As Atlantas Robbin Season comes to an end, Earn pulls off a daring reverse heist

Of the many compliments that can be hurled at Atlanta, the highest has to do with the show’s tendency to dramatically shapeshift from week-to-week. It’s a horror anthology. It’s an indie comedy. It’s a commentary on contemporary black life. It’s a high-art after-school special about the grave consequences of fashion…

Atlanta can be anything it damn well pleases, even a coming-of-age period piece

“FUBU” has a vestigial quality, which probably sounds like an insult, but it’s not intended to. Perhaps it’s because Atlanta has acclimated its audience to ten-episode seasons, and Robbin’ Season features 11, including “FUBU,” the first episode of the show in which none of the regular cast members appear. But it feels…

A look at 10 episodes that showcase the highs and lows of Showtime’s Weeds

Set in the fictional Los Angeles suburb of Agrestic, California—a town remarkably lenient on marijuana use—Weeds follows Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), an affluent single mother of two, as she learns the business of selling drugs. In honor of today’s “holiday,” we’re taking a look at 10 episodes that best…

Earn, Al, and Darius aim for better as Atlanta heralds the start of Robbin' Season

In the run-up to the second season of Atlanta, Donald Glover’s comments to the press have revealed two interesting themes about his approach. The first is that Glover wants the quasi-anthologized Robbin’ Season to be better than the show’s first batch of episodes, and the second is that his writers’ room spent a lot…

The A.V. Club’s 20 best TV shows of 2017

The A.V. Club’s picks for the top TV of 2017 carry with them a hint of escapism: otherworldly settings, larger-than-life characters, lavish costumes, talking horses, kitchens straight out of an interior designer’s wildest fantasies. Whatever could we be trying to escape from? And could we reasonably expect our glowing…

The best TV of 2017: The ballots

In The A.V. Club’s attempt to carve the mountain of TV released in 2017 into a monument commemorating the year’s best programming, we took a slightly different tack than in years past: Ballots were limited to 10 shows apiece, separating the absolute favorites from the fondly remembered and the honorable mentions. Once…

Nathan For You kicks off season 4 by celebrating Nathan’s past...uh, successes?

I Came Out A Believer,” Molly Lambert’s Grantland piece from 2014, remains the closest thing to a proper, thorough accounting of the lasting impact of Nathan For You on the entrepreneurs who have appeared on it. As much as Nathan Fielder’s surreal format borrows from the “small business makeover” reality subgenre,