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Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.


Atlanta: It Was All a Dream  Season 4, Episode 10

What a long, strange trip it's been. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Nov 11, 2022 at 12:35 PM - 7 comments

Atlanta: Andrew Wyeth. Alfred's World.   Season 4, Episode 9

They always making Paper Boi go through something. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Nov 4, 2022 at 8:54 PM - 8 comments

Atlanta: The Goof Who Sat by the Door  Season 4, Episode 8

An in-depth look at the making of the American classic A Goofy Movie. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 28, 2022 at 8:45 PM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Snipe Hunt  Season 4, Episode 7

Go nosing around in the Georgia woods at night, you never know what you might find. Maybe something ... special. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 22, 2022 at 4:43 PM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Crank Dat Killer  Season 4, Episode 6

The Internet never forgets. I'd love to elaborate, but wouldn't you know it, the system just crashed. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 15, 2022 at 10:20 PM - 0 comments

Atlanta: Work Ethic!  Season 4, Episode 5

or, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM - 2 comments

Atlanta: Light Skinned-Ed  Season 4, Episode 4

This one's all about family.
posted by skoosh on Oct 13, 2022 at 6:17 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: Born to Die  Season 4, Episode 3

How long can one last in the music industry? [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 12, 2022 at 3:38 PM - 1 comment

Atlanta: The Homeliest Little Horse  Season 4, Episode 2

Earn goes to therapy, and we see how hard it can be for a woman to make it in children's literature.
posted by skoosh on Oct 11, 2022 at 6:40 PM - 5 comments

Atlanta: The Most Atlanta  Season 4, Episode 1

Wherein Paperboi realizes that a song is a rabbit hole, and Atlantic Station gets a little surreal for Earl and Van. Also: a slo-mo chase scene!
posted by skoosh on Oct 10, 2022 at 11:38 AM - 5 comments

Atlanta: Tarrare  Season 3, Episode 10

We finally get an episode wholly centered on Vanessa, and it's the season finale. Van goes native in Paris and takes a few friends on a surreal adventure including the humiliation of Alexander Skarsgård, ritual cannibalism, and a big emotional reveal by the Seine. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 21, 2022 at 5:10 PM - 7 comments

Atlanta: Rich Wigga, Poor Wigga  Season 3, Episode 9

High school student Aaron undergoes a test of his blackness as he tries to get college funding from an unusual source. Another standalone story. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 15, 2022 at 6:57 PM - 4 comments

Atlanta: New Jazz  Season 3, Episode 8

Al tries Nepalese Space Cake and overthinks his fame on a strange trip through Amsterdam. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 7, 2022 at 1:35 PM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Trini 2 De Bone  Season 3, Episode 7

This week: a different kind of ghost story, written by Jordan Temple (writer of episodes 6 and 13 of Abbot Elementary), continues the season's theme of white people cursed by their own racism. A gently unfolding standalone episode about childcare, how children deal with death, and the physical and emotional labor Black people provide to white families. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 30, 2022 at 4:49 AM - 5 comments

Atlanta: White Fashion  Season 3, Episode 6

Al joins a fashion company's diversity advisory board, Vanessa reconnects with Earn, and Darius searches for jollof as Paper Boi's European tour continues. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 24, 2022 at 4:01 PM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Cancer Attack  Season 3, Episode 5

Earn and Al try to solve a crime backstage after a Paper Boi show. Darius gets distracted from an eerie adventure and Van is even more cryptic than she's already been. Al has a revealing moment. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 18, 2022 at 5:45 PM - 6 comments

Atlanta: The Big Payback  Season 3, Episode 4

A standalone speculative fiction episode this week: middle-class white guy Marshall deals with the fallout in his life from new reparations taxes on descendants of former slave-owners. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 8, 2022 at 1:23 PM - 11 comments

Atlanta: The Old Man and the Tree  Season 3, Episode 3

Things get out of hand at a reclusive South African billionaire's very strange party. Darius gets some white allies, Vanessa goes rogue, Paper Boi encounters a tree and Earn levels up his management skills. Bonus: Donald Glover interviews himself and compares the show to a fine meal at a farm-to-table restaurant and says, "Even if you don’t like it, you can’t say it’s not high quality. The quality is undeniable."
posted by mediareport on Apr 7, 2022 at 3:05 PM - 7 comments

Atlanta: Sinterklaas Is Coming To Town  Season 3, Episode 2

Episode 2 rejoins Earn, Paperboy and Darius on tour in Amsterdam, where they get a surprise visitor and have a variety of encounters with the horrors of Dutch jail, a strange group of mourners and a whole lot of Zwarte Piet.
posted by mediareport on Mar 31, 2022 at 3:53 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: Three Slaps  Season 3, Episode 1

Donald Glover's comedy/horror/drama show Atlanta is back with 2 new episodes dropped this week (four years after the season 2 finale). The premiere half-hour again defies expectations to introduce a new young protagonist and tell his increasingly intense story.
posted by mediareport on Mar 31, 2022 at 3:48 PM - 4 comments

Atlanta: Crabs in a Barrel  Season 2, Episode 11

Sometimes you gotta go where the money goes. But it be feeling like something is holding me back. Like I can't leave. [official synopsis; season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 11, 2018 at 7:29 AM - 22 comments

Atlanta: FUBU  Season 2, Episode 10

A time machine episode, focused on middle school aged Ern and a possibly bootleg FUBU shirt. A very tiny glimpse into a day in the life of kids.
posted by k8t on May 3, 2018 at 10:47 PM - 13 comments

Atlanta: North of the Border  Season 2, Episode 9

We might have to make that move tonight. I heard there's a pajama party and Paper Boi is gonna be there. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2018 at 8:14 AM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Woods  Season 2, Episode 8

Paperboi is lost.
posted by k8t on Apr 20, 2018 at 7:08 AM - 10 comments

Atlanta: Champagne Papi  Season 2, Episode 7

Van and friends go to a party at Drake's house. Social media plays a strong role.
posted by k8t on Apr 14, 2018 at 11:15 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: Teddy Perkins  Season 2, Episode 6

Darius is trippin in this one. Y'all know I woulda been left. [Official synopsis] Darius went to pick up a multicolored key piano that someone posted on a biohacking message board, saying their boss was trying to get rid of it, free of charge. Featuring Theodore Perkins as himself*. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 7, 2018 at 7:32 AM - 14 comments

Atlanta: Barbershop  Season 2, Episode 5

You know how you need a fresh cut but your barber is always on some wack stuff? He's lucky I only trust him. [Official synopsis] Paper Boi has a photo shoot coming up, and he wants to look good, so he sees Bibby to get the usual. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2018 at 11:11 AM - 7 comments

Atlanta: Helen  Season 2, Episode 4

Earn and Van take a trip to a Bavarian themed town, Get Out-esque for Earn and lots of insight into Van.
posted by k8t on Mar 24, 2018 at 1:22 AM - 5 comments

Atlanta: Money Bag Shawty  Season 2, Episode 3

Earn is out here making that money. Too bad he still look broke as hell. This whole city runs on stunting, you feel me? [Official synopsis] / Along with earning social media attention, Paper Boi's newest single goes Gold, so Earn decides to take Van out for a night on the town to celebrate. Meanwhile, Alfred and Darius visit Clark County in the studio to record guest verses. [Clipped from Wikipedia summary] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 18, 2018 at 7:35 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: Sportin' Waves  Season 2, Episode 2

In the pursuit of makin' money, in various forms; the problems with fans, and problems of authenticity. You know how it is at holiday time. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 9, 2018 at 7:41 AM - 6 comments

Atlanta: Alligator Man  Season 2, Episode 1

The arrival of "Robbin' Season" creates a different feel in the city.
posted by prize bull octorok on Mar 2, 2018 at 9:29 AM - 4 comments

Atlanta: The Jacket  Season 1, Episode 10

Yo last night was 10 crazy. I bout lost my mind, Quita lost her phone, and this fool Earn lost his jacket smh. Who cares tho 😂 (laugh-crying emoji). [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM - 7 comments

Atlanta: Juneteenth  Season 1, Episode 9

"Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh." Van takes Earn to a fancy party in the hope of making connections. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 26, 2016 at 8:11 AM - 4 comments

Atlanta: The Club  Season 1, Episode 8

Paper Boi, Darius and Earn are in a club, Primal, as a public promotional appearance, but the allure of the club can fade. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:28 AM - 4 comments

Atlanta: B.A.N.  Season 1, Episode 7

The tv show Montague; Special guest Paper Boi and Dr. Deborah Holt. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:36 AM - 8 comments

Atlanta: Value  Season 1, Episode 6

Van meets up with an old friend, and they discuss value.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:31 PM - 8 comments

Atlanta: Nobody Beats the Biebs  Season 1, Episode 5

Paper Boi attends a charity basketball celebrity event for the youth and faces off against Justin Beiber, the black R&B hit kid. Earn faces a case of mistaken identity. Darius runs into trouble at the shooting range.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 at 8:46 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: The Streisand Effect  Season 1, Episode 4

When a b-boy/ photographer/ internet star/ blogger/ entrepreneur begins trashing Paper Boi online, he decides to end the beef. Darius helps Earn look for a way to make big money, fast.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 22, 2016 at 8:08 PM - 3 comments

Atlanta: Go for Broke  Season 1, Episode 3

This man Earn broke as hell. How you gone go out on a date with no money? Umm mhmm these Atlanta dudes trifling. But Ok, Paper Boi might really be about that life tho.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:53 AM - 5 comments

Atlanta: Streets on Lock  Season 1, Episode 2

"See every rapper think he a thug, well you do the crime, you do the time. Don't drop the soap haha. Free my uncle Jay!" Cousins Paper Boi and Earn deal with repercussions of their actions from the first episode, learning about fame and jail.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM - 9 comments

Atlanta: The Big Bang  Season 1, Episode 1

"Paper Boi? Who the hell is that? I swear everybody want to be a rapper now-a-days smh. Song is bumpin tho." Atlanta focuses on two cousins with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; "Earnest 'Earn' Marks" (Donald Glover), an ambitious college drop-out and “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), who wants to becomes a star. [Glover is also the the creator, writer, executive producer, director and music supervisor.]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 7, 2016 at 9:56 AM - 12 comments