Friday, September 09, 2016

Atlanta Starts Out Strong


Donald Glover's new FX series Atlanta debuts with strong numbers...

According to reports Atlanta's premier pulled in over 1 million viewers during its 10pm time slot with over 900k sticking around for the second episode that ran right behind it.

Keeping in mind these are same day totals and most people watch shows at their leisure via streaming and Atlanta is off to a strong start. 

Atlanta airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

21 comments:

prissa o said...

What is it about? From the pics it looks like the premise is suspect black men eating ass....

Is that Danny Glover's son? Too lazy to google right now.

*shrug*

blogsnob said...

It was pretty good. It was entertaining enough. It was about a group of different people so far; there's a want to be rapper who who was involved in the shooting that we didn't get to see the specifics of. The association with the shooting seems like it's going to boost his popularity, so he seems conflicted about that. It's also about his cousin who used to go to Princeton but we don't know why he's not there anymore. He is offered to manage the rapper. He was there during the alleged shooting incident as well.

Anonymous said...

It was decent to me....the jail scene #errything

Anonymous said...

I definitely recommend watching this show, very well written!

Anonymous said...

It was decent, i'll see where it goes.

The main character doesnt embody Atlanta at all though, for the show to have that title.

Honestly if they were gonna use him they shouldve shot it and called it LOS ANGELES.

Anonymous said...

that picture above looks reeeeeeeeal suspect....

I'm pretty sure the show will start off 'good' and after they have enough viewers, they are gonna start creeping in with the homosexual agenda...just watch.

Anonymous said...

9:58 am Clearly you either don't live in Atlanta or never visit. I'm from NY but spent some time in the A. Not everyone has super slurred accent, everyone not super county. Atlanta is very.....eclectic.

With all that being said, I love the pilot and 2nd episode. It's all black written show, I'm here for all these black show on TV lately.

Anonymous said...

@10:36... I'm from Atlanta, born and raised... They shot some of this show in my barbershop. I never said this show had to be like ATL the movie... But again if your FROM ATL like the main character is suppose to be, then you know he doesnt embody that. If your from ATL you can tell natives, especially the ones that come from lower to middle class like this character. A lot of ATL natives were confused as to how he got the lead.

I will support the show as long as its good, but there are plenty actors from and in Atlanta that could've made the role more authentic. If the show is called Atlanta at least get an Atlanta native for the lead.

Anonymous said...

@11:26 How you gonna wonder how he got the lead when its HIS damn show?

The King Of The Real said...

I swear its tv not reality damn. I did laugh tho so Im gonna check it out

Anonymous said...

I agree with @9:58/@11:26. Donald Glover created the show so he was going to get his coin no matter what. He should have gave a young, hungry native-to-Atlanta actor the chance at lead.

ashleynicole said...

Ummmm Donald Glover is actually from Georgia

Anonymous said...

@AshleyNicole He's from Stone Mountain. We clearly were asking for true ATLiens. Not a suburb 30 minutes north of the city.

Anonymous said...

I from Atlanta too (West side born and raised) and although I can agree to an extent with @11:26 do y'all REEEAAAALLLY wanna see ANY of the characters (let alone the lead) speak like this?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fE71ybAzY

Anonymous said...

The motherfucker from Stone Mountain...he's a damn GA native...that should be enough...what one black dude EMBODY Atlanta??? Gold teeth?? Dreads?? A lot cats around here prissy so what he should be gay then? Every black man in Atlanta's not the damn same..even the ones born and raised..just say you don't like it because he's playing something that could be considered the suburb or middle class. That doesn't make him less Atlanta...damn sure don't make him less GA...

Anonymous said...

Oh my bad you gotta be from Bankhead or East Atlanta; basically the hood to be considered...You from the suburbs you can't be a true rep of atlanta. Can't be "different..."

"That's a nega-tive comparison, embarrassing
Unfortunate that if you come up fortunate the streets consider you lame Ha, I thought the name of the game was to have a better life. I guess it ain't. What a shame.." Andre 3000

Anonymous said...

@10:14, who's to say he's not a gay male? lol

With that said, we know Black people are not a monolith but since 70% of Black people come from working class or poor backgrounds then our characters on TV should reflect that. I am tired of Black folks acting like there is this huge number of Black professionals when there really isn't....statistically speaking. So yeah, the character probably would be more relatable to the native ATL population if there was a country accent of some sort.

@10:19, People like Andre 3000 consider a "fortunate situation" where their mothers didn't get food stamps but still struggled in some capacity. Yeah, no. That's unfortunate but it's better than the masses :-/

Anonymous said...

"I am tired of Black folks acting like there is this huge number of Black professionals when there really isn't....statistically speaking."

^^
Sorry, but I'd rather see black professionals on tv than hoodboogers. The saying is that perception is reality. Well, if there are more Huxtables on television than BeBe's kids then not only will judgemental America get to *perceive* Blacks as confident, dignified, education professionals who should be given a chance to prove themselves on the national/world stage, but Black America will have something to aspire to be.

So while it is true that there are more lower-class/working-class Black Americans, we have to push the narrative that we are more than that so one day, SOMEDAY, hopefully it'll come true.

Anonymous said...

^^ Thank you ^^

Anonymous said...

i agree with @prissa o and @10:19am
men with peaches in their mouth
posed like that seems like some sort of symbolic
sex ritual type of thing

Anonymous said...

I hate that picture who's idea was that? My man bet not never take a picture with a piece of fruit hanging out his mouth

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