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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.


Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
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Air date: Sep 27, 2016
Air date: Oct 4, 2016
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Air date: Oct 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 2, 2016

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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 … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Sep 6, 2016
Executive Producers: , ,
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Donald Glover
as Earnest "Earn" Marks
Brian Tyree Henry
as Alfred Miles

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Critic Reviews for Atlanta: Season 1

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (32)

Atlanta feels like a protest more than a cable sitcom. To depict such realistic black lives on television is like taking a knee during the national anthem.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a pleasure to see [Donald] Glover's brash, off-kilter genius is on full display.

August 28, 2017 | Full Review…
The Week

Atlanta is a new frontier in music-genre TV drama.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…
The Ringer

It's hard to overstate how good Atlanta is. (Indeed, it's also hard to merely state how good it is - it's such a subtle and complete show that saying more feels inept and superfluous, like tacking on post-its to a framed painting.)

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's an essential portrait of ordinary black life, a grounded account of underground hip-hop fame, a no-nonsense love letter to Glover's hometown, a thorny relationship drama, and a fantastically funny comedy.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Each of Atlanta's 10 episodes found new and profound ways to show how everyday life can be messy, and mean, and, yes, incredibly strange.

November 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Atlanta: Season 1

only watched the first episode but im hooked onto it already.

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