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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 01:55 AM

Is anyone watching Donald Glover's Atlanta on FX?


I watched the first two episodes and I held off watching any more because I knew I would hate to wait a week for each half-hour episode because it was soooo good.

The series follows a bright young man, maybe in his late 20s, (Donald Glover, the actor who almost stole the movie Martian from Damon and was funny as heck in Community) as he struggles and hustles a living in Atlanta while he figures things out for himself. It's like I'm getting a peek at a world I really never saw before. I had the same experience when I watched The Wire. Every critic mentioned that its slow, but I don't get that at all. I'm sucked in and hate when the ending credits pop up.

From the NYT:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/arts/television/atlanta-fx-donald-glover.html?_r=0
Atlanta” cooks low, slow and crackling, and Mr. Glover dials Earn’s affect down to a bare hum. He’s intense but reserved, reluctant to open up. Even his parents don’t know why he dropped out of school, and he channels his feelings about his ex, Van (Zazie Beetz), into sardonic comments on her taste in men. The closest he comes to an outburst is when, low on cash, he tries to order a fast-food child’s meal and is humiliatingly refused.

Mr. Glover’s laid-back performance leaves room for his co-stars to impress. The show’s breakout character may be Alfred’s stoner-philosopher roommate, Darius (Lakeith Stanfield). Mr. Henry creates a rich tension between the Paper Boi persona and Alfred, sharp and self-aware, who’s unsettled by his minor celebrity. He’s in the business not to live some bottle-service fantasy but because, he says, “I scare people at A.T.M.s.”

“Atlanta” has a serious streak and the occasional matter-of-fact violence; the second episode is set largely in a police precinct. But the show is richly funny without jokes or setups. The comedy sidles up on you in deadpan exchanges, as when Alfred argues that it’s disturbing for Darius to call his gun “Daddy.”


I'm binging on the episodes now because the final is coming up this week.

I love this promo trailer:

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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 03:37 PM

1. It will take less than 5 hours to binge watch all 10 episodes. Thank me later.


You won't be sorry.

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:57 AM

3. I just watched the first episode because of your post

Really good so far.

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