'Reservation Dogs' offers empathetic, quirky depiction

You'll kick yourself for not watching sooner


February 16, 2023

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Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai) and Cheese (Lane Factor) are the "Reservation Dogs" on Hulu.

It took me a while, in the midst of other assignments and recommendations, but I finally finished watching both seasons of "Reservation Dogs" on Hulu, per the suggestion of reader John Skans, and I find myself wishing I'd made more time for this show before.

Like "Northern Exposure" did with its fictional small town of Cicely, Alaska, "Reservation Dogs" depicts the amusing and occasionally discouraging idiosyncrasies of everyday life in its isolated rural community, trading traditional sitcom studios for on-location shooting, while eschewing laugh tracks entirely.

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