Dogs (TV series)

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Dogs
GenreDocumentary
Created byGlen Zipper
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Paul McGuire
Running time50–53 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Disarming Films
  • Zipper Bros Films
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Dogs is a 2018 American documentary television series which premiered on Netflix.[1] The series was released on November 16, 2018. It was created by Glen Zipper.[2] The series explores the bond between dogs and humans.[3]

The first season contains six 50–53 minute episodes. Each episode, in different locations around the world, examines a facet of life in which dogs and humans interconnect, as well as the relationship between dogs and humans in different countries, cultures and people.[4][5]

In June 2019 it was announced that Dogs would return for a second season. [6]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"The Kid with a Dog"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Corrine, a young American girl with epilepsy and her family struggle to cope with her disorder. They apply to receive a service dog, Rory, who can help Corrine detect seizures before they occur. The family then adjusts to Rory's presence.
22"Bravo, Zeus"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
A Syrian refugee named Ayham attempts to smuggle his dog, Zeus, out of Damascus, Syria to Germany, where he is living, with the help of an animal welfare group.
33"Ice on the Water"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
An elderly labrador retriever named Ice helps his owner, an Italian fisherman and restaurant owner named Alessandro, living on the coast of Lake Como, as his livelihood is threatened.
44"Scissors Down"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Japanese dog groomers Miki and Kenichi travel to the United States for a dog grooming competition, where their style clashes with their American competitors.
55"Territorio de Zaguates"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Costa Ricans Álvaro and Lya attempt to solve their country's widespread problems with abandoned dogs by dedicating their lives to running a free-range animal shelter called Territorio de Zaguates. Operating mostly on volunteer donations, they face problems with Costa Rican animal welfare authorities and other animal attacks on the dogs.
66"Second Chances"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
New York City's relationship with dogs and its dog adoption system is examined via American dog adoption advocate Anna, who works to bring dogs in danger of being euthanized at kill shelters to New York to be adopted, placed in no-kill shelters, or to be placed in foster care.

Reception[edit]

The series has received positive reviews from critics.[7][8] On Rotten Tomatoes, the series' first season has a 92% approval rating with an average score of 9.17 out of 10 based on 12 critic reviews. The site's critical consensus states, "Dogs is a kindhearted series that offers viewers a glimpse of several extraordinary canines and the people they orbit, resulting in a hopeful celebration of humanity and its best friend."[9] Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair stated that "its primary draw is its earnest storytelling—never manipulative, never syrupy. Yes, there’s fluff on the surface—but at its core, Dogs is good." [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italie, Leanne (21 November 2018). "Netflix docu-series 'Dogs' lovingly serves up the human bond". Associated Press. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ Harnick, Chris (16 November 2018). "The Story Behind Netflix's Dogs Documentary Series". E! Online. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (16 November 2018). "Team behind Netflix's 'Dogs' seeks to breed unity". CNN. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ The Editors (26 November 2018). "We Watched the 'Dogs' Netflix Series with Our Dogs". Outside Online. Retrieved 2 December 2018.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Kirkland, Justin (21 November 2018). "Netflix's 'Dogs' Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity". Esquire. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ Tuchiano, Danielle (12 June 2019). "Netflix Renews Dogs Docuseries for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  7. ^ Foreman, Alison (16 November 2018). "Netflix's 'Dogs' is so much more than another funny pet video". Mashable. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  8. ^ Chaney, Jen (13 November 2018). "Must Love Dogs". Vulture.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Dogs: Season 1 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ Bradley, Laura. "Netflix's Dogs Could Melt Even a Cat Person's Heart". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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