Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 9 & 10

Welcome to the final installment of our five-week trek through the thrills and spills of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” (2020). This television series and our exploration of it have taken us through a wide range of topics. We’ve examined how the show and the 2014 Matt Ruff novel upon which it’s based draw from the cosmicContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 9 & 10″

Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episode 8

By contrast to “I Am,” our second episode this week, “Jig-A-Bobo” concerns itself more with the seemingly endless grief of ongoing American racism and racist violence, rooted in past evils but still doggedly pursuing, mocking, and menacing us, just like the two creepy girls who follow Diana (Jada Harris) after she is spit cursed byContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episode 8″

Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6

The title of episode five, “Strange Case” strongly echoes the titles of several H.P. Lovecraft tales (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” and “The Statement of Randolph Carter” for example. This resonance is apt since the episode’s parallel narrative both deal with forbidden knowledge and secret identities. However, somewhat surprisingly, this episode turns our attentionContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6″