What horrors lurk in the first season of the Lovecraft Country TV show on HBO? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Lovecraft Country is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren’t considered, we invite you to rate all of the first season episodes of Lovecraft Country here. *Status update below.
An HBO horror drama series, the Lovecraft TV show is based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. The series stars Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Jada Harris, Wunmi Mosaku, and Michael Kenneth Williams with Courtney B. Vance, Jamie Chung, Jamie Neumann, Jordan Patrick Smith, and Tony Goldwyn in recurring roles. Set in the 1950s, the story follows Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Smollett) and his uncle George (Vance). They’re on a road trip, looking for Atticus’ missing father, Montrose (Williams). The trio’s search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive as they try to overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from a horror paperback by H.P. Lovecraft.
What do you think? Which season one episodes of the Lovecraft Country TV series do you rate as wonderful, terrible, or somewhere between? Do you think that Lovecraft Country should be renewed for a second season on HBO? Don’t forget to vote, and share your thoughts, below.
*7/3/21 update: Lovecraft Country has been cancelled on HBO.