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(Elite Daily)   Atticus meets a nurse from his recent past he met in the Korean War. After the truth about William and Christina was revealed, where will the series go next? Lovecraft Country, 9 PM ET on HBO   (elitedaily.com) divider line
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2020-09-20 8:35:45 PM  
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2020-09-20 8:46:32 PM  

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That was....disturbing.

This show is good though. I want to do a Call of Cthulhu game based on this.
 
2020-09-20 9:23:27 PM  
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2020-09-20 9:53:54 PM  
This show is exquisitely written, and much needed in this day and age.
 
2020-09-20 10:28:23 PM  
I'm losing interest. Last week Chicago this week Korea. Love the two main actors, but the show seems like it's all over the place. Feels schizophrenic.
 
2020-09-20 10:28:28 PM  

baronbloodbath: Mad_Radhu: [Fark user image image 425x425]

That was....disturbing.

This show is good though. I want to do a Call of Cthulhu game based on this.


It feels like it's already based on one.
 
2020-09-20 11:04:17 PM  

Tannhauser: I'm losing interest. Last week Chicago this week Korea. Love the two main actors, but the show seems like it's all over the place. Feels schizophrenic.


There may be a reason for that.  I never read 'em, but the books this series is based on were a bunch of short stories about racism that are loosely tied together.

Each story could be separated from the whole and still be enjoyed.

At least, that's what I heard.  I didn't even know this show was based on a book until shortly after the show started.
 
2020-09-21 12:30:48 AM  
This episode gets so much wrong. The opening scene with Meet Me in St. Louis is clearly from a 2020 Blu-Ray. In 1940s Korea, film subtitles were displayed on the upper right side of the screen in handwritten hangul. The Korean War scene made it look like the Americans invaded Daegu for no reason when the reality is Daegu was the sight of a major battle between the UN forces and the North Korean army in August 1950. Moreover, American servicemen were treated in  Us medical units, not in Korean hospitals.
 
2020-09-21 2:28:36 AM  
I think one of the problems with this show is the main character, Atticus Freeman. He does not seem to have any real motivation(s) which tends to make a main character not so interesting. In the first episode he was looking for his father but that goal has been accomplished. He has weird things happen to him, which sort of interesting, but almost all of those weird things seem to be outside of his control.
 
2020-09-21 4:50:42 AM  

BorgiaGinz: This episode gets so much wrong. The opening scene with Meet Me in St. Louis is clearly from a 2020 Blu-Ray. In 1940s Korea, film subtitles were displayed on the upper right side of the screen in handwritten hangul. The Korean War scene made it look like the Americans invaded Daegu for no reason when the reality is Daegu was the sight of a major battle between the UN forces and the North Korean army in August 1950. Moreover, American servicemen were treated in  Us medical units, not in Korean hospitals.


Jeez, and I thought I was being pedantic because his and his father's copy of Count of Monte Cristo is too tiny, even for the bowdlerized early English versions. The proper size of a copy of CoMC you should be able to beat a man unconscious with.
 
2020-09-21 5:25:56 AM  

Befuddled: I think one of the problems with this show is the main character, Atticus Freeman. He does not seem to have any real motivation(s) which tends to make a main character not so interesting. In the first episode he was looking for his father but that goal has been accomplished. He has weird things happen to him, which sort of interesting, but almost all of those weird things seem to be outside of his control.


His goal now is to learn about magic so he can defend his family from it.  Or so he said a couple of episodes ago.  I pretty much agree with you though.

I hope the book is better than the series.  Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be a lot of story to tell other than 'racism, bad!'  And that's being done with all the subtlety and complexity of a ball peen hammer to the head.
 
2020-09-21 9:11:53 AM  

BorgiaGinz: This episode gets so much wrong. The opening scene with Meet Me in St. Louis is clearly from a 2020 Blu-Ray. In 1940s Korea, film subtitles were displayed on the upper right side of the screen in handwritten hangul. The Korean War scene made it look like the Americans invaded Daegu for no reason when the reality is Daegu was the sight of a major battle between the UN forces and the North Korean army in August 1950. Moreover, American servicemen were treated in  Us medical units, not in Korean hospitals.


I am pretty sure that this show is not set in our reality. It is an alternate reality that is very close to ours, but amped up. That is the only way I can make sense of half the motivations in the show. Once you accept that, it is easier to just go along for the ride.

Also, they probably didn't have any budget for a battle scene.
 
2020-09-21 9:40:41 AM  

BorgiaGinz: This episode gets so much wrong. The opening scene with Meet Me in St. Louis is clearly from a 2020 Blu-Ray. In 1940s Korea, film subtitles were displayed on the upper right side of the screen in handwritten hangul. The Korean War scene made it look like the Americans invaded Daegu for no reason when the reality is Daegu was the sight of a major battle between the UN forces and the North Korean army in August 1950. Moreover, American servicemen were treated in  Us medical units, not in Korean hospitals.


And in the scene where the protagonist plays the guy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes the same bone twice but it produces two distinctly different notes. What, are we to believe this is some 'magic' skeleton? I hope somebody got fired for that little fiasco.
 
2020-09-21 1:18:33 PM  
Dammit, I missed "tentacle porn" on my bingo card.

Better luck next week. I'm putting "alien anal probes and the accidental erections the cause" into play.
 
2020-09-21 2:45:46 PM  

GameSprocket: BorgiaGinz: This episode gets so much wrong. The opening scene with Meet Me in St. Louis is clearly from a 2020 Blu-Ray. In 1940s Korea, film subtitles were displayed on the upper right side of the screen in handwritten hangul. The Korean War scene made it look like the Americans invaded Daegu for no reason when the reality is Daegu was the sight of a major battle between the UN forces and the North Korean army in August 1950. Moreover, American servicemen were treated in  Us medical units, not in Korean hospitals.

I am pretty sure that this show is not set in our reality. It is an alternate reality that is very close to ours, but amped up. That is the only way I can make sense of half the motivations in the show. Once you accept that, it is easier to just go along for the ride.

Also, they probably didn't have any budget for a battle scene.


We filmed this episode last, and the planned additional photography was killed by COVID-19.
 
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