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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 10: Full Circle

Oct 23, 2020 No Comments by

Time is running out to save Dee and prevent Christina Braithwhite from completing her dark ritual. Tic, Leti, and Company, with the Book of Names in possession, must return to Ardham for a final confrontation with the evils of the Order of the Ancient Dawn, a confrontation in which all timespace hangs in the balance… […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 9: Rewind 1921 Review

Oct 16, 2020 No Comments by

With Dee in magical stasis, the search for The Book of Names becomes more urgent than ever as our heroes are forced to travel back in time to retrieve a copy from 1921 before it is destroyed in the Tulsa Race Massacre. But doing so will force Montrose to confront some very dark memories. It […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 8: Jig-a-Bobo Review

Oct 09, 2020 No Comments by

“Jig-a-Bobo” begins shortly after the lynching of Emmett Till, a horrific murder with deep echoes for the Freeman family, since Till was a friend of Diana Freeman (Jada Harris). Trying to escape and be alone with her grief, Diana runs afoul of the Chicago police while Tic, Montrose, and Leti race to find a way […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 7: I Am Review

Oct 02, 2020 No Comments by

Hot in pursuit of the Book of Names, Tic realizes he may have a family connection to it and goes to St. Louis to track it down. Meanwhile, Aunt Hippolyta begins investigating what happened to Uncle George. Both come together at an enigmatic observatory, laying the groundwork for the trippiest episode of the series thus […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 6: Meet Me in Daegu Review

Sep 25, 2020 No Comments by

Lovecraft Country has teased Tic having had “a girl in Korea” several times already over the course of the series, and in Episode 6, “Meet Me in Daegu,” we finally find out who she is. Ji-Ah (Jamie Chung) is a demure nursing student with a love for American musicals who lives alone with her mother […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 5: Strange Case Review

Sep 18, 2020 No Comments by

Picking up after Episode 4’s shocker of an ending, “Strange Case” begins with Tic violently confronting Montrose, but really centers on Ruby Baptiste (Wunmi Mosaku), now living with William (Jordan Patrick Smith) and offered a Faustian bargain: the possibility of living as a white woman through the Braithwhites’ magic. What follows is a seduction, both […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 4: A History of Violence Review

Sep 11, 2020 No Comments by

The mysterious and malevolent Braithwaites have left Ardham and come to Chicago, having survived the implosion of their mansion, and it’s becoming clear that their reach extends far beyond Massachusetts. To counter their occult power, Tic, Leti, and Montrose have to return to Massachusetts to seek out an enigmatic manuscript hidden beneath the Boston Museum. […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 3: Holy Ghost Review

Sep 04, 2020 No Comments by

Episode 3 takes Lovecraft Country in a slightly different direction…. Picking up a month after the end of Episode 2, we find the protagonists back in Chicago. After Uncle George’s funeral, each drift their separate ways. Tic has been staying with his Aunt Hippolyta (Aunjanue Ellis), who suspects that her husband wasn’t really just shot […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 2: Whitey’s on the Moon Review

Aug 27, 2020 No Comments by

Episode 1 of Lovecraft Country introduced us to Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), a black Korean War Veteran and science fiction fan who returns from Korea to find that his estranged father has run off to Ardham, Massachusetts. With his childhood friend “Leti” Lewis (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance), Tic begins a […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 1: Sundown Review

Aug 20, 2020 No Comments by

It’s a great time to be a fan of H.P. Lovecraft. If you want proof, just look at all the controversy over his racism. Hear me out, fellow cultists. I’ve written elsewhere about parsing Lovecraft’s antisemitism as a Jew (TL;DR, it was a rare instance of malignant illogicality on the part of a generally decent, […]

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