The Changeling: First Comes Love Show Only Season 1, Ep 1
Apollo Kagwa is a charming man, a bookseller, and a father-to-be. We learn how his parents met (in a meet-cute that parallels how Apollo met his wife, Emmy), and that his father left, and that nightmares plague him. [more inside]
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]
One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo (Frank Grillo), a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night. [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.
The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal. [more inside]
A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. [more inside]
After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals.
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. [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: 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: 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: Alligator Man Season 2, Ep 1
The arrival of "Robbin' Season" creates a different feel in the city.