A very nerve-wracking update of classic stories.
As a huge fan of Lovecraft’s writings, I love this modern take on some of his best stories, and the compelling connecting narrative. Your new original characters are well written and sympathetic while realistically humanly flawed. I found myself genuinely worrying about them throughout. The mood is excellent, and the tension, despite what I’ll come to, is mostly great. The performances are also superb. I have withheld one star, and my reasons for that go into spoiler-territory, so let me just make it clear that I recommend this programme, and stop reading now if you’re new. Ok, here we go: The Department of Works needs to go. Kill it or make it powerless in the next series. (But feel free to keep the characters from there that have been introduced, but without their infrastructure.) A lot of tension disappears when there’s a shadowy pseudo-governmental department full of people more competent than the protagonists that can step in at any moment and save the day. Having the forces of good (relatively speaking) being as powerful as the lurking cults run contrary to a lot of Lovecraftian horror and horror in general. I like the conspiracy element of the narrative, but the power-balance is detrimental to the overall feeling of loneliness in the face of adversity so crucial to the genre. Again, apart from this: excellent work.
Jon the Jinn via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/08/21
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A great modern adaptation
Kitanotenshi via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 01/04/19
What a treasure this series is. Absolutely crafted with love.
Inappropriate Kermit via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/21/19
The first season was very interesting and a great listen but for series 2 the writing seems to be even better. The web of connected plot points is so well woven and it’s a joy to pick apart. Also the actress who plays Dr. Peck is fantastic in all her appearances
HaydnRhys via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/19
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