Is HBO's new horror series worth watching? Before the second episode of Lovecraft Country airs, we'll tell you what we thought. Bewa...
Is HBO's new horror series worth watching? Before the second episode of Lovecraft Country airs, we'll tell you what we thought.
Beware the following article contains light spoilers on the first episode of the Lovecraft Country series, aired on HBO and OCS.
Even before the first episode aired, we were aware how the American critics fell under the spell of the series. But, Lovecraft Country, is Misha Green and Jordan Peele's program really up to expectations? Has the back-to-school horror series been found? We're giving you our opinion.
Lovecraft Country, immersed in horror...
Is Jordan Peele's latest baby to be classified as a very average Hunters or a fabulous Get Out? The one who has quickly established himself as one of the new masters of horror is tackling a myth, that of Lovecraft and Ctulhu. But, as usual, he mixes his story with a social and racial critique, that of the racist America of the 50s. In this series adapted from a novel by Matt Ruff, we mix the monsters of the Lovecraft universe, black American characters and a terrifying societal division.
Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). 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.
Lovecraft Country is executive produced by showrunner Misha Green along with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, and David Knoller.
The very successful casting of the series, is carried in the first episode by Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Jonathan Majors and Courtney B. Vance (also seen recently in ProjectPower). From the very first moments, Lovecraft Country erases the boundaries between myth and reality, managing to plunge us right to the heart of the matter. Then, over the course of a breathtakingly fast-paced episode (with the exception of a few minor misses), the series introduces us to the social horror of the time by marvelously mixing Lovecraft's monsters.
Ten episodes are on the program, so we can't wait to see if the rest of this first season will be at the same level! For the second episode, airing in a few hours on HBO, you'll be able to watch it on Monday night from 9pm on OCS.