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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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Baby Frankenstein Movie Review

Jul 24, 2020 No Comments by

So, I just watched what just may be the most terrifying horror movie of 2020 thus far. Surprisingly, this film has nothing to do with terrible worldwide pandemics or corrupt politics. In fact, what it does deal with is something far more horrible. My friends, this nightmare of a film is called Baby Frankenstein, brought […]

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The Walking Dead Season 10 Midterm Report Card

Nov 25, 2019 No Comments by

If you’re at least my age and you were around for the golden era of the American sitcom, then you’re familiar with the following scenario: A hit show based on a family dynamic starts to lose steam as the child actors grow out of their roles. At this point, the all-knowing and wise producers step […]

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The Walking Dead Season 9 Final Grade

Apr 01, 2019 No Comments by

  AMC’s pop-cultural phenomenon and television’s first zombie opus The Walking Dead has just splattered the rotten dome of its ninth season all over our screens and I’m here to help you clean up the mess. After beginning the series red hot and stringing together five consecutive seasons that ranged from good to great, the […]

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The Walking Dead Season 9 Midterm Report Card

Nov 26, 2018 1 Comment by

AMC has just executed a lethal head shot on the first half of the network’s ninth — NINTH! — season of TV’s first and most successful zombie drama (Zomba? Drombie?) and unfortunately things continue to smell a little off. The Walking Dead’s ninth season begins a year and a half after the defeat of Negan […]

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