The Apple TV+ original Slow Horses returns for Season 2 on December 2nd — and we’re on the case all month long!
If you missed Season 1 in the midst of the 5,000 other series that premiered this year, here’s a few reasons you should be watching:
- An incredible cast anchored by Gary Oldman & Kristin Scott Thomas.
- Produced by ATX TV Advisory Board Member Graham Yost (who can say no to “British Spy Thriller with a side of Justified?”)
- Showrunner/Writer Will Smith cut his writerly teeth in the Armando Iannucci-verse (VEEP, The Thick of It, Avenue 5), so expect a sharp sense of humor along with your spy thriller.
- Based on the Slough House novel series by Mick Herron.
- First season is only six episodes, averaging 45 mins each! You’re BARELY behind!
- Plus, it’s really, really good. (Trust us on this one.)
You can dive in right now on Apple TV+, and then stay tuned throughout December as we keep the conversation going with exclusive content, member events, and conversations with the cast & creatives.
Check out the trailer and make sure to watch this space (and follow us on social) for all kind of curated goodness throughout Season 2!
YEAR IN REVIEW
It’s officially our favorite season (the season of year-end TV lists, of course), and we thought it only fitting to close out 2022 by showing some love to the shows that kept us glued to our screens. Read on to see what shows made Team ATX TV’s Top 10s!
CAITLIN MCFARLAND, CO-FOUNDER
While creating my list, I thought about the TV that came out this year with 2-3 things in mind: 1) Did I enjoy watching it/was it entertaining? 2) Did I want to talk about it afterwards & share it? and 3) Did it do something different, or mean something to the medium/industry?
1. Andor (Disney+)
2. The Bear (FX)
3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
4. The White Lotus (HBO)
5. The Dropout (Hulu)
6. The Good Fight (Paramount+)
7. Severance (Apple TV+)
8. Abbott Elementary (ABC)
9. House of the Dragon (HBO)
10. The Summer I Turned Pretty (Prime Video)
Honorable mentions: Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), The Old Man (FX), Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix), Slow Horses (Apple TV+)
EMILY GIPSON, CO-FOUNDER
Since I watch shows rather slowly, and tend to spread them out over weeks (and sometimes months), my main criteria for this list was what shows was I truly excited to sit down and watch over and over again, what did I prioritize making sure I was caught up because I wanted to be part of the conversation, and then afterwards what made me feel wrapped in a nice bow of emotional satisfaction. Even if there was a cliff hanger, and for some of these especially because there was a cliff hanger.
1. Never Have I Ever (Netflix)
2. The Wilds (Prime Video)
3. Heartstopper (Netflix)
4. Righteous Gemstones (HBO)
5. House of the Dragon (HBO)
6. Reservations Dogs (FX)
7. Abbott Elementary (ABC)
8. Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
9. Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
10. Ms. Marvel (Disney+)
Honorable Mentions: High School (Freevee), The Summer I Turned Pretty (Prime Video)
JENNIFER MORGAN, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
There were many, many iterations of this (very subjective) list, many shows that I loved in 2022 beyond the ones listed here, and still more shows on my to-watch list that I wasn’t able to get to in time. But ultimately, these ten shows are the ones that I most enjoyed spending time with; the ones that had me itching to come back to them week after week, and stayed with me long after the episode (or season) had ended.
1. A League of Their Own (Prime Video)
2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
3. The Dropout (Hulu)
4. Evil (Paramount+)
5. The Good Fight (Paramount+)
6. The White Lotus (HBO)
7. Reservation Dogs (FX)
8. Euphoria (HBO)
9. For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
10. Andor (Disney+)
Honorable Mentions: High School (Freevee), The Bear (FX), Rutherford Falls (Peacock), Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)
LAURA KINCAID, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
First thing to consider when I’m creating my list is have I actually watched it (I tend to watch things way later than the rest of the world, i.e. I haven’t watched The White Lotus or Andor yet – but I will!), and then it really comes down to a combo of how much delight I felt while watching the show and how quickly I wanted to watch it. When I just love something so much I wish I could somehow get it in my brain quicker than I can actually physically watch it, I know that’s a winner for me.
1. Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
2. Starstruck (HBO Max)
3. Evil (Paramount+)
4. We’re Here (HBO)
5. Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)
6. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
7. Welcome to Wrexham (FX)
8. The Righteous Gemstones (HBO)
9. Abbott Elementary (ABC)
10. Mo (Netflix)
Honorable Mentions: Wednesday (Netflix), Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
CHAKADRA WARD, ATX TV INTERN
The first question I ask myself when making my list is, “How fast did you run to the remote when a new episode was released?” When I really love a show, I run at warp speed to watch new episodes (i.e., I could not contain my excitement when I found out I was two episodes behind on The Resident, my excitement level was at an all-time high). Another thing I ask myself is, “Which shows had the best storylines in 2022 (in my humble opinion)?” All the shows in my top ten had some of the best storylines and kept me on the edge of my seat during each episode. If a show has me running to the remote at warp speed and keeps me on the edge of my seat, it’s a winner in my book.
1. The Resident (FOX)
2. Vampire Academy (Peacock)
3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
4. From Scratch (Netflix)
5. Abbott Elementary (ABC)
6. Chicago Fire (NBC)
7. Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
8. The White Lotus (HBO)
9. Euphoria (HBO)
10. Manifest (Netflix)
Honorable Mentions: Black-ish (ABC) and I Love That for You (Showtime)
HOLIDAY TV HAPPY HOUR presented by Amplify Credit Union
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We hope to see you on Tuesday, December 13th!
THE WATCH "The Season Finale of ‘Andor’ With Creator Tony Gilroy"
“This recommendation is two fold and a bit of a cheat. First, watch Andor. It is ‘Star Wars for Grown Ups,’ and it is beautiful and cinematic in scope. Second, listen to The Watch’s trilogy of interviews with writer / showrunner / director Tony Gilroy… but in particular listen to this final interview (after you’ve finished Andor). Yes, that is a lot of things to ‘watch/listen’ to but I promise it is worth it. It is such a case study for how TV can be made and how IP can be used to make something new.”
– Caitlin McFarland, Co-Founder
What Texas’ TV insiders are watching over the holidays
Texas Standard | Nov 2022
If your holiday plans include a bit of extra time on the couch watching a screen (ours do!), Co-Founder Caitlin McFarland and Director of Operations Laura Kincaid have some recommendations.