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What The SeriesFest Team Is Watching

March 22, 2018

At SeriesFest, we live and breathe TV. From the latest in primetime to the syndicated classics to gossip-worthy reality shows, if it's out there, the odds are it's already in our collective TV show rotation. Here's the rundown of our current favorites to help get you well on your way to your most epic TV binge ever. 

RANDI KLEINER, FOUNDER & CEO

What are you watching right now?

Grey's Anatomy

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

A group of hot doctors tackle important political issues while saving lives.

How do you prefer to watch it?

I binge several episodes after a long week when in need of catharsis.

Where can viewers watch?

ABC and Netflix

KAILY SMITH WESTBROOK, CO-FOUNDER & CCO

What are you watching right now?

Friends

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

At 24, a pact is made - "I'll be there for you!" - and from that moment on, for the next ten years, six best friends navigate the ups and downs of life together in New York.

How do you prefer to watch it?

On Netflix, through my Apple box, every night before bed. I can't sleep without having watched at least one, if not two, episodes.

Where can viewers watch?

Anytime on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, iTunes and multiple times a day on TBS, Nick at Nite.

ALISON GREENBERG MILLICE, CSO

What are you watching right now?

Top Chef

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Keep the drama in the kitchen. Real people with incredible talent making your tastebuds melt. Also love that this season is a love letter to our home state Colorado.

How do you prefer to watch it?

The show airs after my bedtime (11 pm), so I usually DVR it and watch it over the weekend while my daughter naps. Then I continue the binge and watch Last Chance Kitchen on my iPhone.

Where can viewers watch?

On Bravo or the Bravo app. New episodes air every Thursday at 11/10 c.

BRIAN BROOKS, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING 

What are you watching right now?

The Crown

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

It's an amalgam of history and real-life family drama that is stunningly presented and acted. It's the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family from her teen years to the present.

How do you prefer to watch it?

I binge watched Season 1 and am now finishing up Season 2 (taking watchers up to about the mid-60s).

Where can viewers watch?

Netflix

LISA NIERENBERG, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

What are you watching right now?

This Is Us

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

If you love your family, you will love this show....poignant, compelling and true. Have tissues available!

How do you prefer to watch it?

My 15-year-old daughter and I set the DVR and then save it for the weekends.

Where can viewers watch?

Tuesday nights on NBC at 8pm MST or past episodes can be found On-Demand on Comcast.

LYDIA BISHOP, SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER

What are you watching right now?

Dateline NBC

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

I imagine it’s what the creators of the Law & Orders and CSIs of the world watch for storyline inspiration.

How do you prefer to watch it?

On my iPhone via the NBC app while I workout; an hour on the elliptical goes by surprisingly fast when you’ve got a murder mystery to solve (spoiler alert: it’s almost always the spouse).

Where can viewers watch?

At NBC.com or via the NBC app. New episodes air Friday and Saturday evenings on NBC.

CLAIRE TAYLOR, SENIOR MANAGER OF PROGRAMMING

What are you watching right now?

Ru Paul's Drag Race

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

These queens compete for a crown representing Uniqueness, Nerve, Charisma, and Talent.... while relying heavily on ducktape and wigs.

How do you prefer to watch it?

Either on my lap top via the VH1 app or at Hamburger Mary's with nachos and friends.

Where can viewers watch?

Thursday Nights on VH1, On Demand on the VH1 app, or meet me at Hamburger Marys! Warning: I don't share nachos.

ARIELLE SHANNON, PROGRAM MANAGER OF STORYTELLERS INITIATIVE

What are you watching right now?

Search Party

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Five self-absorbed 20-somethings are in danger as they deal with the disastrous consequences of tracking down a missing classmate. It’s funny!

How do you prefer to watch it?

I generally do not have the patience/attention span to binge watch anything, but I consumed the entirety of season two during a snowstorm earlier this winter. It was divine.

Where can viewers watch?

TBS, Hulu and Amazon

CALEB WARD, LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMER

What are you watching right now?

Mr. Pickles

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Mr. Pickles wanders through Old Town with his best pal Tommy making friends, going on adventures, and saving his family. Oh, and he also might be Satan.

How do you prefer to watch it?

Adult Swim on Sunday nights!

Where can viewers watch?

Adult Swim

JASMINE MCGLADE, IPC PROGRAMMER

What are you watching right now?

Saturday Night Live

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Saturday Night Live is a a late-night live comedic variety show. It has been on the air since 1975 and has launched the career of some of America's most beloved comedians and writers.

How do you prefer to watch it?

In my bed on Saturday night (or on Sunday I'll watch the DVR recording of it).

Where can viewers watch?

Online and on NBC.

LEANNE AGMON, PROGRAM MANAGER OF IPC

What are you watching right now?

Easy

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Quirky love vignettes that take place in Chicago with an ensemble of loved, recognizable actors...i.e. Orlando Bloom.

How do you prefer to watch it?

It's definitely a show that's fun to unwind to. So I recommend watching at the end of the workday, preferably with a glass of wine.

Where can viewers watch?

Netflix

ETAI BENSON, IPC PROGRAMMER

What are you watching right now?

Jeopardy!

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Three fiercely nerdy competitors vie for the title of "Keeper of the Most Useless Obscure Knowledge."

How do you prefer to watch it?

I will DVR episodes and watch them when I can, but if someone created a streaming channel that was JUST Jeopardy!, I would pay a lot of money for it.

Where can viewers watch?

Find your station here: https://www.jeopardy.com/about/find-your-station

KRISTIN NOLAN, FESTIVAL PRODUCER

What are you watching right now?

Fawlty Towers

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

Chock-full of absurdist scenarios and physical comedy that amplifies as each episode progresses, every show in this very short series dishes up a wild ride.

How do you prefer to watch it?

I am an unabashed binge watcher via Netflix (flat screen & laptop) and more often than not pass out on the couch (and occasionally actually in bed) mid-episode. Levity is just the right tone for March. I have no explanation for the resultant drooling (could be my love of Monty Python).

Where can viewers watch?

Netflix or Amazon

BITA KHORRAMI, MUSIC PRODUCER

What are you watching right now?

Jane The Virgin

Describe the show in 20 words or less.

A telenovela formatted romantic comedy-drama. It's hilarious.

How do you prefer to watch it?

It's the only show I watch every week.

Where can viewers watch?

CW