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Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country is a ten episodes black supernatural HBO drama series.
The series cut across the racial disparity that exists in Jim Crow America in the 1950s.
The series is a continuation of the adventures that marked the book by Matt. When our series opens, we meet our leads, a war veteran Atticus Black played by Jonathan Majors, who joins his friend, Letitia (Jurnee Smollett), and his Uncle, George on a road trip in search of his dad who had gone missing.
As they come across and encounter a world of magical realism, where creatures of all sort meet transfiguration. The major discourse becomes not only the supernatural but the natural, racism. A beacon of white existence in America.
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The series initially did not find favour with critics because it is too many things at the same time but each thing becomes freakier than the last, but as the story progresses across timelines, countries, and fictional reality, it ties up nicely.
In the series, the novel Lovecraft Country makes an appearance, as a book fictionalizing the very events we see play out. The book is retrieved from the future by Atticus but it is written by George Freeman II.
When the series closes, there is a reality based on the deep-rooted imbalance that exists in society, and the imbalance that exists within the black community in terms of acceptance.
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Acceptance is a big factor, the need to be understood. Atticus questions himself when he discovers his father is gay. Hippolytastruggles with the reality of her husband being killed and Letitia will cross the borders of acceptance in her new house next to a white neighbourhood.
A promise is, no other series has ever brought the cosmic horror of monsters being bad but humans being worse to live, as much as Lovecraft Country, and HBO seem to be on a row with “I May Destroy You” and “Watchmen”. It is a 9.2/10.