Lovecraft Country: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Lovecraft Country

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Anchored by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors' heroic performances, Misha Green's Lovecraft Country is a thrilling take on Lovecraftian lore that proves the Elder Gods aren't the only thing that goes bump in the cosmos.

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Critic Ratings: 103

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User Ratings: 608

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Air date: Aug 16, 2020

Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose. After recruiting his uncle George and childhood friend Letitia to join him, the trio sets out for "Ardham," MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus' late mother's ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2020

Inexplicably recovered from a terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts—Christina Braithwhite and her elusive father, Samuel—who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus' role in their upcoming "Sons of Adam" ceremony. Later, after Tic, Leti and George stumble upon a clue that could lead them to Montrose, each takes an unwelcome walk down memory lane.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2020

Leti hopes to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby, by turning a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago's North Side into a boarding house—an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George's wife, Hippolyta presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2020

After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic,and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby's disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2020

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2020

In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their violent first encounter.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

Hippolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery, and Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2020

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Air date: Oct 11, 2020

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Air date: Oct 18, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Lovecraft Country Season 1

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (30)

Lovecraft Country has an extraordinary ability to wink and keep a straight face at the same time, to be fun and serious simultaneously.

Aug 20, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Misha Green was not responding to George Floyd when she wrote this episode-she was responding to the history of police violence visited upon people whose skin has been kissed by the sun. The only thing that's new is the mythical beings who save them.

Aug 19, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The rules of the world Green has created remain confounding. Still, there's enough reason to watch, but patience will be necessary to see where it all will ultimately lead.

Aug 18, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

To call "Lovecraft Country" "wildly original" seems almost a quaint understatement. But it is wild. And original. Little doubt about that.

Aug 14, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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The show inadvertently simplifies the realities of white supremacy with its monster allegory, while treating the Black cast less as characters in their own right and more as vehicles for a sweeping critique of American racism.

Aug 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The creativity on display is phenomenal, with writing that's layered with meanings and allusions, acting that brings the kind of emotional grounding you don't always find in genre stories, and visual realizations that are stunning.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Lovecraft Country has the expansive storytelling, varied settings, and showy camerawork that people commonly call cinematic.

Sep 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Lovecraft Country melds the macabre monster stories of H. P. Lovecraft with the real-life horror of Jim Crow America.

Sep 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Oh, this is good.

Sep 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a stellar cast and exceptional writing, Lovecraft Country intends to provide us layer after layer of thoughts and images for us to chew on.

Sep 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Tremendously creative and hugely gripping, Lovecraft Country is astounding genre-defying television.

Sep 4, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Mature horror series has both mythical and human monsters.

Aug 28, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lovecraft Country: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    I wanted to like this so much. I looked forward to this and was so disappointed I feel like I have lost irreplaceable time off the back end of my life that will never be replaced.
  • 4d ago
    A great show with a lot of deep content beyond good horror. Like Watchmen, this series is not only superbly written, acted, directed and produced, but it really is an important act of sustained reflection for the moment we are living in now. The series retells with mastery the schizophrenic history of a country where Liberty has been considered a form of absolute ideal, but at the same time a part of the population have never been allowed to live the so called "American dream", limited only to watch it on TV or the cinema screen. I particularly like how the show intertwines the two biggest problems, racism and sexism, in a way that shows how the borders between them are fragile, ultimately nonexistent once you put yourself on the skin of the other, which the show, quite literally, does with mastery. Congratulations to all the actresses, actors writers, directors, and other staff. A true masterpiece in retelling story to include what the educative system has conveniently decided to forget.
  • 5d ago
    First episode was good but the rest was awful.
  • 6d ago
    I think this series is amazing. I love the actors and the way it's shot is lush. I really hope there's a second series.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    A promising first episode but then it deteriorated into something incompressible, I expected more Lovecraft but it's just bait
  • Sep 21, 2020
    Great cast doesn't deserve subjection to this poor script and pacing. Huge misfire for HBO. The show doesn't quite know what it wants to be. That wouldn't be a deal breaker for me per se, its the whole CW tone of the entire affair.
  • Sep 12, 2020
    Patiently awaiting the announcement of Season 2 and 3. This is my favorite show in 2020
  • Sep 12, 2020
    I loved the various themes, the actors, the setting, I really thought I would love that show but it's unwatchable for some reason. It's just boring and badly directed.
  • Sep 12, 2020
    Liked the first 2 episodes. The third just sucked. Maybe I was expecting more adventure, more magic, more plot, more mythical creatures. It started good, but it is falling flat to quickly. Maybe the next episode will be good. Here is to hope!
  • Sep 12, 2020
    Confusing, disjointed plot. Actors aren't that great.

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