And episode two has reconfirmed something I realized last season. I love Wilfred so much more when it’s balls-to-the-walls, batshit insane. Like last week. Not that last night’s episode didn’t have its funny moments, but I think I love the surrealism of this show the most. I know. It’s a man in a dog suit. If that’s not surreal, then what is? But, you know, the MORE surreal stuff. Like last episode when we had the weird vision of Wilfred as a snooty horn-rimmed bespectacled courtroom reporter.
Ryan, predictably, has many issues with this. 1) Wilfred initially acts like he doesn’t remember Ryan, but explains that he’s just tired of their one-sided relationship (which makes me laugh), 2) Drew will be around more, and 3) Jenna does not seem happy about it. He suggests to her that she break it off, but after that doesn’t turn out well, he instead turns his attention to rekindling his bromance with Wilfred.But anyway, the whole theme of the episode was “letting go.” Ryan finally reunites with Wilfred in the real world, but Wilfred has changed drastically. I guess a summer spent in the forced company of Drew the Douche Extraordinaire in Wisconsin could do it to anyone, but Wilfred comes back a Drewsciple. And it’s really gross. And now we’re going to have to deal with this crap for a while longer because Drew is officially moving to L.A.! (Wait, WHAT?! NO MORE SHEBOYGAN LAGER?!). Because turns out he and Jenna are going to get married after all.
Wilfred does sort of have a point when he tells Ryan that he doesn’t want to deal with his problems anymore. He’s not Dr. Phil (he’s Dr. Wilfred, but presumably only on Friday and Saturday nights). If he’s going to be friends with Ryan again, then Ryan has to be willing to sacrifice things for Wilfred. This all makes sense, but I’m a little disappointed that Ryan just sort of takes it and doesn’t confront the accusation with skepticism like he should. Like he never sacrificed anything for Wilfred. SIGH. But I guess that is sort of Ryan’s personality, with the whole everything is his fault, don’t-rock-the-boat-type of attitude. Either way, when Wilfred says that he’ll scratch Ryan’s back if he scratches Wilfred’s belly, Ryan goes along with it, and finds himself trying to score steroids off of Don Swayze, who typically only accepts payment in the form of blowies, but just this once will accept $150 and a really long, creepy hug. That was definitely my favorite scene in the whole episode. That probably says a lot about me, but we’re not going to dwell on it, mmkay? Read the rest of this entry »