OVERRATED: The sustainability of 'Wilfred'

On one hand it's an underratedly gutsy move for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP0000017141" title="FX (tv channel)" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/fx-%28tv-channel%29-ORCRP0000017141.topic">FX</a> to air this surreal adaptation of an Australian series, which features a guy in a filthy dog suit as the foil to a reserved (if possibly insane) neighbor, played by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004006" title="Elijah Wood" href="/topic/entertainment/elijah-wood-PECLB004006.topic">Elijah Wood</a>. But for all the goofy pleasures the show's conceit provides, its charms start wearing off pretty fast once the novelty of watching someone capture the grosser aspects of a dog's id wears off.

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On one hand it's an underratedly gutsy move for FX to air this surreal adaptation of an Australian series, which features a guy in a filthy dog suit as the foil to a reserved (if possibly insane) neighbor, played by Elijah Wood. But for all the goofy pleasures the show's conceit provides, its charms start wearing off pretty fast once the novelty of watching someone capture the grosser aspects of a dog's id wears off.

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