Ever since we learned about Atlanta, we’ve been so freakin’ excited we can hardly stand it. Luckily, we don’t have to for much longer, because it comes out TONIGHT! The comedy-drama is both created by and starring Donald Glover — also known by his rap moniker Childish Gambino — and it’s about to make major waves (and already has!). It’s going to be super, super different from Community, where most of us learned of Glover’s acting talents, and it’s an honest and ridiculously funny series.
So why should you watch Atlanta?
1. It has a heart.
It’s about the music, but it’s also about improving their lives, the lives of their family, and maybe doing something a little magical in the process.
2. Donald. Glover.
*Cue major fangirling*
3. The music
If you like to get your ~groove on~ while you binge-watch new fave shows, this is about to be your JAM. Even just the music from the trailer and the clips have us shaking in our seats. We’re so about it!
4. It’s just a very huge, very big deal
In an interview with Business Insider, Glover explained, “Sometimes life is boring, but even when life is boring, even when you’re just by yourself, it feels profound because it’s happening to you. And it’s through a point of view, and I felt like I don’t want a show about people making it, or just the struggle, which is super easy for people to do, specifically with black shows. They’ll be like, ‘Oh, they’re struggling.’
“Most people who live in everyday lives — white people, Chinese people, Mexican people — they’re living their lives, and they’re trying to eat. I was more interested in that.”
5. The Twitter alone is HILARIOUS, and actually so ~inspiring~
6. It’s 100% hilarious.
Everyone who’s reviewed it has said that, yeah, this is an important show, but it’s also a hilarious show. In a world where sadness and hopelessness feels like the norm, it feels revolutionary to have something funny AF to look forward to. As Yahoo! explains, “That Glover wraps his critique in a very funny show only makes his creation that much more effective, and frequently moving.”