Dogs (TV series)

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Dogs
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GenreDocumentary
Created byGlen Zipper
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerPaul McGuire
Running time44–54 minutes
Production companies
  • Disarming Films
  • Zipper Bros Films
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) –
present (present)

Dogs is a 2018 American documentary television series which premiered on Netflix.[1] The series, created by Glen Zipper,[2] was released on November 16, 2018.

The first season contains six episodes, roughly 50 minutes apiece. Each episode examines a facet of life in which dogs and humans interconnect, showcasing the relationship between dogs and humans for different countries, cultures and people.[3][4]

In June 2019 it was announced that the show would return for a second season.[5] The second season was released on July 7, 2021.[6]

Premise[edit]

Dogs primarily explores the bond between dogs and humans throughout the world.[7]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
24July 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"The Kid with a Dog"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Corrine, a young American girl with epilepsy living in West Chester Township, Ohio and her family struggle to cope with her disorder. They apply to receive a service dog, a Goldendoodle named 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 Berlin, 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, a family dog named Ice, helps his owner, Italian fisherman and restaurant owner 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 drives dogs in danger of being euthanized at shelters in Texas to New York City to be adopted, placed in no-kill shelters, or placed in foster care.

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date [8]
71"Much Ado About Blue"July 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)
Butler University's beloved mascot — an aging English bulldog named Trip — faces retirement just as his longtime handler must undergo a risky surgery.
82"Space for Dogs"July 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)
A former astronaut, Leland D. Melvin, hits the road with his Rhodesian ridgebacks on an emotional trip to honor his friends, the deceased crew of space shuttle Columbia.
93"It Takes a Village Dog"July 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)
Dog lovers reach across borders to help a returning American veteran get a stray puppy from Iraq to the US, where they both face new difficulties.
104"The Protectors"July 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)
A Brazilian priest's abiding compassion for unwanted strays inspires a grassroots network devoted to finding them homes, one dog at a time.

Reception[edit]

The series has received positive reviews from critics.[9][10] 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."[11] 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."[12]

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. ^ The Editors (26 November 2018). "We Watched the 'Dogs' Netflix Series with Our Dogs". Outside Online. Retrieved 2 December 2018. {{cite news}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ Kirkland, Justin (21 November 2018). "Netflix's 'Dogs' Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity". Esquire. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ Bender, Kelli (9 June 2021). "Netflix Is Going to the Cats and the Dogs this Summer with Shows Designed to Delight Pet Lovers". People. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  6. ^ Tuchiano, Danielle (12 June 2019). "Netflix Renews Dogs Docuseries for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (16 November 2018). "Team behind Netflix's 'Dogs' seeks to breed unity". CNN. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Dogs – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  9. ^ Foreman, Alison (16 November 2018). "Netflix's 'Dogs' is so much more than another funny pet video". Mashable. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ Chaney, Jen (13 November 2018). "Must Love Dogs". Vulture.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Dogs: Season 1 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  12. ^ Bradley, Laura. "Netflix's Dogs Could Melt Even a Cat Person's Heart". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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