Lovecraft Country – ‘Strange Case’ Review

The show takes another step up this week as it delves into full-on (and horrific) body horror. Ruby makes a deal with the devil in order to live the life of a successful white woman, and she comes out of ‘Strange Case’ as an entirely different person – though it has nothing to do with her skin colour. Elsewhere, Tic and Leti get closer than ever in the aftermath of Montrose’s terrible decision.

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Lovecraft Country – ‘History of Violence’ Review

In another episode, Lovecraft Country changes the rules of the game once again, and presents us with a very different kind of pulp scenario. ‘History of Violence’ feels more like action adventure stories, like Indiana Jones or The Goonies and it’s a lot of fun.  

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Lovecraft Country – ‘Holy Ghost’ Review

After the explosive and climatic events in Ardham last week, the gang are all back together in Chicago (minus one Uncle George). Atticus is staying with his Aunt, Montrose has fallen back off the wagon, and Leti has purchased a big, spooky home. From racist neighbours, to evil cops turning a blind eye, as well as ghosts haunting this new home, there is danger coming at them on all sides. But after watching Leti with that baseball bat, you realise that its the white supremacists and supernatural villains who might need to call for backup. 

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Lovecraft Country – ‘Whitey’s On The Moon’ Review

The second episode of Lovecraft Country moves slightly away from the commentary of the Black experience in 1950s America (though that is still there) and turns the dial up to eleven on the weirdness. People who were worried that the show would take its time getting into the magic, rituals, and spells need not worry. It’s episode two and we are immersed in a world of secret sects and portals to other dimensions. And it comes at you like a high-speed train.

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Lovecraft Country – ‘Sundown’ Review

Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country is the new show from HBO, with some very talented people behind the scenes. And they have spared no expense. Coming at possibly the best time for a story like this, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he travels across Jim Crow-era America to locate his father, who has mysteriously disappeared. Anyone familiar with the book will know that this is only the beginning, and things get very strange, very quickly. 

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The Leftovers – Series Review

Pretty much no one watched The Leftovers when it first aired, despite it’s critical acclaim. It has since gone on to be considered one of the (if not the) greatest TV show of all time, with most critics citing it as their number one. Learning from his mistakes from the tail-end of Lost, showrunner Damon Lindelof dives once more into the mystery here. But more so than the mistakes and unanswered questions, Lindelof builds on the things that made that previous show so great; the big questions, theological debates, the wackiness, the thrilling science-fiction madness of it all. With an outstanding all-star cast, A+ production values, and more depth than any other show I’ve seen, The Leftovers just might be the best TV show of all time.

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Westworld Season 3 Review

Westworld is back! And it’s bringing with it a slightly reduced run of episodes, but a more streamlined story. There are still mysteries – this is Westworld after all – but not as many.

This season has split opinion in the fanbase, more so than even the divisive second season. But despite a change of location and some swanky cyberpunk visuals, this is the same show we fell in love with way back in 2016.

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