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Atlanta Season 1

Sarah McCoy

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On September 6th 2016, Season 1 of Atlanta was created by Donald Glover and aired on FX as a mini comedy-drama series. We follow Donald Glover’s character, Earnest Marks in his everyday struggle to be who he a successful music artist. However, things get complicated when his cousin makes a rap video and becomes a local icon, Earnest  wants to manage him to escape his life of boredom

When I first watched Atlanta I liked how realistic the show was. They show you the struggles of a father trying to get money for a kid’s meal at McDonalds, but they also manage to make it funny. The writing in this show is very impressive because of how they balance sympathy and humor, reminding you that life is not all bad.

The characters are very likeable, especially Earnest, who is constantly letting everyone down. However, his personality outshines his faults because you know that he’s just human, and we all struggle. In one scene, Earnest was being told a story by a white person and that person said the N-word and later Earnest had him repeat that story to his friends and he left out the N-word. I liked that scene because Earnest exposed that person for who he really was. Another standout character is Darius. Darius is usually high but adds to the narrative as the funny and dumb sidekick.

This is a great show with fantastic writing, characters, and very innovative ideas. What makes it even better is that Earnest himself writes the show. I recommend this show because you can relate to it more than any other show on television. A show like this makes you wonder if you should pursue your dreams or live an everyday life like the rest of the world.

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