DARK WINDS: SEASON ONE
Starring: Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten, Deanna Allison, Rainn Wilson, Elva Guerra, Jeremiah Bitsui, Eugene Brave Rock, and Noah Emmerich
Creator: Graham Roland
Dark Winds is not without its bright spots. Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon are great as a pair of Navajo sheriffs forced into a reluctant partnership, and the cinematography should be recognized amongst the best on television. However, the central mystery is sorely lacking. Things that should be major plot points come across as afterthoughts to the show’s Native American setting, almost like the producers were so caught up in making an authentic Navajo-centric experience that they forgot to flesh out the actual story. I commend the effort to feature such an underrepresented community with total reverence, but it doesn’t make for a compelling drama.