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  1. BayouMafia

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    New Donald Glover project premieres in October. Been seeing promos lately and it looks interesting.

    Read an article in which he described the show as "Twin Peaks with rappers"



     
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  2. AIOLICOCK

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    Will watch.
     
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  3. IvanTheTerrible

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    Really looking forward to this.
     
  4. TC

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    What.......huge Donald Glover fan and that sounds like an incredible/strange combination for a show premise. Will watch

    Wait it's on regular tv....may watch one day if it makes it to Netflix
     
  5. bro

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    Show looks great. I think there will be some unexpected unique elements to the show. Getting great reviews from early critics.



     
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  6. laxjoe

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    yeah heard nothing but good things here. will definitely check it out
     
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  8. BayouMafia

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    http://collider.com/atlanta-review-donald-glover/

    Does the City Proud
    BY ALLISON KEENE 24 HOURS AGO

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    At first, being an Atlanta local hindered my appreciation of Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta. I had my hackles up to dislike it, feeling like it was just too bold to name a series after such a diverse and complicated city even though Glover grew up near where I live. But after watching the first few episodes, I’ve been won over.Atlanta is Atlanta — not all of it, but enough that it feels honest, intimate, and sincere. Atlanta may be the capital of Georgia and the king city of the South, but it’s also town that’s often underrated, and that scrappy spirit dominates this show.

    Like many of FX’s half-hour series, Atlanta isn’t strictly a comedy. It’s often bracingly funny, but it can be deadly serious. Glover has previously described the series as “Twin Peaks for rappers,” and it’s apt. The show plays with the surreal while managing the stay grounded in a way that is charmingly off-kilter.

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    Atlanta is the story of an up-and-coming rapper, Alfred a.k.a. Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), and his cousin Earn (Glover) who is looking to mange him. Earn is broke and essentially homeless — his parents don’t want him (“I can’t afford it,” his father says, barring him from entering) and he has a fraught relationship with the mother of his daughter, Van (Zazie Beetz). Van wants Earn to be a real partner and a good father, but he can’t get his act together. His tries, but then when he fails he wants to turn his back on all it, telling Van that he shouldn’t have to sacrifice his dreams to become a family man (she calls out his BS). As Earn, Glover is truly playing against type, but he keeps some weirdness as part of his persona here, and his comedic timing as the show’s Everyman is impeccable.

    Atlanta may baffle viewers who are looking for a straight comedy, or for an insider-y show about the backstage theatrics of the music industry. But Atlanta could not be further from a show like Empire–unless we’re just talking about Empire’s flashbacks to a life pre-fame. This show doesn’t have a clear aim episode to episode, and it isn’t about rich recording artists and parties full of booze and women, this story is—in part—about a young black man without means who sells drugs to get studio time, and says, “I scare people at ATMs, so I have to rap!”

    That’s a good example of Atlanta’s sly humor, and the show is full of Easter eggs for locals. References to JR Crickets’ lemon pepper chicken—with the sauce!—and the girls at Edgewood “loving a thug” are clever, embedded jokes, too. Some of it is more universal though, as a bartender opines that a YouTube star Paper Boi is battling with, “[smokes] a Swisher with no weed! Dude gave me the creeps.”

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    Under Hiro Murai’s direction, the city of Atlanta is both familiar and incredibly distinct, which matches the series’ unique beats and storylines (and killer soundtrack). One of the best parts of the series, though, is Keith Stanfieldas Darius, Alfred’s best friend and a sweet-natured dreamer. When Earn first knocks on their door to offer his managerial services, he rounds the corner to find Darius standing there with a butcher knife. When Darius realizes Earn is a friend, he offers him a plate of freshly baked cookies. While Alfred and Earn struggle to make it, Darius floats along beside them, staying out of the fray while also being an integral part to the show’s chemistry and meditative tone.

    Like Baskets or even Louie, Atlanta is a deeply specific portrait of a certain way of life, one that’s often desperate but that’s tempered—for our benefit—by a casual, sometimes even caustic humor. These moments are occasionally punctuated by bursts of violence, some of them shocking, but it never feels like there’s a statement being made so much as truth being shown. And as referential as the show is, it never feels obtuse or difficult for those unfamiliar with the world it portrays. Atlanta is a complicated city, and Atlanta is a complicated show. Yet the bottom line is that Earn doesn’t want to be poor. What’s more universal than that?

    Rating: ★★★★ Very good — Damn fine television

    Atlanta premieres Tuesday, September 6th on FX.

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  9. enjj

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    My buddy went to some VIP showing for it in Atlanta last week. His words, it was sik.

    Think that means he liked it.
     
  10. BayouMafia

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    Just re-read that article and saw that they moved the premiere up to Sept 6. sweet
     
  11. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Looking forward to this. I like Glover as an actor so anything he's in on is usually pretty good
     
  12. Teddy Westside

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    Really don't know what to make of this show, I'll be intrigued to hear the feedback of the premiere

     
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    Tonight. Reviews are great
     
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  17. Truman

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    Watched Ep1 today during lunch. :like::like::like:

    Excited to see the second tonight.
     
  18. bro

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    glad tonight is a 2 night premiere. I've heard episode 2 really hooks you
     
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  19. Fran Tarkenton

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    the intro is awesome how it juxtaposes the wealth disparity
     
  20. JohnLocke

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    Get the feeling I'm going to love this show
     
  21. bro

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    Top trending topic on twitter too
     
  22. duc15

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    Loved it
     
  23. Fran Tarkenton

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    yea this is living up to the hype
     
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    wish they had used a real radio station

    wish JR Crickets hadnt moved from its original location
     
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  25. Fusiontegra

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    10/10 hour of television

    Glover's great, but Darius steals every scene he's in. The dude that plays Peperboy is really good.

    The scene with the crazy dude in jail was perfect. Ern and the cop reacting to his comment about needing help, right down to the jump from laughter at the toilet water to the beating that symbolizes how we view mental illness.

    Great social commentary.
     
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  26. Truman

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    died at the mom getting super flirty the second she he said who he was.
     
  27. EMAW FC

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    Yup that was a top tier pilot
     
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    Also was dying at Earn's high school photo the news used in comparison to paperboi.
     
  29. AIOLICOCK

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    Darius>>>
     
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    Still not happy he wanted to leave Community when he did but if this show is as good as the first two episodes have led me to believe it's going to be then I completely get it. This show has the potential to be absolutely incredible in a few different ways.
     
  31. a.tramp

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    skyrocketed to the top of my dvr list
     
  32. Matt Foley

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  33. Codename Duchess

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    Yeah I'm all in on this
     
  34. The Walrus

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    Fucking fantastic
     
  35. Adieu

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    Seems like a good show so far. I watched the first two episodes yesterday.
     
  36. Kylebw1

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    They must have found some random guy from the hood to write the episode description
     
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  38. Andy Reocho

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    Big fan. Watched ep's 1 and 2, as they were lumped together on demand. Upset as I was wanting a new episode to watch Tuesday.
     
  39. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Big fan.
    "Didn't they kill Malcolm too?"
    "Allegedly, ain't no one seen his body since the funeral"
    "That's kinda how funerals work"
     
  40. BayouMafia

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    did anyone else find the sound was way down during some of the dialogue? I have decent speakers and had to turn it up a good bit to understand everything, then when they'd switch to music or a commercial I'd be all :ohholkyfuck:
     
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  41. Hoss Bonaventure

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    The chicken wing thing! Ahahaha
     
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  42. PAHokie

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    Lemon Pepper wet!!?
     
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    This is such a great Easter egg for people from Atlanta.
     
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  44. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    I love this show so far

    1. Can't get the Paper Boi song out of my head (actually Donald's brother rapping that song, Steve G. Lover)

    2. I really want some Lemon Pepper WET wings now. (I never knew I wanted this)
     
  45. IvanTheTerrible

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    Darius is my spirit animal.

    Im hooked.
     
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    just watched. i'm glad i started this from the beginning. loved how the cac radio guy wouldn't say the n word in front of paperboy and darius
     
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  47. Gaffrican

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    Each time I think about this show, I realize even more how nuanced it is.

    Also For a southerner now living out west, it's like stepping back in back home. I grew I with ppl like all of these characters
     
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  48. Fran Tarkenton

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    "Glover is from Stone Mountain, a wealthy Atlanta suburb" eh :yellowcard: maybe 40 years ago

    Good article tho. Did not realize Paper Boi actor was also the dad in Vice Principals.
     
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