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This afternoon, I was at my local branch of the public library and I found the first season of Lovecraft Country on DVD. As some of you may know, I was critical of the timing of the premiere of this series during certain (ahem) events.
However, when I mentioned this in social media, I was told the series was being developed well before all of that happened, so I stand corrected. I also can’t miss the fact that since writer H.P. Lovecraft has been identified as a white supremacist, the title for the series has a double meaning.
However, I don’t subscribe to any streaming service, basically because I might be interested in one or two programs but nothing else, and it just seems like a waste of money. Plus, I need my discretionary time to write. That means that under other circumstances, I’d never see this show.
But since it magically appeared at the library, I have the entire first season to view for free as long as I give it back to the library by the 16th.
Those of you who know me through this blog should know I’m a fair reviewer, but I don’t automatically like or not like something based on the content or the source. To quote Police Lt. Dundy (Barton MacLane) from the 1941 film “The Maltese Falcon:”
Well, you know me, Spade, if you did it or if you didn’t, you’ll get a square deal from me and most of the breaks. Don’t know as I’d blame you much – man that killed your partner. But that won’t stop me from nailing ya.
That’s how I feel about reviewing anything.
I’ll start viewing this tonight and let you know what I think.
I love public libraries.