Atlanta's Bold Second Season Explored Black Depression and Insecurity

If Donald Glover‚Äôs ‚ÄúThis Is America‚ÄĚ music video is a reflection of America‚Äôs perennial terrors‚ÄĒracism and violence‚ÄĒthen the sophomore season of his hit FX series, Atlanta, is a reflection of black people trying to survive it. This season, refashioned as Atlanta Robbin‚Äô Season, opened with an armed robbery at a fast‚Ķ

More Evidence That 2017 Will Suck: No New Atlanta Episodes This Year

Donald Glover‚Äôs Golden Globe-winning Atlanta, for my money, was the funniest and driest comedy on TV in 2016. It had heart, it probed into its characters‚Äô interiors with uncommon insight, it sprinkled about surreal touches. (‚ÄúIt‚Äôs free chicken sandwich day.‚ÄĚ) Most of its 10 episodes clocked in around 22 minutes, which‚Ķ

Donald Glover Beautifully Emphasizes That Movies and TV Are Lies in Golden Globes Speech

The recognition for Atlanta at this year’s Golden Globes is keeping many of us alive while watching La La Land predictably and dishearteningly win a lot of awards. Here’s Donald Glover in a chocolate suit accepting his award for Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical, after Atlanta won earlier in the…

Last Night's Atlanta Went for Dark Humor With a Cereal Commercial About Police Brutality

Tuesday night‚Äôs Atlanta took a trip into the wonderful world of surreality with an episode-long parody of BET, done via the fictional ‚ÄúBlack American Network.‚ÄĚ As the show went about deconstructing stereotypes and hypocrisies, complete with a ridiculous news debate show and fake commercials aimed at black viewers, it‚Ķ

A Conversation With Zazie Beetz On Atlanta, Hair Touching and the Nuance of the 'Angry Black Woman'

The scene in Atlanta that gets Zazie Beetz the biggest reaction involves hair. In the pilot episode of Donald Glover’s FX series, her character Van walks into a bathroom and unwraps her headscarf to reveal a head full of Bantu knots. When I tell her over the phone that I slightly gasped at the sight of 1) a headscarf,…

Nothing Happens in Donald Glover's Atlanta Trailer But It Looks Good

Donald Glover has been teasing clips of his hip-hop-centric FX series Atlanta with short clips that show him strolling in the streets with his boys. But here‚Äôs a promo trailer that involves actual scenes and a baby, under the dreamlike squealing backdrop of Flume‚Äôs ‚ÄúSleepless.‚ÄĚ There‚Äôs no dialogue to give an idea of‚Ķ