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"“Downward Dog” only aired eight episodes, but that was enough to solidify its place in the one-and-done hall of fame. The show’s specialty was its tender approach to ordinariness, its baked-in knowledge that what makes a dog special — or an owner special, or a friend special — is that they’re yours."
"What is really fascinating is how the show builds its humor off of such surprisingly affecting and truthful in its emotional moments for both Nan and Martin. It’s never going for the laugh so much as the inherent humor of subtle truths, which may not sound like much, but it is. Downward Dog is the most stylish half-hour on broadcast that I may have ever seen."
"It’s rare that a series can evoke that same kind of kinship without resorting to cheap emotional manipulation. “Downward Dog” earned that feeling at every turn. It’s the kind of honest storytelling that’s always a great fit at any network: broadcast, streaming or otherwise."
For even if these eight small, earnest, perfectly imperfect episodes are the sum total of Downward Dog, I’ll remember it as one of the defining network comedies of this unsettled age, a beacon of the prosaic and the humane in a world that’s been thrown to the wolves.
Matt Brennon, Paste Magazine
Downward Dog was a surprisingly intimate, compassionate show about two characters trying to live their lives to the fullest without giving in to their own self-doubt — and one of those characters just so happened to be a mutt with sad eyes and an affinity for the umami flavors of trash. The series defied easy characterization, a rare feat for a network comedy. Yes, it starred a talking dog, but it was also a heartfelt study of what it means to be lonely and insecure and doing your best, anyway.
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