Donald Glover’s new comedy-drama chronicles the rise of up and coming rapper Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles, his permanently high hype-man Darius and his strained relationship with Donald’s character Earnest Marks.
Presenting the first steps of fame without the glamour of instant superstardom that we’re all used too. Earnest is an ivy-league drop out working a dead end job, broke and the mother of his child is dating other people.
Atlanta strikes the perfect mix of comedy and drama allows the show to go to places that other tv shows can’t access. But it’s Atlanta’s surreal nature that will have people coming back again and again.
Atlanta was originally sold on ‘twin peaks but with rappers’ and it definitely has flashes between the mundanity and the normal drama where things don’t seem quite real.