316: Booking A Trip To Lovecraft Country

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 LassoLittle 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 Country
  • ATD: Ted Lasso
  • ATD: Little Voice
  • ATD: The Great Heist
  • Extra Credit: Be Our Host
  • The Canon: Law & Order S15.E13: Ain't No Love
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Name Above The Title




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