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Rod and Karen review Lovecraft Country episode 1: Sundown

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  1. Chrisshree

    I went into this show cold, no previews, nada. I was so scared after episode one that I didn’t watch episode two until Monday morning in the day light. Can’t wait to see what happens, I enjoyed the recap and watched episode one again after listening.

  2. LotusFlower

    I know I’m late commenting, but I love that you two are reviewing this show. I kept seeing it advertised and added it to my list, but when I saw your review come up in the feed, I made it a point to watch. I watched the first episode last night and listened to your review today and I was all sorts of giddy reliving the experience from the pilot episode. You really know how to do a show justice. Looking forward to future reviews.

  3. Kyle

    Is the rest of this episode somewhere? Lol, was really enjoying the recap and then spent a few minutes trying to figure out why it cut off before realizing it just ended short.

    I’m really enjoying this show so far and I’m also trying to stay blind on the book and spoilers; will just be checking your recaps after I’ve watched the show.

  4. EvieE

    I honestly had no intention of watching this show until I found out you were reviewing it but when I started the episode, I stopped and went to my HBO app. Thank you so much because this show is everything! My favorite part was Leticia running from the back of the restlessness screaming “Get your ass up! We gotta get the fuck out of here!!” That was the realest blackest shit ever. And I hope that becomes a sound bite in the show. I especially loved racists getting killed for being racist. Thank you for reviewing this show and putting me on.

  5. Monica

    I was so glad to hear Karen explain what made her watch THIS show in particular, among other current Black shows. Good prompting there, Rod. Karen, when you explained how you knew it was related to Jordan Peele therefore you understood it would not be pointless gore horror but would have a deeper message, I found myself relating and not relating. Because I loved Get Out and was glad I saw Us, but they scared the BEJEESUS out of me. I’m not a horror person and I made an exception for Peele. Too hard to willingly do that again.
    I know I’m probably too scared to read the book but I’m also thrilled to know this is the topic of a show, in this era. As a brown kid growing up in NYC, I used to get so scared daytripping to Connecticut and standing out in those small white towns. I didn’t hear about sundown towns til I was an adult but I’ve been afraid of that my whole life.

    Anyway, I’m SO THANKFUL for your joint recaps. I missed them a lot. Karen, I know you’ll hold me down because you’re being so brave to watch it so I don’t have to. Lol. And Rod, I’m glad you preemptively stopped the book spoiler people from inadvertently ruining your viewing.
    I’m excited to hear what you guys think and understand and predict as the series goes on.
    A scaredy cat

  6. rodimusprime

    Hi there!

    I appreciate stumbling upon your podcast esp bc of your review on lovecraft country. I’ve watched the episode 3 times and I’m newly obsessed!

    I was equally confused about their references to the ardham as being lovecraft country as Yal were. But once you mentioned HP lovecraft was a raging racist, I believe “Lovecraft Country” could be synonymous with the term “Klan Country” but with a supernatural edge.

    That’s my contribution to the review! I can’t wait to see how the rest of the show unfolds and to hear more review from your podcast!


  7. rodimusprime

    Hi Rod and Karen,

    I had to go back to the episode to confirm whether you were or weren’t taking any feedback on your review, and I still couldn’t tell LOL. If you aren’t then I guess this will end up in the bin.

    I’d seen the trailer for the show but after your review, I decided to follow the show along with you guys.

    It just looks gorgeous, really draws you in. I got some Watchmen vibes from the first episode….maybe it’s the super hero quality of the characters, the fantastical and the alien imagery, or just the times in black history that provide the backdrop of the story. As someone who hasn’t read the book i’m excited to watch the show unfold, with no idea what to expect. Btw, was great to see Shanesia Davis-Williams (from Early Edition) even if just in a cameo!
    Looking forward to more Lovecraft country!


  8. Forest

    I’m glad to hear you doing this one. I haven’t read the book or anything either. So, I’m glad to be along for the ride. You mentioned that you watched Penny Dreadful at the top of the show. Did you ever check out Penny Dreadful: City of Angels? I thought it was pretty fresh take on the genre as well, bc it rooted they mysticism of that world in the racial dynamics of 1930s Los Angeles from a Chicano perspective. Normally, we tend to see racism as binary with Black or white. So, it was cool to explore the past from that level. Anyway, it might be worth a look.

  9. Dee Ramsey aka Mother Jenkins

    Hey Rob and Karen. I miss any reviews you guys do with a show/series. I am glad you are reviewing the series. I read the book and will not add my two cents worth.
    Thanks for the review!

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