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"Reservation Dogs" (2021-) | Sam Gall TV Review Issue #8 Gem Mint 10.0

“Reservation Dogs“ (2021-)

Creators: Sterlin Harjo & Taika Waititi

Director: Sydney Freeland, Sterlin Harjo, Blackhorse Lowe

Writer: Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi, Bobby Wilson, Sydney Freeland, Tommy Pico

Starring: D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Elva Guerra, Zahn McClarnon, Kirk Fox, Sarah Podemski, Lil Mike, Funny Bone & more

Rated: TV-MA

Runtime: 30min

Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama

Country: United States

Language: English

Available on: Various VOD platforms like Hulu / FX

"Comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma."

You might like this if you like: Taika Waititi, Comedies, Crime Stores, Dramas, Native American Stories, Coming of Age Stories, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Elva Guerra, Zahn McClarnon, Kirk Fox, Sarah Podemski

D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (left), Devery Jacobs (middle) & Paulina Alexis (right) in "Reservation Dogs" (2021-)

Without searching for this, I believe I saw an ad that was shared by Taika Waititi on one of his social media accounts exclaiming he was a producer on this show and was sharing its first trailer.. And I couldn’t look away..

At the time of writing this, 6 episodes has been released all of which I’ve consumed and am only craving more!

Devery Jacobs (left) & Lane Factor (right) in "Reservation Dogs" (2021-)

I’m thankful for Taika Waititi’s sharing and producing of this show, but it truly stands on own legs with a powerful cast of new faces, familiar emotions and humor yet all through a different cultural lens wrapped up in a beautifully written show! We need more stories like these!

It’s so impressive, especially with such a young cast and, at least for me, all new faces! Devery Jacobs and Paulina Alexis are standouts! My favorite characters by far! They’re so damn tough and inspiring! I’m trying not to give anything away, but we really get the time each character deserves in this show!

Paulina Alexis (left) & Devery Jacobs (right) in "Reservation Dogs" (2021-)

D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Lane Factor are also wonderful in this! Their whole team and their little town is undeniably charming!

On top of that cast it’s all beautifully orchestrated together with the shots of the locations, music, storylines and more! I love, love, LOVE this show! It hits the funny cords and the emotional ones all at the perfect and most unexpected times, just like real life!