ATLANTA Thursdays FOX Life (*126) 22:40 Drama
Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is stuck in a dead- end job that pays peanuts. But then the Atlanta (2016- current) lead character spots an opportunity – to manage his rapper cousin.
Earn dropped out of 1
Princeton University to become a music manager but his family still holds that against him.
He lives with his baby2
mama girlfriend Van (Zazie Beetz), who wants Earn to man up and get a job to provide for them.
In episode 1 (6 Octo3
ber), Earn tried to talk his drugdealer cousin Alfred – aka Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) – into managing his career but Alfred had reservations.
Paper Boi only hired 4
Earn after he got his new song played on radio – by paying a friend at the studio with his last money.
Paper Boi added to his 5
street cred and hype in episode 3 (20 October) by doing a drug deal with a gangster who shot a client in front of him. NB! See more on p47