Netflix and HBO may have had the most nominations; Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Big Little Lies may have won the most major awards; but the person most on the minds and tongues of those with microphones at Sunday night’s Emmys Awards was President Trump. And before you dive down to the comments section to tell me that’s why you didn’t watch the show hosted by Stephen Colbert and that Hollywood is full of libtards, let me say I understand your reaction completely. ...
Brian Tyree Henry revisits Season 1 of "Atlanta" and his memorable guest turn on "This Is Us" — and why those shows make him proud.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of influential rapper Notorious B.I.G. death, Atlanta’s WSBTV 2 news team paid tribute by using Biggie lyrics throughout their newscast. Anchor Fred Blankenship told viewers about traffic delays and added, “And if you don’t know, now you know about those.”
The Merc with a Mouth will have plenty of crime-fighting company in Deadpool 2. Star Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to announce that Zazie Beetz, who plays Donald Glover’s ex-girlfriend/baby-mama on the hit FX comedy Atlanta, has joined the cast as fellow mutant mercenary Domino. Domino first popped up in Marvel comic books in the early 1990s.
It was another great, crowded year for TV. If you were to ask us to choose the 20 episodes everyone should have watched, here are our picks. Use your holiday vacation wisely, friends.
There was a Kanye-esque moment at the Critics’ Choice Awards when "Silicon Valley" won Best Comedy and Lakeith Stanfield got to the mic before Tom Lassally did.
As was true of my Best Dramas list, there’s only one show here from network television, and it’s not because I think sitcoms need premium-cable freedom to use naughty words to get laughs. The list is alphabetical, because I really couldn’t say that the kind of laughs you get from John Oliver are “better” than those of, say, Broad City. Better Things (FX): Pamela Adlon, working with Louis C.K., has created a new kind of single-mom-with-kids sitcom — moodier and more fraught, but never losing sight of its mission to keep the laughs coming.
As the cousin and close pal of Donald Glover’s Earn, Henry so fully inhabits the role of the rapping, usually high Paper Boi, he thoroughly deconstructs the usual pop culture stereotypes of what a hip-hop artist might be like. Hard when he has to be, Alfred — Paper Boi’s real name — is also a sensitive soul and a rigorous thinker. This was made most clear in the Oct. 11 episode “B.A.N.,” Glover’s showcase for Paper Boi as a guest on a Charlie Rose-style talk show, but Henry’s shrewd skills compelled you to watch him in even his smallest scenes or when this Boi seemed to be nodding off.
In honor of National Sandwich Day, we rank 15 of TV's most important sandwiches — from Homer's 10-Foot Hoagie to Colbert's Möbius Melt — in order of deliciousness. This is a completely scientific ranking, so please forward all complaints to the International Sandwich Commission, which is in charge of this sort of thing.
Tuesday night’s first-season finale of Atlanta is titled “The Jacket.” The plot, credited to Stephen Glover, follows a classic shaggy-dog-story arc: Donald Glover’s Earnest “Earn” Marks spends most of the episode looking for his jacket, which he’s pretty sure he lost the previous night while out partying with Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), their pals and hangers-on. ...
We know you can’t wait for your beloved shows to return this fall, but the upcoming TV season will also offer up a slew of new series vying for your attention every night of the week. Click through this slideshow to check out potential new favorites to add to your roster.
Atlanta, the new FX series from Donald Glover (Community), is satisfying and exciting on every level. It’s a funny—often laugh-out-loud funny, saga of an ambitious but struggling young man, Earn Marks (Glover), who’s living hand-to-mouth in Atlanta and trying to better his life.