‘Downward Dog’ is the TV equivalent of an emotional support animal

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If 2018 has shown us anything definitive, it is that human beings are garbage. 

Dogs, on the other hand, remain literal angels whom we do not deserve.

Case in point: Last year, ABC had in its hands one of the purest, most hysterical, most heartwarming comedies on television. It was basically an Office-style mockumentary, but from the perspective of a dog who’s the only one who gets to speak directly to camera in confessional-style interviews. 

Through the lens of its irresistibly charming protagonist, Martin the Dog, we see the absurdity of human behavior. But it’s also a reminder of the emotional lives our animal companions lead — like the stress of needing at least fourteen hours of sleep a day, while also finding time to protect your person from the dangers of vacuums. Read more…

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