ATX TV Festival Season 10 has come to an end and we are crying and remembering the best moments. That is why we are here, after all. After the intense day 9, the last day arrived, day 10 show us new shows, talk about women in power and the glass ceiling and say goodbye to this party as it deserves. We review top moments of day 10.
Here we go!
Channel Changers: A Conversation with TV’s Leaders
Women in power! This panel was one of the ones that I liked the most of the entire festival and I thank ATX TV Festival for bringing these women leaders in their sector to talk about how they got there.
And that’s what they told: their story. I loved the way they respected each other. They are rivals, they are content managers of different networks and that makes them rival at some point but you felt the respect, the admiration they felt for each other.
They were aware that each of her partners are the best in their jobs and that it was not easy for them to get there. Because their work is mostly occupied by men and breaking that glass ceiling was difficult.
That is what made this panel so special, they explained their experiences to us, what it was like for them to get to where they are, what it cost them, the way they felt the sexism of society and still feel it every day but they also told us that the fact that they are there is already a step in the right direction.
They told us about the challenges for the future so that we can achieve, together, that this glass ceiling doesn’t exist and also another one is broken: representation and diversity. Not only do we need women to reach positions of power, we need WOC and LGBTQ+ to get there as well.
But looking at this panel we can say that there is hope.
Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC)
This panel added a new show to our list. Cast and crew explained the bases of this new comedy, which differentiates it from the others. This show has a black humor that we are not used to in comedies but that gives it that fresh touch that we need.
Also, the evolution of comedies from the easiest laugh to this slightly dark humor was discussed and how other shows managed to mix both because a comedy doesn’t have to be without some drama.
In particular, I was struck by this vision of introducing some drama, some darkness to a comedy. It’s just the right dose to make a difference but keep making you laugh out loud and I absolutely loved when they explained the inspiration to do this show.
I also liked the way they introduce us into the life of the character, focusing on her/him in the foreground, almost talking, interacting with the viewer.
The cast was so cool and the show is awesome so this show is a win-win.
My watch list keeps growing! This show is added to an ever-growing list. It is a series that mixes science fiction with much more earthly problems and demons.
The cast is terrific and it was noticed that they love this project and that what they liked the most is that it is a really human show because the characters fight with their own demons, with their own fears, with their own problems and traumas exactly how we do every day.
And they loved this mix of science fiction and something as human as guilt, fear, regret … and the truth is that we do too. This show already has us for the whole summer and you are going to feel the same.
I really liked finding out the way this story was shot, where the idea came from and I loved the way the whole cast and crew talked about the project, with such passion.
Walker Music Showcase (The CW)
The perfect panel to close ATX TV Festival Season 10. Odette Annable and Lindsey Morgan explained their experience in “Walker”, the differences it maintains with the original, the way in which they modernized the stories, the plots, to adapt them to a period more current, while they gave us some secrets behind the scenes and revealed if they saw the original show.
In addition, we were able to enjoy live performances by artists featured in the series and a celebration of filming in Austin. It was really cool discovering new local artists, new styles of music as we talked about this show that seems so new, despite being a reboot.
I liked that they gave space to local artists who are not that well known but deserve to be, because they have a huge talent, like Odette Annable and Lindsey Morgan who were charming and so lovely.
This panel had the perfect mix of joy and nostalgia that the last panel of ATX TV Festival Season 10 needs after 10 such intense days. And yes, a tear escaped us, we confess it.
And these are the top moments from day 10, the last day, of ATX TV Festival Season 10. It was an absolute pleasure attending ATX TV Festival Season 10. It was my first festival and I already want to come back next year! I think we discovered new shows, we added others to our list and we were able to laugh and get emotional with each show’s cast and crew, you could feel their passion, the way they love what they do.
It was also special the way in which ATX TV Festival formed panels that spoke about social problems, about diversity, representation, women in power. I loved that because they made me learn and reflect a lot.
And the chats. I really loved connecting with the other attendees, laughing together, commenting on what was going on together. Every time someone says “Hacks” I’ll have a drink for you all. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person next year (fingers crossed here.) Kudos for those secret chats and all the wonderful people we ran into there.
Of course, I cannot forget about you, thank you for joining me in this madness of 10 days, I hope you have enjoyed ATX TV Festival as much as I did.
See you next year!
What was your favorite moment? Do you enjoy the day? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!
ATX TV Festival runned from June 11 to June 20 virtually.