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Critic reviews for Helen
Earn is passive-aggressive sarcastic and packed with internalized anger and pain...Earn will have to change his tune soon to save this so-called arrangement because Van is already emotionally moving on.
While we see a spectrum of relationships between the masculine folks, we've so far only see ridiculously toxic relationships between the women and every time we see Van in conversation with another black woman, there's a loss attached.
Nothing in Atlanta is ever really set in stone-even before "Robbin' Season" started-and for every step a character seemingly takes, there's something that takes them two steps back. There's nothing surreal about that; it's just human.
I was wary at the start, but this proved itself to be extremely confident, to-the-point storytelling.
Like many of the best Atlanta episodes, "Helen" alternates between rawness and surreality, and occasionally lets the two intersect,
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