Daily Screens: Television
The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)
I’ve always considered myself a cinephile, once joking with my therapist that I’d never kill myself because I'm too curious about what my favorite filmmakers are going to do next. I recently started tracking on Twitter all the films I watch and discovered that I don’t watch as many features as I used to. The reason? There is so much damn good stuff on TV!

10:00AM Fri. Jun. 23, Mark Fagan Read More | Comment »

Grappling with GLOW
The best pro-wrestlers are actors: They adopt a character and tell a story. For Betty Gilpin, starring in the new Netflix series GLOW was the perfect melding of body slams and emotional beats. "There's the wrestling world, in which it's our Grecian cavewoman selves to the mezzanine, and then, there's this through line of this kitchen sink drama."

8:00AM Fri. Jun. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Battlestar Galactica Reunion
It’s the not-so-secret dream of every fan that the actors they love so dearly onscreen actually like each other in real life. And when you’re a Battlestar Galactica fan, hearing that Edward James Olmos is “Grandpa Eddie to the Bambers,” your head and heart pretty much explode in tandem.

4:00PM Mon. Jun. 12, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Younger
Cast and crew of TV Land’s highly bingeable soap Younger gathered Saturday at ATX Television Festival to show off the season four premiere and tease how its many relationships would be reshuffled in light of season three’s shocking conclusion.

9:17PM Sun. Jun. 11, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Sweet/Vicious
You might be tempted to file MTV’s now-cancelled Sweet/Vicious under “gone too soon,” but judging by the diehard crowd that assembled for ATX Television Festival’s Saturday panel, the fanbase isn’t ready to let this one go.

9:01PM Sun. Jun. 11, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Northern Exposure
It’s been off the air for two-plus decades, but only a few minutes in to a retrospective screening of Northern Exposure, the early Nineties show about a New York doctor uneasily adapting to life in small-town Cicely, Alaska, and you could feel the Alamo Ritz flood with good feelings.

10:10PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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ATX Television Festival: The Presidents of the State of TV
ATX Television Festival has built its reputation on stars and shows and writers and directors. This year, the studio elevator went all the way to the top floor with five network presidents present. As festival founder Emily Gipson explained, "Panels like this don't happen very often."

12:45PM Sat. Jun. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Playing House
BFFs onscreen and off, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham debuted the first episode of Playing House’s upcoming third season at the ATX Television Festival on Friday. In a post-screening Q&A, moderator Chris Harnick (E! News) prefaced a question with, “Obviously you guys are close.”

12:39PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Who Trolls the Trolls?
Austin filmmaker Lex Lybrand likes HBO's tech-bro comedy Silicon Valley. That's why he was a little surprised that this week's episode bore suspiciously striking similarities to his film The Trolls. He said, "If you take the synopsis from my film, and you remove the word Texas, it doubles as a synopsis of Sunday's episode."

3:45PM Thu. Jun. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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