Author: Dick Ebert

American Gods Episode 1 Review: “A Winter’s Tale”

American Gods Episode 1 Review: “A Winter’s Tale” After a lengthy off-season, “American Gods” roared back to life with an impressive season premiere. Stronger dialogue, rich scenery, and camera discipline pulled us into the world as Shadow found his way through Wisconsin and Mr. World found a new face. In...

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American Gods Season 3 Preview

American Gods Season 3 Preview The long wait is over! After a pandemic and behind-the-scenes battles delayed production, “American Gods” returns for Season 3 on January 10. The King Bee and Gene Lyons are back with a look at what’s happened since Season 2, who’s coming back, and multiple ways...

Lovecraft Country – Last Letters

Lovecraft Country – Last Letters “Lovecraft Country” Season 1 is over, but the letters and voicemail keep pouring in. Ash and Gene respond to your thoughts on Leti’s survival, Diana’s revenge, Ruby’s final acts, and the quality of the series as a whole.

Lovecraft Country Episode 10 Review: “Full Circle”

Lovecraft Country Episode 10 Review: “Full Circle” True to its title, the “Lovecraft Country” season finale tied up several huge storylines explored during its 10-episode run. Listeners asked what we thought of those storylines, and we’re here to tell you. Our “Full Circle” Deep Dive also examines the sometimes-confounding magic...

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review: “Rewind 1921”

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review Lovecraft Country redefined the purpose of a penultimate episode this week with Episode 9: “Rewind 1921.” As Leti, Tic, and Montrose traveled back in time, we were reintroduced to Uncle George, shown Hippolyta’s power, and invited to explore the interplay between homosexuality and fatherhood—all played...

Lovecraft Country Episode 8 Review: “Jig-a-Bobo”

Lovecraft Country Episode 8 Review: “Jig-a-Bobo” Lovecraft Country aspired from day one to mix eldritch horror with the terrors of racism in America. And Episode 8 showed us exactly how powerful that combination could be. The scares were scarier. The action was intense. And “Jig-a-Bobo” painfully examined the complex issues...

Emmitt Till

Hey,Idk if I’m breaking the rules by sending a second email but I have thoughts and I didn’t want to lay an essay in you. I really didn’t like the show’s handling of Emmitt Till. It felt cheap. He’s essentially just an extra in previous extras, isn’t mentioned for a...

Lovecraft Country S1 E8

Hello Ashley and Gene,I’ll start be thanking you both, again, for this podcast and the opportunity to talk about this show. It’s obviously not just a horror series. Most shows of that genre don’t take the time to explore the aftermath of sudden, violent death. Unfortunately, while all the adults...

Lovecraft Country As Nostalgia

Hi Gene and Ash,I started writing this email before episode 7 and all the fallout occurred. I wanted to capture why I was enjoying the show on a personal level. It got put to one side but feel it needed finishing and sending. Before getting back into the original purpose...