ATX TV Festival Season 10 is being a real bomb! If we thought that day 2 was intense, we were too innocent. Day 3 came to kill us with feels and leave us in tears … and we would not do it any other way. We’ll review the top moments from day 3.
Here we go!
Small Axe (Amazon Prime Video)
This panel had me in tears. We saw some scenes from the show along with the conversation with its showrunner and… goodness, I have to watch this show. It’s powerful, it’s necessary, it’s diverse, it’s heartbreaking, it’s… it’s all that’s right in this world. It’s that kind of show that leaves you with a lump in your throat and that makes you reflect. All of us who saw the panel were speechless. That… that is priceless.
Buying & Selling
One of the best panels of the day. The pandemic changed the world completely, including streaming services and the way the industry searches for new products. People from different branches of the industry shared their impressions, ideas and future prospects with us in a candid conversation, with no topic left untouched.
They spoke about diversity, about the need for strong voices, for more representation. It was inspiring and refreshing to see that those in the industry are aware of what needs to be improved and want to help do it.
One of my most anticipated panels of the night… and it didn’t disappoint at all. We saw the first episode of the show and it is… different, provocative, daring and real as life itself. In addition, executive producers and cast commented on their experience on the show and the importance of a look at female sexuality.
I was looking forward to this panel and was not disappointed. Nico, Molly and Jackie Demeterio (Costume Designer) joined together in ATX TV Festival to chat about how the fashion reflected in Younger matches the characters’ personalities and emotional journey. In addition, they chatted about their surprising series finale and their impressions of how the story would continue.
Guess Who’s Laughing Now
A necessary, educating, inspiring panel. A conversation about diversity, representation, the need for more, the importance of each of us watching our TV and feeling identified, we can see ourselves reflected in the characters, in the stories, and the need to broken stereotypes. A panel that made us believe that there is hope for the future.
Home Before Dark (Apple TV+)
Cast and crew join with Hilde Lysiak, the real life journalist behind the story, to chat about the inspiration for this story and the importance of the truth. They shared an exclusive first look from the second season, premiering June 11 on Apple TV+ and OMG! It’s so good! A new discovery that I didn’t know I needed.
We Are Lady Parts
The creator and cast of “We Are Lady Parts,” a new original comedy from Peacock and Channel 4, join for a conversation about first season. The series chronicles the highs and lows of a Muslim female punk band – “Lady Parts” – as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain (Anjana Vasan), a geeky microbiology PhD student on the lookout for love who is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist. And…it’s amazing!
I had never seen Selena but some of my colleagues here at Fangirlish had told me about this show and after watching the panel, I understood why. I love the way they understand Selena’s life and the importance that she had and continues to have, breaking stereotypes and barriers, breaking the schemes of a society that didn’t understand her and didn’t know that they needed her.
Faking It Reunion
Another meeting of a show that made a difference and left too soon! It’s 5 years since its end and we celebrate the show’s impactful LGBTQIA + representation, including a groundbreaking storyline featuring television’s first intersex main character, with series cast and creatives.
What was your favorite moment? Do you enjoy the day? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!
ATX TV Festival will run from June 11 to June 20 virtually.