Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country Episode 9: Rewind 1921, was everything this entire series has been all season long. It was fascinating, confusing, consumed with great acting, and filled with storytelling that gets in its own way. Why is a show that is such an interesting concept and so well acted, have to be so ridiculously written? It absolutely makes zero sense for any show to go out of its way to make it so difficult to follow along. With the first season almost over I can’t help but wonder if I’ll ever be back for more. I don’t know if it’s worth the frustration of not knowing what the hell is going on and having to constantly ask myself “What am I doing?” I, like many others, want to like Lovecraft Country yet it’s clear the show would prefer to be resented. Such is life right? 

Anyway here are this week’s mostly non-spoiler observances: 

  • It’s so interesting that time travel is mixed in with monsters and yet timely subject matter
  • This show is so well acted. Like seriously give them all of the awards for acting
  • It’s bad enough folk have had to deal with racism in America, but couple that with anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry as well. YIKES. What’s sad is it still exists today. This isn’t some history book stuff. This is everyday life! 
  • If you could go back in time and change something to help make the future better, would you do it? What are you willing to give up to do it? That is the most interesting concept of this entire episode in my book. I’m not sure I would take the risk.

I really hope the writers of Lovecraft Country get out of their own way and just deliver the more easy to understand and follow series that we want. Stuff like this will push fans away for good. It doesn’t have to be this difficult so why do you consistently make it so? Sound off. What the heck is wrong with the creators and why do they put so much effort into driving us away? 

E. Duke Bennett is the host of the “Tell Us The Truth” Podcast & the “Duke Loves Rasslin” Podcast. Hit him up on Facebook or Twitter @DukeLovesRasslin & @TellUsTheTruth  for more pontification on time travel, hard to follow tv shows and great acting. 


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