Downward Dog: Season 1 (2017)


Critic Consensus: The adorable and insightful -- though sometimes grating -- titular pet elevates Downward Dog from its potentially "ruff" premise into a sweet, intellectual comedy.


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Air date: May 17, 2017
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In Season 1 of "Downward Dog," as Nan (Allison Tolman) begins to succeed in the workplace thanks to inspiration from her dog Martin (played by a rescue dog named Ned, who's voiced by the show's creator Samm Hodges), Martin struggles to cope with the separation from his increasingly absent owner. As Martin evaluates their changing circumstances, Nan reconsiders her relationships both at work with her boss Kevin (Barry Rothbart) and at home with boyfriend Jason (Lucas Neff). With so many new experiences coming his way, Martin starts to question his loyalty to Nan and yearn for a taste of freedom.

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Critic Reviews for Downward Dog Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

You don't need to be a dog lover to love Downward Dog. There's something universal about the sensation that comes from seeing the world a little differently.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Downward Dog obviously could have gone very wrong. Instead it gets almost everything irresistibly right.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Downward Dog is primarily for dog lovers. Only they can fully grasp what no one else does and which this new series so obviously does as well: Dogs are people, too.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The episodes blend Nan's issues with Martin's issues beautifully, and, for the most part, quietly. There's not much farce here; just dry, wise observations about humans and dogs.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

A sweet little show, low key and more smile-worthy than hilarious, Downward Dog won't be for everyone. Animal lovers (count me in that group) are likely to find it adorable; cynics, unless they really, really love dogs, probably should stay away.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

But hush my puppies if Downward Dog isn't one of the most pleasant and unexpectedly endearing surprises of this late spring season.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

This gentle comedy improbably works due to its pure sweetness.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Honestly, Downward Dog is enough to make you go out and adopt a pet ... rock.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It has found a way to marry together a broad and quirky concept with a warm, intelligent comedy. There is nothing not to love about this series.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Dog actually turns out to be a delightfully amiable summer companion: smart, funny, charming, with terrific performances from the always wonderful Allison Tolman (Fargo) as Nan and the completely irresistible Ned as her dog, Martin.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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