Booking A Trip To Lovecraft Country

TV Guide's Malcolm Venable joins us for HBO's monstrous new sci-fi series, plus The Great Heist, a Law & Order Canon submission, and more!

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 Lasso, Little 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.



  • Lead Topic ๐Ÿ›ฃ Lovecraft Country
  • Around The Dial โšฝ๏ธ Ted Lasso
  • Around The Dial ๐ŸŽ™ Little Voice
  • Around The Dial ๐Ÿ’ธ The Great Heist
  • Extra Credit ๐Ÿค‘ Be Our Host
  • The Canon โš–๏ธ Law & Order S15.E13: Ain't No Love
  • Winner & Loser ๐Ÿ‘ The Crown Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth Debicki
  • Winner & Loser ๐Ÿ‘Ž DC Universe
  • Game Time ๐Ÿง  Name Above The Title