Atlanta: Robbin' Season
Something that's making me very happy is the second season of Atlanta.
Jacob and I just finished it yesterday and we can't stop discussing it. Now, I know that it came out back in March and we watched one episode on the 13-hour flight coming back from vacation, and realized we weren't ready for the greatness that it is. Donald Glover has been having quite a moment recently with "This is America" (if you have been living under a rock and don't know what I'm talking about, you need to watch it NOW) and it's so damn good, it reinvigorated our interest in watching season 2. And boy, am I happy it did.
It's called Robbin' Season because it takes place sometime before Christmas, when robberies are more common than usual and it completely robbed me of any expectations I've had going into the second season. It feels more mature, and I love how tense and at times uncomfortable it made me feel. I think my favourite episode was "Woods" followed closely by "Champagne Papi". I also really liked how in episode 6 with Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) as the lead there was a very Get Out vibe to it (also if you never watched Get Out, do yourself a favour and watch it).
My favourite part about this season was the way it portrayed the daily struggles of minorities living in America. Being a white woman in Canada, I can't say I've experienced many of the scenarios portrayed in this season. Nevertheless, some of the scenes were so well done that I felt truly uncomfortable with the things the characters had to endure. I don't want to say I "understood" what they felt like, but I sympathized with them very much.
I already want to rewatch the whole season and I sure hope season 3 is in the works.