Atlanta s2e10: keeping appearances

Atlanta S2E10: Keeping Appearances

Atlanta S2E10: “FUBU” After last week’s events on Atlanta, “FUBU” throws another curve ball with a flashback episode. The writers of the show make it clear that they can wear many hats, and wear them well. From “Teddy Perkins,” to “Helen” and “Woods,” Atlanta continues its trend of genre-defying and incredibly impactful television. In “FUBU,” we’re treated to a…

Atlanta s2e7 recap: do it for the fake love

Atlanta S2E7 Recap: Do It for the Fake Love

Atlanta S2E7:  “Champagne Papi” The episode starts with Van’s friend Candice (Adriyan Rae) hosting an Instagram live feed as she promotes products and poses for the camera. Candice brings Van into frame, who consequently glares at the smartphone. Van is preparing to go out for the night with her friends. Tammi (Danielle Deadwyler) does lines…

Atlanta s2e5 recap: paper boi’s barbershop bottle episode

Atlanta S2E5 Recap: Paper Boi’s Barbershop Bottle Episode

Fresh Cut Episode five opens in a simple, polished strip mall barbershop. Razors and clippers abound and a Barack Obama portrait hangs on the wall. Paper Boi sits idly in a barber chair. He desperately needs a fresh-cut. Enter Bibby, wise-talking, chatter-mouth barber played by comedian Robert Powell III. Bibby, while simultaneously on his bluetooth,…

Getting weird in helen: atlanta s2e4

Getting Weird in Helen: Atlanta S2E4

Let’s Get Weird  Episode four of Atlanta is markedly weirder than those before it. If you thought season one had plenty of bizarre, surreal imagery, season two, especially last Thursday’s “Helen,” promises a departure into dreamlike territory. Think Raymond Roussel’s Locus Solus and Andre Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism. Back when Donald Glover and company were promoting…

Atlanta s2e2 recap: paper boi gets robbed and music companies suck

Atlanta S2E2 Recap: Paper Boi Gets Robbed and Music Companies Suck

Paper Boi Got Robbed Episode two of the current season of Atlanta sees Alfred, aka Paper Boi, getting most of the spotlight. “Alligator Man” was a more Earn and Darius heavy episode so it’s good to see Alfred play catch-up with the audience. We can assume by now that Alfred is off house arrest, and…