“You’re good thieves, best in town”, a scruffy guy says, handing over cash to a trio of teens…before admitting that “it is a small town.”
The small town in question is actually a reservation, making BINGE‘s newest teen series one of TV’s first First Nations stories with this kind of irreverent, slacker strain of comedy. Produced by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, Reservation Dogs is a must-see, introducing us to a gang of Indigenous Oklahoma kids desperate to get out to California. It’s available on BINGE from August 10.
Their mission, should they foolishly choose to accept it, involves taking on whatever petty crime schemes they can to raise money for their West Coast ambitions. New talent D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Jewel Alexis and Lane Factor play our quartet of unlikely heroes, all clad in awesome suits to rep the Quentin Tarantino vibe referenced in the series’ title.
You might recognise Zahn McClarnon, the bad arse killer Hanzee from season 2 of Fargo, as the beleaguered cop who questions the gang on the disappearance of a truck full of chips. A crunchy and hilarious mystery.
If you’re drawn in by the setting, lovable characters, and quite beautiful yet low-key aesthetic of the series as exhibited in the trailer above, BINGE is the place to be: the home of the Reservation Dogs, whether their plan to get out of the rez works out or not.