"Atlanta," which appears on FX, is about a young man named Earn (Donald Glover) who struggles financially and can't seem to catch a break in the rap world. Many people compare the show to "Dave," an FXX show that stars rapper Dave "Lil Dicky" Burd as a fictionalized version of himself, much to the chagrin of Glover.
Glover recently vented his frustrations about the comparison in a series of tweets that were later deleted. During a self-interview with Interview Magazine, he used a food analogy about wagyu beef and smash burgers to articulate his point saying "They're just different experiences and I wouldn't want to have either every day.”
For those who aren't foodies, another apt analogy would be trying to compare "Friends" to a show like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." They’re both sitcoms about friends who live in big cities on the East Coast, but when you look closer they’re very different and comparing them feels about as awkward as trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole.