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    Wow. Stellar reviews and %100 on RT. Looks like this show is off to an amazing start. Anyone else planning on catching this?

    LOVECRAFT COUNTRY FIRST REVIEWS: CRITICS RAVE ABOUT HBO'S 'SPELLBINDING' NEW MONSTER SERIES

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    Looks like it's taking the Perry Mason spot. Yep, I am going to give it a go.
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    I'll be checking it out.
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    Someone tell me if this is worth it. I don't want to start a new series that's just OK and feel compelled to finish it.


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    First episode was so-so. Okay character setup and intro. Can’t tell if the universe that this show takes place in is some sort of story book or what but it feels a little contrived that “things from Lovecraft books are real, and the books themselves exist in the same world.”
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    I'm intrigued and will be sticking with it for a few more episodes. I like Winter, who I think is going to be the next big thing. I've liked Jurnee Smollett since I saw her on Full House when I was a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    I'm intrigued and will be sticking with it for a few more episodes. I like Winter, who I think is going to be the next big thing. I've liked Jurnee Smollett since I saw her on Full House when I was a kid.
    As long as jurnee doesn’t fake a hate crime to try to remain relevant I’ll stay a fan of her. She seems like a good actress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfan24 View Post
    As long as jurnee doesn’t fake a hate crime to try to remain relevant I’ll stay a fan of her.
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    I enjoyed the first episode.

    More detailed thoughts:

    I was surprised that somehow
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    Lovecraft's books are books within this universe, but so (apparently) are the things he wrote about


    ...but this doesn't bother me.

    I was also surprised that
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    we had full-on, balls-to-the-wall monsters running amok in the first episode; I expected atmospheric build-up to last at least an episode or two before we saw anything like this.


    Also: those trousers...
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    Man... episode 2 was a jumbled mess compared to episode 1.
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    On the fence so far. I had high hopes going in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfan24 View Post
    Man... episode 2 was a jumbled mess compared to episode 1.
    Yeah, I felt like they could have really stretched out some of the stuff that was going on there for another episode or two. I'm intrigued enough to see it through.

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    What did I just watch? Liked the first episode... but second was WAY out there for me. Not sure what I even seen.
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    Can't wait to check it out!
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    If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this was an anthology series using the same characters. Until the final moments of episode 3, it felt like a completely different show than the first 2 episodes. I'm now unclear about the format, but I will see it through to the end.

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    I liked the first episode, although some things had me scratching my head. I got about 15 - 20 minutes into the hokey bullshit that was the second episode before me (and my family) decided we'd seen enough.

    I'm really going to miss watching (quickly checks IMDB) Jurnee (at least I still have Shiv on Succession - but I'd really like to have both).
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I liked the first episode, although some things had me scratching my head. I got about 15 - 20 minutes into the hokey bullshit that was the second episode before me (and my family) decided we'd seen enough.

    I'm really going to miss watching (quickly checks IMDB) Jurnee (at least I still have Shiv on Succession - but I'd really like to have both).
    I don't blame you. The show has kind of gone off the rails. The last episode was a clear Indiana Jones/Goonies ripoff.

    I will keep watching to see what kind of pants Jurnee is wearing.

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    Ok, I cannot keep going with this... anyone else wondering WTF is the point here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Ok, I cannot keep going with this... anyone else wondering WTF is the point here?
    Yeah. It's like this show can't seem to figure out what it is about. Is it about social commentary? A horror story? And what about perhaps the most intricate mythology I've ever seen? This last episode finally included the "Gay" experience like out of nowhere. Where is this going next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Ok, I cannot keep going with this... anyone else wondering WTF is the point here?
    Yeah. It's like this show can't seem to figure out what it is about. Is it about social commentary? A horror story? And what about perhaps the most intricate mythology I've ever seen? This last episode finally included the "Gay" experience like out of nowhere. Where is this going next?

    I'm about to just give up trying.
    Yeah I really loved the first episode too. But damm.... this is off the walls for me.


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    It's been a long time since I've seen a show drop in quality from the pilot as drastically as Lovecraft Country has. It's a shame because I thought the show had a lot of potential.

    I wish there were some people here who have read the book. I'd be interested to hear their take.

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    I watched the first 3 episodes, and part of the 4th. I enjoyed the first one, the second one was a bit crazy and seemed to wrap up everything from the first episode, and then episode 3 felt like a completely different show from the first two. I just might give up on it. This show is a bit too crazy even for me. It seems to be all over the place.
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    Man, now I want to check it out to see how nuts it is.

    Glad I didn't start it or I would've been compelled to finish it.


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    It's a complete trainwreck at this point. I'm blaming poor producing.

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    Yeah, its just a jumbled mess. I feel like they need to pick one thing and go with that. I did hear positive things about the most recent episode, so maybe I'll try to watch a few more with the hopes it gets better.
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