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Lovecraft Country

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ClydeBarrow
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Lovecraft Country#1
Posted: 9/15/20 at 10:33am

Kind of surprised that no one has talked about the show yet. Is anyone watching? I'm going to assume Jordan C is because this is right up his alley.

The first episode started out so strong and I think it really hit all of the beats that the series is going for. My issue since then is that it seems like every episode is an entire season of a TV show. While I appreciate the show for what its doing, I don't think it is entirely successful. The murder of a certain character in episode 4 was problematic and barely addressed in the next episode.

I will say that one of the major problems I've had with the last few episodes is the relationship between Leti and Tic. None of it really tracks and it seems forced because there needed to be a romance for the leads. Leti was such a bad@ass the first few episodes and now she seems weaker because of this romantic entanglement.

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Lovecraft Country#2
Posted: 9/15/20 at 10:46am

I'd like the show more if it didn't find it necessary to be so relentlessly clever all the time.  The second episode's anachronistic use of a classic TV theme song was so ridiculously in-my-face, and the use of another song during a Big Scene at the end of the same episode was similarly blatant -- it just gets frustrating, do they not trust me to get the point without them rubbing my face in everything all the time?

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Lovecraft Country#3
Posted: 9/15/20 at 11:23am

Roscoe said: "I'd like the show more if it didn't find it necessary to be so relentlessly clever all the time. The second episode's anachronistic use of a classic TV theme song was so ridiculously in-my-face, and the use of another song during a Big Scene at the end of the same episode was similarly blatant -- it just gets frustrating, do they not trust me to get the point without them rubbing my face in everything all the time?"

I don't mind the anachronistic music choices (especially Frank Ocean) but I will agree with you about some of the more obvious cues. Playing Bodak Yellow with the line "these is bloody shoes" over one of the final scenes of the last episode was like "we get it!"

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Lovecraft Country#4
Posted: 9/15/20 at 8:59pm
I’m loving it.
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Lovecraft Country#5
Posted: 9/17/20 at 4:53pm

@ Jordan Catalano, I'm very curious to hear your thoughts. I know you're watching. You can PM me if you'd prefer.

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