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The creativity on display is phenomenal, with writing that's layered with meanings and allusions, acting that brings the kind of emotional grounding you don't always find in genre stories, and visual realizations that are stunning.
The show inadvertently simplifies the realities of white supremacy with its monster allegory, while treating the Black cast less as characters in their own right and more as vehicles for a sweeping critique of American racism.
A show that uses genre storytelling to peel back layers of American history to reveal the systemic problems underneath it, but it's also got a marvelously entertaining side, one that's gory and sexy in unexpected ways.
Including elements of the genres that are often unkind to their Black characters, 'Lovecraft Country' does a stellar job at ridding us of the awful tropes and exploring racism, history, and monsters real and sci-fi alike.