Category: Lovecraft Country Book of Names

Want “Lovecraft Country” broken down in an hour or less? We’re the team to do it. Shat on TV returns after covering three seasons of HBO’s “Westworld” and the racially charged “Watchmen” to explore the horror, science, and civil rights issues of Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams’ ambitious TV project. We mix in audience letters and voicemail, plus insights from the Matt Ruff novel that inspired the series.

Emmitt Till

Hey,Idk if I’m breaking the rules by sending a second email but I have thoughts and I didn’t want to lay an essay in you. I really didn’t like the show’s handling of Emmitt Till. It felt cheap. He’s essentially just an extra in previous extras, isn’t mentioned for a...

Lovecraft Country S1 E8

Hello Ashley and Gene,I’ll start be thanking you both, again, for this podcast and the opportunity to talk about this show. It’s obviously not just a horror series. Most shows of that genre don’t take the time to explore the aftermath of sudden, violent death. Unfortunately, while all the adults...

Lovecraft Country As Nostalgia

Hi Gene and Ash,I started writing this email before episode 7 and all the fallout occurred. I wanted to capture why I was enjoying the show on a personal level. It got put to one side but feel it needed finishing and sending. Before getting back into the original purpose...

Family Links

Hello Ash and Gene,First off, thank you for covering this show. I love everything you guy do even when I disagree on your takes. Shat on tv has made the shows you cover more enjoyable, hell I liked GOT season 8 because of your podcast. So to my point. This...

Needle Drops

Hey Gang, love your commentary on Lovecraft Country more than I do Lovecraft Country. My email is about the show’s use of needle drops. For those that don’t know, I mean their use of pre-existing songs not composed for the show.. Lovecraft country writer#1: “So the opening of this scene...