The anticipation for Jordan Peele’s much spoken about new HBO series Lovecraft Country was already high. In this case, the first episode that that aired this week was awaited and we are happy to report that the audience has loved the show. Twitterati is flooding in with reactions and below is what they have to say about the same.
Lovecraft Country is based on Matt Ruff’s novel by the same name. It follows a black veteran of the Korean war, who sets out on a journey to Massachusetts. The man is looking for his lost father who went missing after coming in contact with a strange man. Accompanied by two more friends and sci-fi buff, the show encounters with magic, rituals and an alternate reality.
The first episode that premiered has caught the attention of its audience. Lovecraft Country is being hailed for its black representation and the idea behind it. The Jordan Peele show has sparked the conversation around horrors of racism in America yet again.
Talking about the first episode of Lovecraft Country, a Twitter user wrote, “Bruh. The scene panning the city of all black people, children in the street, business owners grilling on storefronts chatting with friends & neighbours then right into the bedroom of the brownest couple in bed sharing sweet nothings before rising, broke me. #LovecraftCountry.”
Another wrote, “#LovecraftCountry is literally everything. I am shook. I am terrified. I am all kinds obsessed. And I will be anxiously awaiting the new episode every Sunday!” Pointing out the horror, a user tweeted, “What was scarier the real monsters in all the racist ass people or the fake Lovecraft monsters? #LovecraftCountry”
Below are a few reactions compiled:
Bruh. The scene panning the city of all black people, children in the street, business owners grilling on storefronts chatting with friends & neighbors then right into the bedroom of the brownest couple in bed sharing sweet nothings before rising, broke me. #LovecraftCountry
— gody (@godrinati) August 17, 2020
The beauty of a Black man quietly enjoying a good book even when reality is cruel to us. I loved this image, how the green filled the frame, and the serenity of this moment. #LovecraftCountry is a work of art. 📺💙 pic.twitter.com/Txfaxaj7nT
— Subtle Core (@SubtleCore) August 17, 2020
I want everyone to notice how @LovecraftHBO recreated powerful imagery from the segregated south.
On the LEFT is Gordon Park’s 1956 photograph outside a department store in Mobile, Alabama.
On the RIGHT is a brief scene from #LovecraftCountry.
— James Paul (@curiousjamesp) August 17, 2020
— Kimber. (@Kimpression_) August 17, 2020
Lovecraft Country has been receiving low ratings all day on IMDb, this morning it was at 6.3. We all know why. This treatment is normal for black-led series and movies.
— 𝙲. (@musefulmuse) August 17, 2020
What was scarier the real monsters in all the racist ass people or the fake Lovecraft monsters? #LovecraftCountry
— 🗽🇻🇮Suge of SMTM🇻🇮🗽 (@Suggie2Necklace) August 17, 2020
— Candice Bradley (@Candescently) August 17, 2020
— B E A N Z| Credit Your Photographer Please! (@PhotosByBeanz) August 17, 2020
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