If you’re looking for a show to fill the void that THE BEAR left, DOGS is for you. While it’s not quite as intense, it has a similar vibe in that the characters all feel realistic. Oh, and the lead character’s name happens to be Bear.

E1 and E2 do a fantastic job catching the audience up on what has happened since S1. And it does all of this with spirituality, 90s hip-hop, and a ton of funny moments. Yet, most importantly, RESERVATION DOGS is about trying to figure out who you are as a teen after a life-defining loss. Every character in this show is adapting, and it’s brilliantly realized.

On the other hand, E3 is about second chances for Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai). While the latest episode is a tad more serious, one can’t fault creator Sterlin Harjo for allowing their characters to grow.

I’m the first to admit that I continue to “Free Fall” in love with this show that proves that “catfish is life.”

It’s available on Hulu FX.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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