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rdhull
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"Lovecraft Country-HBO"


  

          

Same quality as their Watchmen. God bless HBO for you know what. Good first episode even if the ******* 's seem hokey.

  

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Man it’s a lot, shows like this are scary because it’s can get hard....
Aug 16th 2020
1
why not just watch the shit and see?
Aug 19th 2020
29
Soundtrack is low key banging
Aug 16th 2020
2
shit was excellent. jurnee looking super good in this
Aug 16th 2020
3
Didn't realize they incorporated Gordon Parks imagery
Aug 16th 2020
4
just when i thought i was out, hbo pulls me back in
Aug 16th 2020
5
Can that Smollet girl finally act worth anything???
Aug 17th 2020
6
Hush your gotdamn mouth.
Aug 17th 2020
7
her current acting skill gets our seal of approval! (wife's primarily lo...
Aug 19th 2020
34
lets see
Aug 17th 2020
8
lol.. funny you mentioned that, I was watching Harley Quinn last night
Aug 17th 2020
9
It's actually not that long...
Aug 17th 2020
13
ya'll hate black women so much
Aug 17th 2020
14
^^^Long jump contest winner^^^^
Aug 17th 2020
15
      Came in like:
Aug 24th 2020
80
she's not a girl, she's Jurnee Fucking Smollet
Aug 19th 2020
30
My wife's words, not mine....
Aug 19th 2020
33
what a cowardly cop out..not surprised lol
Aug 19th 2020
37
Why yo brush so broad fam????
Aug 19th 2020
41
      cuz i don't even really be looking at screennames
Aug 19th 2020
47
Nigga stop throwing your wife under the bus.. lol
Aug 19th 2020
38
      all i'ma say is this.....
Aug 19th 2020
39
           oh boy, I hope she don't tweet @ Talib
Aug 19th 2020
40
           Damn.. welp, we can’t be friends.
Aug 19th 2020
42
                lol....she has light skinned girlfriends. hell, I'M light skinned lol......
Aug 19th 2020
43
i see what you did right there
Sep 01st 2020
115
nvm
Aug 20th 2020
57
Episode 3 crushes this take.
Aug 31st 2020
109
      wasn't a take. it was a question that I confirmed was no longer a questi...
Sep 01st 2020
111
           For your wife, you mean? lol
Sep 01st 2020
114
                We are a unit...we carry the weight equally....
Sep 01st 2020
120
                     Bruh, I'm just fuckin around with you.
Sep 01st 2020
121
                          oh I'm just putting it out there "for the record" lol...but yeah....
Sep 01st 2020
125
thanks, I'll check it out!
Aug 17th 2020
10
i enjoyed it
Aug 17th 2020
11
fire
Aug 17th 2020
12
New fav tv show based off of the 1st ep
Aug 17th 2020
16
That quick Gordon Parks shout out and the Baldwin snippet
Aug 17th 2020
17
that was so beautiful
Aug 17th 2020
18
Yes. I'm an instant fan. I'm HOOKED!!! Can't wait for ep 2. nm
Aug 17th 2020
19
I liked it. Thought it was a cool adaptation of the book
Aug 18th 2020
20
Yeah, I hope that was a one time occurrence....cheese factor was on 10.....
Aug 18th 2020
21
There’s an HBO-sponsored podcast, a la Chernobyl & Watchmen
Aug 18th 2020
22
hopefully Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams can reel Misha Green in from the...
Aug 18th 2020
23
way to bam up the post....smh...
Aug 18th 2020
24
did I say something that was not true?
Aug 18th 2020
25
the fuck are you even talking about?
Aug 18th 2020
26
I said what I said.
Aug 18th 2020
27
      so nothing. per usual.
Aug 18th 2020
28
           seen.
Aug 19th 2020
32
omg shut your fucking fragile ass up. jesus fucking christ
Aug 19th 2020
31
just an observation
Aug 19th 2020
35
      in other words, yes. very insecure. and misogynist.
Aug 19th 2020
36
           okayplayer. n/m
Aug 19th 2020
48
you gotta show your work on this
Aug 19th 2020
44
I'm a fan of shows like The Chi, Insecure, I May Destroy You, but it is....
Aug 19th 2020
49
Misha Green created and produced Underground.
Aug 19th 2020
52
He has no work to show.
Aug 19th 2020
53
      Who’s alias is this?
Aug 19th 2020
54
           ^^ See what I mean, BrooklynWHAT?
Aug 19th 2020
56
                I know who he is.
Aug 20th 2020
58
                     Still no work to show?
Aug 20th 2020
60
                          I already answered him if you’re going to be a good troll keep up.
Aug 20th 2020
62
                               You appear to be the one trolling, b/c you didn't show any work.
Aug 20th 2020
66
                                    I’ll leave the OKThesis work for you, I’m just here for fun/boredom.
Aug 20th 2020
68
                                         Good boy.
Aug 20th 2020
71
You defend the white makers of GoT but criticize Black women?
Aug 19th 2020
45
^^^^^^^^^^^ Notice ThaTruth pretending this doesn't exist ^^^^^^^^^^^
Aug 20th 2020
59
      I stand on everything I said in that post.
Aug 20th 2020
64
           Which means you attack Black women, yet defend white men for the
Aug 20th 2020
67
                okayplayer. n/m
Aug 20th 2020
69
                     It's good we can agree on both your internalized racism and hypocrisy.
Aug 20th 2020
72
Why attack me then try to be a terrible bootleg version of me?
Aug 19th 2020
46
"Member since Sep 24th 2010"? dude I barely know who you are lol
Aug 19th 2020
50
      The links in reply 45 show you exactly who I am
Aug 19th 2020
51
           They trying to tap out when they say that shit
Aug 20th 2020
63
                Nah that’s usually when I hit them with the “okayplayer. n/m.”...
Aug 20th 2020
65
                Him and reeq rather have alzheimer's than be humiliated again
Aug 20th 2020
70
Ya'll coulda made another post but you bammed this one up?
Aug 20th 2020
73
I'm in! First episode was good.
Aug 19th 2020
55
Really enjoyed the 1st episode
Aug 20th 2020
61
Seen...and meh...feels like a black Stranger Things
Aug 20th 2020
74
I need some of you deep psychological MF's to explain this to me...
Aug 23rd 2020
75
uhhh what in the hell was ep 2
Aug 23rd 2020
76
it was NOT good
Aug 24th 2020
81
      i won't say it wasn't good. i was just lost
Aug 25th 2020
87
           yeah you gotta surrender to the mysterious journey
Aug 25th 2020
88
           I love that too.
Aug 25th 2020
91
           I'm admittedly being 'that person that read the book' a little bit
Aug 25th 2020
89
                sadly, that's going to always color your experience with the show
Aug 25th 2020
92
                     you're doing a lot
Aug 25th 2020
95
                          *shrug*
Aug 25th 2020
96
Is this one of those things where have to read to books because....
Aug 23rd 2020
77
dude was apparently racist
Aug 24th 2020
79
It’s crazy because I love the actors and I generally love sci-fi...
Aug 24th 2020
82
it's not for you; find something more basic.
Aug 25th 2020
86
      that's right I forget you levitate above all of us
Aug 25th 2020
90
           no, just you. *middle finger*
Aug 25th 2020
93
                "such a fucking lady"(c)Adele Givens
Aug 25th 2020
94
I’m going to wait and binge watch since I lost my HBO connect
Aug 24th 2020
78
Still loving it after episode 2
Aug 24th 2020
83
RE: Still loving it after episode 2
Aug 24th 2020
84
I love it even more
Aug 25th 2020
85
      RE: I love it even more
Aug 31st 2020
110
So after watching episode 2, and the preview for episode 3
Aug 25th 2020
97
taken from his stories
Aug 26th 2020
98
I’m not seeing the issue with this so far
Aug 30th 2020
99
RE: I’m not seeing the issue with this so far
Aug 30th 2020
100
      Yeah.. the acting is great. The special effects are a bit cheesy tho
Aug 31st 2020
102
Poor Emmett
Aug 31st 2020
101
eh.....they might be losing me
Aug 31st 2020
103
I gave it the standard HBO 3 episode ramp up time.
Aug 31st 2020
104
      this is kinda where I am with it...
Aug 31st 2020
105
      My wife asked if it was good yet
Aug 31st 2020
106
           yeah, that was...
Aug 31st 2020
107
      Dude, ALL OF THIS!
Sep 01st 2020
117
Just gets better and better. Episode 3 done really started some shit.
Aug 31st 2020
108
This is typo city. Let me try that again.
Sep 01st 2020
124
      all this!!! This episode was so fantastic..some thoughts:
Sep 01st 2020
126
Episode 3 was a banger aside from the cheap CGI
Sep 01st 2020
112
Lol I dont mind the CGI. Its like the show is a little... budget-y
Sep 01st 2020
113
yeah - that scene with the photos is where I said "that was bad"
Sep 01st 2020
116
its entertaining but real black folks would've left that house a long ti...
Sep 01st 2020
118
      I we wouldn’t have Black horror and sci-fi if real Black people
Sep 01st 2020
119
      lmao...
Sep 01st 2020
122
      Black folks have documented living in haunted houses.
Sep 01st 2020
123
      reply #84.
Sep 01st 2020
127
      Although you are correct, the bigger point to be made
Sep 06th 2020
133
           He's incorrect, but your point is a really good one.
Sep 06th 2020
135
I enjoyed episode #3
Sep 04th 2020
128
Episode 4 has my head spinning
Sep 05th 2020
129
They didn't even react
Sep 05th 2020
130
They looked pretty shocked....
Sep 06th 2020
131
      you’re right.
Sep 06th 2020
132
Episode 4 is definitely an adventure
Sep 06th 2020
134
The movie, I mean...
Sep 06th 2020
136
I think the white man and the white woman are the same person
Sep 10th 2020
142
      that'd be a dope twist
Sep 10th 2020
144
           i'm gonna rewatch to be sure.
Sep 10th 2020
146
                I already did, and I think you're right.
Sep 10th 2020
147
Indiana Jenkins shit. is Leti's sister about to turn white?
Sep 07th 2020
137
lol Indiana Jenkins shit
Sep 08th 2020
139
      lol
Sep 08th 2020
141
I'm out after this week
Sep 08th 2020
138
lol you know you gonna hate-watch :)
Sep 10th 2020
145
      I'm glad you enjoy it but it's not for me. That's not difficult.
Sep 10th 2020
151
           see you next week lol
Sep 10th 2020
154
Its obv each ep has its own tone/influence
Sep 08th 2020
140
ep 1 - Monster movie
Sep 10th 2020
143
Almost seems like some people would rather this...
Sep 10th 2020
148
"its not enough like the book"
Sep 10th 2020
149
it's a bit campy
Sep 10th 2020
150
      Horror is a campy genre in itself
Sep 10th 2020
152
           RE: Horror is a campy genre in itself
Sep 10th 2020
153
I really like watching Black people have adventures in flicks
Sep 12th 2020
155
Uncle Courtney Vance is def Tic's father.
Sep 14th 2020
156
right so was he messing around with his brother's wife while he was...
Sep 14th 2020
157
i also think he'll be back..there's a time travel theme emerging
Sep 14th 2020
160
      i think so too
Sep 14th 2020
164
Yo - I was howling during Montrose' sex scene
Sep 14th 2020
158
I will never hear Cardi B the same
Sep 14th 2020
159
RE: Yo - I was howling during Montrose' sex scene
Sep 14th 2020
161
      I Laughed my ass off @ ofays
Sep 14th 2020
163
      i thought it was vomit for a second
Sep 14th 2020
165
      I got that, but I felt some kind of way with dude droping the n-bomb
Sep 14th 2020
166
      Simultaneously too much and not enough.
Sep 14th 2020
170
           Lol, right.
Sep 15th 2020
174
                well theres also that. A. sex is not exactly spontaneous
Sep 15th 2020
176
Episode 5 had some interesting stuff going on. Nice effects.
Sep 14th 2020
162
it was difficult to watch the way Ruby treated Tamara
Sep 14th 2020
167
yes, it was
Sep 14th 2020
168
I saw it as her fucking up trying to be helpful.
Sep 14th 2020
171
      she wanted to be helpful
Sep 15th 2020
173
           This I why the show is great.
Sep 15th 2020
175
                There’s a recurring theme of fucking up trying to help.
Sep 15th 2020
179
                     RE: There’s a recurring theme of fucking up trying to help.
Sep 15th 2020
181
What Christina did to Ruby was sexual assault.
Sep 14th 2020
169
Watching it a 2nd time I’m just realizing that Hillary was the woman.....
Sep 15th 2020
172
after ep.5, you should have zero issues seeing her as an adult lol....
Sep 15th 2020
177
      that's the thing I still remember her as the little girl in Eve's Bayou
Sep 15th 2020
178
Honestly yall I hate this show
Sep 15th 2020
180
but isn't LC shitting on his leg, showing how he was a racist mf?
Sep 15th 2020
182
Nah the show is apologizing for his racism by showing its systemic.
Sep 15th 2020
183
      The episodes are Lovecraftian with his racist elements to them
Sep 15th 2020
184
           They should have named the dept store guy Lovecraft
Sep 16th 2020
186
                To be fair, we haven't even seen how the 1st season ends
Sep 16th 2020
187
                     im still struggling to see how it isn't being addressed
Sep 16th 2020
188
                          right
Sep 16th 2020
190
                          RE: im still struggling to see how it isn't being addressed
Sep 16th 2020
191
                          You are missing the point
Sep 17th 2020
192
                               the racism in the show is representing Lovecrafts...
Sep 17th 2020
193
                                    NO IT IS NOT!! IT IS HIGHLIGHTING AMERICAN RACISM!
Sep 17th 2020
194
                                         its not doing enough FOR YOU. end of story
Sep 17th 2020
197
                                              If my subjectivity is overreaching in the points I listed
Sep 18th 2020
199
                                                   RE: If my subjectivity is overreaching in the points I listed
Sep 18th 2020
200
                                                   then be irked. no one is trying to silence you
Sep 18th 2020
202
Won't front, I can appreciate/understand your sentiment. I'd never heard
Sep 16th 2020
185
      I'm trying to get an idea of how the show influences his book sales
Sep 16th 2020
189
           He shouldn't have booksales. His shit should be oop
Sep 17th 2020
195
                Yes I believe his stories are public domain.
Sep 17th 2020
196
                     racists are gonna racist regardless. i don't get the handwringing
Sep 17th 2020
198
                          no handwringing over here.
Sep 18th 2020
201

ThaTruth
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1. "Man it’s a lot, shows like this are scary because it’s can get hard...."
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to keep a coherent storyline with so much going on GoT did it up until that last season, a lot of other shows have disappointed

  

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Damali
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29. "why not just watch the shit and see?"
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why, after 1 episode, are you already worried and concerned about how it will sustain the story etc etc blah blah

why the need to telegraph the shit or hope that it lives up to what you need it to be?

y'all are mad annoying with that shit

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ThaTruth
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2. "Soundtrack is low key banging "
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BrooklynWHAT
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3. "shit was excellent. jurnee looking super good in this"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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shamus
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4. "Didn't realize they incorporated Gordon Parks imagery"
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until getting onto Twitter.
https://twitter.com/hinadirah/status/1295187115299479552?s=21

I wanted to rewatch that segment anyway cause I missed what Baldwin was saying.

even though highlighting white racist horrors along with Lovecraft's monsters is the whole point, every time a cop was on screen I just got very tired. Like, "do I actually want to watch this?" tired.


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Amritsar
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5. "just when i thought i was out, hbo pulls me back in "
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"Ran through enough dope for Castro to build schools in Cuba. Teach ya kids how to read and write. And use the Ruger."

  

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FLUIDJ
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6. "Can that Smollet girl finally act worth anything???"
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She used to be terrible...

  

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legsdiamond
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7. "Hush your gotdamn mouth. "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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FLUIDJ
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34. "her current acting skill gets our seal of approval! (wife's primarily lo..."
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she had more beef with it than I did lol....

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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Crash Bandacoot
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8. "lets see"
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haha

  

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9. "lol.. funny you mentioned that, I was watching Harley Quinn last night "
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I didn't realize that she was on it..


that's a long ass movie


@silentintellect

  

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13. "It's actually not that long..."
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It just felt that way. Man, that was a hard watch. I am so glad I didn't pay to see it.

  

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14. "ya'll hate black women so much"
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_____________________
puttin' the roota in the toota since 98'

  

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15. "^^^Long jump contest winner^^^^"
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80. "Came in like:"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzceykTiwjs

  

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30. "she's not a girl, she's Jurnee Fucking Smollet"
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33. "My wife's words, not mine...."
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Damali
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37. "what a cowardly cop out..not surprised lol"
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41. "Why yo brush so broad fam???? "
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47. "cuz i don't even really be looking at screennames "
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38. "Nigga stop throwing your wife under the bus.. lol"
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You know you felt that way too

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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FLUIDJ
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39. "all i'ma say is this....."
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light skinned women get cut ZERO slack from my wife lol.....

real talk...

  

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40. "oh boy, I hope she don't tweet @ Talib "
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"I heard em' say I was a conscious rapper/ but Im a monster when I have to slap the shit out of a nonsense actor" -Talib Kweli, Good To You

  

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legsdiamond
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42. "Damn.. welp, we can’t be friends. "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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FLUIDJ
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43. "lol....she has light skinned girlfriends. hell, I'M light skinned lol......"
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it ain't THAT bad...
but yeah, when it comes to actors and singers and folks generally in the public eye.... she gotta be "won over" lol...


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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115. "i see what you did right there"
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57. "nvm"
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I won't spoil that part lol

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109. "Episode 3 crushes this take."
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111. "wasn't a take. it was a question that I confirmed was no longer a questi..."
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for me after the first episode....
c'mon folk....



"Get ready....for your blessing....."
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114. "For your wife, you mean? lol"
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120. "We are a unit...we carry the weight equally...."
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that's how solid unions should work....

  

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121. "Bruh, I'm just fuckin around with you."
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But if we really doing this....
By "carry the weight", do you mean "always share the same opinions" ?

If so, why use her as a deflection in reply 33?

If we NOT doing this...
I was just highlighting how episode 3 showcased her acting skill. Ain't really gotta be a back n forth. Kinda understand tho if you're a little prickly after the heat you got fpr saying that and subsequently pointing the finger at your wife tho. It's all good. I wasn't attacking you.

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125. "oh I'm just putting it out there "for the record" lol...but yeah...."
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>But if we really doing this....
>By "carry the weight", do you mean "always share the same
>opinions" ?

We do share the same opinions on like 99.9% of things that really matter...
For trivial shit...we generally agree...and if we don't I'm usually the one that more easily swayed....

>If so, why use her as a deflection in reply 33?
That was mainly because of the gender bias style leap that was made...that because I was a male, I was using the terminology of "girl".... so not really deflection...


>If we NOT doing this...
>I was just highlighting how episode 3 showcased her acting
>skill. Ain't really gotta be a back n forth. Kinda understand
>tho if you're a little prickly after the heat you got fpr
>saying that and subsequently pointing the finger at your wife
>tho. It's all good. I wasn't attacking you.

seen.
it's all good...
but yeah, we were both allayed of our concerns for her acting chops after watching Ep.1. We're solid fans of both her AND the show now. I legit think that the last thing we saw her act in was Eve's Bayou lol......hence the "girl" remark the wife made and the illegitimate expectation that she hadn't developed and improved as an actress over all these years lol...


  

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10. "thanks, I'll check it out!"
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11. "i enjoyed it"
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12. "fire"
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16. "New fav tv show based off of the 1st ep"
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17. "That quick Gordon Parks shout out and the Baldwin snippet"
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are enough to make me watch the whole series.

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18. "that was so beautiful"
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>are enough to make me watch the whole series.

  

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19. "Yes. I'm an instant fan. I'm HOOKED!!! Can't wait for ep 2. nm"
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20. "I liked it. Thought it was a cool adaptation of the book"
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One thing I didn't like was the scene with the live performance with Letitia showing up and jumping on stage. I deadass thought I was watching One Tree Hill or something at that point.

The intro was bananas but tied together the Lovecraft's Sci-Fi and racism into the world the story takes place in.

I heard and expected more weight given to the women in the story, given Misha Green, so that is a nice divergence from the book.

  

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21. "Yeah, I hope that was a one time occurrence....cheese factor was on 10....."
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22. "There’s an HBO-sponsored podcast, a la Chernobyl & Watchmen"
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One of these ladies has an awful speaking voice though.

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23. "hopefully Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams can reel Misha Green in from the..."
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the black male bashing that is common in too many projects produced by women

  

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24. "way to bam up the post....smh..."
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25. "did I say something that was not true?"
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26. "the fuck are you even talking about?"
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27. "I said what I said."
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28. "so nothing. per usual. "
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32. "seen."
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31. "omg shut your fucking fragile ass up. jesus fucking christ"
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are you really this insecure?

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35. "just an observation"
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36. "in other words, yes. very insecure. and misogynist."
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48. "okayplayer. n/m"
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44. "you gotta show your work on this"
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not that i disagree necessarily but you cant lob this one out like a grenade

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49. "I'm a fan of shows like The Chi, Insecure, I May Destroy You, but it is...."
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noticeable.

  

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52. "Misha Green created and produced Underground. "
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Why are you not sticking to her and whatever observations you have about what SHE has done? This broad stroke over Black women ain't the move.

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53. "He has no work to show."
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Tryna be insightful with no insight lol.

Shit sad

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54. "Who’s alias is this?"
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56. "^^ See what I mean, BrooklynWHAT?"
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58. "I know who he is."
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60. "Still no work to show?"
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62. "I already answered him if you’re going to be a good troll keep up."
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66. "You appear to be the one trolling, b/c you didn't show any work."
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Maybe you didn't know, but that means to show detailed explanation of how you arrived at your conclusion. You didn't.

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68. "I’ll leave the OKThesis work for you, I’m just here for fun/boredom."
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>Maybe you didn't know, but that means to show detailed
>explanation of how you arrived at your conclusion. You
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71. "Good boy."
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Me AKA someone who has the mental capacity to actually do it and do it right.

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45. "You defend the white makers of GoT but criticize Black women?"
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https://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=4&topic_id=13228095&mesg_id=13228095&listing_type=search#13228408

Or are you watching with an agenda?
https://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=4&topic_id=13228095&mesg_id=13228095&listing_type=search#13228500


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59. "^^^^^^^^^^^ Notice ThaTruth pretending this doesn't exist ^^^^^^^^^^^"
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64. "I stand on everything I said in that post."
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67. "Which means you attack Black women, yet defend white men for the"
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exact same thing.

Good to know you're a proud Black white supremacist.

Not only that, but this whole display in this post is 100% hypocritical of you.

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69. "okayplayer. n/m"
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72. "It's good we can agree on both your internalized racism and hypocrisy."
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Good talk.

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46. "Why attack me then try to be a terrible bootleg version of me?"
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There's only one, young grasshoppers.
As you can see, I'm totally down to discuss the terrible depictions of Black men and women in cinema, but damn son... were you jealous or something when I did it? Did you start paying attention and realize I was onto something? Why were you at MY neck for critiquing our cinematic depictions?

Beyond all that, a word of unsolicited advice... this might go over better if you make the critique about the specific person you're dealing with rather than saying "black women" as a whole, because a black males were behind "dear white people" and "empire." This is less about who's producing, writing and directing than who's giving the green light to these specific depictions.

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50. ""Member since Sep 24th 2010"? dude I barely know who you are lol"
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51. "The links in reply 45 show you exactly who I am"
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You niggas interact with me too much to keep trying this "dunno who you are" stuff.

So again, you came at me for sideways for critiquing depictions of us in film, now you on here trying your hand at it (very terribly).

And why defend the white makers of GoT but come for Black women? Shit is suspect af.


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63. "They trying to tap out when they say that shit"
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>You niggas interact with me too much to keep trying this
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Lmao.

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65. "Nah that’s usually when I hit them with the “okayplayer. n/m.”..."
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And I don’t really consider it a “tap out”, more like I’m done talking to you about this and I don’t really care enough to continue going back and forth wasting keystrokes to entertain you so we can agree to disagree.

  

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70. "Him and reeq rather have alzheimer's than be humiliated again"
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They came looking for me tho. Now it's "Ion want smoke, Ioneen know u cuhhh!" I thought so.

I get it tho. They arguments be horrid af. Best for them to aim for low-level targets.

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73. "Ya'll coulda made another post but you bammed this one up?"
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55. "I'm in! First episode was good."
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61. "Really enjoyed the 1st episode"
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74. "Seen...and meh...feels like a black Stranger Things"
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Which, IMO, season 3 was one of the worst broadcast of television...EVAH!!!

maybe that's why I'm meh...expecting the big letdown

But something just isn't pulling me in here

...the green book reference which has already been covered...

...terrifying monsters that have a convenient weakness...

...the savior with impeccable timing...

Or maybe because reality right now is way more terrifying

I guess it may be an issue of timing for this series

I'll probably binge when the season is over

...but I'm not that interested in this series for some reason...

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75. "I need some of you deep psychological MF's to explain this to me..."
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While I watch the jazz go down 3-1

  

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76. "uhhh what in the hell was ep 2"
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that was something

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81. "it was NOT good"
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I get liberty of expression and shit but wow that was....bad. Reminded me of why I stopped watching Underground in the middle of season 2.

  

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87. "i won't say it wasn't good. i was just lost"
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i asked a buddy about it that loved it more than the first ep and he sent me a bunch of shit about occult theatrics and masonry

the only thing i gleaned off of the first watch was it was an interesting interpretation of gaslighting.

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88. "yeah you gotta surrender to the mysterious journey"
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we don't know any more or any less that what the characters in the show know..i like that as a storytelling device...they are confused as fuck and so are we lol

We get to figure things out right alongside them..it puts you in the story, in a way.

understandably, everyone isn't into that

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91. "I love that too."
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When things happen and I'm wondering what it is or if it'll be explained later. The only time is sucks is when there is no eventual explanation. Might be easier for some to digest when it's part of a movie or the entire season hits the platform at once and they don't have to wait for weeks to find out. I'm getting a little infected by the binge era tho, because I do find myself wishing I could just hit "next episode" when it goes off, but that's just because I'm so into it and wanna know what happens next.

But yes, "they are confused as fuck and so are we" makes for fun watching imo.


>we don't know any more or any less that what the characters
>in the show know..i like that as a storytelling device...they
>are confused as fuck and so are we lol
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>We get to figure things out right alongside them..it puts you
>in the story, in a way.
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>understandably, everyone isn't into that





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89. "I'm admittedly being 'that person that read the book' a little bit"
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And I totally get being creative and liberal with the story and all that shit...just didn't think this episode was very good. The pacing was off, there were some portions of the book that were so well written and really didn't get explained well via this episode. I'm going to keep watching but...it was bad lol.

  

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92. "sadly, that's going to always color your experience with the show"
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>And I totally get being creative and liberal with the story
>and all that shit...just didn't think this episode was very
>good.The pacing was off, there were some portions of the book
>that were so well written and really didn't get explained well
>via this episode. I'm going to keep watching but...it was bad
>lol.

Again, you're simply comparing it to the book, and therefore your own expectations.

I have no expectations...i get to watch the show on its own merits, as a piece of writing and storytelling that's meant to be watched and not read.

so "bad" in relation to the book, and "bad" as a piece of television storytelling are two different things.

anyway, i do hope you can find a way to enjoy the show because it sounds like the book is good...i was thinking of reading it after, but maybe that's not a good idea lol

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95. "you're doing a lot"
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96. "*shrug*"
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77. "Is this one of those things where have to read to books because...."
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this shit trash by black folks TV show standards(didn't like the Jeffersons song used) and for general sci-fi it's all over the place

  

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79. "dude was apparently racist"
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but an excellent and imaginative (sci-fi) writer.

The whole twist to LC is that these old stories have been re-written w/Black people as the protagonists or something like that to put a twist on it.

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82. "It’s crazy because I love the actors and I generally love sci-fi..."
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but this story is not doing it for me but I’ll probably give it another week plus Sunday night is usually my default “tv night” anyway lol

  

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86. "it's not for you; find something more basic."
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you don't have the range for this show.

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90. "that's right I forget you levitate above all of us"
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93. "no, just you. *middle finger*"
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94. ""such a fucking lady"(c)Adele Givens"
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78. "I’m going to wait and binge watch since I lost my HBO connect"
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83. "Still loving it after episode 2"
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It's a lot to digest, but sometimes it takes that to keep me interested. Gonna be really interesting to see where things go after an episode packed with so much. Very much looking forward to the next episode. I am VERY entertained.
Seeing Black folks as protagonists in sci-fi hasn't been done enough, and I'm glad we're seeing it more lately. As is shown here and in Get Out, etc, that can add so many layers that haven't been explored yet.. and have often been ignored, frankly.
I have some interesting observations about this, but I'll wait until the end of the season to discuss.

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84. "RE: Still loving it after episode 2"
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>It's a lot to digest, but sometimes it takes that to keep me
>interested. Gonna be really interesting to see where things go
>after an episode packed with so much. Very much looking
>forward to the next episode. I am VERY entertained.
>Seeing Black folks as protagonists in sci-fi hasn't been done
>enough, and I'm glad we're seeing it more lately. As is shown
>here and in Get Out, etc, that can add so many layers that
>haven't been explored yet.. and have often been ignored,
>frankly.
>I have some interesting observations about this, but I'll wait
>until the end of the season to discuss.


Seeing us as portages in sci-fi is Peele's doing. He grew up like most of us with movies of the horror and sci-fi genre even if we weren't always in it or just castoffs.

These are the days of us being in horror etc and what happens when we hear a voice say "get out" as the comedians used to say..we re not simply getting in the car and driving off

  

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85. "I love it even more"
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>It's a lot to digest, but sometimes it takes that to keep me
>interested.

Same. I want to see shit I've never seen before and this is that...so extremely creative. I love the use of Whitey on the Moon during THAT scene.. hears James Baldwin in ep. 1 and Gil Scott in ep. 2...fucking brilliant...

Gonna be really interesting to see where things go
>after an episode packed with so much. Very much looking
>forward to the next episode. I am VERY entertained.


They gave us a whole movie, beginning, middle, end, with character development in ONE EPISODE. We're introduced to the house and all its characters within, and by the end of the episode, all of them and the house are gone. Amazing

>Seeing Black folks as protagonists in sci-fi hasn't been done
>enough, and I'm glad we're seeing it more lately. As is shown
>here and in Get Out, etc, that can add so many layers that
>haven't been explored yet.. and have often been ignored,
>frankly.

and the twist of Uncle George reading the entire book he found and introducing the loophole in their shit was fucking beautiful..

>I have some interesting observations about this, but I'll wait
>until the end of the season to discuss.


please discuss now..each episode deserves it!

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110. "RE: I love it even more"
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>Same. I want to see shit I've never seen before and this is
>that...so extremely creative. I love the use of Whitey on the
>Moon during THAT scene.. hears James Baldwin in ep. 1 and Gil
>Scott in ep. 2...fucking brilliant...


Yeah that was great. I mean... I just can't understand the hate.


>They gave us a whole movie, beginning, middle, end, with
>character development in ONE EPISODE. We're introduced to the
>house and all its characters within, and by the end of the
>episode, all of them and the house are gone. Amazing


Yeah! So much packed into one episode there. By the end, I was just like ... they have MORE after this? Lol.



>and the twist of Uncle George reading the entire book he found
>and introducing the loophole in their shit was fucking
>beautiful..


Yaaasss, the Black brilliance.


>>I have some interesting observations about this, but I'll
>wait
>>until the end of the season to discuss.
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>please discuss now..each episode deserves it!
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I touched on some of them while talking about episode 3. Really wanna see where the story is going before I start digging in too heavy. I agree tho, this show is very deserving of analysis. So much cool stuff happening.



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97. "So after watching episode 2, and the preview for episode 3"
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I looks like every episode is a self contained story with a connecting subplot, versus a 10 or so episode story arc.

I never read HP Lovecraft, so can someone tell me, are these actually taken from his stories, or is it just done in his style?

  

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98. "taken from his stories"
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99. "I’m not seeing the issue with this so far"
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the writing is pretty good and there is enough wtf to keep me interested.

Plus they got Omar..

I wasn’t even mad at the Jefferson theme song.

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100. "RE: I’m not seeing the issue with this so far"
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>the writing is pretty good and there is enough wtf to keep me
>interested.
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>Plus they got Omar..
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>I wasn’t even mad at the Jefferson theme song.

I love the main actors and actress that's one of the things that keeps be tuned in, despite the story being all over the place they manage to pull it off lol

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102. "Yeah.. the acting is great. The special effects are a bit cheesy tho"
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101. "Poor Emmett"
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103. "eh.....they might be losing me"
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I think....I don't really care for Jurnee in this role. And I don't know how they're gonna manage one of the stories later down the line (if they handle it at all) since one of the characters is...gone

  

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104. "I gave it the standard HBO 3 episode ramp up time."
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I'm not out cause honestly I don't have anything better to do with my Sundays but I definitely pay minimal attention at this point.

It's a shame because the subtle historical nods seem much more interesting than anything else going on with the story right now.

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105. "this is kinda where I am with it..."
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>I'm not out cause honestly I don't have anything better to do
>with my Sundays but I definitely pay minimal attention at this
>point.

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106. "My wife asked if it was good yet"
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but she walked in while the ghost of a baby head was attached to a basketball player.

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107. "yeah, that was..."
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not great


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117. "Dude, ALL OF THIS!"
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>It's a shame because the subtle historical nods seem much more
>interesting than anything else going on with the story right
>now.

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108. "Just gets better and better. Episode 3 done really started some shit."
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Of course I'm wondering if Atticus is gonna try to find Winthrop's pages and decode the language of Adam. Story line is fun and intriguing to me.The scene where they where she was chanting with the ghosts over Shirley Ceasar was ... oddly powerful. I love so much of the stuff they're doing here with the making sci-fi of our history and culture. Just such a joy to watch and appreciate US. During this episode, I found myself wondering if the show will continue on the strength of our love alone, because I can see white people hating that Black people are being shown as protagonsists and themselves as villains (exact opposte of what they tend to wanna see). I also came away wondering how any Black person into sci-fi could possibly NOT like this show. Then I come here lol. I remember having Game of Thrones recommended to me b/c my homie wanted to talk about it. It took me like 3 or 4 SEASONS before that shit was interesting to me. That first season was slow and boring af. This is us being done right in sci-fi so far. Brilliant stuff so far... not just some random BS thrown together but a very nicely developing storyline with intelligent Black people figuring their way through things. It was nice to see Letitia being the one figuring things out this episode. That's George, Atticus, and now Letitia who have all shown intelligence and not just been Black clutzes on screen on having to be saved by white people. You don't see this a lot when Black people share the screen with white people. I like that Atticus is always trying to protect Letitia. (uncle George stopped him when he was about to interfere with her family business, the policeman stopped him when he wanted to run to the car from the cabin, he offered to sleep in the basement and stand watch for her). Only minor knock there is a lot of his knowledge comes from white folk's military. Would've liked it if he was just a smart civilian who just read up. Also thought is was silly of his to not only try to shoot a damn sorcerer, but a white woman, BUT it did facilitate her line about killing white women, which is a line I can appreciate because with all the magic she has, she knows being a white woman is one of her most powerful tools. If that ain't some plain ol' reality for you.

Anyway, this episode was great imo. As the story builds, I'm just hoping this stays this good and stays on for many seasons. It's gonna have to us who support tho.

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124. "This is typo city. Let me try that again."
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>Of course I'm wondering if Atticus is gonna try to find
>Winthrop's pages and decode the language of Adam. Story line
>is fun and intriguing to me.The scene where she was
>chanting with the ghosts over Shirley Ceasar was ... oddly
>powerful. I love so much of the stuff they're doing here with
>making sci-fi of our history and culture. Just such a joy
>to watch and appreciate US. During this episode, I found
>myself wondering if the show will continue on the strength of
>our love alone, because I can see white people hating that
>Black people are being shown as protagonsists and themselves
>as villains (exact opposte of what they tend to wanna see). I
>also came away wondering how any Black person into sci-fi
>could possibly NOT like this show. Then I come here lol. I
>remember having Game of Thrones recommended to me b/c my homie
>wanted to talk about it. It took me like 3 or 4 SEASONS before
>that shit was interesting to me. That first season was slow
>and boring af. Negros everywhere stuck around for that and
>even stanned HARD for it tho. Go figure.
>This is us being done right in sci-fi so far.
>Brilliant stuff... not just some random BS thrown
>together but a very nicely developing storyline with
>intelligent Black people figuring their way through things. It
>was nice to see Letitia being the one figuring things out this
>episode. That's George, Atticus, and now Letitia who have all
>shown intelligence and not just been Black clutzes on screen
>or having to be saved by white people. You don't see this a
>lot when Black people share the screen with white people. I
>like that Atticus is always trying to protect Letitia. (uncle
>George stopped him when he was about to interfere with her
>family business, the policeman stopped him when he wanted to
>run to the car from the cabin, he offered to sleep in the
>basement and stand watch for her). Only minor knock there is a
>lot of his knowledge comes from white folk's military.
>Would've liked it if he was just a smart civilian who just
>read up. Also thought is was silly of him to not only try to
>shoot a damn sorcerer, but a white woman, BUT it did
>facilitate her line about killing white women, which is a line
>I can appreciate... because with all the magic she has, she knows
>being a white woman is one of her most powerful tools. If that
>ain't some plain ol' reality for you.
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>Anyway, this episode was great imo. As the story builds, I'm
>just hoping this stays this good and stays on for many
>seasons. It's gonna have to be US who support it tho.
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126. "all this!!! This episode was so fantastic..some thoughts:"
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- seeing the housewarming party and the Black folks just enjoying and loving up on each other while the white folks was seething across the street was like fuck yes!

- my 22 year old son is watching with me (which is even more enjoyable as i explain historic references to him) and i commented how satisfying it was to see the "cross burning on the lawn" scene not turn out like it always does...with us being scared and falling back or leaving or moving...instead, BUSTING FUCKING WINDOWS SON...then Hyp pulls up with the trunk open, gets the gats and bats and leaves..that shit was so badass and just so fucking satisfying (even tho its fantasy)

-the love scene w/the twist that she was a virgin...like we knew they would crush eventually but the awkwardness of how and why...and the way he softened when she told him...i'm enjoying their journey

- seeing Black spirituality centered like that with the priestess...like wow. that was incredibly powerful imagery...we never get to see that

- i commented to my son that the "monsters" and the white people always show up at the same time LOL...i love that the show is creating this obvious parallel

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112. "Episode 3 was a banger aside from the cheap CGI"
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113. "Lol I dont mind the CGI. Its like the show is a little... budget-y"
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and that sort of fits the mood / vibe / humour / not giving to much of AF-ness of the show, and it kinda works

Idk, I like it (the show)

  

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116. "yeah - that scene with the photos is where I said "that was bad""
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but, besides that 10/10 episode.

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118. "its entertaining but real black folks would've left that house a long ti..."
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ago not smearing goats blood on their foreheads trying to get the spirits out lol

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119. "I we wouldn’t have Black horror and sci-fi if real Black people"
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we’re reacting. Episodes would be 5 minutes long. First sign of crazy shit we are in the car going to grandmas house.

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122. "lmao..."
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>we’re reacting. Episodes would be 5 minutes long. First
>sign of crazy shit we are in the car going to grandmas house.
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123. "Black folks have documented living in haunted houses."
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Living in them for years, even.

Black folks are definitely not a monolith.

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127. "reply #84."
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>ago not smearing goats blood on their foreheads trying to get
>the spirits out lol

  

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133. "Although you are correct, the bigger point to be made"
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Was by any means necessary the importance of black home ownership. How brave must folks have been to integrate back then?

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135. "He's incorrect, but your point is a really good one."
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>Was by any means necessary the importance of black home
>ownership.


Exactly. This is a Black woman in the 50's who's bought a 5(?) bedroom home on her own. She's not just up and leaving it.

Plus like I said above, Black people have documented living in haunted in THIS millennium. Most "Black folks wouldn't" and "Black folks don't" stuff is nothing more than jokes at this point. Reality says different.

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128. "I enjoyed episode #3"
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Considerably better than episode #2, which was just a fairly bad episode of TV.

But this one worked well. Certainly the atmosphere and the story. CGI was a bit cheesy, but it didn't take me out of it or anything.

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129. "Episode 4 has my head spinning"
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130. "They didn't even react"
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to discovering the elevator to the Chicago house after they drove all the way to Boston and almost died crossing that dissolving plank. okay.


Thought it was cool they incorporated the Arawak and Yahima in particular, but then


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131. "They looked pretty shocked...."
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despite the fact that Letitia had just said the dead body floating in the water looked like one of her neighbors who disappeared, so finding the elevator kinda made sense to them after that. I thought their level of surprise fit the context.
And aside from the shocked look on Letitia's face when the elevator appeared, she said Epstein (previous owner of the house) must have been chasing Titus' pages too.

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132. "you’re right."
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I should have rewatched before I typed. I was half watching, half doing something else during this ep.

But it still felt like too quick a turnaround.


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134. "Episode 4 is definitely an adventure"
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The episode builds nicely. By the end, there's so much to keep you anticipating the next part of the story.

First off, the little boy at the library who wanted them to be quiet was reading "Journey To The Center of the Earth" and when they went into the ground at the museum, Atticus said "This is some Journey To The Center of The Earth shit." I've never read that book or seen the movie, but I know that in the book, the the gang have to get out of the volcano within 48 hrs due to the temperature rising. Here, they have 3 hrs because the tide is rising. There could have been more references to it all throughout the episode for all I know.

The idea of the Orrery is interesting. Especially since the light from the moon opened the vault. That's reminiscent of how the moon always shine on the pyraminds a certain way, as they're built to exactly correspond to certain celestial bodies. Gonna be interesting to see what Hippolyta does with that. Also gonna be interesting to see where she's going and what she runs into on the way. Looks like she's going to become a major player in the story given what she's got going on AND her past and the naming of the constellation.

I love how they portray Atticus and Letitia's relationship. They "fight like a married couple" as the old saying goes, but they love the hell out of each other. There's a good balance of familiarity arguing and expressions of love between them.

I also like the fact that the priestess' spell even worked on Christina. Shout out to negro spirituality.

Not sure what Montrose's deal is. This nigga done burned the book and killed Two Spirit. Seems like he's either working for the Braithwaites, spelled by them, an incarnation of another spirit, or just out for himself. Hard to believe he's really just trying to protect him family like he claimed. Could be tho... who knows. Can't wait to find out.

Speaking of Two Spirit, the visual of her coming to life from a skeleton was cool af. Also, maybe she couldn't trust Atticus' spirit because Montrose was standing beside him.

Ruby's story is just plain ol' real shit with her not applying and then going in the store to see the first Black woman working there. Sometimes you just gotta try. I'm not sure if Samuel licking her blood has any significance, but I'd guess it does. Should've known they'd somehow throw in a white man sleeping with a Black woman tho. Almost seems mandatory for shows to get on TV now. The musical backdrops suggests he spelled her, but still, they gotta find a way to get it in there.

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136. "The movie, I mean..."
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>never read that book or seen the movie, but I know that in the
>book, the the gang have to get out of the volcano within 48
>hrs due to the temperature rising. Here, they have 3 hrs
>because the tide is rising. There could have been more
>references to it all throughout the episode for all I know.

That should say "I know in the movie". Could be the book too idk. I just read a brief summary of the movie after this episode because of the references.

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142. "I think the white man and the white woman are the same person"
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She drives up to the house, disappears, then he immediately comes out to beat up the dudes (have we ever seen them in a scene together?)

She knows who Leti's sister is...and that she couldn't get close to her any other way than by being a man that seduces her

so many times we are reminded that she can't be in the "club" because she's a woman...doesnt it make sense that she'd have a male form so she could access certain things?

And yes, the black spirituality on display warms my heart so much

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144. "that'd be a dope twist"
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i'm trying to remember in Ep 2 if they ever speak to each other or are in the scene together but i don't think so.

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146. "i'm gonna rewatch to be sure."
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plus, from my memory, she's the only person to survive the fire cuz she had the invincibility spell..makes no sense for him to be alive all of a sudden unless they the same person

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147. "I already did, and I think you're right."
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They never appear in the same scene. The one you mention where the cops are following her, they literally show her walk around the corner and then he appears out of nowhere from around the same corner right after she disappears. Good catch.

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137. "Indiana Jenkins shit. is Leti's sister about to turn white?"
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139. "lol Indiana Jenkins shit "
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141. "lol"
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138. "I'm out after this week"
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145. "lol you know you gonna hate-watch :)"
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151. "I'm glad you enjoy it but it's not for me. That's not difficult. "
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154. "see you next week lol"
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140. "Its obv each ep has its own tone/influence"
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Yall better support this shit. Or gwon and keep watching Jason an Freddy with us in the peripheral

  

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143. "ep 1 - Monster movie"
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ep 2 - cult horror flick

ep 3 - paranormal film

ep 4 - action/adventure indiana jones/national treasure ish

I fucking LOVE the range of this show...with a connecting storyline throughout...

i can't wait to see next week's genre

  

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148. "Almost seems like some people would rather this..."
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>watching
>Jason an Freddy with us in the peripheral


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149. ""its not enough like the book""
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*eye roll*

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150. "it's a bit campy"
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the historical reference are great...

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152. "Horror is a campy genre in itself"
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thats why folks laugh, yell at the characters, and scream watching etc.

>the historical reference are great...

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153. "RE: Horror is a campy genre in itself"
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pretty much!

I'm enjoying the little off beat references and nods to peripheral characters that appear in the story like Diana's friend Bobo (Emmitt Till). And like James Baldwin as a tenant in Leti's house.
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155. "I really like watching Black people have adventures in flicks"
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Was in-and-out of the room while my girl was watching, and all of the action & adventure scenes had me hooked.

  

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156. "Uncle Courtney Vance is def Tic's father."
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157. "right so was he messing around with his brother's wife while he was..."
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married to Hippolyta?

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160. "i also think he'll be back..there's a time travel theme emerging"
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Hippolyta gonna go back in time and save him..watch

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164. "i think so too"
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158. "Yo - I was howling during Montrose' sex scene"
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First it opens with his lover saying, what was it? "was it the whites or the niggers?"

like...uh, what?


Then when they actually started getting hot and heavy, I died laughing at amount of spit he managed to produce off the rip

It wasn't just *spitoo* it was...a lot of spit, like a lot of lot of spit.


and then...the weird biting Montrose was doing.


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159. "I will never hear Cardi B the same "
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161. "RE: Yo - I was howling during Montrose' sex scene"
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>First it opens with his lover saying, what was it? "was it
>the whites or the niggers?"
>
>like...uh, what?


"The ofays or the niggers" meaning who beat you up for being gay this time.


>Then when they actually started getting hot and heavy, I died
>laughing at amount of spit he managed to produce off the rip


That shit was funny. Looked like the nigga had the flu with that huge ass loogie.




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163. "I Laughed my ass off @ ofays "
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I haven’t heard anybody drop that in years lol

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165. "i thought it was vomit for a second"
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Looked like the nigga had the flu with
>that huge ass loogie.
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166. "I got that, but I felt some kind of way with dude droping the n-bomb"
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Dunno why

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170. "Simultaneously too much and not enough."
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Very doubtful even that huge gob was enough to not break some skin back there.

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174. "Lol, right."
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>Very doubtful even that huge gob was enough to not break some
>skin back there.

Really tho. I said out loud "That's gotta be painful" during that scene. My homegirl cracked up and agreed.

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176. "well theres also that. A. sex is not exactly spontaneous "
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You gotta prep the area for visitors.

the whole thing just looked...uncomfortable.

I was thinking "YOU CANT JUST GO UP IN THERE LIKE THAT"

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162. "Episode 5 had some interesting stuff going on. Nice effects."
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I was thinking I might not like Ruby's story about turning white, but I liked the way they put it together. I laughed especially hard when she told ol girl "white folks got some shiiiiit" as the white woman. Her explaining how she felt as a white woman was also well-done. I was glad that she ultimately decided she was unhappy being white as well. Her stabbing dude with the heel was hilarious.

So they confirmed that Montrose is gay or at least not completely straight. I was just waiting for them to tell me why he killed Two-Spirit. That's all I wanna know from him right now. Maybe all they showed here is leading up to that in some way.

I liked the effects and how it looked when they turned into different appearances. Well-done.

Damali called it with Christina. Probably right about the time travel too.

Some unanswered questions in this one. The symbol on the rock and the pages and what he'd decoded when he came up with D-I-E. Dunno if I need to watch again or just wait and see. Watched this one with company so I wasn't attentive as usual.



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167. "it was difficult to watch the way Ruby treated Tamara"
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while in white-body, though the choice to have her character act that way rang true.

i, personally, imagine that it would be more fun to be shit to the white subordinates if I'm now the assistant manager. but of course "Hillary" is still going to be obsessed with comparing and competing and feeling negatively towards the Black woman that beat her out.

on another note, i'm not a really into body horror, but i was okay with this episode. i was really scared for ruby anytime she she had a metamorphosis outside of the mansion though. what would happen if she was discovered? will she ever use Hillary again?

loved the inclusion over Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls" in this ep as well.


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168. "yes, it was"
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>while in white-body, though the choice to have her character
>act that way rang true.
>
>i, personally, imagine that it would be more fun to be shit to
>the white subordinates if I'm now the assistant manager. but
>of course "Hillary" is still going to be obsessed with
>comparing and competing and feeling negatively towards the
>Black woman that beat her out.

of course cuz that's the only world of interaction she knows...it likely felt foreign to talk to her white female subordinates at all, let alone actually be tough on them...she barely managed to tell them to get back to work LOL

>on another note, i'm not a really into body horror, but i was
>okay with this episode. i was really scared for ruby anytime
>she she had a metamorphosis outside of the mansion though.
>what would happen if she was discovered

omg me too...i thought for sure she would be caught after the job interview...

>loved the inclusion over Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls"
>in this ep as well.

Misha Green is just so...wow

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171. "I saw it as her fucking up trying to be helpful."
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Trying to put her up on game but also being so let down that Tam hadn’t even done as much as she did and applied on a whim.

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173. "she wanted to be helpful"
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but then when she found out the girl didn't even have all the crazy qualifications Ruby would think you'd need to get a job at a white store, she went bad. because it made her feel like shit about herself that sometimes it really is just down to luck.

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175. "This I why the show is great."
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>but then when she found out the girl didn't even have all the
>crazy qualifications Ruby would think you'd need to get a job
>at a white store, she went bad. because it made her feel like
>shit about herself that sometimes it really is just down to
>luck.


This is why the show is great. These nuances fi thats what you call them..or these emotions/actions that are actually the real heart of that series..the spooky shit is just the crust.

  

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179. "There’s a recurring theme of fucking up trying to help."
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Uncle George getting a side piece pregnant and Montrose raising him as his own and causing his own trauma.

Montrose trying to save Tic from going further down the rabbit hole of his true legacy by killing Yahima.

Everybody stop trying to help everybody and go sit the fuck down somewhere.

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181. "RE: There’s a recurring theme of fucking up trying to help."
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>Uncle George getting a side piece pregnant and Montrose
>raising him as his own and causing his own trauma.
>
>Montrose trying to save Tic from going further down the rabbit
>hole of his true legacy by killing Yahima.
>
>Everybody stop trying to help everybody and go sit the fuck
>down somewhere.

lol

  

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169. "What Christina did to Ruby was sexual assault."
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172. "Watching it a 2nd time I’m just realizing that Hillary was the woman....."
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with the dogs in the woods bythe Braithwhite mansion...

Knowing Jurnee Smollett as a child I still have trouble seeing her as an adult even though she’s 33 lol...

I like the incorporation of modern music in older times...

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177. "after ep.5, you should have zero issues seeing her as an adult lol...."
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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178. "that's the thing I still remember her as the little girl in Eve's Bayou"
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180. "Honestly yall I hate this show"
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The fact that it is presenting such a real take on the black experience is great.

But fuck Lovecraft. His name should be removed the way we remove confederate statues. I gave it some time to deal with this elephant in the room but it won't or if it does I do not approve of the approach. People are using this to say shit like you should check out Lovecraft's stories. Fuck Lovecraft's stories. Fuck Lovecraft with the heel in the ass like last nights ep. This man needs to be disgraced.

Fine production under any other name, but I can't let this one go. It's actually something I've been vexed at for years because Lovecraft is in the public domain and white people love using that shit. In fact isn't this based on a book by one.

Sorry, just needed to put this out there.

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182. "but isn't LC shitting on his leg, showing how he was a racist mf?"
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Like the racism in the show is expressing what Lovecraft was, and the show overall as a way of shitting on him and his works?

>The fact that it is presenting such a real take on the black
>experience is great.
>
>But fuck Lovecraft. His name should be removed the way we
>remove confederate statues. I gave it some time to deal with
>this elephant in the room but it won't or if it does I do not
>approve of the approach. People are using this to say shit
>like you should check out Lovecraft's stories. Fuck
>Lovecraft's stories. Fuck Lovecraft with the heel in the ass
>like last nights ep. This man needs to be disgraced.
>
>Fine production under any other name, but I can't let this one
>go. It's actually something I've been vexed at for years
>because Lovecraft is in the public domain and white people
>love using that shit. In fact isn't this based on a book by
>one.
>
>Sorry, just needed to put this out there.
>
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>"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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183. "Nah the show is apologizing for his racism by showing its systemic. "
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There was just one scene where they address his racism head on, and more than likely most people forgot it.

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184. "The episodes are Lovecraftian with his racist elements to them "
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>There was just one scene where they address his racism head
>on, and more than likely most people forgot it.
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>"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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186. "They should have named the dept store guy Lovecraft "
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But even that wouldn't have been enough. It is way too understated how his racism is at the core of what's called lovecraftian horror. That dehumanizing of people to monsters is based explicitly on that racism. The whole genre is tainted by his world view and this just isn't doing anything to address that.

The scene I'm talking about was one in the first ep where tic picks up one of his books and says that fucking racist or something.

Not enough.

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187. "To be fair, we haven't even seen how the 1st season ends"
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>this just isn't doing anything to address that.
>


Before it's all said and done, they might.

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188. "im still struggling to see how it isn't being addressed"
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i mean short of a flashing neon LOVECRAFT WAS RACIST sign you cant really address it anymore than the show is doing

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190. "right"
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191. "RE: im still struggling to see how it isn't being addressed"
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>i mean short of a flashing neon LOVECRAFT WAS RACIST sign you
>cant really address it anymore than the show is doing


thank you

  

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192. "You are missing the point "
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1) it is presenting racism in America and wrapping Lovecraftian horror around it. That is all that one can say it's doing from a surface look. You can go deeper than that and arrive at other things, but on the surface it's just that.

2) Most people only see things at a surface level. Kudos to okp for being woke, but most people surface.

3) A tounge in cheek mocking of Lovecraft's racism is not dealing with the effects of that racism. Neither is a big neon sign. And my point is that the effects of his racism in particular are the deep seeded shit that has been pervasive in the white consciousness for over a hundred years and literally a part of why we're still dealing with this shit today.

4) If a show cannot deal with that head on then perhaps it's not the show we need on this topic.

Again I think the show on its own is fine, but as a commentary on Lovecraft it's nowhere near enough.

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193. "the racism in the show is representing Lovecrafts..."
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>1) it is presenting racism in America and wrapping
>Lovecraftian horror around it. That is all that one can say
>it's doing from a surface look. You can go deeper than that
>and arrive at other things, but on the surface it's just that.
>
>
>2) Most people only see things at a surface level. Kudos to
>okp for being woke, but most people surface.
>
>3) A tounge in cheek mocking of Lovecraft's racism is not
>dealing with the effects of that racism. Neither is a big neon
>sign. And my point is that the effects of his racism in
>particular are the deep seeded shit that has been pervasive in
>the white consciousness for over a hundred years and literally
>a part of why we're still dealing with this shit today.
>
>4) If a show cannot deal with that head on then perhaps it's
>not the show we need on this topic.
>
>Again I think the show on its own is fine, but as a commentary
>on Lovecraft it's nowhere near enough.
>
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>Big PEMFin H & z's
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>thing, a musician." � Miles
>
>"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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194. "NO IT IS NOT!! IT IS HIGHLIGHTING AMERICAN RACISM! "
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I'd apologize for the all caps but if you're just going to ignore everything I type. Again perfectly fine take on racism in America, a refreshing portrayal of our people at that time, tainted by its association with Lovecraft and not doing ENOUGH to address the issues I'm raising.

If you disagree with that please provide me with the examples that show so. Because just saying it's fine isn't changing my opinion. Challenge my view, I'd welcome it.

  

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197. "its not doing enough FOR YOU. end of story"
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noted.

i find it to be more than enough, as do many others.

Stop watching the show and write your own shit.

Case closed. sheesh

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199. "If my subjectivity is overreaching in the points I listed"
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Please detail how. But just saying it's "for me" is not enough. I get liking the show. But if you want to like the show and move on then ignore my post all together. But both of you are just trying to shut it down without even engaging with the criticism. That's what irks me.

I've posted enough bricks in okp to be OK being ignored.

  

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200. "RE: If my subjectivity is overreaching in the points I listed"
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>Please detail how. But just saying it's "for me" is not
>enough. I get liking the show. But if you want to like the
>show and move on then ignore my post all together. But both of
>you are just trying to shut it down without even engaging with
>the criticism. That's what irks me.
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>I've posted enough bricks in okp to be OK being ignored.

WTF?? You think the show is presenting American systemic racism, Im saying the stories and racism in it represents Lovecrafts racism. You think mentioning Lovecrafts racism in the first episode is all there is to state how he was a racist. I say that was the jump off in showing his racist views in the following eps as well as the horror factors from him in the eps. One WOULD think LC is a telling of how America has a racist past (duh..and too easy) but I think that initial announcing he was a racist is intertwined in the stories, deeper than what's presented at face value.

YOU DONT AGREE WITH THAT! IM NOT LEGS ETC WHOS GONNA GO BACK AND FORTH WITH BS CLOGGING UP A THREAD.

  

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Damali
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202. "then be irked. no one is trying to silence you"
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i just don't think your criticisms hold water..and i don't need to satisfy you by responding to them point by point.

you're posting; i'm posting. neither of us can stop the other..so crying that someone is trying to silence or stifle you is some bullshit and you know it

i think you're wrong, you think you're right. end of story (again)

i'm still challenging you to write something better. they are telling the story the way they want to tell it. don't watch it then

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185. "Won't front, I can appreciate/understand your sentiment. I'd never heard"
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of Lovecraft and honestly still haven't even bothered to look him up.
But I could see how someone would be exposed to him via this show and not make the connection that the show might actually be trying to highlight the problems with his works.....


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189. "I'm trying to get an idea of how the show influences his book sales"
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The best that I saw was on Goodreads which looks like a slight uptick on a collection of his stories:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/stats?id=36315.The_Best_of_H_P_Lovecraft

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195. "He shouldn't have booksales. His shit should be oop"
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And that has nothing to do with profitability, as I think he may be public domain by now. If not than it's an even bigger issue.

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196. "Yes I believe his stories are public domain."
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So I'm not worried about the show filling his pockets.

I just want to figure out what it's done for his overall popularity.

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Damali
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198. "racists are gonna racist regardless. i don't get the handwringing"
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why should we spend a second worrying about if a small subset of people are gonna like him more?

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201. "no handwringing over here."
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I'm just curious about the influence of the show.

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