‘Atlanta’ Review: Donald Glover Goes Back to Middle School in a Harrowing Look at How Little Things Change

‘Atlanta’ Review: Donald Glover Goes Back to Middle School in a Harrowing Look at How Little Things Change
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 10, “Fubu.”]

Even before the principal delivered the fateful news about Devin, “Fubu” carried a lot of weight. Following up last week’s fateful fissure between Earn (Donald Glover) and Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), the penultimate episode of “Robbin’ Season” flashed back all the way to the cousins’ childhood; specifically, to one fateful day in middle school when Earn’s excitement over a new Fubu shirt took a turn no one could see coming — and helped define the duo’s relationship for life.

Summary

Opening in a Marshalls (with a not-so-out-of-place city’s name scrawled on the wall), Episode 10 introduces Earn (Alkoya Brunson) as a happy kid who’s so excited to find a Fubu shirt he can afford, he can’t even sleep the day before he gets to wear it. With a smile on his face, the middle-schooler bounces onto the bus and receives a quick
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