Monsters Are Scary, But White Supremacy Is the Real Terror: Lovecraft Country, “Sundown”

Episode: 1 – August 16, 2020
Network: HBO
Showrunner: Misha Green
Genre: Horror


My Thoughts

From page to script, the names and genders of some characters have changed, as have some plot points and the timeline of events, but the skeleton of Ruff’s book remains. With HBO’s vault of cash, Misha Green at the helm, Jordan Peele as executive producer, and an extremely talented cast of Black actors, the missteps of the book are all but resolved (so far). In fact, I’d argue this is one of those rare occurrences where the TV show is actually better than the original book…

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