Eat or be eaten: The A.V. Club reacts to the Atlanta Robbin’ Season finale

The second season of Atlanta, subtitled Robbin’ Season, ended with the stunning, tentatively optimistic “Crabs In A Barrel.” After weeks of hard truths and consequences, an embattled Earn (Donald Glover) comes perilously close to losing it all. The finale sees Earn flailing, as usual, while Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry)…

As Atlanta’s Robbin’ Season comes to an end, Earn pulls off a daring reverse heist

Of the many compliments that can be hurled at Atlanta, the highest has to do with the show’s tendency to dramatically shapeshift from week-to-week. It’s a horror anthology. It’s an indie comedy. It’s a commentary on contemporary black life. It’s a high-art after-school special about the grave consequences of fashion…

Donald and Stephen Glover gave Ryan Coogler notes on Black Panther's script

Eagle-eyed viewers lucky enough to have seen Black Panther already—we’re still waiting for a preview screening here in Chicago—may have noticed a shout-out to Atlanta multi-hyphenates Donald and Stephen Glover in the end credits of Ryan Coogler’s soon-to-be-blockbuster film. Collider’s Steve Weintraub was one of them,…

Donald Glover didn’t want Atlanta to be “important”—but it is good

At the very end of his recent New York Magazine profile, Donald Glover says that he doesn’t want his new FX comedy series Atlanta to provoke “clapter,” the Seth Meyers-coined term for “politically correct humor that elicits applause but that isn’t actually funny.” It’s a telling moment of self-awareness from the…