Atlanta: Season 1 Reviews

November 7, 2016
It's hard to overstate how good Atlanta is. (Indeed, it's also hard to merely state how good it is - it's such a subtle and complete show that saying more feels inept and superfluous, like tacking on post-its to a framed painting.)
November 2, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 2, 2016
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.
October 3, 2016
Atlanta... is the best show you're not watching on TV
September 21, 2016
Glover seems like a known quantity. Atlanta suggests the depths of his talent are only beginning to be tapped.
September 13, 2016
To show all that he can do, to show something of what life's actually like, Donald Glover first has to break your heart.
September 12, 2016
The result is a series that is shrewd, emotional, and impolite, with a style that veers toward pretentiousness but never crosses over.
September 8, 2016
Atlanta is just the latest comedy to taste like drama. It has more laughs than many other prestige comedies, but fewer than most actual comedies, and the ones it has are prickly and strange, laced with menace and sadness, if also a real sense of place.
September 7, 2016
Portrayals of black bodies in faded worlds in which their bold personalities and striking dialogue are the focus have rarely reached beyond indie film projects. It was only a matter of time, but this show, now, feels right.
September 7, 2016
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.