[S4E1] The Most Atlanta
The series was renewed for a fourth season in August 2019, even before the third season started filming. FX President Eric Schrier commented, "What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television. This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners."
[S4E1] The Most Atlanta
In quintessential Atlanta style, the portrayal of Christine opens a window into the kind of timely social and political conversations the show is prone to sparking. Making use of the Target Jennifer meme, the Glovers and Murai take it a step further with the back-and-forth between Darius and his assailant. This isn't the first time Atlanta has repurposed a meme or facet of digital culture, either. For example, in Season 2, episode 1, "Alligator Man", Darius again platforms a widespread meme(Opens in a new tab): Florida Man(Opens in a new tab). Fans will recall his warning to Earn to watch out for the so-called Florida Man, a singular figure he perceives to have committed the most outlandish crimes in the state.
The seamless, nuanced integration of pop culture, internet language, and social politics is something Atlanta has long perfected, and this was one of the strongest points in Season 4, episode 1. The final season is gearing up to please, intrigue, but most importantly challenge viewers, presenting an unflinching look at life in America today, leaving bare hypocrisy, injustice, and systemic bias.
While no official release date has been confirmed for Atlanta season 4 in the U.K. and Canada, it will most likely arrive in full to Disney+ shortly after it concludes airing in the U.S. and Australia sometime after November.
The women drinking the "Sunken Place" tea and Darius screaming "wake up" is such a wonderful call back from Get Out. Overall this was a great way to end an incredible series and give us closure to the most unpredictable character on the show, Darius. Darius is hallucinating for most of this episode and the way he tells that he's in a sensory deprivation tank and not real life is by seeing a "Thick Judge Judy." The exchange with London is a great five minutes of TV. The way PaperBoi and Van were thinking about Popeyes is the way I dreamed about it especially when the chicken sandwich from there was hot on the scene.
Willy (Earn's Uncle) gave Earn a golden gun at the end of "Alligator Man," and it reappears here and almost gets the gang caught up until he plants it on Country Man who has his manager take the heat for it. Paper Boi sees what Earn will do for the family, and we see somewhat of a nice camaraderie between the cousins.
For everything that happens in this episode, this is a well-polished piece, and it was a great decision to end such a bizarre season on the most compelling character who had the most bizarre turn, which was Van.
The man above (who is Black) says he identifies as a 35-year-old white man. This racial sketch combined with the one talking about trans issues makes for one of the most layered television we've seen in a long time.
Paper Boi's barber Bibby has to be the most unserious person in the world, and Paper Boi joins his adventure because a brother needs a haircut. Bibby takes Paper Boi on a trip to his woman's house just to steal money, feeds him old chicken, tricks Paper Boi into stealing lumber, and gets in a hit-and-run all in one afternoon.
When Donald Glover plays these outlandish characters (Mr. Chocolate, for example), he goes IN. Teddy Perkins (a spoof of post-surgery MJ) is a character we are introduced to when Darius goes to Teddy's House to buy a piano. This leads to one of the most haunting episodes of TV ever. There are lots of subtle references to the movie Get Out. Stanfield and Glover had brilliant performances here, and the episode was the best-directed episode to me. Shoutout to Hiro Murai.
When fans of Eastbound and Down last saw Kenny Powers, most probably thought it was the end of the show. Hell, I was shocked to hear the show was returning for a 4th season. Star, Danny Mcbride had even gave a Rolling Stone interview stating that the show had run its course. Regardless if Mcbride has tired of the iconic character, Kenny Powers, the show returned on Sunday night. 041b061a72