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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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A lonely dog tries to understand 21st century relationships.


Lucas Neff
as Nan's boyfriend
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

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…

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…

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 show has its fair share of problems out of the gate, but there's an earnestness and sweetness to this story of a woman and her four-legged best friend that serves it well.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: 6.6/10 | Full Review…

I don't know how Downward Dog found its way onto a broadcast TV network's comedy slate, but after steamrolling through the four episodes made available to critics, I'm just thrilled it did.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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