For a show combining low-key naturalism and a steady helping of the surreal, you need actors who don't seem as if they're “working,” and this cast is one of the best on tv.
This week's episode of donald glover's auteur dramedy, atlanta, saw his character earn spend most of the show's 25 minutes trying to catch a nigerian club manager who kept using elaborate escape routes (including a rotating wall) to avoid paying an appearance fee to paper boi, earn's rapper client. Donald glover intended “atlanta” to show people what it feels like to be black, and after 10 unpredictable but glorious episodes, the result is inconclusive but hopeful 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.
Fx's “atlanta” — magnificently conceived by and starring donald glover — doesn 't begin so much as it simply happens, opening with a confrontation in a convenience-store parking lot and immediately shifting to morning light, where glover, as earnest “earn” marks, wakes from a dream next to van (zazie. Atlanta is one of the most versatile shows on tv donald glover's fx series can transform from moody relationship drama to wacky sketch comedy in a week— and is all the more compelling for it fx.
Through the four episodes that i've watched so far, donald glover's new fx show atlanta manages the herculean feat of portraying all of that magic, and plenty more the show seems solely dedicated to portraying the peculiarity of the city at first, name-dropping a ridiculous amount of hotspots and traveling.
Teddy perkins” is an episode you'll be thinking about for a long time a recap of fx's atlanta season 2 episode 6 'teddy perkins. Donald glover goes into this year's emmy awards with an impressive four nominations, all for his work on fx's “atlanta” in addition to writing and directing nominations — for the episode “ban” — he is also nominated for best comedy series as a producer and best comedy actor for his starring role on.