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Kinitra D. Brooks
kdbrooks
Kinitra Brooks is a New Orleans native who writes about conjure women, monsters...and Beyoncé.

Oct 21
1

I do not like horror. I think life as it comes at us as blacks folks is scary enough. I saw the trailer and had to watch. I love JS and JM so I really had to watch. This has been soul giving and just what I needed. Every part of it is so well done— the historical accuracy, the costumes, the sets, the incredible acting, Read more

Oct 21
2

I’ve been traveling so I haven’t gotten to watch the last two episodes, but I wanted to thank you for writing these in-depth and extremely informative reviews. You clearly put a ton of heart and work into them, and it made me enjoy the show so much more to have some of the details and themes laid bare that I might Read more

Oct 21
1

This was a powerful show with a powerful ending and I enjoyed every second of it. 

Oct 21
2

This show was good. I will say though, if HBO decides to pull the plug, this season closed well. Leaves me wanting more, does not require more to be complete.  The very best of endings.

Oct 21
6

Montrose is really the latest in a long line of bad guys who get a relatively good ending. Even after seeing his father bash him, I resented him—and I am a gay male. That he perpetuated the cycle of beating whatever qualities he did not like out of his own son, Tic, rather than raising him without that physical Read more

Oct 20
1

Brilliant analysis. Phew! Thank you. I too get blown away by the low brow critiques of many, and the lack of acknowledgement for Misha Green. I do not understand why HBO has not done more to promote the show. Your weekly critiques are a must read for getting the full gist of each episode. I think the emotional, Read more

Oct 20
1

That’s probably the biggest negative in this show. Even so, Montrose watching his son died and carrying his body can also be seen as karmic justice for what he did. Montrose would have to carry this with him for rest of his life and throw himself to the wellbeing of his grandson. Read more

Oct 20
2

...And then, made me angry and a little sad again too.  Can’t believe it still hasn’t been renewed.

Oct 20
3

I propose that, in keeping with the undercurrents of the show’s world-building, magic is linked to the ancestral line, and is accessible through the knowledge and understanding of the Adamic language as combined with ritual, sacrifice, and intent.

If one accepts that all humanity finds its origins in Africa, is it Read more

Oct 20
4

Misha’s accomplishments being underhyped remind me of online discourse earlier this year that asserted the new Candyman movie as Nia DeCosta’s Candyman, as opposed to “Jordan Peele’s Candyman” as it was depicted in promotional material. Like, what does a black woman have to do to get some frickin recognition around Read more

Oct 20
16

So Montrose not only gets away with murder and child abuse, he gets a redemption and a do-over with ‘Tic’s child and with Tic’s blessing? Read more

Oct 20
13

So wait, I am just supposed to finish out 2020 without more Lovecraft Country and critical thought from Ms. Brooks?! Dear Root, do what you need to do to keep both going, growing, and glowing. HBO, I know you are listening, and I know that there is no sequel to Lovecraft Country the novel, but that territory belongs Read more

Oct 20
11

I think some of that is clear in the structure of the magic in LC.

It’s that “fear of entropy / power over life and death” language that is so antithetical to any spiritual truth or non-oppression based living that gives it away. And the purity of Hippolyta’s experience shows an alternative path to “naming magic.

The Read more