It’s been a minute—a president ago—since Atlanta’s first season entranced us. The show quickly became a career launching pad for its core cast: Far-out buddy Lakeith Stanfield traveled to the sunken place; sometimes-girlfriend Zazie Beetz is in surefire blockbuster Deadpool 2; upstart rapper Brian Tyree Henry got some…
Save for Oprah’s show-stealing speech, the Golden Globes were, for the most part, awash in white people in black dresses.
So, the title is somewhat misleading. Even though every time I’m there it’s cold and hot and wet and generally smells like a lit candle stuck in a pigeon’s ass, I never actually hated New York City. I just felt uneasy, awkward and overwhelmed. Basically, visiting New York City is like watching Funny Games.
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Janelle Monáe would be cast as Domino in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. But Ryan Reynolds put those rumors to rest after tweeting that Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz had captured the role.
Three moments from Atlanta keep coming back to me when attempting to gather and articulate my thoughts about this show.