The BEST Episodes of Atlanta

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2020

Network: FX

Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.

Teddy Perkins

#1 - Teddy Perkins

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

Darius is trippin in this one. Y'all know I woulda been left.

star 8.28
1,114 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Donald Glover
Barbershop

#2 - Barbershop

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2018

You know how you need a fresh cut but your barber is always on some wack stuff? He's lucky I only trust him.

star 8.19
1,133 votes
Directors: Donald Glover
Writers: Stefani Robinson
The Jacket

#3 - The Jacket

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

Earn loses his jacket, which has imporant items to him, after a night of partying. The Uber driver, who is a drug and weapons dealer, has it but ends up getting shot by police while wearing it. Later, Paper Boi gives Earn a generous 5% pay which he gives to Van. Earn's coworker comes by and returns the important item he desperately needed—a key which unlocks the storage facility space he is living in.

star 8.08
2,119 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
Crabs in a Barrel

#4 - Crabs in a Barrel

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 10, 2018

Sometimes you gotta go where the money goes. But it be feeling like something is holding me back. Like I can't leave.

star 8.08
830 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
Juneteenth

#5 - Juneteenth

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

Earn wakes up in another woman's bed and Van comes by to pick him up for a Juneteenth-themed party which she believes will help her establish good networking. The luxury home's owner is a rich White man who is shown to know quite a lot about Black culture in an anthropological way and his bourgeois Black wife. To impress the party's attendees, Vanessa and Earnest have to pretend they are a married couple who love fine art. Earn ends up going off on the homeowners when the wife insults Paper Boi and his hip hop management career. On the drive back home, Earn and Van have sex in their car.

star 8.04
2,192 votes
Directors: Janicza Bravo
Writers: Stefani Robinson
North of the Border

#6 - North of the Border

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

We might have to make that move tonight. I heard there's a pajama party and Paper Boi is gonna be there.

star 8.03
925 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Jamal Olori
Money Bag Shawty

#7 - Money Bag Shawty

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 2018

Earn is out here making that money. Too bad he still look broke as hell. This whole city runs on stunting, you feel me?

star 8.00
1,083 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
The Club

#8 - The Club

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 18, 2016

An NBA star named Marcus Miles is in the same club as Paper Boi, hogging the drinks, women and limelight, which aggravates Paper Boi. Additionally, their promoter is avoiding paying Earn, who attempts to chase him down throughout the night. Eventually, Paper Boi strong-arms him and takes his money. Later, another shooting happens (outside of the club), which the police link to Paper Boi on the news due to his "armed robbery".

star 8.00
2,263 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Jamal Olori
B.A.N.

#9 - B.A.N.

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 11, 2016

A satirical episode, Paper Boi features as a guest on a talk show called Montague, being part of a discussion on the media's indictment of Black culture and its intersection with trans people. Commercial parodies play throughout the episode during the breaks of the talk show.

star 7.97
2,274 votes
Directors: Donald Glover
Writers: Donald Glover
Alligator Man

#10 - Alligator Man

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2018

Ayyy! We back in the city but thangs feel a little different. Must be Robbin’ Season. Free Paper Boi!

star 7.96
1,294 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Donald Glover
FUBU

#11 - FUBU

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 2018

Y’all youngins don't know nothing about this. This one takes me back to middle school. Shout out Miller Grove!

star 7.96
867 votes
Directors: Donald Glover
Writers: Stephen Glover
Woods

#12 - Woods

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

Why Paper Boi always got an attitude? He rich, right? That's why I can't feel bad for these celebrities.

star 7.93
954 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stefani Robinson
Sportin' Waves

#13 - Sportin' Waves

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 8, 2018

Trappin ain't easy, ya dig? Shout out to all my credit card scammers in the club tonight.

star 7.91
1,137 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
Streets on Lock

#14 - Streets on Lock

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Issues like police brutality, mental illness, and transphobia are addressed as Earn awaits bail after the boys get arrested for their shooting incident.

star 7.87
2,605 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
The Streisand Effect

#15 - The Streisand Effect

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

Paper Boi deals with a social media troll, internet criticism, and exploitation; While Earn tries to trade his phone for quick cash, Darius sets up an investment for the future.

star 7.86
2,221 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Donald Glover
Go for Broke

#16 - Go for Broke

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 13, 2016

Earn goes on a date with Van even though he's broke; Paper Boi proves he might have what it takes to hustle. Migos guest star.

star 7.82
2,395 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
Nobody Beats the Biebs

#17 - Nobody Beats the Biebs

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2016

Justin Bieber, who is depicted as an African-American, makes an appearance in Atlanta at a celebrity basketball game, rubbing Paper Boi the wrong way. Meanwhile, Earn sneaks his way into a high-powered agents meeting after being mistaken for someone else.

star 7.81
2,123 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Stephen Glover
Value

#18 - Value

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 4, 2016

Van meets her WAG friend Jayde for dinner and they clash over their respective lifestyles. Later, they smoke weed and reconcile, but Van forgets she is scheduled for a drug test the next day. She tries to use her daughter's urine, but spills it and finally admits to her boss that she's smoked, who understands but has to fire her.

star 7.78
2,124 votes
Directors: Donald Glover
Writers: Donald Glover, Stefani Robinson
The Big Bang

#19 - The Big Bang

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

The series opens with a confrontation between local rapper Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles and a man who breaks off the side view mirror of Alfred's parked car. Alfred's cousin Earn tries to mediate the situation while stoned sidekick Darius has a sensation of déjà vu. Working a deadend job and trying to co-parent with Vanessa "Van", Earn approaches Alfred about managing the rapper since he has connections. Though Alfred sees Earn as a leech, Earn finds a way to get his song played on the radio. But just as they listen to the song on Alfred's car radio, a man walking by suddenly snaps off the side view mirror, resulting in the incident at the opening (hence the déjà vu) which ultimately culminates with a gunshot.

star 7.72
2,957 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Donald Glover
Champagne Papi

#20 - Champagne Papi

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 12, 2018

Yeah girl, we gonna party tonight! But if you don't post about it, did it really happen?

star 7.59
978 votes
Directors: Amy Seimetz
Writers: Ibra Ake
Helen

#21 - Helen

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 22, 2018

When you go outside the city white people be acting different. That's why I can't even go to Marietta. Too weird.

star 7.58
1,057 votes
Directors: Amy Seimetz
Writers: Taofik Kolade