So 2016 sucked. And yes, next year might be terrible too.
But thankfully, we had Donald Glover, who provided us with some much-needed distractions from the hellscape that was 2016. This was the year Glover — aka Childish Gambino, aka Troy on Community — finally got some goddamn recognition.
Atlanta, the FX series created by and starring Glover, screened at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January.
Those in the audience loved what they saw, but the rest of the world didn't know what to expect from the show, a project which Glover called a "Twin Peaks with rappers." Glover also made his directorial debut with Atlanta, helming two episodes of the series.