Atlanta (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick
Summary: Atlanta is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. Among those up-and-comers is Alfred Miles, a hot new artist who is trying to understand the line between real life and street life. He is managed by his cousin, Earn, who gets caught up in the local rap scene and his cousin’s career after returning home to the ATL. Earn does whatever he can to try to get Alfred’s career to the next level. Darius, the rapper’s right-hand man and visionary, is also in Alfred’s entourage. When Earn isn’t busy managing his cousin’s career, he spends much of his time with best friend Vanessa, who is also the mother of his daughter.
Channel: Amazon Prime, FX, Hulu
Creator: Donald Glover
Atlanta is art that announces itself as art, instead of, like so much TV, slinking into the gallery through the doorway marked “entertainment.” A painfully funny show that is loaded with the same brilliant mix of social commentary, internal dialogue and making something out of nothing. There is a cartoonish craziness to these episodes that can be mind-boggling even while incorporating honest commentary about the reality of living in today’s America.