Authenticity, comedy keys to FX on Hulu’s ‘Reservation Dogs’

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Aug. 9 on FX Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo has seen countless TV shows and movies that have tried to depict life on the reservation. He saw them fail because they missed one important point. “The truth is it’s all different. Every community is very different and every reservation is very different. So not one experience can ever represent the whole experience,” Harjo says. Harjo avoided the approach of generalizing in regards to life on the reservation with his new FX on Hulu series “Reservation Dogs.” He opted with the half-hour comedy to focus on one specific place and one specific group of friends. The series follows four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. It debuted on Aug 9 as part of the FX on Hulu offerings. “We want to get the truth, but, also, we need to entertain as well. And it’s about making people laugh,” Harjo say
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