Lovecraft Country

TV review by Matt Cabral, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Mature horror series has both mythical and human monsters.

HBO Max Drama 2020

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Perfect but misunderstood

You’ll see a lot of negative reviews of this show, criticizing it for being disjointed, 2 dimensional, not having a plot that progresses, etc. These are valid criticisms if you’re ignoring the intent of the show, to mimic a pulp magazine. This show however has a plot the connects towards the end, and every character was compelling. This is one of my new favorite shows.

This title has:

Great messages
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+


Definitely not for kids - but still, incredible and diverse, black-joy representation in the sci-fi genre. Cinematography, music, costumes, CGI - wow! And WAY less cursing than GOT or Goonies even. And some critical US history (the real monsters) for all of us to grapple with. Well done. 5 stars so far. FYI - Gets extra-violent/gorey after Episode 4.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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