The new FX series “Atlanta” finished its ten-episode first season, with its season finale airing Nov. 1.
“Atlanta” began airing on television Sept. 6, and has offered television viewers a unique, fresh perspective about a young black man trying to make a better life for himself in rural Atlanta, all while trying to support his daughter and the mother of his child.
The show has received critical acclaim since its first episode.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the season a 100 percent approval rating, and has a score of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic.
The show’s acclaim and following has allowed the show to be renewed for a second season.
Donald Glover, the show’s creator and star, lets the setting of the show do most of the storytelling.
Week after week “Atlanta” has displayed some of the best cinematography on TV.
The intriguing characters all have interesting backgrounds and have been developed properly so that audience looks forward to what will happen to them next.
Glover’s character, Ern is the manager for his cousin who goes by the name, “Paper Boi.” In the show, Paper Boi has begun to rise in popularity in the Atlanta hip hop scene.
The show revolves around Ern, Paper Boi and their close friend Darius falling victim to the troubles Atlanta can present.
One of the biggest strengths of “Atlanta’s” first season was its commitment to their supporting characters. One of the best episodes of the season, “Value,” hardly even features Ern.
Glover purposely hides his face from the audience in the short amount of screen time he has. Rather, this episode focuses on his girlfriend, Van.
From episode to episode there is no story arc. Smaller individual stories that focus on different parts of the city and different social issues each episode.
“Atlanta” always offers a multitude of opinions and perspectives.
There are plenty of directions for “Atlanta” to go with their second season.
There is still a lot of room to grow for the new TV show. It should keep getting better and better.