Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Earns Critical Acclaim; Social Media Praises Premiere

(AllHipHop News) Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover may have a TV hit on his hands. The actor/rapper’s Atlanta dramedy is already a critical darling.

The show about the Atlanta rap scene premiered last night (September 6) on FX. Prior to the initial broadcast, the series had already earned a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

The review aggregator website critic consensus reads, “Ambitious and refreshing, Atlanta offers a unique vehicle for star and series creator Donald Glover’s eccentric brand of humor — as well as a number of timely, trenchant observations.”

In addition, the review site Metacritic also gives Glover’s show high marks. Atlanta collected a score of 91 which indicates “universal acclaim.”

While the professional critics are fond of Atlanta, the court of public opinion often has a greater impact on the success of a television program.

According to the collective Twitterverse, Glover’s take on Southern culture connected with a lot of viewers. #AtlantaFX was the #1 trending topic on the social media platform as the show was airing.

Atlanta stars Donald Glover (CommunityThe Martian) as Earnest “Earn” Marks, Keith Stanfield (Selma, Straight Outta Compton) as Darius, and Brian Tyree Henry (Boardwalk Empire, Vice Principals) as up-and-coming rapper Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles.

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8 Responses to “Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Earns Critical Acclaim; Social Media Praises Premiere”

  1. Mrs. Davis804

    This show was great. I watched him as troy on community, and he did not disappoint last night. I hope the first two episodes being this great is an indication of the greatness to come.

  2. edeck7

    I was born in Atlanta and raised on Decatur, GA. “Atlanta” is television at it’s best, for the show is dealing in realism. I think anyone from Atlanta can see themselves in those characters on the show. I will stick with the show till the end

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