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Lovecraft Country 

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A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.


Misha Green
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Series cast summary:
Jurnee Smollett ...  Letitia 'Leti' Lewis 10 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Majors ...  Atticus Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Aunjanue Ellis ...  Hippolyta Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Wunmi Mosaku ...  Ruby Baptiste 10 episodes, 2020
Abbey Lee ...  Christina Braithwhite 10 episodes, 2020
Jamie Chung ...  Ji-Ah 10 episodes, 2020
Jada Harris ...  Diana Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Montrose Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  William 7 episodes, 2020
Jamie Neumann ...  Dell / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Mac Brandt ...  Captain Seamus Lancaster 5 episodes, 2020
Alex Collins ...  Crane 5 episodes, 2020

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Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

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During filming of season 1 in Elburn, IL, a stunt car tipped. One camera operator was in a pod on top of the car. He was taken to the hospital with non-lethal injuries. See more »

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Ignore the extreme reviews, but it is a mess
16 September 2020 | by chrisstetzSee all my reviews

As usual with IMDB we have a bunch of idiots scoring a piece of entertainment either from their political viewpoint or just plain stupidity.

The 10/10 reviews are completely over the top, overcompensating for the other extreme reviews or championing a show because it aligns with their side of the political divide splitting the western world just now.

The low reviews are pushback on the irritating, delirious and frankly lunatic woke internet - or idiots turning up expecting a Lovecraft adaptation, then spitting the dummy out because it's not what they were expecting.

To filter out the noise and find a middle ground somewhere in the reviews is not easy, so let me help you out with an objective summary of the show;

Updated upon finishing season 1:

The bottom line is, this is a badly written show. It's a mess. Lacks cohesion, structure, quite often any sort of plot and the characters are underdeveloped and become hard to care for because the is very little in the way of consistent internal logic.

However can be fun B movie horror-lite escapism. It has a bunch of brilliant actors, exploring various horror tropes through the eyes of a group of characters played as best they can be, because actors embody the roles so perfectly, even if the writing serves them poorly. If you like b movie horror you'll enjoy this as the production values are high.

The period setting, sets, locations, probs, the hair & make up and wardrobe are all of an incredible and authentic feeling standard.

A major issue with the show is the CGI. CGI in horror rarely works well and this is a particularly poor example. The show would have been much better served hiring practical effects people.

If you are going to come on here and claim you did not feel this suspense in the first episode in the sundown towns, or the raw emotion of episode two, then you are either a liar......or you are just a dick. There's no getting away from that, so get a grip. However subsequent episodes cause the show to lose its way as the politics completely take over and the show gets heavy handed and stupid. It starts off dealing with racism, which is what we expect coming in but then branches out to gender and sexuality and before we know it you feel like you are suffocating in politics. Stuff I happen to agree 100% but I don't need constantly hammered over the head with it. Give us break ffs.

Pre internet, pre woke social media we would have been able to enjoy a show like this for what it is, with no agendas attached.

Sadly escapism really doesn't exist any more, between snowflakes wanting to cancel everything, politics infiltrating almost all sources of entertainment and the right wing reaction to them. It's very difficult to get an objective review anywhere.

The vitriol aimed at the show is ridiculous. The 10/10s are equally as eye roll inducing.

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Release Date:

16 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Lovecraft Country See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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