Atlanta: Woods
April 20, 2018 7:08 AM - Season 2, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Paperboi is lost.
posted by k8t (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Another Ern-less episode.
posted by k8t at 7:09 AM on April 20, 2018

this season is fucked up.
posted by JimBennett at 9:39 AM on April 21, 2018

This season is masterful. This episode was a standout for me.
posted by Catblack at 9:03 AM on April 22, 2018 [8 favorites]

So, turns out Donald Glover is better at this than David Lynch is.
posted by lefty lucky cat at 10:27 PM on April 22, 2018 [7 favorites]

Another Ern-less episode.

He's really sticking to that Tine Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation movie-in-parts, where there are little individual stories that can be strung together to a broader narrative.

He's also reminding the viewers that this reference is only about plot structure, not content, as this is the 3rd horror-type episode, 4th if you include "Helen" -- well, there's the surreal humor of sudden appearances of Darius. "All right, I'm serious, man. I'm-a put my foot up in this." I hope his dream-influenced pasta turned out well. And I hope he washed his foot before stepping in his pasta.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:00 AM on April 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

This was an amazing episode. This one, Teddy Perkins, and Helen--just wow.
posted by nequalsone at 7:02 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

What a fantastic episode. I read Al's dream of his mother and people asking if he was OK to indicate that this was his mother's birthday, or the day she passed away, or something, and that she is dead. I don't know that we actually know that with any degree of canonicity.

I very much appreciated that tge man in the woods called himself ol' Wiley.

What a fantastic episode.
posted by mwhybark at 11:10 PM on April 29, 2018

I just realized after the episode that Al's mother is dead, he mentions to Ern in the first episode that he hasn't seen him since his mother's funeral.
posted by skewed at 12:51 PM on August 26, 2018 [1 favorite]

I didn't really care for this episode too much though. I really dislike the overhead drone shots that the director is so fond of.
posted by skewed at 12:53 PM on August 26, 2018

Into The Woods! Interesting to see the ep as two halves of what faces Al. He doesn't really want celebrity life - he's right about the fakeness of it, but some people like whatserface don't mind doing it in order to survive. For her it's just part of the job and doesn't affect her perception of her authentic self. She is kind of awful apart from that though - there's no need to yell at service workers. But if Al doesn't find a way to be okay with the fakeness, he is constantly in danger just because living as a large black man is dangerous in the USA. Someone will pull a gun on you if they sense an opening.
posted by harriet vane at 6:22 PM on September 14, 2018

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