• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 6, 2016
Season #: 2, 1
Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28

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  1. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    A painfully funny follow-up to a debut season that seemed hard to top. ... [Robbin' Season] is loaded with the same brilliant mix of social commentary, internal dialogue and making something out of nothing.
  2. Reviewed by: Stereo Williams
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    Atlanta Season 2 is funny. The laughs are often as unexpected as they are uncomfortable, and the series delights in pushing you to the edge before dropping an unexpected punchline. ... But Atlanta’s oddness is its greatest strength. It’s a show that feels as hard-to-define as its characters; what seems easy to explain on the surface gets messy and complicated upon further examination.
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    [A] trippy, incisive comedy. ... The show always finds jokes in the bleakest of situations, like how the season opens with a chatty car ride turned armed robbery, featuring some truly expert tonal whiplash. But the moments in which Earn and his friends can just be themselves are casually, wonderfully funny in a way that highlights how much they have to hold themselves back just about everywhere else.
  4. Reviewed by: Ryan E.C. Hamm
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    The end result is sort of like the Coen Brothers directed Get Out while listening to trap music, and it's not like anything I've ever seen.
  5. 100
    Robbin’ Season was certainly worth the wait.
  6. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    The long-awaited second season of Atlanta is as surreal and ingenious as the first. ... Atlanta is inarguably one of the best, most innovative shows currently being made.
  7. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    Atlanta is art that announces itself as art, instead of, like so much TV, slinking into the gallery through the doorway marked “entertainment.” ... It is also simply elevated.
  8. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    With its second season, Atlanta--subtitled “Robbin’ Season,” for the holiday season crime spree that engulfs the city--is even more atmospheric, with the measured confidence of an Olympic athlete. ... It shows us how easily “wrongdoing” slips under our skin and becomes a part of us. Few other shows are so capably transporting--not to a time or a city but a way of being, a way of living, that is only now being translated to screen.
  9. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Mar 1, 2018
    100
    Atlanta continues to be unlike anything else on television.
  10. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    In the second season of the Emmy-winning comedy, he [Donald Glover] breaks even more rules, again with dazzling and deserved confidence. ... The performances are superb at every level, and the direction, mostly by Hiro Murai, is equal to the levels of excellence in the acting and the scripts by Glover, his brother Stephen and others.
  11. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    It’s an excellent and deceptively precise show about the human condition.
  12. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    There is essentially nothing like Atlanta on television. ... Atlanta remains fresh and surprising.
  13. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    Be assured there’s still nothing else like it--on FX or anywhere else. Atlanta depicts “The Black Experience” without preachments, but with pride of authorship.
  14. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    It is the same [as Season One]. And it is different. And that’s a wonderful, surreal, hilarious thing. ... Robbin’ Season is so good, it’s almost criminal.
  15. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Feb 28, 2018
    100
    The so-called Robbin’ Season has the characters confront stranger obstacles, and this gives the writers fresh opportunities to venture into places no other comedy on television can, or is brave enough to attempt. The tone in Atlanta flips from moment to moment without warning, and without alienating viewer. ... And there is a cartoonish craziness to these new episodes that can be mind-boggling even while incorporating honest commentary about the reality of living in today’s America.
  16. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Feb 27, 2018
    100
    What I find most remarkable about Atlanta is the tonal balance and the confidence, something Glover has always displayed as an artist. Earn Marks may not be that confident in his life, but it takes an amazingly assured creative voice to calibrate comedy, drama, and social satire to such perfect degrees on shows like this one. In just three episodes, there is a typical season’s worth of character, commentary, and humor. I can’t wait to see more.
  17. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Feb 27, 2018
    100
    Glover and friends seem to have hit on a new way to surprise the audience: by making Atlanta, at least for a while, into a more conventional TV show. The three episodes given to critics are by far the most consistent in terms of story and tone of any comparable stretch from season one. ... Atlanta can be great because you never expect what it might do next. But that’s far from the only reason it’s great, as the start of season two so potently demonstrates.
  18. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Feb 26, 2018
    100
    Robbin' Season is cloaked in a heavy yet strangely exhilarating veil of dread. ... Yet there are moments of wonder within the brutally and beautifully pragmatic Robbin' Season.
  19. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Feb 26, 2018
    100
    The ever-audacious comedy continues to surprise viewers in all sorts of unpredictable ways. As bold and daring as ever, producer-writer-star Donald Glover's cable series picks right up where the first season left off--fiercely funny and marvelously mercurial.
  20. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Feb 20, 2018
    100
    It’s clear that Glover knew what worked in Season 1, which already came out of the gate as a bold and confident series, and Season 2 is a continuation of that, bucking a trend of sophomore slumps for auteur-driven television shows. ... Each of the first three episodes reveals a robbery of some kind that all manage to be both funny and sad. It’s a balance Atlanta does especially well, and the series is again elevated by the style of director Hiro Murai, who truly creates his own world for these characters to inhabit.
  21. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Feb 20, 2018
    100
    Not only does it further Earn’s motivation in intriguing new ways, but it invites a broader understanding of his perspective. His problems are both his and so many others’. Brothers Donald and Stephen Glover, who penned the episodes, continue to find natural rhythms to convey the bigger picture.
  22. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Feb 17, 2018
    100
    Like any surreal entertainment, Atlanta is always in danger of becoming too precious, hitting that "Life Aquatic" phase where quirky style becomes empty weirdness. But after a long, awardsy break, the opening episodes of Robbin' Season let me thrilled, surprised, and scared.
  23. 100
    Atlanta is the warped reflection that an absurd country deserves. ... Few shows are as good at building to dizzying heights of weirdness without clueing you in that anything out of the ordinary is happening. Fewer still have such an astute grasp of how mobile devices and internet connections have allowed everyone of every social class, race, and ethnicity to compulsively document their lives.
  24. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Mar 1, 2018
    91
    Patience is required by and rewarded in the three episodes screened for critics: Some stage-setting is necessary to illustrate changes in the characters lives, but it also fits with the moseying pace and under-the-influence tenor Glover and director Hiro Murai struck in the first season.
  25. Reviewed by: Adam Graham
    Mar 1, 2018
    83
    Glover has conceptualized Atlanta so that he can do with it whatever he wants; he’s not bound by traditional sitcom rules or limitations. That’s the fun of it. It’s his ride, and where he goes is anyone’s guess. But it will be worth the trip.
  26. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 28, 2018
    83
    “This place, umm, has a vibe,” Earn says at one point. The same might be said about “Atlanta.” Once visited, it cannot be forgotten.
  27. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 1, 2018
    80
    It's hard to know where any of this is headed, but Atlanta is still destination TV. [5 Mar - 18 Mar 2018, p.13]
  28. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 28, 2018
    75
    Atlanta is still good and still roughshod, but there’s a tougher texture to this season. That’s mainly the robbin’ part.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 242 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 242
  1. Mar 1, 2018
    10
    A Bunch Of Haters Have Come on here to dislike this show. The truth is this show is great and everyone should watch it.
  2. Mar 1, 2018
    10
    The show continues to be great, everything in it works perfectly. It's awesome.
  3. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    I can tell you, this comedy is above all comedies ,the jokes are intelligent, situations are real, characters are unforgettable, everything isI can tell you, this comedy is above all comedies ,the jokes are intelligent, situations are real, characters are unforgettable, everything is a 10 ,cant hate Full Review »