The FX comedy series Reservation Dogs has been a highlight for Taika Waititi fans and it has also garnered appraisal from critics and the audience both, casting Native Americans in lead roles and addressing life on a reservation. The humor in the series is quite unique which is in line with Waititi’s other work. The series is co-created by Waititi and Sterling Harjo. So, we have made a list of the best series like Reservation Dogs, but unfortunately, there are very few series that show the Native American experience directly, so here are the best 10 shows with Reservation Dogs’ unique humor and different style.
Rutherford Falls (Peacock)
Synopsis: Rutherford Falls is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.
What We Do in the Shadows (Hulu)
Synopsis: A look into the daily lives of four vampires who’ve been together for hundreds of years; after a visit from their dark lord and leader, they’re reminded of their purpose in coming to New York City over a century ago.
Los Espookys (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Set in a fictional Latin American country, where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life, this series finds four eccentric friends–Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), Andres (Julio Torres), Ursula (Cassandra Ciangherotti) and Tati (Ana Fabrega)–creating a business that brings horror fantasies to life for a variety of clients. Fred Armisen co-stars.
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Hulu)
Synopsis: “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic twenty-something-year-old visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters (Kayla Cromer and Maeve Press), one of whom is on the autism spectrum. When Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely death, the siblings are left to cope with not only a devastating loss, but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in and hold it all together. Navigating autism, budding sexuality, consent, parenthood, adolescence, family and grief, the heartfelt comedy will follow this imperfect family as they discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a time.
Synopsis: The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: the Hicks, the Skids, and the Hockey Players, who are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters that often end with someone getting their ass kicked.
Kim’s Convenience (Netflix)
Synopsis: While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.
Wellington Paranormal (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Follows the adventures of Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary, “What We Do In The Shadows”) and Minogue (Mike Minogue, “What We Do In The Shadows”), hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu, “Savage”), investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on a surprisingly regular basis.
Schitt’s Creek (Hulu)
Synopsis: Schitt’s Creek, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. It centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships, and most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
Derry Girls (Netflix)
Synopsis: Set in Derry Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict. It’s a warm, laugh out loud funny and honest look at the lives of an ordinary family living through the Troubles in the early nineties. Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and ‘peace’ walls are all an everyday reality for Erin. But, despite all that, she has other things to worry about, like the fact the boy she’s in love with (actually in LOVE with), doesn’t know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin in EVERYTHING she does. Or that head teacher, Sister Michael, refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin’s never even kissed anyone yet. Like all teenage girls, Erin has her own Troubles. Derry Girls is based on writer Lisa McGee’s (Indian Summers, Being Human) own experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst immense civil conflict.
Flight Of The Conchords (HBO Max)
Synopsis: This fantastic series follows the misadventures of struggling folk act Flight of the Conchords. Hoping to extend their fan base beyond one obsessed groupie, the guys move to New York, where it soon becomes apparent that the US isn’t ready for their unique brand of music.