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Dark Comedies: On ‘Wilfred’ and Mental Illness

Note: This post contains spoilers about the series finale of “Wilfred.” 

As common as it is, depression is something we’re still not comfortable discussing. The word elicits stereotypical imagery of mopiness, rainy days or, if you’re me, bouncing balls and floating bathrobes.

I say that not to discount depression, but rather to point out how there’s little recognition, especially in media representations, of depression as a complex, multifaceted illness. In truth, depression comes in a spectrum and expresses itself in a myriad of ways — which is why the new Netflix original series “BoJack Horseman” is making such an impression.

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