The BEST Episodes of Lovecraft Country

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Network: HBO

A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

Sundown

#1 - Sundown

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2020

Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose. After recruiting his uncle George and childhood friend Letitia to join him, the trio sets out for “Ardham,” MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus’ late mother’s ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn, especially after sundown.

star 8.06
1,359 votes
Directors: Yann Demange
Writers: Misha Green
Rewind 1921

#2 - Rewind 1921

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 11, 2020

With Hippolyta at the helm, Leti, Tic, and Montrose travel to 1921 Tulsa in an effort to save Dee.

star 8.00
550 votes
Writers: Jonathan I. Kidd, Misha Green, Sonya Winton
Jig-a-Bobo

#3 - Jig-a-Bobo

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 4, 2020

A distraught Diana finds herself in Captain Lancaster's crosshairs. When a visitor from his past arrives at the boarding house, Atticus and Leti each take steps to protect their future.

star 7.97
635 votes
Directors: Misha Green
Writers: Ihuoma Ofordire, Misha Green
Meet Me in Daegu

#4 - Meet Me in Daegu

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 20, 2020

In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their violent first encounter.

star 7.92
748 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Kevin Lau, Misha Green
Holy Ghost

#5 - Holy Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 30, 2020

Hoping to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby, Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago’s North Side into a boarding house – an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George’s wife Hippolyta presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

star 7.76
940 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Misha Green
A History of Violence

#6 - A History of Violence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 6, 2020

After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby's disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.

star 7.61
855 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Wes Taylor
Strange Case

#7 - Strange Case

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 13, 2020

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.

star 7.59
774 votes
Directors: Cheryl Dunye
Writers: Jonathan I. Kidd, Misha Green, Sonya Winton
Whitey's on the Moon

#8 - Whitey's on the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 23, 2020

Inexplicably recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts – Christina Braithwhite and her elusive father Samuel – who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus’ role in their upcoming “Sons of Adam” ceremony. Later, after Tic, Leti, and George stumble upon a clue that could lead them to Montrose, each takes an unwelcome walk down memory lane.

star 7.58
1,133 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Misha Green
Full Circle

#9 - Full Circle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 18, 2020

After uncovering the origins of the Book of Names, the gang heads back to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell.

star 7.57
408 votes
Writers: Ihuoma Ofordire, Misha Green
I Am.

#10 - I Am.

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 27, 2020

Hippolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery and Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.

star 7.43
680 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Shannon Houston