I finished watching all 13 episodes of Wonderfalls tonight. I have to say it was one of the best shows that nobody watched ever made. Like a lot of the really good Fox shows over the years, this one aired only four times. If I was a screen writer (and who knows, maybe I am), I would tend to agree with the statement of the creators in the special features. As they put it, it's great that at least they were able to create the show and share it with people on DVD.
And I'm grateful because the show overall had a pretty strong impact on me. The show plays a lot on fate, purpose in life, relationships and happiness. Personally, I took several things away from it.
First off, there's a recurring theme that you need to listen to your heart to a certain extent no matter what everyone (or little stuffed animals) are telling you. I relate to that because I spent a lot of time listening to people on career advice, not realizing until fairly recently that in my heart I just wanted to do my own thing. Listening to your heart, and knowing when to question it, is a hard thing to do.
Then there's the thing about accepting what and who you are, and coming to peace with that. A lot of what Jaye, the main character, had to deal with, was that she was at heart a good person that helped a lot of people, and didn't want to accept that for whatever reason, presumably one of perceived weakness.
And of course, there's the theme through the entire story arc where when you meet someone special, or even someone that doesn't seem that special at the time, it's worth it to go for it and work it out. That's so my life... it just took me a few tries before I actually went for it.
All in all, a great show, clever premise, worth getting. Pick it up if you get a chance.