Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2021 | Widescreen edition
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Based on Matt Ruff's novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monsters of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

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lindy919
Apr 18, 2021

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Good acting and story; CGI ranges from good to bad; each episode feels like it's 2 hours long as opposed to the actual 45 minutes. The use of modern music was a really big problem for me - it instantly took me out of the 1950s. By around episode 7, I just wanted to get thru it. I'm not really looking forward to a 2nd season but will probably watch it if it gets made.
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Patch777
Apr 06, 2021

I wanted to like it but not much Lovecraft really and the story is ridiculous and convoluted for no reason, its got the Klan, and super natural monsters and for some reason a Mayan trans-gendered spirit and other universes and past lives. Wow what a mess. The Girl Jurnee is gorgeous but the male protagonist doesnt hold my interest and lacks screen charisma

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Obsolete
Mar 31, 2021

My my my! Sci-fi,Horror…What is it?
It is the 1950's and the main characters are black readers of science fiction. It is a time in which when sunset comes, our heroes are not running from vampires but white racists.
The production & story quality is uneven to the level where you might feel amazed & disgusted from one moment to the next. It rolls by with the quality not so much of science fiction but of a dime-store romance novel. I found myself fascinated by beauty when this worked. Often when there is great potential to show or say something it is lost as quickly as if a wind had blown into the studio and washed away the idea.
So definitely here, don't expect great intellect. I wish there had been more of that as I think there is great potential to this series. A lot of talent perhaps wasted by putting the production in the wrong hands.
You might enjoy this never the less but be prepared to also have to ride through the car wreck when the story runs off the road.

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Mr_Bounds47
Mar 06, 2021

The latest idiot box celluloid from Misha Green ("Underground"),is literally all over the place like how real life newspapers used to be.It's an overwhelmingly borderline failure because of this fact,because it nearly bites off more than it can chew.It's has brazen social elements based on a 1950's timeline that are highly unlikely concerning a racial demographic that used to be conservative in real life overall literally.However,Misha Green's spell that she put on her latest idiot box celluloid is strangely alluring and frightening.That's why i give her a pass for all of the highly unlikely social elements she depicts for a 1950's historical timeline.

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conniemaas
Mar 01, 2021

This is Great !! If you like a good horror movie this one is for you .. It also brings to mind how very badly people of color have been treated (and still are treated) . I like this on many levels.

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Tjavierb
Feb 22, 2021

Starts off strong, peters a bit in the middle, and finishes okay.

I loved each episode individually but as a whole, there are some pacing issues.

It's a strong and interesting adaptation of the book.

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