What have you been watching of late? Are there new TV programs you can’t wait to talk about or maybe some reruns you keep coming back to?
There is a place to go to celebrate everything you love about TV, and they call it the ATX Television Festival. Season 12 is coming up in June.
To learn more about what attendees can expect in this installment, the Standard welcomed Caitlin McFarland, festival co-president and founder, and Jenn Morgan, director of programming. Listen to the story above or read the transcript below.
This transcript has been edited lightly for clarity:
Texas Standard: Let’s begin with you, Jenn. Before we get to the festival, I have to ask what you’ve been watching of late.
Jenn Morgan: Sure, well, the most recent thing that I watched and loved was “Beef” on Netflix. So it’s a quick binge, but it’s a ten episode dark comedy about two strangers who become involved, obsessed with each other through a road rage incident. It’s quite a ride.
Caitlin, what about you?
Caitlin McFarland: Well, like most people, I’ve been watching “Succession” week to week. I will not put in any spoilers, but last week was insane. It’s the final season, so I’m relishing every minute of the both fictional, and somehow seems real-life, family of the Roys on HBO.
You know, there’s been so much attention on “Succession.” It’s been hard to avoid the spoilers, hasn’t it?
Caitlin McFarland: It has. I was actually a little behind and I managed until Tuesday – it airs on Sundays – so I knew something big happened, but I didn’t know what it was. And now I feel like I need to rewatch it because I was on the edge of my seat.