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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Fri May 11, 2018 10:38 am

amazing season, enjoyed the ending, but seems like they could've made that whole season-ending sequence a little clearer
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Postby tgk » Fri May 11, 2018 10:39 am

was confused by the scene til i remembered the line about how earn and al are black so they can't both afford to fail, and it ties into the scene at the passport office where the guy tells him the jewish attorney has better connections because of privilege.
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Postby ratbags » Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm

i think clark's manager just took the fall for it like any manager would
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Postby forest design » Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Such a great season. Really sad this was the last one.
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Postby Kuboaa » Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 pm

ratbags wrote:i think clark's manager just took the fall for it like any manager would

I think it's pretty obvious Clark moved the gun
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Postby Kenny » Sat May 12, 2018 7:32 pm

Just watched America. I always thought Donald Glover as a rapper was a joke but that song and video got me
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sat May 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Awaken My Love is legit good
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Postby Weasel » Sat May 12, 2018 8:39 pm

Really liked this season. The last ep def should have ended on the couch, though, I do agree. Hilarious that they didn't even tell Tracy that they were leaving.
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Postby supersaturated » Sat May 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Kuboaa wrote:
ratbags wrote:i think clark's manager just took the fall for it like any manager would

I think it's pretty obvious Clark moved the gun

1) Pretty slick of Earn to quickly open Clark’s bag and move the gun without TSA noticing

2) If Clark moved the gun to Lucas’s bag - when did that happen? Seems more likely to me that the gun was still in Clark’s bag when it passed security and Clark implied it was Lucas’s bag to TSA. And Lucas agreed.

3) Did Clark know or suspect Earn put the gun in his bag? If so, he didn’t seem too mad about it on the plane.

4) On the plane, Al tells Earn, “I saw what you did at TSA.” So why did Earn have to clarify to Al at the end “that the piece was in Clark’s bag”? I guess to indicate/confirm that Lucas took the fall for Clark?

Altogether kinda confusing tbh

Also, definitely best show since Twin Peaks and High Maintenance. No great narrative tv left (or even coming?)
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Postby Gooey Bechamel » Sat May 12, 2018 10:47 pm

Earn put it in Clark’s bag so Al would headline the tour.
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Postby wuk » Sat May 12, 2018 11:10 pm

It was Clark's bag. His manager took the fall.
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Postby object » Sun May 13, 2018 6:12 am

The thing that threw me is that Earn saw the gun and th3n asked someone for a bin
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Postby Kuboaa » Sun May 13, 2018 10:32 am

I think it was meant to illustrate what Al said to Earn on the plane and in general with is management is that Earn is sloppy even tho he's smart.
I guess Earn leaning in and saying that it was in Clark's bag is Earn pointing out how un-loyal Clark is or that since Al was thinking of trying to hire Lucus to replace Earn that Earn was in fact not trying to sabotage Al's plans, I think Earn was thinking on the fly to get Clark arrested because a) then Al headlines and b) Earn doesn't like Clark
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Postby ratbags » Sun May 13, 2018 12:51 pm

Sounds pretty obvious to me
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Postby sympathy » Sun May 13, 2018 1:24 pm

Yeah the dude paperboi shot in the first episode was the tsa agent who moved it into the managers bag
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Postby banquo » Sun May 13, 2018 1:59 pm

was it a festival? Because if the headliner doesn't show I'd expect the tour to get cancelled?
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Postby Kuboaa » Sun May 13, 2018 2:57 pm

sympathy wrote:Yeah the dude paperboi shot in the first episode was the tsa agent who moved it into the managers bag

really? I didn't catch that at all
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Postby Quigley » Sun May 13, 2018 4:35 pm

I think that was a joke, but what actually did happen with that shooting in the first episode of the series? Like somebody got shot, and Ern seemed to be arrested (and now on probation) for something to do with it, but Alfred didn't seem to get arrested or charged did he? Maybe the gun went off but didn't hit anyone, and Ern took the rap for some kind of gun charge?
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Postby object » Sun May 13, 2018 4:45 pm

When Glover conceived of “Atlanta,” in 2013, he was prepared to fail spectacularly. But to fail spectacularly he had to first get on the air. He wrote the pilot accordingly. There was a standard cold open: a flash-forward to Alfred (played by Brian Tyree Henry) shooting a guy in a beef outside a liquor store. Then, after we were introduced to the main characters, including Earn’s withholding father (the winning character actor Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), we watched Earn spar about money and childcare with Van and work to establish his managerial bona fides with Alfred by paying a radio d.j. to play his new song. There was even some Twitter bait: a bow-tied guru who offered Earn a Nutella sandwich on the bus, and who, by TV logic, would inevitably return to guide him down some mildly surprising path.

“I knew what FX wanted from me,” Glover said. “They were thinking it’d be me and Craig Robinson”—the “Hot Tub Time Machine” actor—“horse-tailing around, and it’ll be kind of like ‘Community,’ and it’ll be on for a long time. I was Trojan-horsing FX. If I told them what I really wanted to do, it wouldn’t have gotten made.” Stephen Glover, Glover’s thirty-year-old brother and his closest collaborator on the show, said, “Donald promised, ‘Earn and Al work together to make it in the rough music industry. Al got famous for shooting someone and now he’s trying to deal with fame, and I’ll have a new song for him every week. Darius will be the funny one, and the gang’s going to be all together.’ That was the Trojan horse.”


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So the shooting was just part of a strategy for Glover to get his foot in the door i think.
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Postby John Dark » Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Quigley wrote: but Alfred didn't seem to get arrested or charged did he?


He was under house arrest for a time, wasn't he?
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Postby internetfriend » Sun May 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Quigley wrote:I think that was a joke, but what actually did happen with that shooting in the first episode of the series? Like somebody got shot, and Ern seemed to be arrested (and now on probation) for something to do with it, but Alfred didn't seem to get arrested or charged did he? Maybe the gun went off but didn't hit anyone, and Ern took the rap for some kind of gun charge?

i think they established that the dude shot himself in the foot, earn and al were just brought in for questioning. also that the rumor got around that al had shot that guy, which was why he was even blowing up at all during the show’s run
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Postby defective » Sun May 13, 2018 9:48 pm

best show on television no doubt.
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Postby creedence tapes » Mon May 14, 2018 12:32 am

internetfriend wrote:
Quigley wrote:I think that was a joke, but what actually did happen with that shooting in the first episode of the series? Like somebody got shot, and Ern seemed to be arrested (and now on probation) for something to do with it, but Alfred didn't seem to get arrested or charged did he? Maybe the gun went off but didn't hit anyone, and Ern took the rap for some kind of gun charge?

i think they established that the dude shot himself in the foot, earn and al were just brought in for questioning. also that the rumor got around that al had shot that guy, which was why he was even blowing up at all during the show’s run

I want to say earn had some weed on him and that's why he ended up detained for the night and al just walked after questioning re: the shooting. guess I could just go back and watch those two episodes.

Uh also I feel really dumb about taking so long to realize this. But Earn left Princeton because Lottie was born. It's never addressed explicitly, but it felt like an anvil dropped on top of my head when I was watching the finale the other day and realized it. like all of s1 I spent assuming there was some big mysterious reason for it, but imo, he just didn't trust that the white institution of an Ivy League school would really lead to a better future for him and his kid. He went home to take care of her and be with her because caring for her immediately was more important to him.
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Postby Quigley » Mon May 14, 2018 7:44 am

Ah that all makes sense, thanks.
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Postby aububs » Mon May 14, 2018 7:59 am

only low points this season for me were the episode when earn and van went to that weird oktoberfest festival thing, and the drake episode also felt like filler

the rest was great

I'd like if they only did one more season
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Postby internetfriend » Mon May 14, 2018 11:28 am

aububs wrote:only low points this season for me were the episode when earn and van went to that weird oktoberfest festival thing, and the drake episode also felt like filler

the rest was great

I'd like if they only did one more season

sounds like you don’t like van episodes!

i thought oktoberfest was the strongest i think
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Postby aububs » Mon May 14, 2018 11:42 am

yeah I don't really like van or earn episodes

I mean I like 'em, but not as much
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Helen might be my second favorite episode of the season behind Teddy Perkins. Thinking it's the weakest seems crazy to me.
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Postby hyperbole man » Mon May 14, 2018 12:50 pm

helen & champagne papi were my two favs!

but also i didn't dislike... anything about this season i think??
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