Lovecraft Country: Season 1, Episode 2 Reviews

Collier Jennings
But Why Tho? A Geek Community
June 25, 2021

Plants the seeds for several revelations and ties up several plot points from the pilot.

Full Review | Original Score: 9
Jean Henegan
Pop Culture Maniacs
December 30, 2020

There was too much plot stuffed within the episode that made things a bit clunky -- and it was hard to follow the intricacies of the secret society and just how the plan to bring back the Garden worked. But the performances remained strong.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.3/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
December 30, 2020

"Whitey's on the Moon" was another rich episode filled with lots of nuggets to dissect and consider as the season rolls on. I rewatched this episode and I'm still positive I missed a ton.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Ellen E Jones
Guardian
December 30, 2020

One of Lovecraft's most famous stories is about a "reanimator", so here's hoping Uncle George finds his way back to us.

Sean T. Collins
Decider
December 30, 2020

There's a herky-jerky, stop-start rhythm to the storytelling that makes it hard to stay on board for more than a few scenes in a row.

Gena Radcliffe
The Spool
December 30, 2020

Jonathan Majors, who starred in last year's critically acclaimed The Last Black Man in San Francisco, is doing remarkable work here, particularly with his non-verbal reactions.

Dale McGarrigle
TV Fanatic
December 30, 2020

What appears to be an end will no doubt just be a new beginning.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Kevin Lever
Tell-Tale TV
December 30, 2020

This is a fun but bittersweet step forward.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Carr
Flickering Myth
December 30, 2020

Although plot and character progression in this show is solid, Lovecraft Country is intent on teaching audiences something much more fundamental about the human animal.

Alan Sepinwall
Rolling Stone
December 30, 2020

Lovecraft Country instead knocks the house down in only its second episode. The path to get there is a bit bumpy, but it makes sure we won't get complacent for long with anything this show does.

Kavya Christopher
The Times of India
December 30, 2020

The show is a revelation of sorts, to say the least. Prepare to be introduced to way too many family secrets, and even more information as the story unfolds rather quickly.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez
Tom & Lorenzo
December 30, 2020

If it didn't quite hit the heights of its premiere episode in terms of richness and moodiness, it gave us much greater insight into the characters' headspaces and dropped any pretense of subtlety regarding its main theme.

Charles Pulliam-Moore
io9.com
December 30, 2020

This wouldn't be a proper horror story if at least one core character didn't end up biting the bullet, but it is truly alarming... it means that truly nobody's safe.

Brandon Collins
Medium Popcorn
September 17, 2020

Incredibly inventive, and well-acted. The music production was on point.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steffan Triplett
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 31, 2020

In "Whitey's on the Moon," Lovecraft Country doubles down on strange.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lex Pryor
The Ringer
August 31, 2020

The question, moving forward, is: Now that he's gone, how will Lovecraft Country fill the void he's left behind?

Joe Lipsett
Queer.Horror.Movies.
August 31, 2020

[Some] TV episodes...seamlessly transition from scene to scene while barely allowing the audience a moment to catch their breath. 'Whitey's On The Moon's...scenes feel rushed, or even incomplete, which results in some herky/jerky results.

Terry Mesnard
Queer.Horror.Movies.
August 26, 2020

Looking at the episode as a whole, I really wish they had decided to split their time in Ardham over two episodes instead of trying to cram everything into a single, herky-jerky episode

Allie Gemmill
Collider
August 24, 2020

I'm going to need a full TED Talk on Christina casually delivering a vampire monster worm out of a cow while wearing a silk blouse.

Toussaint Egan
IGN Movies
August 24, 2020

The pacing is plodding and uneven, with what surprises the episode has to offer spaced few and far apart, and whatever rising tension it manages to amass dissipated by its visually explosive, albeit tonally muted finale.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10