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Atlanta: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Ambitious and refreshing, Atlanta offers a unique vehicle for star and series creator Donald Glover's eccentric brand of humor -- as well as a number of timely, trenchant observations.


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In this comedy series, two cousins try to better their lives and the lives of their family. Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a broke college dropout who has no home and is staying with Vanessa (Zazie Beetz), his on-again, off-again girlfriend and mother of his child. After realizing that his cousin, Alfred Marks (Brian Tyree Henry), is a rapper on the verge of stardom, Earn becomes his manager. Together with Darrius (Lakeith Stanfield), Alfred's right-hand man and visionary, the three of them try to make it in the Atlanta rap scene.


Donald Glover
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Brian Tyree Henry
as Alfred Miles
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Critic Reviews for Atlanta: Season 1

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (42)

The show is masterful in eliciting a range of feelings - a combination of joy and horror, tension and relief - but none more so than surprise.

November 2, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Atlanta, FX's finely detailed and gloriously unpredictable comedy about striving within and near Atlanta's hip-hop scene, waited until the very final moments of its first season's final episode to feature the godheads of Atlanta hip-hop: Outkast.

November 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Donald Glover deserves this chance to make his mark as a throughly hands-on auteur who's reminiscent of another FX mainstay -- Louis C.K. They write and act out what their lives have taught them. And the differences are both striking and instructive.

September 2, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The TV breakout Glover fans have been waiting for, also unlike anything else on TV.

September 1, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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While many shows and films about music feature similar contradictions between the glitz and the grit, in the world of Atlanta they feel like natural extensions of the city itself.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Atlanta is a welcome sign that the world of high-quality cable TV is finally tapping into the power that comes from letting people of color tell their own stories.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
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only watched the first episode but im hooked onto it already.


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