The compelling thing about AMC's Dark Winds doesn't only lie in its story and the stellar performances of the actors bringing it to life, but rather in its level of cultural accuracy. Set in the 1970s Southwest, Dark Winds follows Navajo police officer Lt. Joe Leaphorn and his partner Chee as they search for clues in a double murder that may or may not be linked to a high-profile bank robbery. This almost dynamite thriller gives viewers an intimate look into Native American culture, traditions, beliefs and some actual history that somehow only ever serves the plot in a positive way. Based on the Leaphorn & Chee novel series by Tony Hillerman and created for television by Graham Roland (Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan), Dark Winds takes us deeper into the reservation than we probably even deserve to be.
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