the first season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo. Moderated by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and writer on the series. Ballroom 20

3:15-4:30 20th Century Fox— At past Comic-Cons, 20th Century Fox has previewedIndependence Day, X2 Avatar, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. You won’t want to miss the excitement this year, as Fox presents first-looks at some of its most-anticipated pictures of 2011 and 2012. Hall H

4:00-5:00 Archer Screening and Q&A— This animated half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its self-involved employees. Series creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021, Frisky Dingo) and the show’s voice-over actors discuss their daunting and enigmatic work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, and undercover surveillances — which are all actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gains and prosperity. Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers, Jon Benjamin Has a Van) as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler (Talk Soup,CSI) as fellow agent provocateur Lana Kane; Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, Cyril Figgis; Judy Greer (Mad Love, Arrested Development) as the loquacious secretary, Cheryl/Carol; Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo, Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, Pam Poovey; andGeorge Coe (Funny People, Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Sterling’s elderly and always-exploited butler, Woodhouse. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00-6:00 Beavis & Butthead In 1993, Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butthead) and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution. Now, Beavis and Butthead are coming back to MTV in 2011 to unleash on music videos, Jersey Shore, viral videos, and more. See the first footage from the new episodes, and join Mike as he discusses the duo’s return to MTV! Room 6A

5:30-7:30 Showtime : Tired of Ordinary Television?— This year at Comic-Con, Showtime saves! The casts and creative forces behind Dexter and Shameless give sneak peeks into the new seasons. And be the first to see an exclusive look at the new Showtime original series Homeland. Ballroom 20

6:00-7:00 Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries: A discussion with Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro on the Future of Pop Culture— EW moderates an in-depth conversation with Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) and Guillermo del Toro (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark), two filmmakers at the forefront of bringing geek culture to the masses and making blockbuster art out of pulp fiction. They will discuss their inspirations, their current work, and how they strive to put a personal stamp on blockbuster entertainment. Plus: How is new technology changing the way stories are produced and viewed? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now? Moderated by Jeff “Doc” Jensen.Hall H

6:15-7:30 Wilfred Screening and Q &A— Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Happy Feet) stars as 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, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge, Mark Loves Sharon), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in a cheap dog suit. Elijah and Jason, along with Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann(Californication, Cold Case) and Dorian Brown (Roommates, Psych), executive producer David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill), and co-executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office, Modern Family) discuss bringing this unique, live-action comedy to life. Room 6A

 

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Trust http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-trust/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-trust/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:11:41 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218317 Episode two is the real test for a series. Especially one about a talking man-dog.

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Last night marked the second episode of FX’s new sitcom, Wilfred. And for a show with a premise as strange as this one, the episode two is the real test. Sure, week one was funny, and overall, it had decent ratings. But is the “talking dog” shtick something that can carry an audience for a entire season?

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We begin with Ryan relaxing in his back yard, cyber-stalking an ex-girlfriend on his iPad, when Wilfred comes crashing through the fence with an ax.

When confronted about his behavior, the dog turns the tables on Ryan, convincing him that his real anger stems from his inability to be happy in a relationship, and his habit of finding excuses to dump his girlfriends. Ryan dumped the girl from his iPad after she touched his ass without asking, claiming he would never be able to put a ring on her finger.

From there, the topic turns to matters of trust and loyalty. Wilfred claims that Ryan could never be as loyal as a dog. When Ryan protests, he is asked to put his money where his mouth is, proving his loyalty by taking his new friend to the beach. Despite his reluctance, Ryan concedes, and ends up with a $300 ticket. Wilfred, who is thrilled with the opportunity to kill pelicans and bother beach goers, thinks it is money well spent.

Once his anger over the ticket subsides, Ryan and Wilfred end up having a great day at Venice Beach. They check out girls, go for a bike ride, and even hit up one of the many medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Rachel Sterling http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rachel-sterling/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rachel-sterling/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:58:42 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=217796 Actress Rachel Sterling appears (briefly) on FX's "Wilfred."

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Actress Rachel Sterling appears (briefly) on FX’s “Wilfred.” She plays a waitress who Wilfred takes an interest in. Sterling, who has spent time performing with The Pussycat Dolls, also made an appearance in Wedding Crashers as a girl who Vince Vaughn hooks up with. She also had a recurring role on “Reno 911” and once had a small part in an episode of “Entourage.”

A word from Rachel: “As a Juggy on “The Man Show” I learned a thing or two about men. Mostly that their bark is much worse than their bite.”

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Gif Recap: ‘Wilfred’ – Happiness http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-happiness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-wilfred-happiness/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:36:36 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217789 A man befriends another man who just happens to wear a dog suit.

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Last night, FX premiered its new comedy Wilfred about a suicidal ex-lawyer who befriends a man in a dog suit. The hook is, everyone else sees a regular dog. Yep, it might be the broadest sitcom to ever appear on television. You can check out our full review of the pilot HERE, but I wanted to share with you some of the best moments in animated gif form.

After reviewing, share your thoughts on the show in the comment section. Did you enjoy the absurd premise, or did it wear thin after getting over its initial inventiveness? I’ve never seen the Australian version. If you have, how doe the American version compare? Jason Gann plays the same role (Wilfred), so maybe it was Elijah Wood (Ryan) who rubbed you the wrong way. Feel free to speak openly, LOTR fans. I promise none of this will find its way back to Elijah.

The episode opens with Ryan crafting the perfect suicide note, or at least a draft he can be satisfied with before ending any and all opportunities to revise it. He’s like a tiny, clean-shaven Hemingway, concerned that every single word matters, as it’s a representation of him as a person. Then comes the pounding of the anxiety meds with a nice cough syrup chaser. Now all Ryan has to do is wait.

But the sweet relief of death never comes for Ryan. He only looks like a person who stayed up all night trying to kill themselves. A ring of the doorbell thwarts his attempts. His extremely attractive neighbor (Fiona Gubelmann) asks Ryan if he can watch her dog, Wilfred, while she’s off at work. We get our first introduction to a man in a dog suit, with a dot of black paint on his nose to complete the unsettling picture.

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Comic-Con 2011: Showtime And FX’s Parade Of Shows http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-showtime-and-fxs-parade-of-shows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-showtime-and-fxs-parade-of-shows/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:14:25 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217691 All of your favorites will be in attendance.

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And the Comic-Con 2011 TV panels just keep on comin’. We’ve already heard the schedules for Warner Bros., HBO and FOX, and now Showtime and FX have finalized theirs. Expect all of your favorites from the two edgy cable networks to make an appearance.

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Review: FX’s Wilfred http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-fxs-wilfred/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-fxs-wilfred/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:34:58 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217102 “Wilfred” is off to a rough start.

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“Wilfred” takes aim at a subject seldom explored on cable television: Depression and existential ennui among America’s young, educated middle class. It’s an ambitious undertaking, a relevant topic, and an issue that’s plenty ripe for comedy. Unfortunately, “Wilfred” is off to a rough start, failing to deliver laughs or emotional depth, while offering a protagonist who’s simply too helpless to care about.

Man In Dog Suit Not Embarrassed To Be Seen With Elijah Wood

Interestingly enough, the first five minutes of the show are just about perfect. We meet Ryan (Elijah Wood), an anxious young man in a crisp suit who moves purposefully through his empty suburban home as he prepares to kill himself. He fails, of course, and the next day — through bleary eyes and a haze of self-disappointment — meets his hot young neighbor (Fiona Gubelmann) and her man-in-a-dog-suit (James Gann). Except to her, and to everyone else, it’s just a dog. A dog named Wilfred.

So there’s the story; Ryan sees a dog as a man. And they talk to one another. And Wilfred starts offering Ryan advice on how to live his life to the fullest. And Ryan begrudgingly accepts that advice, gradually breaking out of his straight-laced shell and learning to live for himself instead of others.

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But what is Wilfred, exactly? A hallucination? A startling manifestation of Ryan’s apparent disconnect from the world around him? Hard to say, because there’s no real attempt to explain this development. Which is fine. We don’t need to know what Wilfred is; we’re content to assume he’s simply a byproduct of Ryan’s ongoing psychological ordeal — a coping mechanism, if you will. Or something.

In any case, he’s an asshole. As a dog, Wilfred appears to be just an ordinary mutt. As a man, he’s a gruff, pot-smoking slacker with no regard for rules, personal property, or social convention. He’s the perfect counterpoint to Ryan, who we learn was driven to suicide after years of passionless commitment to the pre-ordained yuppie lifestyle he never wanted, but couldn’t find the courage to reject.

So, yes, as you may have assumed by now, it’s essentially Fight Club, except Tyler Durden is a guy in a dog suit. The two basic elements are there: A down-on-life conformist seeking escape and a rough-and-ready rebel seeking little more than thrills. Which could make for great television, except for two major issues.

First, Ryan is frustratingly meek. He’s the Ben Stiller nice-guy archetype multiplied by a hundred — a scared protagonist who stutters and stumbles and shits his pants while people walk all over him. It’s supposed to be funny, but it’s not. It’s annoying, and it sabotages any chance the audience might have had at relating to this character.

Secondly, the show is predictable. The first three episodes all follow the same basic plot structure, and that structure isn’t particularly interesting. “Wilfred” seems likely to meander, skipping from misadventure to misadventure while offering no real character development or story advancement, save for a few pre-determined milestones, which the viewer can instantly see on the horizon.

That said, I’m not willing to write off “Wilfred” completely. It has potential, if only in its core subject matter: The gradual rebirth of a jaded young man who just can’t take it anymore. That’s good stuff. That’s something people want to watch, but only if they care about the protagonist. Nobody cares about a guy who can’t even form a sentence without wringing his hands and shuffling his feet.

“Wilfred” premieres June 23 on FX.

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Fiona Gubelmann http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/fiona-gubelmann/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/fiona-gubelmann/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:58:32 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=217108 "Wilfred" actress Fiona Gubelmann is (literally) the girl next door.

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Wilfred” actress Fiona Gubelmann is (literally) the girl next door. She’s the hot neighbor Elijah Woods’ character pines for. Gubelmann, an actress since the age of four, has spent the last several years appearing in small film and television roles, including parts on “My Name is Earl” and “Californication.” “Wilfred” marks her first gig as a bona fide star.

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FX Has Some Good Reasons To Stay Inside This Summer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fx-has-some-good-reasons-to-stay-inside-this-summer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fx-has-some-good-reasons-to-stay-inside-this-summer/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:34:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207980 There go my plans to help the needy.

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FX has announced their summer line-up and it looks like another summer will pass without my getting a tan.

“Wilfred” premieres June 23rd at 10pm. The story follows a super-depressed Elijah Wood as he befriends his neighbor’s dog, whom for some reason only he can see as a man in a dog suit. Well, we can also see him as a man in a dog suit. Does that mean we’re all super-depressed?

“Louie” comes back for a second season of getting pissed off at things directly after “Wilfred” at 10:30pm.

And “Rescue Me” returns for its final season at 10pm on July 12th. After that, Adam Ferrara will be absent from television until the next time that Denis Leary has a show. (THR)

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Man In Dog Suit Not Embarrassed To Be Seen With Elijah Wood http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/man-in-dog-suit-not-embarrassed-to-be-seen-with-elijah-wood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/man-in-dog-suit-not-embarrassed-to-be-seen-with-elijah-wood/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:39:41 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=13000 Pills, cigarettes, sex dolls, and holes dug in the backyard. It's the closest we'll ever get to a Charlie Sheen reality show.

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Pills, cigarettes, sex dolls, and holes dug in the backyard. No, it’s not a Charlie Sheen reality show. It’s actually a promo for the comedy that FX saved from the wilds of Australia. Elijah Wood stars in “Wilfred,” a show about a guy and a dog except the dog is actually played by a guy in a dog suit but everyone who is not Elijah Wood sees a normal dog instead of a guy in a suit. So, like, when the guy in the dog suit smokes or uses a shovel, do non-Elijah Woods see a dog with a cigarette in its mouth or shovel in its paws? And what about the bipedal walking thing?

You gotta hand it to him though, Elijah Wood does make a great John Arbuckle.

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