Atlanta: Tarrare Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Rich Wigga, Poor Wigga Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: New Jazz Season 3, Ep 8
Al tries Nepalese Space Cake and overthinks his fame on a strange trip through Amsterdam. [more inside]
Atlanta: Trini 2 De Bone Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: White Fashion Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Cancer Attack Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: The Big Payback Season 3, Ep 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]
Atlanta: The Old Man and the Tree Season 3, Ep 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."
Atlanta: Sinterklaas Is Coming To Town Season 3, Ep 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.
Atlanta: Three Slaps Season 3, Ep 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.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The US National Debt Season 8, Ep 7
Another week from the White Void of Sad Facts. Right wing media loses their shit at a suggestive music video featuring Lil Nas X. Matt Gaetz is suspected of violating sex trafficing laws. A historic vote of whether to unionize has taken place among workers at an Amazon fulfillment center, which Amazon has fought in ludicrous ways, including anti-union propaganda in bathrooms. And Now: Some Very Unwelcome News Regarding Peeps. (It's the Peeps & Pepsi promotion.) Main story (22m): the US National Debt, and the massive disingenuousness with which it has been portrayed by Republicans. A lot of interesting information in this one! [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Plastic Season 8, Ep 6
This week from the White Void of Sad Facts--The shootings in Atlanta of eight people, six of them Asian women, and the terrible response from police authorities. And Now: Even During A Pandemic, Local News Cannot Be Trusted With St. Patrick's Day. Main story (22m): plastic. Think we live in a golden age of recycling plastic? Think again: less than 9% of plastic made gets recycled, and over half of all plastic ever produced was made since 2005. How did we get to this point, when plastic recycling has been promoted for decades? [more inside]
Atlanta: Crabs in a Barrel Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: FUBU Season 2, Ep 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.
Atlanta: North of the Border Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Woods Season 2, Ep 8
Paperboi is lost.
Atlanta: Champagne Papi Season 2, Ep 7
Van and friends go to a party at Drake's house. Social media plays a strong role.
Atlanta: Teddy Perkins Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Barbershop Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Helen Season 2, Ep 4
Earn and Van take a trip to a Bavarian themed town, Get Out-esque for Earn and lots of insight into Van.
Atlanta: Money Bag Shawty Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Sportin' Waves Season 2, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Alligator Man Season 2, Ep 1
The arrival of "Robbin' Season" creates a different feel in the city.
Queer Eye: Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's men refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits, and home décor. [more inside]
Dynasty: I hardly recognized you Season 1, Ep 1
An heiress, her father, and his new fiance plot and scheme at work and at home. Everyone has something to hide, but they're ready to flaunt their wealth and oil barony.
Atlanta: The Jacket Season 1, Ep 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]
Atlanta: Juneteenth Season 1, Ep 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]
Atlanta: The Club Season 1, Ep 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]
Atlanta: B.A.N. Season 1, Ep 7
The tv show Montague; Special guest Paper Boi and Dr. Deborah Holt. [more inside]
Atlanta: Value Season 1, Ep 6
Van meets up with an old friend, and they discuss value.
Atlanta: Nobody Beats the Biebs Season 1, Ep 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.
Atlanta: The Streisand Effect Season 1, Ep 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.
Atlanta: Go for Broke Season 1, Ep 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.
Atlanta: Streets on Lock Season 1, Ep 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.
Atlanta: The Big Bang Season 1, Ep 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.]