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Lovecraft Country: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: Anchored by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors' heroic performances, Misha Green's Lovecraft Country is a thrilling take on Lovecraftian lore that proves the Elder Gods aren't the only thing that goes bump in the cosmos.


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A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff.


Jonathan Majors
as Atticus Freeman
Courtney B. Vance
as Uncle George
Michael Kenneth Williams
as Montrose Freeman
Aunjanue Ellis
as Hippolyta Black
Abbey Lee
as Christina Braithwhite
Jada Harris
as Diana Black
Wunmi Mosaku
as Ruby Dandridge
Tony Goldwyn
as Samuel Braithwaite
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Critic Reviews for Lovecraft Country: Season 1

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (30)

Lovecraft Country has an extraordinary ability to wink and keep a straight face at the same time, to be fun and serious simultaneously.

August 20, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Misha Green was not responding to George Floyd when she wrote this episode-she was responding to the history of police violence visited upon people whose skin has been kissed by the sun. The only thing that's new is the mythical beings who save them.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The rules of the world Green has created remain confounding. Still, there's enough reason to watch, but patience will be necessary to see where it all will ultimately lead.

August 18, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

To call "Lovecraft Country" "wildly original" seems almost a quaint understatement. But it is wild. And original. Little doubt about that.

August 14, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show inadvertently simplifies the realities of white supremacy with its monster allegory, while treating the Black cast less as characters in their own right and more as vehicles for a sweeping critique of American racism.

August 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The creativity on display is phenomenal, with writing that's layered with meanings and allusions, acting that brings the kind of emotional grounding you don't always find in genre stories, and visual realizations that are stunning.

August 13, 2020 | Full Review…

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