Atlanta: Season 1 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Ambitious and refreshing, Atlanta offers a unique vehicle for star and series creator Donald Glover's eccentric brand of humor -- as well as a number of timely, trenchant observations.

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1
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
2
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
3
Air date: Sep 13, 2016
4
Air date: Sep 20, 2016
5
Air date: Sep 27, 2016
6
Air date: Oct 4, 2016
7
Air date: Oct 11, 2016
8
Air date: Oct 18, 2016
9
Air date: Oct 25, 2016
10
Air date: Nov 2, 2016

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In this comedy series, two cousins try to better their lives and the lives of their family. Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a broke college dropout who has no home and is staying with Vanessa (Zazie Beetz), his on-again, off-again girlfriend and mother of his child. After realizing that his cousin, Alfred Marks (Brian Tyree Henry), is a rapper on the verge of stardom, Earn becomes his manager. Together with Darrius (Lakeith Stanfield), Alfred's right-hand man and visionary, the three of them try to make it in the Atlanta rap scene.

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Critic Reviews for Atlanta Season 1

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (32)

The show is masterful in eliciting a range of feelings - a combination of joy and horror, tension and relief - but none more so than surprise.

Nov 2, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Atlanta, FX's finely detailed and gloriously unpredictable comedy about striving within and near Atlanta's hip-hop scene, waited until the very final moments of its first season's final episode to feature the godheads of Atlanta hip-hop: Outkast.

Nov 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Glover's creative force has been poured into this series about young black men in Atlanta with its insightful commentary about race in America. It's also darkly, awkwardly funny.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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Donald Glover deserves this chance to make his mark as a throughly hands-on auteur who's reminiscent of another FX mainstay -- Louis C.K. They write and act out what their lives have taught them. And the differences are both striking and instructive.

Sep 2, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The TV breakout Glover fans have been waiting for, also unlike anything else on TV.

Sep 1, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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While many shows and films about music feature similar contradictions between the glitz and the grit, in the world of Atlanta they feel like natural extensions of the city itself.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Atlanta is a beautiful and essential show in 2016, one that blends genuine humor with the stark realities its characters face.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Atlanta masterfully blends humor, irony and art to capture the desire for something better as well as the sense of defeat and complacency that racism and classism create.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Atlanta, is everything you would expect from Donald Glover if you've been paying attention as an actor, a comedian and a rapper.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Atlanta is a big city and contains multitudes. Overall, somehow this is on a must watch list for me so far. We'll see what happens.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Atlanta: Season 1

only watched the first episode but im hooked onto it already.

JonathanW

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