"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.
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Lovecraft Country - Last Letters
"Lovecraft Country" Season 1 is over, but the letters and voicemail keep pouring in. Ash and Gene respond to your thoughts on Leti's survival, Diana's revenge, Ruby's final acts, and the quality of the series as a whole.
Lovecraft Country - 110 - Full Circle
True to its title, the "Lovecraft Country" season finale tied up several huge storylines explored during its 10-episode run. Listeners asked what we thought of those storylines, and we're here to tell you.
Our "Full Circle" Deep Dive also examines the sometimes-confounding magic and rituals of Episode 10, plus some of the music we heard this week.
Listener voicemail and email highlights why Christina had to die, sloppy storytelling, and what we learned from a season of groundbreaking TV on HBO.
Lovecraft Country - 109 - Rewind 1921
Lovecraft Country redefined the purpose of a penultimate episode this week with Episode 9: "Rewind 1921." As Leti, Tic, and Montrose traveled back in time, we were reintroduced to Uncle George, shown Hippolyta's power, and invited to explore the interplay between homosexuality and fatherhood—all played out during an explosive look back at one of America's darkest days.
Lovecraft Country - 108 - Jig-a-Bobo
Lovecraft Country aspired from day one to mix eldritch horror with the terrors of racism in America. And Episode 8 showed us exactly how powerful that combination could be.
The scares were scarier. The action was intense. And "Jig-a-Bobo" painfully examined the complex issues of intersectionality, performative death, isolation, and the status quo.
Lovecraft Country - 107 - I Am
Lovecraft Country once again pushed the limits of representation, historical laying, trippy visuals, and empowerment when it told Hippolyta's story in Episode 7: I am.
The Shat Crew dives deep into why Atticus went to St. Louis, where portals took Atticus and Hippolyta, the birthmark, Afrofuturism, Bessie Stringfield, Sun Ra, Josephine Baker, blood magic, outing Montrose, and more.
Lovecraft Country - 106 - Meet Me In Daegu
Lovecraft Country Episode 6 took us from the streets of Chicago to war-torn South Korea as we finally met Ji-Ah, learned her dark secret, and saw her vision of Atticus' death.
"Meet Me in Daegu" left viewers wondering about kumiho legends, the Korean War, Atticus' true self, and what Judy Garland had to do with all of it.
This edition of the Shat on TV Deep Dive includes nearly 20 minutes of listener mail and voicemail, plus Gene trying and failing to properly pronounce Daegu and Ji-Ah.
Let’s not make these folks out to be racist. They aren’t. Signed, A black person.
Knowledge is Power
U guys are awesome. Here’s why.. U do ur research. I’ve been listening since GOT. I’m a black guy, and much of what’s represented on the show I get, from references, special appearances and a sense of the times. I’m 40+, my parents grew up in the Deep South, me the Midwest. When they speak of they’re childhood, it’s represented here. Yes, u can read these experiences , but to see is to believe, and I love that people can see and now feel the pain and understand. What u guys don’t know, u take the time out to learn, and give that back to your listeners, that’s all I ask. I know these things, these moments in time, I feel the pain and shed tears watching moments I know my parents went through, and can only imagine the hurt further down the family tree. I only ask for people to use this as a reference to do a DeeP DiVe for themselves.