Tonight, you can watch Season 4 of Atlanta as it is on Tom’s Guide – with huge hopes and expectations. In the first two seasons, Atlanta was a show that kept audiences in awe. Then, earlier this year, she returned from a long hiatus with a season that seemed pretty surreal.
For those unfamiliar, Atlanta started as a show about Erin (Donald Glover) trying to make things work with Van (Zazie Beetz) the mother of their child, Lottie. Erin was struggling with homelessness, and soon found himself working with his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), a rising Atlanta rapper named Paper Boi. But dealing with the bluffs of Al and his friend Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) was wearing Earn down style. Season three saw the trio arrive in Europe, where Paper Boi was booked for a tour.
Fortunately, early word from the critics gives us a great deal of confidence. FX sent the first three episodes of season four out of Atlanta, which gave them a chance to preview Atlanta’s return to Georgia, and all reviews were positive.
Critics love Season 4 so much, in fact, that it currently has 100% rotten tomatoes (Opens in a new tab) result. Disturbingly, Rotten Tomatoes’ page for Atlanta’s fourth season apparently suffers from an error that prevents its select reviews from being uploaded. So, we’ve done the research for some of the best reviews of Atlanta’s season 4, so you can get a feel for what critics find so endearing.
Season 4 Atlanta review: What the critics are saying
One of the best reviews of the new season comes from Roger Ebert.com (Opens in a new tab)Peyton Robinson, who wrote that the premiere led to Atlanta returning to the streets it came from. Through this, she wrote, Atlanta “makes a poignant declaration about the inevitability and interdependence of black relationships.” She also notes that “in this season finale from Atlanta, we can expect the waves of brilliance that have driven the show so far to conclude with tsunami-like proportions of wit and imagination.”
Daniel Feinberg in The Hollywood Reporter (Opens in a new tab), who wrote about the second episode of season 4 (“The Homeliest Little Horse”) praises him for packing “some of Glover’s best acting to date.” Also “appreciate that the segment seems to answer some questions that go back to the show’s origins and then make you question what you think you’ve learned.”
Ross Bonaim in collider (Opens in a new tab) He writes that this new season “proves that Atlanta will emerge as one of the best 21st century shows to date”. He also wrote: “Glover and the Atlanta team are at their most introspective this season, and given how many trends this show has gone down, it’s great to watch Atlanta try to tie all of this together with an arc.”
Jeremy Mathai slash movie (Opens in a new tab) He points out that while Atlanta returns to its home in Georgia, it doesn’t let up on the gassing when it comes to its weirder moments, writing that “still, the inexplicable oddities, slice-of-life shadows, celebrity gossip, and the unsettling mix between reality and reality remained” The interconnected surrealism throughout every previous season is present and reckoned…happily, it’s all back and bolder than ever in Season 4″
Atlanta season 4 predictions
As someone who has the 10pm EST premiere of Atlanta’s season 4 circulated in their calendar, I’m properly excited by these reviews. While the season prior to Atlanta didn’t completely disappoint or worry me, it was often far from reality—while still one of the best shows on TV.
Will it be the final Atlanta game or will it go beyond the work that Glover and his team have already put in? I think I’ll start by telling people they need to watch (even if they haven’t started it).
Atlanta is broadcast on FX (which you can watch in sling tv If you cut the umbilical cord) on Thursdays, and on Hulu on Fridays.