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Lovecraft Country
« on: August 17, 2020, 10:02:02 PM »
I've just watched the first episode of "Lovecraft Country" and wow, it was a great start!
I did jump in places, and was annoyed that I was watching it in the dark hehe

(it also makes the issue of racism very clear, not all horror scenes were with monsters... :()
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 10:36:17 PM »
I plan to watch this tomorrow.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 08:54:29 PM »
I plan on giving it a try once a few more episodes are released.

I don't know what it is about me, but I can't seem to watch a newly released series until at least a handful of episodes have aired. Maybe it's a sense of impatience?

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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 04:10:19 PM »
I’ve heard good things and I’m excited to watch it.

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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 02:34:44 AM »
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and was excited to see it brought to the screen. There are significant differences, but on the evidence of the first episode, they’ve done a damn good job, and I’m definitely strapped in for the entire ride.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 10:29:36 AM »
I'll need to see this sometime!

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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2020, 04:28:12 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and was excited to see it brought to the screen. There are significant differences, but on the evidence of the first episode, they’ve done a damn good job, and I’m definitely strapped in for the entire ride.
Have you seen episode 2?
Super weird!
I actually thought that the whole house/cabala plot would last the entire series, but it was done and dusted (hehe) in one episode?

(I haven't read the book)
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2020, 11:02:44 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and was excited to see it brought to the screen. There are significant differences, but on the evidence of the first episode, they’ve done a damn good job, and I’m definitely strapped in for the entire ride.
Have you seen episode 2?
Super weird!
I actually thought that the whole house/cabala plot would last the entire series, but it was done and dusted (hehe) in one episode?

(I haven't read the book)
They're way off book already, but damn it's good! Episode 2 was even better, so epic and all in an hour.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 01:44:27 AM »
Just watched episode 1 and I'm hooked. J. H. Christ, you go in there for some Lovecraftian horror, and you get your existential dread out of white folk being extra racist and sadistic for so long, I was almost begging for CGI monsters to come around.
That diner scene had me on EDGE. When the monsters did come, the CGI was so-so but the show remained great, the characters carried it imo. I'm very excited for episode two in that distopian, oversaturated colours of a hou trap.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 09:28:19 PM »
ohmygawd episode 3 :o :o
SO SCARY!!!!
Again, both for the monsters/ghosts and for the truly awful racism so much part of the normal life :'(
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 05:43:07 AM »
So damn good! @ScarletBea Alex Brown's reviews of the show on tor.com contain some interesting real life incidents that mirror some of the racism that is portrayed in the show. The guy who plays Tic is good, but Jurnee Smollett as Leti is totally owning the show.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 08:07:23 AM »
100% agreed, I'm absolutely loving her, she's amazing!

And yeah, I've been reading those too - I didn't go read the real-life links last night (when I read the review after watching the episode) because I think those things need light of day and a few hours between them and sleep :-\
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 02:09:04 PM »
Jurnee Smollett as Leti is totally owning the show.
... as shown once again in episode 4!
I love how they turn the hero trope upside down, and it's the heroine who actually does everything (go first in the plank, rescues the documents, etc).

Each episode seems to be filmed/written in a different sub-genre, yesterday's was adventure/Indiana Jones-type :D
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 11:03:42 PM »
Jurnee Smollett as Leti is totally owning the show.
... as shown once again in episode 4!
I love how they turn the hero trope upside down, and it's the heroine who actually does everything (go first in the plank, rescues the documents, etc).

Each episode seems to be filmed/written in a different sub-genre, yesterday's was adventure/Indiana Jones-type :D
Yes, it's really cool how they're doing that, and once again Jurnee's Letitia stole the show from under everyone else's noses. And the plank scene was great, so tense.
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Re: Lovecraft Country
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2020, 09:54:25 PM »
I only watched episode 5 today - horror week, I had to close my eyes in several scenes :o

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And is Christina the original person, or is William? It can go either way, right?
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