Lovecraft Country, a strange history, race, and horror, it feels like the kid of Watchmen and Get Out with a pinch of True Blood for better measure. The HBO series brings to mind a pretty intoxicating atmosphere, while proving astonishing about what the rules of it are. The result, although it requires patience to see where this road will ultimately lead, it is worth watching.
Through half the season, or through five of the previewed episodes, the jury remains out on the end part. The series boasts such an impressive cast and a handsome look, and creative pedigree. The show is produced by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele of Get Out. It has been adapted from the novel of Matt Ruff by Misha Green. HBO has an uneven recent history with exercises infused with splashy fantasy. Westworld flew off the rails creatively while Watchmen soared. After indecipherable turns, The Leftovers finished in an exciting place, while His Dark Materials is, however pretty, but lifeless.
Why HBO’s Lovecraft Country is Unique?
What defines and sets apart Lovecraft Country is the Crow-era backdrop of 1950s Jim, filtering issues of inequality and racism through those years. The series keeps on changing shapes within the given setting, starting out as a quest before merging into different styles. From a haunted-house-type episodes to an adventure with a National Treasure feel to it. At the center of all of this is a Korean War Veteran, Atticus, who returns home looking for his father, who has gone missing to Chicago.
The trio embarks on a trip through segregated America, accompanied by Letitia, his childhood friend, and George, his uncle. A perilous journey, the one that has supernatural twists that turns out to be fraught, also in the best of times.