Netflix Original Dogs Review: A well-made documentary

21 . Nov . 2018
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  • The Netflix Original Dogs makes for some compelling viewing
  • It introduces the concept of service dogs in the first episode

Netflix is bringing in some of the most interesting and entertaining documentaries since the past few years. This month, they launch Dogs, a reality show with a difference – because it shows how service dogs can be the one thing missing for families and parents who are overwhelmed when their family members have medical issues. The series is out for streaming now and here’s the review of the first episode.

The first episode talks about Corrie, a young girl who has seizures and their family opts for a service dog, Rory. The best part about this episode is that it is a no holds barred story that’s dipped in reality. It’s about the how and the why of people opting for service dogs. Because this is a reality series, we cannot comment on the story – but the direction is heart-warming and creates an intimacy between the audience and the characters.

What’s Wow: The direction is crisp and doesn’t lull. Even the most hardened person will watch the episode in its entirety. The raw nature of the episode – there are no actors, all those on screen are the real deal – makes for a strong viewing experience. The show succeeds in doing what is supposed to – increase awareness about service dogs, especially in a country like India, where the concept isn’t even existent at the moment.

What’s Blah: Nothing.

Parting Shot: Another well-made documentary from the House of N.