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Atlanta s2 finale recap: earn triumphant

Atlanta S2 Finale Recap: Earn Triumphant

Atlanta S2E11:  “Crabs in a Barrel” Often, human beings describe a feeling of deep, kneading anxiety in their chests.  Sometimes it can feel like shattering bones, car crashes, or gunpoint robbery. As if your nerves, all on high alert, skidded to halt as soon as they raced off faster than light. The beam of dread seeps…

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 s2e9 recap: reality check

Atlanta S2E9 Recap: Reality Check

Atlanta S2E9: “North of the Border” “North of the Border” touches on many of the hints season two has scattered throughout the episodes thus far. With only two episodes left in the season, the loose ends start to tie up. Al finally addresses Earn about his management skills (or lack of) and makes it clear…

Atlanta s2e8 recap: ego tripping

Atlanta S2E8 Recap: Ego Tripping

Atlanta Season 2 Episode 8: “Woods” Box Cutter Madness If last week taught us anything, Atlanta can keep it chill and nuanced while breaking philosophical ground. This week’s episode, “Woods,” hits hard. In the same way “Teddy Perkins” left us shaken and stirred, “Woods” takes Paper Boi from mani-pedi’s to box-cutter madness. Okay, not as extreme as…

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 s2e6 recap: pain is a piano

Atlanta S2E6 Recap: Pain Is a Piano

Atlanta Season 2 Episode 6:  “Teddy Perkins” U Mad? Thursday’s latest entry in Atlanta‘s second season may be the best yet. “Teddy Perkins” is a solo tale starring the king of vibes, Darius. The episode opens with him at a convenience store. “Do you got any dehydrated mango?  Ginger?” Darius asks to no avail. Soon after,…

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 s2e3 recap: white tears/what money means

Atlanta S2E3 Recap: White Tears/What Money Means

Money Bag Shawty Back in 2016, a video of a white mother crying over Vince Staples’s song “Norf Norf” went viral. Vince had a couple of things to say about it, and so in “Money Bag Shawty’s” intro, we see a clip inspired by that. Same situation, but this crying white mom is ranting on…

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…

Atlanta robbin’ season: beware the florida man

Atlanta Robbin’ Season: Beware the Florida Man

Season Two of Atlanta starts off with a bang. Two guys meet up in an apartment, spitting insults and quips while playing FIFA and wishing for smoke. One mentions that there’s a nearby Mrs. Winner’s that sells chicken AND weed. This cold open sets the season’s conceit and overall theme. As the two guys pull…