Reservation Dogs: BUSSIN'
August 3, 2023 4:51 PM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Teenie brings the Rez Dogs home.
posted by porpoise (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
The planned final season.
posted by porpoise at 4:52 PM on August 3, 2023 [1 favorite]


Vulture.com recap
Notable is a Comanche-Ponca Juggalo Ryan Redcorn. Also Elora's dad is White and alive!
posted by fiercekitten at 5:51 PM on August 3, 2023 [1 favorite]


Is this the first time the Spirit has broken the 4th wall and talked directly to the audience? I loved his callout at the start; it made sense in a recap-y kind of way, but the 2nd time seemed a bit unnecessary and kind of obvious ("I'm like a Greek chorus...with a loincloth" made me laugh, tho) and the 3rd time was really unnecessary ("let's see where the story goes next" type stuff). Maybe I'm misremembering but I don't recall that happening in previous seasons. Still, he's such a fun character it's hard to be annoyed at more of him.

Lots of the great little moments ("Time to hunt for the village." "You know I think in this case we're just gatherers") that make this show so great, along with the conversations between Elora and Teenie, Bear closing things with his dad and Elora seeing things open for hers...really glad this is back.
posted by mediareport at 7:56 PM on August 3, 2023 [4 favorites]


I am so glad this is back!! I love this show.

and the 3rd time was really unnecessary

yeah, I felt the same way and wondered at the choice. I do know that Spirit has become a beloved character in indigenous circles, so I wondered if it was a hat-tip to the community? Or if they couldn’t get all the footage they needed before the WGA strike and this was some filmic problem solving? Don’t know. But the hilariously long black box under the loincloth was great.

Still, Spirit has some of the best lines - and the single tear! The show continues to grab back the “Indian” tropes they’ve lived under with both hands and great humor.

I thought Teenie was pretty insensitive in telling Elora about her father (“we’re friends on Facebook… he’s always been nice to me”) but I’m happy to be shown a different interpretation of that.

I love how well the kids just roll with everything that’s thrown their way. And I’m really curious to see what path Cheese takes into adulthood. Not to mention Bear. I mean - he has spirits talk directly to him — such a rare gift, and he’s too busy feeling all the plights of what he doesn’t have to see it! And I wonder if that’s the story of every teenager (me included) — that you start into adulthood with SO many gifts, so much beauty, and all you can focus on is all the shit you thought you should have had but didn’t get.
posted by Silvery Fish at 2:49 AM on August 4, 2023 [2 favorites]


Can someone post Ep 2? Fanfare hates my mobile browser and won't let me post TV series. I really want to talk about it.
posted by fiercekitten at 7:33 AM on August 4, 2023


Can someone post Ep 2? Fanfare hates my mobile browser and won't let me post TV series. I really want to talk about it.

Done! Don’t have time to write now, but I wanna talk about it too.
posted by Silvery Fish at 8:24 AM on August 4, 2023


I thought Teenie was pretty insensitive in telling Elora about her father (“we’re friends on Facebook… he’s always been nice to me”) but I’m happy to be shown a different interpretation of that.

To my eye, it seemed like Teenie legitimately had no idea that Elora's dad wasn't common knowledge, and once she finds out she's too astonished to be diplomatic. She's been away from the community where (as she says) "nobody ever talks about anything" for a long time, it's not surprising that she has gotten used to a different norm.

(Granted I may have this interpretation because I'm always the one in my family who lives far away and doesn't ever quite know what the Unspeakable Secrets are and what the Regular Speakable Secrets are and what is just regular shit to talk about.)
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 10:17 PM on August 9, 2023 [3 favorites]


Dallas Goldtooth's stare into the camera with a single tear running down his face . . . perfect.

I don't get the sense that Bear is caught up in the shit he didn't get . . . more the shit he's never going to get. I think that's what's driving both him and Elora Dannan.

It's hard to describe the feeling of growing up in a rural place where literally NO ONE ever leaves due to poverty and racism. Like, yeah, you're poor, but you're poor around people who care about you and understand what you're going through. I don't think either of them want to get trapped like that, but (like myself) they weren't sure how--in a late stage capitalist hellscape--to get the fuck out when no one you know can or would support you in your decision.

I think Teenie was honestly shocked to learn that she had no idea who her dad was at first and then "of course you don't know, we don't talk about shit". Been there.
posted by kaiseki at 5:12 PM on August 27, 2023 [1 favorite]


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