Wilfred: The Series

Against expectation for the surreal series, Wilfred somehow managed to stick the landing. Most of the ambiguity of the series fades away as viewers watch the last two episodes. A sense of hopefulness is found in place of the uneasiness. Elijah Wood’s Ryan and Jason Gann’s Wilfred are both in a better place, both separate from each other yet always together. To be frank, it’s amazing that such a vulgar, seemingly pointless series managed such a perfect ending for itself. Even more amazing is how fitting it was for the week that it aired. Continue reading

How I Met Your Mother – the finale

One could say that the theme of How I Met Your Mother‘s final season was nostalgia. While moving forward with the narrative in a risky manner (22 half hour episodes focusing on the 48 hours before a wedding), the show focused on callback after callback. Loose threads were often tied off while jokes were made as a tip of the hat to the long term viewers. It makes sense, too, since the show’s overall narrative was Ted’s nostalgia for his lost youth. Apparently, it was also nostalgia about his lost love. Continue reading