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Sat Sep 17, 2016, 09:37 AM

If you haven’t heard already, Donald Glover’s 'Atlanta' is the best new show this Fall.

TV Review: Atlanta Series Premiere

Source: TheYoungFolks.com, by Jennifer Baugh

If you haven’t heard already, Donald Glover’s Atlanta is the best new show this Fall. Originally pitched by the multi-talented artist as something along the lines of “Twin Peaks but for rappers”, many have commented on how the show manages to brilliantly tiptoe around the conventions of similar non-comedy, comedy shows – like Louie and Girls – to offer up something more spiritually-offbeat and personal from a cast of characters we don’t normally get to see on the small screen.

The double-episode FX special featured Tuesday night rightfully set up the series as semi-biographical in its heightened and, at times, mythical depiction of the streets of Atlanta. The show itself is about the rise and fall of two distant cousins Earnest Marks and Alfred Miles – both played by Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry – and their absentminded entourage of one Darius – played by Keith Stanfield – who quickly find themselves on the verge of hip hop notoriety within a small community of growing fans and villains. There’s legitimate reason why everyone is so hyped about this new show. Here are five things Atlanta definitely has going for it.

1.) The city of Atlanta in the show is not only a place but a state of mind.

2.) The voices of the characters are so distinctly different from one another that each could warrant their own individual spin-off.

3.) Hiro Murai.

4.) The show employs elements of fantasy and surrealism.

5.) The show slyly addresses the elephant in the room – offering up some fresh commentary on the present controversies and social taboos of everyday race relations.




http://theyoungfolks.com/television/tv-review-atlanta-series-premiere/86269

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2016, 11:01 PM

1. I'm recording it. Haven't watched it yet,

and I'm a fan of Glover. Looks like a really original show. Looking forward to it.

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Sun Sep 25, 2016, 10:16 PM

2. Thanks. I just set the DVR!

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Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

3. I love this show, and so does my 35 year old daughter!


This is fresh writing, along with great acting and directing. Top notch!

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