Netflix is set to release a six-part documentary dedicated to our furry friends.
Stories about a very special bond
Titled “Dogs”, the documentary focuses on six real-life stories about the special bond between humans and dogs. Glen Zipper is the co-producer of the show. Speaking to the Independent, Glen said: “Dogs don’t just make us feel loved, dogs make us feel safe. In the world we live in today, no matter how divided we are, we should take care to realise how much dogs mean to all of us, and how our bond with them can help bring us together.”
Ranging from Japan, Syria, Italy, and the United States, “Dogs” shows the different ways in which humans and dogs connect.
Wherever you go, people love dogs
The first episode is about Rory, a therapy dog who helped an 11 girl suffering from traumatic seizures to overcome her feelings of loneliness and social anxiety. Other episodes include a Syrian man who is willing to risk his life to get his dog across the border, and then the Italian fisherman who made his pet pooch a business partner.
An episode from Japan gives an insight into the lives of two of the world’s most famous dog groomers.
Something a bit different from Netflix
The show marks a slight shift in Netflix’s programming policy. More renowned for intense drama and hard-hitting documentaries, Netflix has decided to offer viewers something a bit softer. The shows co-creator, Anna Berg, said: “Dogs is an emotional palate cleanse. Watching the show offers a salve for the spirit and reminds us of the redemptive power of love.”
“Dogs” will certainly be a welcome distraction for many viewers, and it looks like the streaming giants have got another big hit on their hands, or should I say paws?
Dogs is released on Netflix on the 16th November.
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