316: Booking A Trip To Lovecraft Country

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By Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole

316: Booking A Trip To Lovecraft Country

Wednesday, 19 August

TV Guide senior editor Malcolm Venable is here to talk about Lovecraft Country, HBO's series imagining of Matt Ruff's novel -- and why everything from the show's look and feel to the acting to Jonathan Majors's believable charisma drew us in. Then we drove our woody wagon Around The Dial with stops at Ted Lasso, Little Voice, and The Great Heist before Rebecca's Extra Credit tasked us with casting reality-competition shows with our favorite TV characters. Sarah then filed a Canon motion on behalf of a latter-season Law & Order Mothership episode. The British Empire won, the DC Universe lost, and we mashed up actor names and fictional reboots in Game Time. Grab a wooden bat and an illustrated map: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


Lovecraft CountryATD: Ted LassoATD: Little VoiceATD: The Great HeistExtra Credit: Be Our HostThe Canon: Law & Order S15.E13: Ain't No LoveWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: Name Above The Title


Follow Malcolm Venable on TwitterMalcolm at TV Guide"How Lovecraft Country Reappropriates H.P. Lovecraft's Notoriously Racist Creations," from SlateThe Times on the arrests in Jam Master Jay's murderMark And Sarah Talk About SongsThe Great American Pop Culture Quiz ShowThe book Rap On TrialAlan Sepinwall on cop shows and why they have to change in Rolling StoneAnd Kathryn VanArendonk's on cops as main characters for VulturePhoto: HBO


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