The first scene of Atlanta, Donald Glover’s hilarious, magic realist new sitcom airing Tuesdays on FX, takes place in an unusual spot for a TV show: a parking lot.

This should be a common setting, as most Americans live in the suburbs. But sitcoms about 20-somethings always seem to be set in New York or L.A., depicting low-paid young people who can somehow afford giant apartments and take taxis everywhere.

Not Atlanta. The best show on TV right now is about working-class African-Americans in the Southern suburbs, and it highlights one of the country’s biggest, least-appreciated problems: living without a car in the midst of sprawl.