Within the interview, Chavez defined that they attempt to keep away from digital camera work that “seems to be like” TV, and “Reservation Canines” is appropriately cinematic. Every episode is exclusive, nonetheless, each in tone and visible language. Chavez mentioned that whereas the opposite administrators do research Harjo’s episodes, together with the pilot, to verify they’re on the identical web page, they’re additionally inspired to make the episodes their very own:
“Sterlin has at all times mentioned, there’s the one factor in that episode that is your marker, your factor. In the event you have a look at Blackhorse’s [director Blackhorse Lowe] episodes, Blackhorse is nice at motion. Aside from that, most of us that direct on the present work on the present, so it is not the identical as going into a distinct tv present the place there are guidelines, the place it is like, ‘We solely shoot in wides. We keep out of singles. We reserve motion for particular issues.’ That is probably not right here.”
Whereas there’s a few of that exploration in season 1, the inventive variations between the episodes received a lot stronger in season 2. Among the finest episodes in season 2 is “Extensive Internet,” which is directed by Chavez and follows the Aunties, the ladies of the reservation, as they social gathering and attempt to hook up throughout their yearly journey to the Indian Well being Providers conference. Whereas most of the episodes have a coming-of-age, lazy summer season day form of vitality, “Extensive Internet” is a pure intercourse comedy, and it offers the Aunties an opportunity to shine.