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Posted 7/24/14
So who here is following the final season? I'm a little disappointed the comedy got toned down but the story has been really nice so far. Just three more weeks from here. It's been a fun ride, and I've always got the Australian series to watch afterwards.
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My thoughts on Wilfred is this.. It's been one helluva show. From start, to whats going to be the finish, I've thoroughly enjoyed. I love the characters, because the acting was spot on. Also, it has this dark feeling, kinda like Donnie Darko; but with comedy, and a better plot. I'll be sad when it's over. But to have ran 4 seasons, on such a 'far out concept', I tip my hat. Because people that watched the show and it's plot, stayed with it til the end. Definitely a cult classic series, in my book at least.

I hate to see it go, and God knows I'm going to miss seeing Frodo and Wilfred smoking Ganja out of a Gatorade bottle, talking about life. HaHa.
But it's been a good pace, and it's time to unveil what Wilfred really is!


But it's been one helluva ride!

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Posted 7/26/14

Psychopractical wrote:

But to have ran 4 seasons, on such a 'far out concept', I tip my hat.


Apparently it's the longest running American adaptation of an Australian series.

Wilfred sharing his first time and his director freak out were the best moments, I think.
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Posted 7/26/14
That Australian vr is nothing like the American one tho.
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Posted 7/26/14

Psychopractical wrote:

That Australian vr is nothing like the American one tho.


So I've heard. Still interested in it though. It'll give me my Wilfred fix for a day or so. And hey, tits are fun.
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My thoughts on the ending..


I was pretty happy with the ending.
I never really thought that Wilfred was anything more than an imaginary best friend to Ryan. It seemed pretty obvious since the beginning and I believe Elijah Wood in an interview a few years ago said as much. So the mystery was never interesting to me.
I was never a fan of the trying to figure out who or what Wilfred was. I always thought that always bogged down the show. What made this show special was it was simply about a guy with his imaginary best friend, anything more was unnecessary.
Ryan was a loser. His parents and sister weren't good to him. He had no friends. He hated working. He did his best to portray being 'normal' when in reality he was just a depressed lonely guy. Wilfred is his imaginary best friend. A friend, like others mentioned, who was an alpha male. Wilfred was confident and not 'phoney'. He enjoyed smoking pot, fart jokes, and didn't need to hide his personality in front of others. He was what Ryan fantasized about being. Wilfred made Ryan honest and for the most part happy.
I'm glad Ryan didn't get the girl in the end. I wasn't looking for a traditional happy ending as that would take away from the brilliance of this series. Happiness for Ryan wasn't getting the pretty girl next door (even though he liked to think so).
I didn't think it was necessary for Ryan to realize that Wilfred was simply imaginary, but it was satisfying as a end point for the show. I like the idea that show was always about a depressed person trying to find happiness and meaning and that happiness wasn't to get the girl, or having his imaginary friend turn out to be magic, or even solving some great mystery. Happiness is little things like enjoying a walk on the beach, sharing a moment with a pretty girl, or smoking pot and laughing at fart jokes.
I like to think Ryan finally understands who he is and that he's happy now. He likes smoking pot, he likes staring at pretty girls, and he likes being alone and talking with his imaginary friend. And the best part is he is finally ok with that. It would be great to see Ryan 5 years from now without the strains of trying to have society accept him. I think we would see him happy.

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Posted 8/18/14

Psychopractical wrote:

I'm glad Ryan didn't get the girl in the end. I wasn't looking for a traditional happy ending as that would take away from the brilliance of this series. Happiness for Ryan wasn't getting the pretty girl next door (even though he liked to think so).


I agree here. While I would've been satisfied either way, I think that it was for the best overall that they never got together, especially considering the issue of what he did to her dog.


Psychopractical wrote:

I didn't think it was necessary for Ryan to realize that Wilfred was simply imaginary, but it was satisfying as a end point for the show. I like the idea that show was always about a depressed person trying to find happiness and meaning and that happiness wasn't to get the girl, or having his imaginary friend turn out to be magic, or even solving some great mystery. Happiness is little things like enjoying a walk on the beach, sharing a moment with a pretty girl, or smoking pot and laughing at fart jokes.
I like to think Ryan finally understands who he is and that he's happy now. He likes smoking pot, he likes staring at pretty girls, and he likes being alone and talking with his imaginary friend. And the best part is he is finally ok with that. It would be great to see Ryan 5 years from now without the strains of trying to have society accept him. I think we would see him happy.



I really am glad he realized, since it gives some closure on what was going on and it's a lot better than the magic explanation. Leaving things too open-ended probably would've bugged me, and I think the scene with him looking into the closet was enough there (I'm of the opinion that there was never a basement, and the scene in which Wilfred trashes it was symbolic of Ryan's hallucination of it coming to an end).
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Posted 8/19/14
Yes. There was no basement. In fact, right before the scene - Wilfred tells him that his 'happiness' is basically anywhere he wanted it to be. Then it immediately flashes to the beach, with his couch, the second he looks in his closet.... Obviously this scene was all in his mind... But I think it nailed it..

And the fact that in real life, the characters his father made up in that cult, turned out to be the characters in his mind that he had forgotten asa child.. IE, Wilfred is able to pull any repressed memory, because it's already there... Which explains why he saw both 'Gods".

I'll miss the wondering though!
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