In the midst of TV’s fall-season fuss, two of the best summer shows have season-finales.
Each show wraps up its second season Wednesday (Sept. 28) and has been renewed for a third. Each is worth catching … and worth finding previous episodes, via streamers. They are:
— “Resident Alien,” at 10 p.m. on Syfy, and then on Peacock. Now that he’s rescued the alien baby, Harry must decide whether to destroy all Earthlings. He kind of likes some of them.
— “Reservation Dogs” (shown here) on Hulu. The friends are finally ready for their pilgrimage to California.
The “Alien” finale hasn’t been available for review, but the “Dogs” one is. It continues the show’s neatly casual approach.
Here are four Native American teens in small-town Oklahoma. They’re sort of drifting through life, except for one goal: Get money and go to California.
That fell apart at the start of this season. Elora (left) split from her longtime friend Bear (right) and decided to go there with Jackie – their sometimes-enemy, the one with bleached hair and ominous stare. Their car promptly broke down, putting everything on hold.
Now the friends are back together, with a renewed mission: Earlier, their teacher had them write about their goals. Willie Jack (center) got the one from her late cousin Daniel, whose goal was to get to California.
So that’s their mission: Drive to California. Bring any money they’ve gathered, from Bear’s roofing job and beyond. Bring Daniel’s letter, and take it to the ocean.
The rest is iffy … including how they’ll get Elora’s car out of the impound lot. That’s the charm here – good kids with bad plans … or no plans at all. They stumble through life, while we root for them.
There’s a major crisis … and some bizarre assistance … and then the finish.
What happens next to these casual dreamers? We don’t know and neither do they, but we’ll keep watching in the seasons ahead.