This week: HBO’s new BANGER Lovecraft Country. We talk about pulp, police terror, HP Lovecraft, James Baldwin, the 50s as a setting, and the way horror has treated Black people. Just watch the show bro. please
This week on the show we talked about Netflix’s Gentefied with hotshot writer Erick Galindo. We talked about the show’s language, the project of the show, and the spectrum of current shows centered around Latinx people and where this fits in.
Read Erick’s article about Gentefied here.
Check out his other work at thisfoo.com
This week we did Hulu’s High Fidelity. We chat about how it compares to the movie, how the gender-flipping works, and examine our relationship to culture. In the spirit of HiFi we also each give our top 5 albums at the end.
This week we tackle Hulu’s Ramy. We talk about the shows that came before it and how the focus on religion really makes the show stand out. We also talk about Toy Story 4 and the new Stranger Things.
This week we cried watching Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us. We talked about DuVernay’s ongoing project with her work, the broken booking system, and the lessons parents have to teach for survival in a world that devalues them.
This week we talk about HBO’s Chernobyl. We discussed the history of the event, the Cold War as a lens, and the politics of the show.
This week we unlock the door with the key of imagination, we cross over into The Twilight Zone. We talk about comedy’s role in a social and political space, deals with the devil, and the divisiveness of GoT’s final season.