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November is National Native American Heritage Month. This year, as the Thanksgiving holidays draw near, I beg you to do yourself a favor and stuff your face with episodes of Dogs Reservation rather than turkey.

Ahead of its release in August 2021, I explained why you should be excited about the series. I seriously underestimated how amazing that would be. Dark comedy at its core, the world and characters created by Sterlin Harjo grab your attention as the viewer. Here is my opinion on Dogs Reservation season one.

Reservation Dogs Season 1 Plot

The show takes place at Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma. We meet the occupants of the fictional Okern, OK, with the main focus on a group of teenagers known as Reservation Dogs or Rez Dogs. The group consists of Bear, Elora, Cheese and Willie Jack. The crew are on a chip truck heist to raise money so they can leave their lives on the reserve behind for the greener pastures of life in California. There was a fifth member of Rez Dogs named Daniel who has passed away. As the story of the first season progresses, we learn more about what happened and how it shaped our main characters and their community.

Throughout the season, we see the Rez Dogs working together to raise funds while simultaneously learning their individual stories. This is where the show really started to show its greatness. Each character’s “solo” episode added so much to everyone. Our characters also have to decide whether or not they are ready to continue the big move.

Reservation Dogs Cast Performances

I thought I would appreciate the cast of the limited interactions in the first trailer. I wasn’t prepared for the powerful performances of two, in particular, Devery Jacobs as Elora and Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack. When it comes to captivating and moving scenes, these two were above the rest. Keep an eye out for everyone when the rewards season rolls around because they’ve run over them.

Our main Bear character is played by D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, and Lane Factor rounds out the main cast as Cheese.

The background characters also deserve heaps of praise. Performers Lil Mike and FunnyBone steal the scenes they’re in with a combination of energy and mic skills. Actor Zahn McClarnon perfectly embodies the local Big Law Enforcement Officer. Kirk Fox plays a perfect close who leads a team of meth heads. The way he distributes his “indigenous wisdom” is amazing. Wes Studi and Gary Farmer take on the role of area elders. Finally, we have Bill Burr. This man needs more respect for his acting chops.

He was great in breaking Bad, took a step in The Mandolorian, and now we have his performance as coach Bobson. The seventh episode, “Calfornia Dreamin ‘”, is an emotional roller coaster. We learn a lot, laugh some more and shed a few tears too. It’s the highlight of the show for me so far, and Burr is amazing as Devery Jacobs is out of this world.

Wrap Rez Dogs

If you’ve seen the show before, now’s a great time to rewatch. Football games are going to be a draw anyway. There is so much in the background to soak up too. Take the time to read some of the posters / stickers on the walls or t-shirts of certain characters. He becomes his own little Easter egg hunt. You know Bear’s address was no coincidence.

The actors, writers, and directors are all native, and while it’s perfect for this show, it provides another important reminder. They brought a story to life and made it rich and captivating. For too long most would have been neglected for writing and acting gigs if it weren’t for playing or writing an “Indian”. Fuckin ‘ashamed, and I hope, show like Dogs Reservation and Rutherford Falls help reverse that thought.

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FX on Hulu Dogs Reservation could have the most exciting cast of breakout artists of the year. Featured in August, the grim, comedic tale follows four teenagers growing up on an Oklahoma reservation as they plow their way – through petty criminal follies, including hijacking a snack delivery truck and robbery. copper – from the ground floor to sunny California in honor of their late friend Daniel, who longed to head west to start anew. Leading the pack is Elora Danan, played with quiet intensity by Devery Jacobs, who recounts THR that she “needed to be a part of the show” when she first heard about the project created by Oscar-winning actress Taika Waititi and showrunner Sterlin Harjo.

Told from a uniquely Indigenous perspective, the series stings clichés throughout its eight-episode first season, many of which stem from how whites have portrayed Indigenous peoples in pop culture for a century. Jacobs and his co-star Dallas Goldtooth, who plays a mischievous appearance named Spirit, spoke to THR about the unsung power of Indigenous storytelling, why humor can be such an effective healing mechanism, and their excitement about joining the writers’ room for season two.

Sterlin Harjo said he immediately bonded with Taika Waititi during their similar experiences, despite coming from very different parts of the world. Devery, you come from Canada and play a character who lives on a reservation in Oklahoma. Is there a shortcut among indigenous communities around the world because of what you have in common?

DEVERY JACOBS One of the reasons [Watiti’s 2010 film] Boy is one of my favorite movies of all time because [the characters] are all like family at home – except they all have kiwi accents. There is absolutely one thing in common between us, which ends up being Dogs Reservation so universal for indigenous peoples around the world. Having said that, we are also made up of many different languages, cultures, nations and territories. I grew up in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà: ke, which was north of that colonial border that divided my nation in two. I don’t necessarily consider myself to be Canadian or American either – I consider myself to be Haudenosaunee. My nation is on both sides of this border.

The show also recontextualizes American pop culture in a very interesting way through an Indigenous perspective.

DALLAS DENT D’OR We can speak to a larger audience, but there is a double conversation going on here when we speak to people in our own diaspora: “We see you, you are part of it, we are building something together. I love that the show is a conversation about culture – how communities, which are on the fringes of society, assimilate culture, ingest it and make it part of who they are. The name itself, Dogs Reservation, is obviously a tribute to Tank dogs. We didn’t grow up seeing Indigenous content on TV. We have seen pop culture on television. And so we’re going to change that and make it our own.

JACOBS One of my favorite parts about being a part of the show is that it’s by indigenous people for our communities, and everyone can be made aware of the joke as well. That’s what ends up making him so specific and so funny. We don’t spoon feed the white audience, we don’t show who we are around white people. [Many films] have shown us in westerns or shown us as people who only exist in contrast to whites.

GOLDEN DENT We know how the outside world views Native Americans. We are fully aware of this. And we’ll take every opportunity to reverse that. There is an explicit aspiration to be a counter-narrative, but not to explain too much, as Devery said – not to explain everything, but to present something to make people think.

JACOBS One of the things with your character, Spirit, is that he holds up a mirror in front of the Western audience and questions his ideas about what he thinks an Indian or Native American looks like. There’s this old image of colonial contact with native men, and then it’s overturned by the Spirit which is sort of… I don’t know, how would you describe it? He’s pretty awkward.

GOLDEN DENT It’s definitely a goofball. We are dealing here with dualities at all levels and we also mirror ourselves. We must not continue to jump into the same storytelling mold that has been dictated by whites. We can tell our own stories on our own terms, take control of these clichés and do whatever we want with them.

Devery, your character has some rough spots as well – especially when we learn that she was the person who found Daniel after his death.

JACOBS One of the things that rings the truest for me throughout the show is the use of humor. [Before] shows as Dogs Reservation Where [Peacock’s] Rutherford Falls, there were so few glimpses of aboriginal comedy and our biting gallows-type humor, the way we are able to weave together heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. Growing up, my mother always said, “If you don’t laugh, you will cry. And I think that’s so true for marginalized communities as a whole. I am as well queer as I am Mohawk, and I think that is also true for the queer community.

There’s a big shit that these kids go through, and there’s real impact in the context. Daniel’s story is not just a TV plot point, it is the story of many of our families and communities. The issue of suicide affects Indigenous people at the highest rates [compared with] any other group. It is a reality for us. But it’s not something that we sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. We are incredibly resilient people. And one of the ways we’re so resilient is our humor.

The cast of FX / Hulu’s Dogs Reservation, from left to right: Paulina Alexis, Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A Tai and Lane Factor.
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Dallas, is that how you approach your comedy?

GOLDEN DENT I am plagued with insecurities, and comedy is a way for me to deal with that and to understand myself better. It is a form of healing. Maybe mainstream society overlooks the power of comedy as a healing mechanism, but for marginalized communities, comedy is a great way to let go of trauma and move forward. We deal with the pain, we deal with the traumas of the past – we don’t cling to it. I think we wouldn’t be here as aboriginal people if it weren’t for our ability to shed light on a situation.

You are both now writers for season two. I’m curious if you feel any pressure to speak on behalf of a global indigenous population and if this is a conversation you have had in the writers’ room.

GOLDEN DENT Sterlin always insists that we are not going to dwell on explaining identities. We’re just going to say it as it is and let people interpret it. There is a lot of power behind it. We don’t belittle it for the public – we encourage the public to be very critical and engage their minds on these things. It’s a historic first in a lot of ways, so obviously there’s going to be a lot of pressure to hit all the notes. Each of us in this room has brought a different aspect of Indian country to this space, whether in urban, Canadian, native, or garden level. You see a broad perspective, even though it’s specifically in this one community.

Are you keen on writing for your own characters or is it more fun to think of things for your co-stars?

JACOBS Writing for the other characters is probably easier than writing for mine, because I feel so close to Elora Danan. I am incredibly grateful to Sterlin for embracing all writers of different levels of experience and all being indigenous from different communities. The whole reason why Dogs Reservation exists because Taika Waititi opened the door to her peers and said, “Hey, let’s make a project together. It wasn’t because there was a huge demand in the industry to pick up a native creative and raise them to create their projects. They were native peers helping each other. As Dallas said, I hope this is the first in a long series – a whole industry of native designers.

Interview edited for length and clarity.

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Newhouse’s IDEA committee is organizing a screening of “reservation dogs” https://mino-warabi.com/newhouses-idea-committee-is-organizing-a-screening-of-reservation-dogs/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/newhouses-idea-committee-is-organizing-a-screening-of-reservation-dogs/

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Neal Powless and his friends ran inside and gathered around a small television at a birthday party in 1985 to watch “Windwalker”. The ’80s western was voiced almost entirely in the native Crow and Cheyenne languages ​​with English subtitles. He recalled that this was one of the only times he and his friends had seen themselves faithfully portrayed in one of the many movies and TV shows they had watched.

“Here, we were (watching) our people on film,” said Powless. “It has become a novelty to see yourself in the cinema.”

The Newhouse IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) committee organized a screening of “Reservation Dogs” by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo on Monday evening on the occasion of Indigenous Peoples Day. A question-and-answer session with Powless, a native of the Onondaga Nation, followed the screening, which was held at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Powless is the university’s ombudsman and is pursuing a doctorate. to SU in the study of indigenous imagery in major motion pictures.

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The show is the first American series written, produced and directed by all Native North Americans. He follows Elora (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Lane Factor) and Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) as they roam their Oklahoma reservation, stealing everything from cars to groceries in hopes of turning a profit they could use to leave the reserve and travel to California. Their makeshift gang becomes known as the best bandits on the reserve, and they are nicknamed “The Reservation Dogs“.

“Reservation Dogs” overturns many scripts that have surrounded the image of the Native American, said Powless, who has spent most of his life on a reservation.

The three-time All-American lacrosse player worked as a cultural consultant and then co-producer on “Crooked Arrows,” a film about a Native American lacrosse team. After screenings of two episodes of “Reservation Dogs”, Powless compared and contrasted “Crooked Arrows” and the new Hulu show on several occasions.

The role of Indigenous characters in Hollywood is scorching, filled with victimization, antagonism and stereotypes that go back to the very roots of the industry, he said.

“In the early days of the film’s early uses, Indigenous people were among the first people filmed,” Powless said. “They were taking Natives and filming them because it was assumed they were going to disappear. “

These early films mostly show Indigenous people as they perform ceremonies and rituals, Powless said. While “Reservation Dogs” shows these moments, they are in a different context. The first episode ends with a funeral-like ceremony, where the four friends burn herbs and create an altar dedicated to their friend who died a year ago.

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In this scene, the four stand in suits and ties – a rodeo tie and cowboy hat over intricate braids for Willie Jack – against the smoky backdrop of the abandoned building where they hang out, in a more obvious reference to the Partial inspiration from the show’s title, “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, an audience member at the event pointed out.

The series is replete with pop culture references – from “The Lord of the Rings” to “Willow” – to capitalize on the importance of pop culture to Indigenous communities living on reserves. Powless recalled that growing up, he and his friends used so much mass media, but they rarely saw accurate representations of themselves in any of that content. This made the honesty of “Reservation Dogs” in its portrayal of Indigenous characters much more meaningful, said Powless.

While the show broadens perceptions of indigenous peoples to white audiences, it is even more important for indigenous audiences to see themselves in media they can relate to, said Soo Yeon Hong, visual communications professor and organizer of the event.

The show is the first series to be shot entirely in Oklahoma, another example of the show’s cultural aptness. Because it is shot in the West, viewers get an “authentic experience of an Indigenous space,” Powless said.

Second-year student Curtiss Summers attended the screening and said the show’s mainstream success was “warming.”

“It’s really good, like when I first saw it, it hit all I know about living on a reserve. The characters I saw were people I knew from the reserve, ”Summers said. “When they went to the Emmys, it felt good to see other Native Americans go this far.”

Powless also spoke about spirituality in Indigenous life and how it is portrayed on the show. In “Reservation Dogs”, the relationship between the characters and the spirit realm is constantly explored. Bear is plagued by a spirit called William “Spirit” Knifeman, who gives him life advice on how to be a warrior and do good for his people.

Knifeman is introduced as another character in the series; The bear is never afraid or surprised by its presence. On the reserve, belief in the spirit world is integral truth, something that transcends time and space in the Indigenous perspective towards the dead, Powless said. He remembered talking to his friends when the movie “Paranormal Activity” came out, saying, “These people were so stupid, all they had to do was talk to these spirits, let go. food aside and that would have been nice. “

During his time as a producer and cultural consultant on “Crooked Arrows”, Powless consciously used certain stereotypes when he approved the costume design so that the native and white audience could see the character “throwing the costume” at the moment. where the full story arc had played, he said. “Reservation Dogs,” however, was refreshing in its aversion to any accepted archetype of the Native American, he added.

“This kind of stuff is really exciting to watch because they don’t even go for the stereotypes, they just go and do it,” Powless said.

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The 5 Best TV Shows Right Now: Midnight Mass, Booking Dogs https://mino-warabi.com/the-5-best-tv-shows-right-now-midnight-mass-booking-dogs/ https://mino-warabi.com/the-5-best-tv-shows-right-now-midnight-mass-booking-dogs/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/the-5-best-tv-shows-right-now-midnight-mass-booking-dogs/

This week, it was incredibly difficult to pick just five shows, but some really great firsts and finals have proven their worth. And while television is back to its peak status, it’s worth mentioning that Broadway is back, too, baby! The Tony Awards broadcast and concert over the weekend notably showed its all-masked audience … what the Emmys did not controversially do. COVID-19 continues to fight on TV, scripted and live, in puzzling ways.

The rules for Power Rankings are simple: any series currently on television is eligible, whether it’s a comedy, drama, newscast, animated series, or TV show. variety or sporting event. This can be over a network, basic cable, premium channel, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, or whatever you can stream to your smart TV, as long as a new episode has been made available the previous week (see ending Sunday) – or, in the case of programs aired once, it must have aired within the previous four weeks. The voting jury is made up of Dough TV editors and writers with a fairly wide range of tastes.

Honorable mention:
Only the murders in the building (Hulu), Ted lasso (Apple TV +), Fate Patrol (HBO Max), Wrong (Paramount +), Sex education (Netflix), What we do in the shadows (FX)

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Network: Netflix
Ranking last week: Not eligible
This week: It’s Prue vs False Prue as this British gem returns for a new season.

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One of the most calming and healthiest TV series returns with its hosts, judges and contestants in a bubble secure against COVID, which once again created an instant and heartwarming camaraderie between them. Although the Great British Pastry Fair (Where Pastry shop to our British friends) may look a little different now that he’s on Channel 4 for the second year instead of the BBC (more surreal hosts and more urgency inside the tent), the joy that the series continues to offer is welcome and familiar. As the bakers come together to prepare their signings, techniques, and shows, they cheer each other on and provide interesting treats and the occasional disaster throughout. With Netflix re-streaming the episodes every week, just days after their UK debut, it also provided another great anti-munchies TV show to set your clocks – never over-cooked or underdone. –Allison keene



Network: Hulu
Ranking last week: Honorable mention
This week: A perfect ending.

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Lottery winner, drug addict former footballer, and grieving family walk into a bar. Well, more like a smoothie bar. Nine Perfect Strangers, the latest collaboration between author Liane Moriarty and Nicole Kidman, is a captivating limited series on Hulu that follows a group of individuals all brought to the beautiful Tranquillum House for a wellness retreat. As they learn more about their cryptic host, Masha (Kidman), and what brought them there, it’s clear that nothing is as peaceful as it seems.

Every guest has come to Tranquillum looking for help, spiritual guidance, or just a good old-fashioned R&R. Francis (Melissa McCarthy) is a novelist seeking inspiration and relaxation after an online relationship turns out to be a scam; Tony (Bobby Cannavale) is struggling with opioid addiction following a sports injury; married couple Jessica (Samara Weaving) and Ben (Melvin Gregg) have lost their spark; Carmel (Regina Hall) is reeling from the family drama and insecurities induced by motherhood; and the Marconi family (Asher Keddie, Michael Shannon and Grace Van Patten) seek to reconnect after a death nearly tears their family apart. The ninth and final guest, Lars (Luke Evans), is the most watched and doesn’t immediately say why he has arrived.

Despite her seemingly bizarre healing methods, Masha really wants to help all visitors to Tranquillum House and thinks she is. Her ideas are weird and fascinating, and encourage guests to look within to finally overcome whatever is holding them back from the happiness that she knows is possible in their entire lives. Once they give in to it completely, the results are empowering and sometimes frightening. Nine Perfect Strangers takes us on the ride – a trippy, intense and exhilarating ride – and like the guests of the Tranquillum House, it’s best that we buckle up and let it go. –Kristen reid [Full Review]



Network: FX on Hulu (included in your Hulu subscription)
Ranking last week: 2
This week: A heartwarming finale that included an ax against a tornado.

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FX has found its niche by telling intimate close-up stories extremely well, and Dogs Reservation is no exception. It focuses on four friends – Bear (D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai), Elora (Devery Jacobs), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor) – who accidentally form an unofficial “gang” dubbed the ” reservation”. bandits ”, because of their penchant for light crime. Their hope is to get enough money to travel to California, an ideal always at hand.

The lived-in and slightly surreal comedy is a low-fi exploration of an indigenous Oklahoma community, whose protagonists scramble around the “ground” among other misfits and sundries, and fall into a variety of adventures ranging from the theft of a flea van to a sarcastic and overworked healthcare system. FX touted Dogs Reservation, created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, as revolutionary. In many ways, it is; it has a fully native writers room, for one. But the show makes its boldest statement by not feeling like it’s making a statement at all. It’s an easygoing, rude and funny show, specific and accessible. It is not about children being noble heroes or crime-loving villains; they are just people. But they are also indigenous peoples, who Is means something and is all too rare to see on TV, especially portrayed in such a wonderfully laid-back way.

But more than anything Dogs Reservation is a perfect summer series, which takes place on languid afternoons and moves at a leisurely pace. Children make plans, look for food, go for walks, fight. They don’t talk or act like adults, and they’re not shot down by cynicism. They have hopes and dreams, a love for family, a non-ironic embrace of community, and make a lot of silly mistakes. To say that there is an innocence or even a wholesomeness in Dogs Reservation wouldn’t quite hit the mark on how rude the show can be (it’s ultimately an adult comedy); but like his pellets, he has a good heart. Friends do their best and huddle together, even though they are arguing over their choices. It is this balance that the show gets so right; not too precious nor incredibly vulgar, just the truth with an edge. Or as they would say, “I love you, bitch.” –Allison keene [Full Review]



Network: HBO Max
Ranking last week: Honorable mention
This week: “Don’t worry: on March 13, 2020, your life is about to change!

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The last time we left The two othersThe Dubek clan of, Chase (Case Walker), 14, aka viral pop singing sensation ChaseDreams, had just bombed VMAs and decided to retire from music altogether and go to college. While that choice may have made it seem like the Dubeks would no longer be in the public eye, this news was immediately followed by the end of the season revealing that Matriarch Pat (Molly Shannon) would be hosting her own daytime talk show. . As a result, Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) would continue to remain “The Other Two” of the celebrity family, but in a new and different, embarrassing way.

As this season will have a structure of two episodes per week, each The two others drop will come from a location of Chase and Pat’s current status. But while Brooke and Cary are still the more obvious ‘other two’, this second season works in interesting ways to help them both grow and become full-fledged hits while continuing to emphasize how great they are. both messy.

Plus, the biting humor and wit of the show sticks from the first moment. The amount of jokes in the first 30 seconds of the season premiere, even in on-screen text, is an instant reminder of the density and cleverness of a comedy machine. The two others is. As the show exists in such a realistic, relatable, and recognizable world, all of those comedic moments where it’s slightly askew continue to hit hard, especially when it comes to the celebrity culture these characters find themselves in. But above all, The two others remains positive proof that satire and parody don’t need to come from a difficult place to work, even in – yet – this climate. –LaToya Ferguson [Full Review]



Network: Netflix
Ranking last week: Not eligible
This week: A captivating and exceptional series full of devout beauty and horror.

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At Midnight Mass‘Crockett Island, every islander feels in the throes of misfortune. The recent oil spill almost wiped out the fish supply, causing the island’s local fishing economy to plummet. Their homes are shattering and flaking, neglecting the elements of the ocean. The majority of residents have fled the island for lack of opportunities, leaving some paltry behind them. Only two ferries can take them to the mainland. Hope is lacking and a major storm is looming on the horizon.

Anything beyond that for this seven-episode series is a real spoiler, but what we can say is that even with its dabbles in the supernatural, Midnight Mass (created by The haunting‘s Mike Flanagan, in his most recent collaboration with Netflix), is a show that digs inward rather than outward. With both the physical claustrophobia of Crockett’s set and the internal suffering of the characters placed in the center of the scene, Midnight Mass deals with inner horrors: addictive tendencies, secret stories, and questions of forgiveness and belief. At a glance, it’s a series that exploited Catholic guilt for gold. In another, it’s a measured, yet frightening, approach to group psychology, the need for faith in grief, and the ethics of leadership with such vulnerable followers, weighing whether those impulses represent the human goodness, evil or just nothing at all.

“Happy are those who have not seen and who have believed.” Midnight Mass offers a chance for anyone to doubt Thomas or a true believer. How different is a miracle from a supernatural event, anyway? –Catherine smith [Full Review]



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Reservation Dogs pays every gag in its season finale https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-pays-every-gag-in-its-season-finale/ https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-pays-every-gag-in-its-season-finale/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-pays-every-gag-in-its-season-finale/

Small but moving moments in previous episodes pay off in a season finale that concludes Reservation Dogs’ first big arc.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Reservation Dogs Season 1, Episode 8, “Satvrday,” now streaming on FX on Hulu.

Dogs Reservation concludes its first season with a tightly woven bow around its theme of life after bereavement. Its finish is sober but powerful, bringing back guest characters and knotting the threads of the plot. Like in all the other episodes, the laughter mixes with the heartbreak, but here it feels like some things are final. When a tornado leaves the Oklahoma reservation it may not have destroyed homes, but the status quo is not the same, and friendships may not end, but they have changed.


The rivalry between the Dogs and a group called the NDN Mafia comes to a head as Uncle Brownie’s warnings about a tornado bear fruit. Their fight must stop because most of the city retreats into a shelter within the local church. It’s a clever move that brings the characters together to interact in new and organic ways. The Mafia are quick to remind the dogs that the weather-imposed truce is fragile, threatening to reveal to Officer Big who actually took the snack truck stolen from Res Dog’s first heist.

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Agent Big later shares conspiracy videos on his phone with Leon, Willie Jack’s father, creating an unlikely bond between these men. Mose and Mekko then engage in a rap battle against each other, but White Steve, a calm but rap-ready member of the Mafia team, came out of his first place. However, it’s Willie Jack inside the shelter and Uncle Brownie outside that bookend at the heart of what’s going on.


Brownie and Officer Big discuss tornado in Reservation Dogs

Willie Jack uses the love she has for her parents to finally talk about what the small town has been avoiding for a year. Daniel’s suicide affected almost everyone in different but important ways, and the associated grief and guilt deeply hurt his family. With his declaration of love for them and his refusal to leave town, Willie Jack shows signs of healing. Of all the dogs, Willie Jack was the first to come to terms with his grief and move on.

Cheese backs Willie Jack in his decision, splitting the Dogs in half. He is the quietest member of the Dogs, and his response to Daniel’s death has remained unexplored, but his kind heart may mean he has absorbed the grief as healthily as possible. It’s a series of important emotional turns, even as the stress makes Dogs as a group never be the same again.

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On the outside, Brownie’s faith in her medicine offers a humorous look at faith and courage. He might be an old man with a questionable weed, but his heart is in the right place and he’s determined to save his city in his own way. This too pays a returned dividend. Dogs Reservation has no problem accepting their culture and faith without needing to question it too much. Brownie’s encounter with Bear’s dubious spirit guide after the storm pays off, as someone had to step in and fight for the heart of this small town.

So much love and care has been incorporated into this bittersweet season finale, slowly and methodically revealing the damage heartbreak can do. Daniel’s death did the one thing he probably would never have wanted, to separate his friends. It also brings the city together in a celebration of survival. The tornado did some damage, but it’s nothing of the time and the investment will not resolve in a season to come.

Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs releases new episodes every Monday on FX on Hulu.

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Sterlin Harjo, cast of ‘Reservation Dogs’ appearing at the Emmy Awards Sunday | Television https://mino-warabi.com/sterlin-harjo-cast-of-reservation-dogs-appearing-at-the-emmy-awards-sunday-television/ https://mino-warabi.com/sterlin-harjo-cast-of-reservation-dogs-appearing-at-the-emmy-awards-sunday-television/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/sterlin-harjo-cast-of-reservation-dogs-appearing-at-the-emmy-awards-sunday-television/

“Reservation Dogs” co-creator Sterlin Harjo and the four main cast of the Oklahoma FX touring series will be among the actors and TV industry figures making special appearances at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. CBS.

CBS and the Television Academy announced on Wednesday that some of Hollywood’s biggest stars will appear at the awards show, which will be hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.

Harjo, a filmmaker from Oklahoma, will be joined by “Reservation Dogs” cast Paulina Alexis, Lane Factor, Devery Jacobs and D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai. The first season of “Reservation Dogs” was filmed primarily in Okmulgee.

According to a press release, others appearing on the show will be Anthony Anderson, Angela Bassett, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Coolidge, Kaley Cuoco, Beanie Feldstein, Allyson Felix, America Ferrera, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Vanessa Lachey, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Jessica Long, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Sarah Paulson, Amy Poehler, Billy Porter, Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez, Seth Rogen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailee Steinfeld, Patrick Stewart , Wilmer Valderrama, Kerry Washington and Bowen Yang. Additional talents joining the show will be announced later.

“Reservation Dogs” (available on FX on Hulu) follows four young aboriginals on the modern reservation. The creators of the series, Harjo and Taika Waititi, are indigenous, as is the Writer’s Room and every series regular. The show is unlike anything seen on television before.

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FX on Hulu renews Taika Waititi’s ‘reservation dogs’ for season 2 https://mino-warabi.com/fx-on-hulu-renews-taika-waititis-reservation-dogs-for-season-2/ https://mino-warabi.com/fx-on-hulu-renews-taika-waititis-reservation-dogs-for-season-2/#respond Sat, 04 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/fx-on-hulu-renews-taika-waititis-reservation-dogs-for-season-2/

FX on Hulu has decided to go ahead with a second season of Taika Waititi’s original series Dogs Reservation.

The streaming platform, which serves as the hub for FX Networks, commissioned season 2 of the comedy centered around a group of native teens filmed on location on a rural Oklahoma reservation. The eight-episode first season just debuted on August 9 and has aired about half of its episodes so far.

“We were eager to share Reservation Dogs with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX in a statement. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “

Harjo is from Oklahoma and co-created the series with Waititi. It stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor. The directors of the series have ensured that every writer, director and actor on the series is of Native American descent.

The series received positive attention from critics, with Decider’s Joel Keller saying Dogs Reservation is “funny, above all. But it’s also a unique look at the life of teenagers on rural Amerindian reservations, and what these teenagers resort to to get away. Read our full review of Dogs Reservation.

The FX Productions series is produced by Harjo, Waititi and Garrett Basch. The actual number of views to measure the popularity of the show is currently not available (as is usually the case with streaming).

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“Reservation Dogs”: Cast, Reviews & Everything We Know About The FX Comedy Series https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-cast-reviews-everything-we-know-about-the-fx-comedy-series/ https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-cast-reviews-everything-we-know-about-the-fx-comedy-series/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-cast-reviews-everything-we-know-about-the-fx-comedy-series/

As television strives to tell more inclusive stories from different angles, Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo have delivered a new original comedy series that highlights an Indigenous community in the FX series on Hulu. Dogs Reservation.

The series is filmed on location in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and boasts incredible Indigenous portrayal in front and behind the camera. Every writer, director, and regular on the show is Indigenous, who is billed as a “one-of-a-kind creative team” by FX, telling a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences.

The first season of Dogs Reservations is currently in progress. Here’s everything you need to know about the series.

What is the plot of “Reservation Dogs”?

Dogs Reservation follows a group of four teenagers growing up on a rural Oklahoma reservation. After losing a friend a year before the show started, the quartet decide to steal, steal, and save so they can afford to leave their hometown and travel to faraway California. In their way methheads, local police and a rival gang stand in their way.

Who is part of the cast of “Reservation Dogs”?

Worth mentioning again, every regular series in Dogs Reservation is indigenous. This of course includes the four main roles that make up the titular group: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill, Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan, Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack and Lane Factor as Cheese.

The rest of the Dogs Reservation the cast includes:

  • Elva Guerra – Jackie
  • Xavier Bigpond – Weeze
  • Sarah Podemski – Rita
  • Jack Maricle – White Steve
  • Zahn McClarnon – Large
  • Lil Mike – Moses
  • Funny bone – Mekko
  • June Barnett – Bone Thug Dog
  • Matty Cardarople – Ansel
  • Kirk Fox – Kenny Boy
  • Kimberly Guerrero – Aunt B
  • Jon Proudstar – Leon
  • Keland Lee Bearpaw – Danny Bighead
  • Dallas Goldtooth – Spirit

Some guest stars have so far / will include Garrett Hedlund, Macon Blair, Bobby Lee and Wes Studi.

When are the “Reservation Dogs” episodes released?

Dogs Reservation premiered on August 9 and released new episodes weekly on Mondays exclusively on FX on Hulu.

Five episodes of the season’s eight episodes have aired so far, with the sixth, “Hunting,” scheduled for release on September 6.

The final for Dogs Reservation the first season is scheduled for September 20

Reviews on “Reservation Dogs”

Dogs Reservation was one of the highest rated shows of the year, currently winning a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes And one 83 on metacritics.

In his review, Variety called the show “a series that evokes a sense of belonging just as well as does the new Dogs Reservation. Dogs Reservation is a beautiful and eminently observable triumph.

Also: Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo discuss ‘Reservation Dogs’ and the importance of comedy in Native series

‘Reservation Dog’ trailer

Get an idea of ​​what Dogs Reservation is all about his trailer below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoHewFAkrWU

How to watch “Reservation Dogs”

Dogs Reservation is an FX exclusive series on Hulu, which means you can only watch the show if you have a Hulu subscription. The Hulu streaming service offers an ad-supported plan that starts at $ 5.99 per month or an ad-free plan at $ 11.99 per month; a free trial of Hulu is also available for new subscribers.

Another option to get more for your money is the Disney package (Disney owns Hulu). This deal gives subscribers access to Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus for a one-time monthly fee of $ 13.99.

Will there be a season 2 of “Reservation Dogs”?

Even though the first season is roughly halfway through, FX has already committed to a second season of Dogs Reservation.

“We couldn’t wait to share Dogs Reservation with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “

The second season of Dogs Reservation is expected to be released in 2022.

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‘Reservation Dogs’ renewed for Season 2 at FX on Hulu – The Hollywood Reporter https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-renewed-for-season-2-at-fx-on-hulu-the-hollywood-reporter/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-renewed-for-season-2-at-fx-on-hulu-the-hollywood-reporter/

FX on Hulu sticks with Reservation dogs.

The FX Networks Streaming Center picked up a second season of the comedy centering on a group of Native teenagers on a rural Oklahoma reservation (where it is also filming). The renewal comes amid the eight-episode first season, which premiered on August 9.

“We were eager to share Reservation dogs with viewers and are delighted that they seem to like it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season,” said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX. “Sterlin Harjo has executed his creative vision by teaming up with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, the brilliant cast and crew to create one of the best new TV comedies and a groundbreaking showcase of representation and raw talent.”

Oklahoma native Harjo and Waititi co-created the series, which stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor. Every writer, director and actor on the show is Indigenous.

The series received uniformly positive reviews, with The Hollywood Reportersays Daniel Fienberg Reservation dogs is “easy going, but quietly revolutionary”. (As usual with streaming outlets, viewership numbers are not publicly available.)

Harjo and Waititi executives produce the FX Productions series with Garrett Basch.

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“Reservation Dogs” renewed for season 2 on FX on Hulu https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-renewed-for-season-2-on-fx-on-hulu/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-renewed-for-season-2-on-fx-on-hulu/

Dogs Reservation made a great first impression at FX on Hulu, which renewed the comedy series to just five episodes in its first year, TVLine has learned.

Season 2 is slated to launch in 2022, while the first season will continue with Episode 6 on Monday, September 6. In this episode, aptly titled “Hunting”, Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Leon (Jon Proudstar) go … hunting.

Last month’s series premiere averaged a TVLine reader rating of “A-“; the Season 1 finale drops on Monday, September 20.

“We couldn’t wait to share Dogs Reservation with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “

Co-created by Harjo and Waititi – who also produce the show – Dogs Reservation follows four indigenous teenagers from rural Oklahoma who steal, steal, and save in order to travel to the exotic, mysterious and distant land of California. In addition to Alexis and Proudstar, the cast includes D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear, Devery Jacobs as Elora and Lane Factor as Cheese, while all of the writers , directors and regular series of the series are indigenous.

TVLine’s Streaming Renewal Dashboard has been updated to reflect Dogs Reservation‘Second year pickup. Happy to hear that he will be back? Tell us below!

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