Rutherford Falls: Season 1

Rutherford Falls: Season 1

Rutherford Falls: Season 1

A small town in upstate New York is turned upside down when local legend and town namesake, Nathan Rutherford fights the moving of a historical statue in this comedy series from Ed Helms and the co-creator of Parks and Recreation.

Rutherford Falls represents a breakthrough moment in Native representation for comedy television, with Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Michael Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation) starring and five Native staff writers.

2021USANBC
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
23 April 2021

Pilot

Nathan Rutherford and his friend Reagan fight against the relocation of a historical statue.

EPISODE 1.2
23 April 2021

Buckheart Lodge

Nathan seeks guidance from a professor. Reagan tries to win over members of their Tribal Council.

EPISODE 1.3
23 April 2021

Aunt Ida's 90th Birthday

Nathan leaves Reagan in charge of the museum and heads out of town to reconnect with his family.

EPISODE 1.4
23 April 2021

Terry Thomas

Terry reflects on his family and career during an interview with Josh.

EPISODE 1.5
23 April 2021

History Fair

Nathan and Reagan serve as judges in their town's annual History Fair.

EPISODE 1.6
23 April 2021

Negotiations

Nathan seeks allies to settle legal difficulties and Reagan solicits donations for her cultural center.

EPISODE 1.7
23 April 2021

Rutherford Inc.

Negotiations ramp up between Rutherford Inc. and the Minishonka Nation. Reagan makes a discovery.

EPISODE 1.8
23 April 2021

Skoden

Terry and Reagan attend a Native American gaming conference;. Nathan forms an unlikely alliance.

EPISODE 1.9
23 April 2021

Stoodis

Nathan and Reagan struggle to navigate changes in their communities, livelihoods and friendship.

EPISODE 1.10
23 April 2021

D'Angelos

Nathan tries to process his family history as Reagan struggles to hire staff for her cultural center.

Rutherford Falls: Season 1 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s a promising new addition to the “Schurverse” while being comforting and distinctive on its own.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Rutherford Falls... has a good deal more to prove of itself, but it does have compelling leads and the promise of a strong premise...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Rutherford Falls feels like it's still figuring itself out in these early episodes.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

(Rutherford Falls) bears evidence of some significant growing pains, combining ambitious, intriguing ideas and slow, overly delicate storytelling.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

There are many appealing elements in play, notably a breakout comic performance by Jana Schmieding, but little clear sense of what the larger theme is going to be.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

By not turning people into talking points, Ornelas, Schur and Helms leave their characters free to become who they are in complicated ways, rather than what they are in obvious ones...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

While the gags need to start coming thicker and faster, there are certainly chuckles to be had.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

By playing both sides of a very hot topic, Rutherford Falls fails to hum, roar or even sputter to any satisfying degree.

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Variety

Variety

In the first four episodes... the show bobs and weaves between wacky shenanigans and grounded sincerity, never quite finding a way to settle on a happy medium...

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