Lovecraft Country "I Am" S1E7 9/27/20

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Holy wow! What an episode.

    If there was ever the perfect song for a scene, it was that Lady Marmalade montage.

    That African warrior drill sergeant looked familiar. Sue is back!
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I thought so too.

    And then I thought, "Steve must hate this!" :D

    I assume the African scene was historical, although I don't know it...
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Hahaha, yeah. And I said to my son, see? They found all kinds of great music from the era, and then, Lady Marmalade!! Again, there was plenty of that type of music that fit the era. Oh well.

    So we go from gothic horror, to outright blood and gore to Sci Fi? It was weird, crazy, and fun!! I had the lights down and those scenes looked absolutely FABULOUS, even in plain old HD! Watched streaming rather than on DirecTV DVR for just that slightly better picture (1080p vs. 1080i) and it was worth it.
     
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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I kinda fell in love with Josephine Baker. While watching the end credits to see who played Ms. Baker, I saw that someone played Frida Kahlo in the episode. I don't remember seeing a unibrow'd woman though.

    I hoped that alt-George would make it back to Hipolyta's earth with her.

    I was hoping for some Theme From Shaft in the run up to the big battle scene.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    She reminded me of Ruth Negga...
     
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    gchance

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    Frida Kahlo was the woman who raised a glass.
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    I was hoping the same thing about George, although I'm glad they brought him back for another episode.
     
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    markb

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    Yeah, what happened to him? Hippolyta pulled him into the next world, and then just forgot about him! Although we having seen Hippolyta return, yet.
     
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    smbaker

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    Every single episode has been SciFi! :D :D

    Best episode of the series for me, so far. I want a Hippolyta spinoff.

    African gladiator women versus confederate soldiers, I don't think that ever happened in this universe...

    Did I miss your point, or just get zoomed?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    For a show that is so deeply and subtly rooted in Black history, it just seemed to me that that scene was a reference to something that I was missing. And I still suspect that is the case.
     
  10. smbaker

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    If you figure it out, do tell.

    My interpretation was that it just came from Hippolyta's mind, picking one of her strongest heroes against one of the her most repulsive enemies. The two groups may* have significant historical context, but they never fought one another.

    * I say "may" because I don't know much about female African warriors.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I'm not saying Confederate soldiers ever fought African Amazons.

    Just that there is probably some historical context to that scene that I am missing, because I'm not conversant enough with Black history. That it's not pure fantasy. I suspect, as with Diana's friend Bobo, there were people who said "Aha!" when they saw that.

    Or maybe not. Maybe they just made it all up. It just doesn't seem to be that kind of show...
     
  12. Steveknj

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    What kinda show is it? If you figure it out let me know :)
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    In this context, it's a show that cares deeply about Black history, and doesn't spoon-feed it to us.

    Beyond that, I have my guesses, but... ;)
     
  14. Steveknj

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    That's the only consistent message in the show. I agree. It's actually really good at that message. The horror, sci-fi stuff? Yeah, it's weird, it makes no sense, but, it's fun watching.
     
  15. hefe

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    It's based on Dahomey Amazons - Wikipedia
     
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