RESERVATION DOGS returns for its final season, picking up right where it left off. It’s the best slice-of-life TV show, and I still can’t believe there aren’t more people tuning in weekly to see a “story as fresh as Mountain Dew.”
Creator Sterlin Harjo has continued to deliver his promise since the start of season one. He wanted to have the opportunity to tell truths about who his people are. And with DOGS, he has made a universal story that connects all of us through loss, love, and laughter. Where else can you find a show where one minute we are getting a homeless white Jesus helping kids and a rando-bus rider bonding with a kid over an Oreo? In those honest moments, DOGS transcends standard TV and feels like life.
While the first episode is stronger than the second, I did fall in love with Bear’s understanding of the “star people.” It’s beautiful to see him on his journey while the rest of the DOGS are on theirs.
Favorite quotes from the two-episode premiere:
- I’ll tell you a secret. Adults are f*cked up.”
- “There’s no miraculous change. You are the same person you were when you first opened your eyes. Except when you’re an adult, there will be baggage, and the baggage gets heavier. That’s what changes people.”
- “It’s what’s between the words that’s important.”
- “We are just echoes of things that came before.”
You don’t need a fallen spirit to advise you to tune in and watch RESERVATION DOGS. It’s an entertaining, insightful, funny piece of art that makes you feel alive while watching it.
The final season airs weekly and is available on Hulu FX. Don’t miss it!