Category: Lovecraft Country

A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 7 Review: “I Am”

Lovecraft Country Episode 7 Review: “I Am” Lovecraft Country once again pushed the limits of representation, historical layering, trippy visuals, and empowerment when it told Hippolyta’s story in Episode 7: I am. The Shat Crew dives deep into why Atticus went to St. Louis, where portals took Atticus and Hippolyta,...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 5 Review: “Strange Case”

Lovecraft Country Episode 5 Review Listeners asked for a deeper, longer dive, so here it is. This week’s Shat on TV covers all the gore, glam, and “goddamn!” of Lovecraft Country Episode 5: Strange Case. Ash educates us on Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” a subject she actually taught at the college level....

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Lovecraft Country Episode 4 Review: “A History of Violence”

Lovecraft Country Episode 4 Review: “A History of Violence” We expected an Indiana Jones-style romp from Lovecraft Country Episode 4. And “A History of Violence” delivered that adventure on a bloody plate, examining what it feels like to be the aboriginal rather than the raider. In this podcast edition, we...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 3 Review: “Holy Ghost”

Lovecraft Country Episode 3 Review: “Holy Ghost”  “Lovecraft Country” promised us a spooky, sexy, seething mix of TV horror and real-world racism. And Episode 3 delivered on that promise in a big way. Learn the history of the Winthrop House, Christina Braithwaite’s involvement, and the significance of the episode’s...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 2 Review: “Whitey’s on The Moon”

Lovecraft Country Episode 2 Review: “Whitey’s on The Moon”  Lovecraft Country Episode 2 hit us hard and quick with a slew of new characters, Atticus’ dizzying lineage, hallucinations, rituals, cannibalism, ancient orders, and snake dick. Thankfully, we have answers. “Whitey’s on The Moon” pushed the audience into new territory...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 1 Review: “Sundown”

Lovecraft Country Episode 1 Review: “Sundown”  Our “Sundown” Deep Dive explores the breakneck page and refreshing attitude of Lovecraft Country’s debut episode. We examine the racist legacy of H.P Lovecraft, the legendary voice of James Baldwin, and the principle of “othering.” A voicemail about “The Green Book” takes Gene...