Lovecraft Country: Season 1 Reviews

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July 29, 2021
For the first episode Lovecraft Country, showrunner and head writer Misha Green has done a stellar job of introducing viewers to the characters and this world of monsters and men.
July 13, 2021
HBO's series feels like nothing you expect -- and nothing you've ever seen before.
July 8, 2021
A resplendent fantasy horror gets tangled up in its own weirdness...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2021
Lovecraft Country is a concerted attempt to subvert, invert and 'colorize' the Lovecraft canon.
March 19, 2021
"Generally, television shows are better served by declining to handhold their audiences through various twists and turns. But Lovecraft moves straight past "trust the audience" and runs right into "the audience can read our minds.""
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2021
Lovecraft Country wears its progressivism like a costume.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 1, 2021
Lovecraft Country is ultimately a collection of smart and relevant ideas scattered across a collection of strange episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2021
There is no doubt Lovecraft Country is a thoroughly enjoyable, pulpy romp... There are flaws but the conviction and energy in Green's vision shines through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2021
While it stumbles now and then, Lovecraft Country stands out from the TV pack
February 19, 2021
Lovecraft Country does a lot of powerful work that's wonderfully informed by genre filmmaking, making for an entertaining series of episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 16, 2021
Lovecraft Country is a perfect case study for what can be achieved when one embraces the endless possibilities that comes with diversity.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 16, 2021
The two leads have great chemistry which serves them well as they navigate the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2021
Lovecraft Country is, frankly, a complete hot mess, but I mean that in the kindest possible terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2020
It has been one helluva performance from Majors, who combined statuesque physicality with an affectingly expressive face. He added heft to what could have tipped into cartoonish fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2020
Rather than weaving the elements of the show together to buttress each other, Lovecraft Country simply piles up a bunch of horror tropes for no discernible reason.
December 30, 2020
Despite its gorgeous set pieces and sometimes fantastical events, the series is rooted firmly in convincing characters and plausible relationships.
December 30, 2020
This show is wild and crazy, but watching the Black version of an Indiana Jones tale or a haunted house where the spirits show up for the Black characters is thrilling.
December 30, 2020
What makes Lovecraft Country so powerful is not simply its examination of racism through a supernatural lens --rather, the power in its subversion of cosmic horror lies in its challenge of H.P. Lovecraft himself.
December 30, 2020
On the one hand, it's a cracking good adventure story, and on the other it's a searing portrait of racial injustice in America.
December 30, 2020
Not as robust as it could be, Lovecraft Country has some strong performances and strikes a unique balance between actual and metaphorical monsters. Is it worth your time? Absolutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
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