The Watch

The Watch

By The Ringer

Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

Episodes

Colby Minifie on ‘The Boys’ Season 3, Plus Why You Should Be Watching ‘Irma Vep’

Andy talks about ‘The Old Man’ getting renewed for a second season, and why you should give the new HBO show ‘Irma Vep’ a chance (1:00). Then, he's joined by actress Colby Minifie to talk about her work as a stage actress (16:47) and how it prepared her for ‘The Boys’ (36:51). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Colby Minifie Producer: Kaya McMullen Check out the ‘Baranksi BBQ '22’ Playlist here. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/221h 3m

Seven Reasons Why We Love ‘The Bear,' Plus ‘The Boys’ Check-in and ‘The Old Man'

Chris and Andy talk about the third episode of ‘The Old Man’ and what marks some turning points for the show (6:25). Then, they do a midseason check-in with ‘The Boys’ (20:22) before talking about why they love ‘The Bear’ (29:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/221h 3m

Jon Snow Returns and the Letdown of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’ Plus, Jeremy Allen White on His Exciting New Show, ‘The Bear.’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that a ‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow sequel series is in the works and what that could look like (1:00). Then they talk about the season finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (13:23) and the exciting new chef show ‘The Bear’ (33:40), before Chris is joined by the star of ‘The Bear,’ Jeremy Allen White, to talk more about the show (45:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jeremey Allen White Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/221h 14m

‘The Old Man’ Is A Classic Thriller. Plus, the ‘Hacks’ Renewal and ‘Industry’ Is Coming Back

Chris and Andy touch on some news and notes, like ‘Hacks’ getting renewed for a third season (1:00), Andy making his way through ‘For All Mankind’ (15:15), and ‘Industry’ Season 2 getting a release date (19:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of the new Jeff Bridges thriller series ‘The Old Man’ (21:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/2252m 13s

The ‘Barry’ Season Finale. Plus, ‘Hacks’ Season 2 With Creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs

Chris and Andy talk about the Season 3 finale of ‘Barry’ and what puts this show in the conversation for best things they’ve seen this year (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the new Ben Whishaw show ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ (27:50), before Andy is joined by ‘Hacks’ creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs to talk about the second season of the show (37:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/221h 16m

The Shake-Up At Disney, 'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' and Gail Simmons on This Season of 'Top Chef'

Chris and Andy talk about Peter Rice, Disney's top TV executive, being ousted from the company and what it might mean for the brand's streaming plans going forward (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about the latest episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (21:37), before they are joined by 'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons to talk about the latest season of 'Top Chef' and how the show has evolved over its almost 20 seasons (28:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/221h 17m

‘The Boys’ Is Back and More Gory Than Ever. Plus, ‘Barry’ Is Only Getting Better

Chris and Andy talk about some of the news coming out of Netflix's Geeked Week, including a new show from the creators of ‘Dark’ (1:00). Then, they talk about the return of ‘The Boys’ for its third season and how the show continues to nail its tone (17:21), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Barry’ (35:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/2254m 45s

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Was Great, Here’s What It Needed More of. Plus, Emmy Rossum on ‘Angelyne’

Chris and Andy talk about what they loved about ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and what the action-packed movie could have used even more of (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (38:04), before Andy is joined by Emmy Rossum to talk about the making of her new series, ‘Angelyne’ (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emmy Rossum Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/221h 30m

The Finale of ‘We Own This City’ With Showrunner George Pelecanos

Chris and Andy are joined by George Pelecanos, the showrunner for ‘We Own This City,’ to talk about why he felt compelled to tell this story and return to the setting of Baltimore (9:34), Jon Bernthal’s performance as Wayne Jenkins (36:02), and the final episode of the series (46:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/221h 5m

Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' Plus: 'Top Chef: Houston'.

Chris and Andy talk about the first two episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (11:09) and the efforts the show is making to differentiate itself from 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Book of Boba Fett' (23:54). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Top Chef: Houston,' which may be their favorite of the season so far (46:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/221h 4m

The ‘Better Call Saul’ Midseason Finale. Plus, the New ‘Mission: Impossible’ Trailer and ‘Barry’

Chris and Andy talk about the new trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’ (1:00). Then, they get into the midseason finale of ‘Better Call Saul’ and reignite the debate on whether it’s better than ‘Breaking Bad’ (16:31). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Barry’ (50:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/221h 6m

‘Star Wars’ Says That TV Was the Plan All Along, Plus the ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 Finale

Chris and Andy talk about the 'Vanity Fair' piece on Lucasfilm’s efforts to create a fleet of ‘Star Wars’ TV shows, and how there are seemingly no new movies on the horizon (1:00). Then, they talk about ‘She-Hulk’ and Marvel's own respective plans for more TV shows (31:16), before recapping the Season 3 finale of ‘Atlanta’ and reflecting on the season as a whole (41:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/221h 4m

‘Better Call Saul’ Paces Itself. Plus, Will ‘Conversations With Friends’ Take Off Like ‘Normal People’ Did?

Chris and Andy talk about the final episode of the first half of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 (1:00) and whether the final season needed to be split into two parts (15:48). Then they talk about the first few episodes of the newest screen adaptation of a Sally Rooney book, ‘Conversations With Friends’ (25:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/2254m 8s

Don’t Forget About ‘Hacks.’ Plus, ‘We Own This City’ Ep. 3, and Lewis Pullman of ‘Outer Range’

Chris and Andy talk about the return of ‘Hacks’ for its second season, and why it’s a show you should make time for despite the current deluge of television (1:00). Then, they talk about the third episode of ‘We Own This City’ (28:28) before Chris is joined by Lewis Pullman, who plays Rhett on ‘Outer Range,’ to talk about the show's season finale (49:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lewis Pullman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/221h 18m

Better Call Saul’ S6E5, ‘Doctor Strange’ Is Back, and Jamie Hector on ‘We Own This City’

Chris and Andy talk about the uneventfulness of this week’s episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ as we near the end of the first half of the final season (1:00). Then, they talk about the lack of stakes and poor special effects in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ (20:24), before Chris is joined by Jamie Hector to talk about his role on ‘We Own This City’ (47:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jamie Hector Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/221h 10m

The 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' Trailers, and an 'Atlanta' Season 3 Check In. Plus: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian.

Chris and Andy talk about the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' trailers that dropped this week and whether or not event-izing TV is the only way to get people to watch it (1:00). Then they talk about the different energies coming from this season of 'Atlanta' so far (25:18), before Andy is joined by Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch to talk about their new album 'A Bit of Previous' (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Stuart Murdoch Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/221h 26m

‘Better Call Saul’ S6E4, Plus Thoughts on ‘Barry’ and ‘Winning Time’

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ and the hollowness of Jimmy and Kim’s relationship (1:00). Then, they catch up on ‘Winning Time’ (29:30), ‘Barry’ (47:53), and that feeling when watching something starts to become a chore. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/221h 2m

Trouble at Netflix, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven,’ ‘We Own This City,’ and ‘Slow Horses’ Author Mick Herron

Chris and Andy talk about some of the troubles at Netflix and some of the belt-tightening the company is doing (1:00). Then they talk about the new detective series ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ (15:39) and the first episode of ‘We Own This City’ (20:41), before Chris is joined by 'Slow Horses’ author Mick Herron to talk about about the television adaptation of his book (43:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mick Herron Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/221h 13m

‘Better Call Saul’ S6E3

Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ and talk about the death of a major character (1:00), how the show is already halfway through the first part of Season 6 (22:46), and what is still to come (34:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2248m 3s

Aya Cash and Liz Hannah on the Making of ‘The Girl From Plainville,’ and the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Russian Doll’

Andy touches on the ‘Severance’ season finale and the news that Netflix is losing subscribers (1:03). He is then joined by ‘The Girl From Plainville’ showrunner Liz Hannah and star Aya Cash to talk about why they were drawn to making this show (17:34), and their love for the second season of ‘Russian Doll’ (54:35). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Liz Hannah and Aya Cash Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/221h 17m

Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, With Joanna Robinson

Chris is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the first two episodes of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6. They talk about getting up to speed after the show’s two-year hiatus (1:00), where we find Kim and Jimmy’s relationship (25:15), and try to make some predictions for where the season might go (34:55). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/2257m 8s

'Outer Range' is 'True Detective' Meets 'Yellowstone' Meets 'Twilight Zone'

Chris is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to talk about their feelings about 'Moon Knight' three episodes in (1:00), 'Winning Time' finally starting to heat up now that it's getting to the basketball (21:17), and their excitement for the first two episodes of 'Outer Range' (29:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2248m 29s

The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’ and the Season Finales of ‘Severance’ and ‘The Dropout’

Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the poor box office numbers for Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ and what it means for action movies (1:03). Then they talk about the imminent return of ‘Better Call Saul’ after a two-year hiatus (11:08), the ‘Severance’ season finale and what it means for Season 2 (18:43), and the season finale of ‘The Dropout’ (37:01). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2255m 13s

Behind the Scenes of 'Tokyo Vice' With Director Michael Mann

This week, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to assemble their dream prime-time TV lineups (0:00). Then, Chris speaks with director Michael Mann about his work on the pilot episode for the HBO Max series ‘Tokyo Vice’ (34:37). Mann breaks down shooting on location in Japan, Japanese film, and more (46:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman, Michael Mann Producer: Devon Renaldo  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/221h 0m

Jerrod Carmichael’s Breakout Weekend, ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Winning Time’ With Charles Holmes

Chris is joined by 'Ringer-verse' cohost Charles Holmes to talk about Jerrod Carmichael’s hosting stint on 'Saturday Night Live' and his new special, ‘Rothaniel’ (2:11). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘Atlanta’ (28:04), ‘Moon Knight’ (41:56), and ‘Winning Time’ (49:56). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Charles Holmes Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/221h 9m

‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Slow Horses’ Are Here. Plus: ‘Winning Time’ Heats Up and ‘The Girl From Plainville’ Surprises.

Chris and Andy talk about ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series getting dueling release dates (1:00). Plus: The first episode of ‘Moon Knight’ (18:47) and anticipation for ‘Slow Horses’ (32:04), ‘Winning Time’ is finally getting good (41:03), and ‘The Girl From Plainville’ has what some other ripped-from-the-headlines shows don’t (50:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/221h 5m

Hiro Murai on ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 and ‘Station Eleven.’ Plus, Where Do the Oscars Go From Here?

Chris and Andy talk about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and other moments from an otherwise boring Oscars (1:00). Then they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 (28:06) before they are joined by director Hiro Murai to talk about the difficulties of making seasons 3 and 4 of the show after such a long break and his work on one of the best shows of last year, ‘Station Eleven’ (36:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hiro Murai Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/221h 17m

‘Atlanta’ Is Back and It’s Like It Never Left. Plus, ‘Pachinko’ With Creator Soo Hugh.

Chris and Andy talk about some of the behind-the-scenes drama going on with ‘Mission: Impossible 7,’ including multiple COVID delays (1:00). Then they talk about the long-awaited return of ‘Atlanta’ for its third season (18:24) and the beauties of ‘Pachinko’ (31:30), before Chris is joined by ‘Pachinko’ creator Soo Hugh to talk about the challenges of adapting such a richly detailed book (41:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Soo Hugh Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/221h 10m

Who’s Holding the Creative Reins Over at ‘Star Wars’? Plus, ‘Winning Time,’ ‘Severance,’ and ‘Top Chef.’

Chris and Andy talk about some rewrites to the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series that were made to prevent the show from being too similar to ‘The Mandalorian’ and what it tells us about the creative vision for the various ‘Star Wars’ shows (1:08). Then they talk about the latest episodes of ‘Winning Time’ (24:14), ‘Severance’ (32:51), and ‘Top Chef’ (40:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/2257m 12s

Our Incoming Embarrassment of TV Riches. Plus, Jake Johnson on ‘Minx.’

Chris and Andy talk about the stacked TV lineup coming in March and April, including ‘Pachinko,’ ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Slow Horses,’ and ‘Tokyo Vice’ (1:00), and how we prioritize what to watch in an age of streaming overload (21:40). Then they are joined by Jake Johnson to talk about his new TV show ‘Minx’ (32:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jake Johnson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/221h 18m

‘Severance,’ ‘Winning Time’ Episode 2, and ‘Top Chef.’ Plus, Drug Church Singer Patrick Kindlon.

Chris and Andy talk about the next few episodes of ‘Severance’ and how the precision of both the acting and the directing takes the show to another level (1:00). Then they talk about the second episodes of ‘Winning Time’ (25:42) and ‘Top Chef’ (38:15), before Chris is joined by Patrick Kindlon, the singer of the band Drug Church, to talk about their new album, ‘Hygiene’ (47:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Patrick Kindlon Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/221h 22m

Trailer Talk: ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ and ‘Outer Range.’ Plus: ‘Winning Time’ Showrunner Max Borenstein.

Chris and Andy talk about some trailers that dropped this week for Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (1:00), the new 'Star Wars' series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (15:55), and ‘Outer Range,’ which looks like a mix of ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘True Detective’ (29:13). Then, Chris is joined by ‘Winning Time’ showrunner Max Borenstein to talk about the pressures that came along with creating a show about the iconic 1980s Lakers (41:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Max Borenstein Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/221h 17m

‘Winning Time,’ ‘The Dropout,’ and Adam Scott on ‘Severance’

Chris and Andy talk about ‘Winning Time,’ the new HBO series about the 1980s Lakers, and why it feels like a fandom-driven sports show (1:07). Then they talk about what makes ‘The Dropout’ work compared to other ripped-from-the-headlines shows (20:51) before they are joined by Adam Scott to talk about why ‘Severance’ is his dream project (36:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Adam Scott Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/221h 29m

The ‘Slow Horses’ Trailer and ‘Top Chef’ Is Back. Plus, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on ‘Against the Ice’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the new spy series ‘Slow Horses’ and why it looks like everything they could want out of a TV show (1:00). Then they recap the first episode of ‘Top Chef Houston’ (17:37) before Chris is joined by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to talk about his new movie ‘Against the Ice’ (33:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2258m 16s

Danny McBride on ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Finale

Chris and Andy talk about some of the things they loved about Season 2 of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ (1:00), before being joined by co-creator Danny McBride to talk about the finale in-depth (22:52) and his creative partnership with David Gordon Gordon Green and Jody Hill (42:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Danny McBride Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/221h 2m

The Wave of “Inspired by True Events” Television

Chris and Andy talk about the decision to cut several awards from the Oscars' live broadcast, including Best Film Editing and Best Original Score (1:00). Then they talk about the recent spate of ripped-from-the-headlines TV shows like ‘Inventing Anna’ and ‘Super Pumped’ (23:39) and why this is becoming a trend in television (34:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/2254m 25s

‘Severance’ Is Stunning. Plus: 'Stranger Things' and the Split TV Season Trend.

Chris and Andy talk about the ever-expanding Taylor Sheridan universe with the announcement that he’ll be creating five more shows (1:00). Plus, they discuss the news that ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 will be split into two parts (17:22) and what sets the new Apple TV+ show ‘Severance’ apart from the rest (34:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/2258m 24s

‘The Rings of Power’ Is a New Kind of Blockbuster TV

Chris and Andy talk about all the pop culture news that came out of the 2022 Super Bowl including the halftime show that featured several rappers loved by Gen X (1:03), the trailer for the new ‘Doctor Strange’ movie (18:20), and the first official trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (31:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/221h 4m

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Finale. Plus, Are the Oscars Too Predictable?

Chris and Andy talk about the 2022 Oscar nominations that were announced this week and whether or not the award show is becoming too predictable (1:00). Then they talk about reports that Disney+ grew their subscriber base by 37 percent in 2021 (31:14) before discussing the hits and misses of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ finale (41:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/221h 3m

Jason Mantzoukas on the Joys of 'Reacher.' Plus, His Role in 'Pam & Tommy.'

Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about 'Reacher,' the new Amazon series based on Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels (1:00) and what makes it a great detective show (23:15). Plus, Jason's role in 'Pam & Tommy' (45:55) and other TV he is enjoying right now (49:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/221h 0m

‘Pam & Tommy,’ ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Episode 6, and ‘Somebody Somewhere’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailers for ‘Gaslit’ and ‘The Offer’ and the first few episodes of ‘Pam & Tommy’ and what we want out of our non-fiction fiction television (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (30:00) and the new HBO comedy ‘Somebody Somewhere’ (43:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/2257m 6s

The ‘Halo’ Trailer, ‘Abbott Elementary,’ and ‘1883’

Chris and Andy talk about the recently released trailer for the ‘Halo’ live-action series and the long road that brought the show to Paramount+ (13:15). Then they talk about ‘Abbott Elementary’ being a rare network TV hit (32:51) and whether they are in or out on ‘1883’ (42:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/2255m 31s

'The Book of Boba Fett's' Mandalorian Episode and 'The Gilded Age.' Plus: 10 Years of Chris and Andy Podcasting Together, With David Jacoby

Chris and Andy talk about 'The Book of Boba Fett' doing a one-off episode that looked a lot like the Season 3 premiere of 'The Mandalorian' (1:00). Then they talk about the hits and misses of 'The Gilded Age' (16:37) before being joined by David Jacoby to celebrate the 10 years of Chris and Andy podcasting together (41:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: David Jacoby Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/221h 4m

Sundance Goes Virtual and the HBO Max Success Story. Plus, ‘1883’ and ‘Vigil.’

Chris and Andy talk about the Sundance Film Festival going all virtual this year and what that means for the film industry (12:57). Then they talk about the recent string of hits from HBO Max (20:02) before getting into how ‘1883’ and ‘Vigil’ represent two different ways to make TV right now (45:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/221h 7m

The State of Netflix. Plus, 'Lord of the Rings' and the Future of Franchise Pop Culture.

Chris and Andy talk about the imminent return of ‘Ozark’ and the news that Netflix’s subscriber growth is slowing (1:00). Then they get into some franchise talk, hitting ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ (16:45), the forthcoming ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show (32:30), and ‘Moon Knight’ (49:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/221h 2m

The 'Yellowjackets' Season Finale With Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. Plus, Some Final 'Station Eleven' Thoughts.

Chris and Andy give some final thoughts on 'Station Eleven' and what made this season of TV so special for them (1:00). Then they run through a few shows they're enjoying right now, like 'Euphoria' and 'Vigil' (19:20), before Chris is joined by 'Yellowjackets' creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson to talk about the season finale of the show (35:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/221h 10m

The ‘Station Eleven’ Season Finale With Showrunner Patrick Somerville

Chris and Andy are joined by ‘Station Eleven’ showrunner Patrick Somerville to talk about the finale and season as a whole. They talk about how he came to the project (2:35), the emotions of the season finale (19:34), and why this was one of the hardest projects he has ever taken on (46:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Patrick Somerville Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/221h 0m

‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 8 and 9. Plus, the Sham Golden Globes and ‘South Side’

Chris and Andy talk a little bit about the weirdness of this year’s Golden Globes and also the state of “prestige” movies as we enter awards season (1:00). Then they talk about their favorite comedy of the moment, ‘South Side,’ (21:16) before breaking down episodes 8 and 9 of ‘Station Eleven’ (26:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/2256m 7s

Our Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022

Chris and Andy talk about some of the shows they are most excited for in 2022 by breaking them down into a few categories: the blockbusters (1:00), the returning champs (33:31), award bait shows (42:04), superheroes and outer space (46:42), and crimes and spies (50:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/221h 4m

Winter Holiday Catch-up, ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ and ‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 5 and 6

Chris and Andy catch up on some content they consumed during the winter holidays, including many things from the Sheridan-verse (1:00). Then they give their initial thoughts on ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (15:30), before recapping episodes 5 and 6 of ‘Station Eleven’ (31:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/2257m 14s

End of the Year Mailbag

Chris and Andy round out 2021 by answering some questions from the mailbag. They talk about what tv shows dominated the cultural conversation in 2021 (7:54), TV they're looking forward to most in 2022 (15:57), and some of their favorite albums and meals from the year (31:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/2156m 26s

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ ‘Hawkeye’ Season Finale, and ‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 4 and 5

Chris and Andy talk about the extremely enjoyable ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and how it should be a model for future Marvel movies (1:00). They then talk about the less successful ‘Hawkeye’ season finale and what might come in Season 2 (35:48), and episodes 4 and 5 of ‘Station Eleven’ (48:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/211h 0m

The Best TV Shows of 2021

Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about their favorite TV shows of 2021, including 'It's A Sin,' 'The North Water,' 'Reservation Dogs,' 'Succession,' 'Dave,' and 'The White Lotus.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/211h 43m

We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic, So Why Do We Love ‘Station Eleven’ So Much?

Chris and Andy talk a bit about the poor performance of ‘West Side Story’ at the box office (1:00) before getting into one of their favorite shows of the year, ‘Station Eleven.’ They talk about what makes this pandemic show bearable to watch even in the middle of a pandemic (18:55) and the inspirations it took from shows like ‘Lost’ and ‘The Leftovers’ (31:24) before getting into a spoiler-y discussion of the first three episodes (40:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/211h 22m

'Succession' Creator Jesse Armstrong on the Season Finale

Chris and Andy are joined by 'Succession' creator Jesse Armstrong to talk about the show's season finale and Season 3 as a whole. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jesse Armstrong Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/2146m 29s

‘Succession’ S3E9: “All the Bells Say”

Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the reveal that Kendall lived and how that affected their feelings about the show (1:00), the Roy kids finally banding together only to not get what they want (20:35), and where the show goes from here (39:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/211h 3m

The New Yorker’s Jeremy Strong Profile and the Drama Around ‘Winning Time.’ Plus, ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Motherland.’

Chris and Andy talk about the New Yorker profile of Jeremy Strong that dropped before last week’s episode of ‘Succession’ and the discourse that it created around the show (1:00). Then they talk about all of the drama surrounding the forthcoming Lakers series, ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ (26:42), and two of their favorite comedies of the moment; ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Motherland’ (38:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/2159m 52s

'Succession' S3E8: "Chiantishire"

Chris and Andy start with the major cliffhanger at the end of the episode before working their way back through the rest of the story (1:00). They talk about Logan and Kendall's tense dinner (21:26), Shiv showing her true colors (29:02), and where the rest of the siblings stand after the penultimate episode (41:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/2157m 15s

Remembering Stephen Sondheim, 'Hawkeye,' and a Conversation With 'Love Life' Creator Sam Boyd

Chris and Andy remember Stephen Sondheim, the prolific creator of musicals like 'West Side Story' and 'Assassins,' who died last week (4:46). Then they talk about 'Get Back' (14:59) and the first few episodes of 'Hawkeye' (28:22), before being joined by 'Love Life' creator Sam Boyd to talk about the second season of the show (47:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Boyd Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/211h 23m

‘Succession’ S3E7: “Too Much Birthday”

Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about everyone leaving Kendall’s lavish birthday party unhappy (2:59), Roman’s ascendance as Logan’s favorite kid (17:40), and the cameo by Alexander Skarsgard as a Peter Thiel–esque tech titan (24:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/2153m 46s

‘Succession’ S3E6: “What It Takes”

Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the Roys picking a president and all of the horse-trading going on throughout (7:19), how the show is utilizing guest stars this season (36:22), and Kendall and Tom’s scene in the diner (46:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/211h 0m

The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer, ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ and ‘The Shrink Next Door’

Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer and the expectations it sets for what may be the biggest Marvel movie in a while (3:14). Then, they talk briefly about the ‘Party Down’ reboot (31:41) before getting into the pilot episodes of ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ (36:58) and ‘The Shrink Next Door’ (52:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/211h 10m

‘Succession’ S3E5: “Retired Janitors of Idaho”

Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about this episode feeling similar to the first season of the show (1:00), Shiv continuing to fall out of Logan’s favor (13:31), and Logan going “piss mad” as a plot point (27:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/2147m 11s

The Hits—and Major Misses—of ‘Eternals’

Chris and Andy talk about the ever-expanding Taylor Sheridan universe (1:00) before getting into the latest installment from the  Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Eternals’ (18:15). They talk about how Chloé Zhao’s directing shaped the movie (26:54) and discuss some other questionable choices that were made (41:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/211h 0m

‘Succession’ S3E4: “Lion in the Meadow”

Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the introduction of Adrien Brody’s character and how it propelled the plot (1:00), Mt. Rushmore acting from Brian Cox and Nicholas Braun (21:37), and the continued spinout from Matthew Macfadyen’s character Tom (32:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/2155m 14s

'Eternals' Preview, the 'Station Eleven' Trailer, and 'Love Life' Season 2

Ahead of the premiere of 'Eternals,' Chris and Andy talk about where the movie might lead the Marvel franchise (7:32). Plus, 'Station Eleven' might be the only pandemic show we're willing to watch (40:32) and the first two episodes of 'Love Life' Season 2 are a delight (43:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/211h 1m

'Succession' S3E3: "Disruption"

Chris and Andy take us through the plot of the latest episode of 'Succession' (2:53) before debating whether or not Kendall is on drugs (37:19) and who is teetering on the edge of the Roy family (42:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/2153m 10s

What Is Making 'Dune' Such a Phenomenon? Plus, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'What We Do in the Shadows.'

Chris and Andy talk about the success that 'Dune' is having amid all-time low moviegoing (4:42) and why this heavily science fiction movie has mass appeal (17:53). Plus, the premiere of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and 'What We Do in the Shadows' gets weird (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/2154m 7s

‘Succession’ S3E2: “Mass in Time of War”

Chris and Andy talk about ‘Succession’ S3E2, “Mass in Time of War.” They discuss the many versions of Kendall we have gotten so far (7:20), the play-like scene of all the siblings in a room (16:58), and the central power Logan still holds (36:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/2151m 30s

'The Velvet Underground' Documentary, 'The Batman' Trailer, and 'Y: The Last Man's' Cancellation

Chris and Andy talk about what makes 'The Velvet Underground' such a great movie documentary (1:00) before getting into the official trailer for 'Batman' that was released this week (17:39). Then they talk about 'Y: The Last Man' being cancelled (25:58) and 'The Last Duel' flopping at the box office (39:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/2156m 47s

Breaking Down the Premiere of ‘Succession’ Season 3

‘Succession’ is back and Chris and Andy are here to break it all down. They give some instant reactions to the episode (1:00), talk about the dueling story lines between Kendall and Logan Roy (22:37), and talk about some of the reasons they are happy to have the show back after a two-year hiatus (38:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/2156m 49s

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and the Art of the Pan. Plus, Previewing ‘Succession’ Season 3.

Chris and Andy talk about some reviews that rip apart ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and what critics achieve when they pan a movie (8:45). Then they talk about rumors that the new Batman movie will be three hours long (30:47) before previewing the upcoming season of ‘Succession’ (36:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/211h 0m

'Squid Game' and What Constitutes a Hit on TV

Chris and Andy talk about 'In the Heights' and 'No Time to Die' and what successful movies and TV look like in this COVID era (1:00). Then they talk about what the success of 'Squid Game' means for Netflix before getting into the final few episodes (29:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/2159m 9s

Does 'Squid Game' Hold the Belt? Plus More Questions From a 'Watch' Mailbag.

Chris and Andy open the mailbag to answer questions about which genres of TV they think will disappear in the future (14:45), whether or not 'Squid Game' currently holds "the belt" and if it's the first international show to do so (39:30), and what their music blindspots are (55:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/211h 12m

What Did ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Achieve? Plus, the Life and Legacy of Anthony Bourdain With Tom Vitale.

Chris and Andy have an in-depth discussion about ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (1:11) and where the prequel movie succeeded and failed in continuing the legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (19:32). Then Andy is joined by Tom Vitale, Anthony Bourdain’s longtime friend and producer, to talk about the complicated life of the chef and TV star (45:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tom Vitale Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/211h 40m

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos,’ Plus More 'Squid Game’

On the eve of its release, Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ and why ‘The Sopranos’ still holds so much cultural relevance more than a decade after its final episode (1:00). Plus, dipping a toe back into the movie-theater experience (36:19) and more ‘Squid Game’ talk (45:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/211h 1m

The ‘Squid Game’ Phenomenon, ‘Foundation,’ and a Conversation With ‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo

Chris and Andy talk about the word-of-mouth phenomenon ‘Squid Game’ and how it shows that Netflix still has the power to launch shows (4:00). Then they talk about the heavy-sci-fi world being created in ‘Foundation’ (20:48) and the trailers for ‘Sandman’ and ‘Licorice Pizza’ (33:06) before speaking with ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo (46:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/211h 31m

The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Finale, ‘Top Chef’ News, and an Interview With ‘Midnight Mass’ Creators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy

Chris and Andy talk about the potential IATSE strike and how it might affect the production industry (1:00), the news that ‘Top Chef’ will be heading to Houston next (12:03), and the finale of ‘Reservation Dogs’ (27:10). Then Chris is joined by the creators of ‘Midnight Mass,’ Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, to talk about the new show (43:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/211h 18m

Reacting to the 73rd Emmys, TV’s Most Important Night (?)

Chris and Andy break down Sunday night’s Emmy awards. They talk about the show itself (1:22), Netflix picking up several awards for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘The Crown' (20:56), ‘Ted Lasso’ sweeping the comedy categories, and the ongoing battle between drama and “limited” series (36:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/2156m 55s

Is ‘Reservation Dogs’ the Best Show of the Year? Plus, Paramount Shake-up and Emmys Preview.

Chris and Andy talk about Jim Gianopulos’s exit from Paramount and the struggles the studio has faced in getting Paramount+ off the ground (3:04). Then they briefly preview the Emmys (21:50) before talking about one of their favorite shows of the year so far, ‘Reservation Dogs’ (28:56). Plus, the joy of ‘Feel Good’ on Netflix (42:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/2153m 56s

The ‘Hawkeye’ Trailer, ‘Y: The Last Man,’ and a Conversation With Lindsey Buckingham

Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer that was just dropped and what we can expect from the new Marvel series (4:45). Then they discuss the first couple of episodes of the comic book adaptation ‘Y: The Last Man’ (17:14) before Andy is joined by Lindsey Buckingham to discuss his new solo album and more (36:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lindsey Buckingham Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/211h 40m

Remembering Micheal K. Williams, the ‘Matrix Resurrections' Trailer, and the Problems With ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

Michael K. Williams passed away on Monday. Chris and Andy reflect on his iconic roles in ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Night Of’ (1:00). Then they talk about the ‘Matrix Resurrections’ trailer (10:40) before getting into some of the problems they have with ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ (25:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/2151m 44s

‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Trailer, ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ and Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers

Chris and Andy talk about the trailers that just came out for Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ and the new sci-fi show ‘The Wheel of Time’ (4:43). Then they talk about the first few episodes of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ (23:19) before Andy is joined by The Killers members Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci (32:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/211h 8m

Netflix “Saves” ‘Manifest.’ Plus, ‘Stillwater’ and ‘100 Foot Wave’

Netflix is bringing back the NBC drama ‘Manifest’ for its fourth and final season after it found new life on the streaming service. Chris and Andy talk about why Netflix is putting in time and money to bring back the show (9:22). Plus, Matt Damon’s new movie ‘Stillwater’ (23:20) and love for ‘100 Foot Wave’ (45:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/211h 9m

Breaking Down the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ Trailer. Plus, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches on Their New Album

Chris and Andy talk briefly about the new HBO documentary series ‘100 Foot Wave’ (1:18) before getting into the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer that was released this week (15:09). Then Andy is joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to talk about the process behind creating the band’s new album, ‘Screen Violence’ (33:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lauren Mayberry Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/211h 25m

An October Premier for ‘Succession’ and More Fall TV Previews. Plus, Thoughts on ‘The Chair’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Succession’ will be back in October for its third season (14:02) before previewing some other fall tv they’re excited for like ‘The Morning Show’ and ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (23:19). Then they talk about Netflix’s new series ‘The Chair’ which stars Sandra Oh as the chair of an English department (30:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/2153m 55s

The Poor Timing of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers.’ Plus, ‘The Pursuit of Love’ Creator Emily Mortimer.

It’s hard to not compare David E. Kelley’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ to Mike White’s ‘The White Lotus’ since since both follow wealthy people at ritzy resorts. Chris and Andy talk about how one show is much better than the other (1:00). Plus, Andy talks with the creator of ‘The Pursuit of Love,’ Emily Mortimer, about how she came to the story (32:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emily Mortimer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/211h 21m

‘The White Lotus’ Season Finale and Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘The White Lotus’ and reflect on why the season worked so well (1:00). Then they are joined by Barry Jenkins to talk about the challenges of creating ‘The Underground Railroad’ (40:49) and what’s coming next (1:17:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Barry Jenkins Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/211h 27m

‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘What If…?,’ and a Conversation With Andrew Haigh and Jack O’Connell of ‘The North Water’

Chris and Andy talk about ‘The White Lotus’ getting renewed for a second season (3:54) before getting into the first episodes of ‘Reservation Dogs’ (10:42) and the Marvel animation series ‘What If…?’ (20:17). Then Chris is joined by ‘The North Water’ director Andrew Haigh and actor Jack O’Connell to talk about creating the intense new TV show (33:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Andrew Haigh and Jack O’Connell Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/211h 11m

The Hello Sunshine Sale and What It Means to Have a TV Brand. Plus, ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘The White Lotus’

Reese Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine, sold to a Blackstone-backed media company for around $900 million last week. Chris and Andy talk about what the sale can tell us about the state of the TV industry right now (1:00). Plus, the newly released ‘The Suicide Squad’ adds another notch in the DC vs. Marvel war (25:50), and the penultimate episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/2156m 47s

What Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney Tells Us About the Movie Industry Right Now. Plus, the 'House of Gucci' Trailer and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4.

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over an alleged breach of contract for not releasing 'Black Widow' exclusively in theaters. Chris and Andy talk about what the legal fight tells us about the state of the movie industry right now (6:43). Plus, excitement for the 'House of Gucci' trailer (23:22), how successful the Olympics have been in driving subscriptions to Peacock (33:22), and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4 (43:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/2157m 27s

'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the Problem With Nostalgia Play. Plus, Peacock's Olympics Coverage and 'The North Water.'

Chris and Andy send well wishes to Bob Odenkirk, who suffered a heart-related incident on the set of 'Better Call Saul' (1:00). Then they talk about whether or not Peacock's Olympics coverage has been successful (9:36), the trailer for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the trouble you run into when re-making movies based on nostalgia (28:19), and the first two episodes of 'The North Water' (45:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/211h 2m

Michaela Coel in the MCU, 'Donda' Musings, 'Ted Lasso,' and 'The White Lotus' Episode 3

Chris and Andy catch up on some things they missed during their week off, including news that Michaela Coel will be in 'Black Panther 2' (2:17) and Kanye West taking up residency in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium as he finishes up his forthcoming album 'Donda' (20:59). Then they cover the premiere of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 (33:59) and the third episode of 'The White Lotus' (43:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/211h 1m

Emmy Nominations, the 'Loki' Season Finale, and Where 'Black Widow' Belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Chris and Andy break down the Emmy nominations that were announced this week, including the very stacked Limited Series categories (1:39). Then they get into the 'Loki' season finale and what made the series click for them (27:18) before talking about the overall enjoyable 'Black Widow' and where it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (46:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/211h 11m

'The White Lotus' Premiere and Mailbag Questions

Chris and Andy discuss the premiere of HBO’s new show 'The White Lotus.' Then they answer some listener mailbag questions, including one about their top three favorite episodes of television (33:04). Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/211h 7m

‘Succession’ Season 3 Trailer Reaction, Plus ‘Loki’ Episode 5

Trailers galore! Chris and Andy discuss four recently dropped trailers, starting with the long-awaited ‘Succession’ Season 3 trailer (0:19), and moving on to ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (10:06), ‘Mr. Corman’ (20:13), and ‘The North Water’ (22:03). Then they discuss the fifth and penultimate episode of ‘Loki’ and what other stories and characters the MCU is set to explore (28:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/2150m 56s

Breaking Down the ‘Top Chef: Portland’ Season Finale. Plus, ‘Loki’ Episode 4.

Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Top Chef’ (1:41) and reflect on how COVID impacted this season as a whole (27:25). Then they talk about this week’s episode of ‘Loki,’ which might be their favorite so far (34:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/211h 3m

The ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise and Our Other Cultural Weak Spots. Plus, ‘Evil’ and ‘Physical.’

Chris and Andy talk about never seeing the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies and how you sometimes miss your window with certain pop culture phenomena (1:00). Then, Chris recommends ‘Evil,’ an 'X-Files'-esque CBS drama (25:41) and the guys talk about the surprising darkness in Rose Byrne’s ’80s workout series, ‘Physical’ (33:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/2159m 28s

A Streaming Wars Update, ‘Loki’ Episode 3, and the Penultimate Episode of ‘Top Chef’

A recent Vulture piece revealed what 12 anonymous Hollywood insiders think about who’s really winning the streaming wars. Chris and Andy talk about that and what it means for a service to be “winning” these days (4:30). Then, they break down the most recent episode of ‘Loki’ (17:24) and talk about the unusual ending to the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef’ (28:33). Read the Vulture piece here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/2149m 40s

The End of Jay-Z, the Omnipresence of Drake, and East Coast vs. West Coast Rap With Wosny Lambre

Chris is joined by Ringer staff writer Wosny Lambre for a wide-ranging conversation on his TV-watching habits (1:21), Jay-Z (13:11), Drake (29:44), East Coast vs. West Coast rap (43:16), and why he loves ‘Hacks’ (52:57). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/211h 1m

Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki’, and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the Apple+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ and how more TV shows are coming from podcasts (11:53). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Loki’ (14:37) and this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ (33:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/2158m 10s

The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode

Andy is joined by Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello, the creators of 'Hacks,' to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show (1:37), casting Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (7:30), and balancing emotion with comedy (19:45). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/2144m 7s

‘Hacks’ Season Finale, Plus ‘In the Heights’ at the Box Office

Chris and Andy discuss the reported box office performance of ‘In the Heights’ (5:46). Then they talk about the end of the first season of ‘Hacks’ and what they want to see from the show moving forward (18:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Richie Bozek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/2152m 0s

‘Loki’ Is Weird, That’s a Good Thing. Plus, Possibly the Best Episode of ‘Top Chef’ So Far?

Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of ‘Loki’ and why it’s watchable even for non-comic-book fans (1:00). Then they get into the latest episode of ‘Top Chef’ and talk about what did and didn’t work about this week’s elimination challenge (26:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/2153m 52s

'Le Bureau des Légendes' Season 5 and an Interview With Creator Éric Rochant

Chris and Andy talk about the fifth and final season of 'Le Bureau des Légendes' and reflect on the series as a whole (1:00) before they are joined by creator Éric Rochant to talk about making the show (54:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Éric Rochant Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/211h 44m

‘Loki’ Is Coming. Are We Ready for More Comic Book TV? Plus, the ‘No Sudden Move’ Trailer, ‘Sweet Tooth,’ and ‘We Are Lady Parts.’

‘Loki’ is coming: Are we ready for the return of comic book TV after a short hiatus (2:17)? Plus, Chris and Andy cover the ‘No Sudden Move’ trailer, the latest heist film from Steven Soderbergh (14:43), and then talk about ‘Sweet Tooth’ (27:22) and ‘We Are Lady Parts’ (40:09), two shows that they're enjoying right now. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/2149m 39s

Previewing the Summer TV Slate, Plus ‘Top Chef: Portland’

Chris and Andy wrap up a few final thoughts on ‘Mare of Easttown’ (7:03) before previewing a few shows that they’re excited about this summer including ‘Sweet Tooth’ and the second season of ‘Betty’ (20:51). Then, they break down the latest episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (24:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/2147m 34s

Kate Winslet on the 'Mare of Easttown' Finale and Becoming the Titular Mare | Bonus Episode

For the second time, Chris and Andy are joined by Kate Winslet to talk about the 'Mare of Easttown' finale reveal, what it meant to her to embody Mare, and acting with an ensemble cast. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/2135m 35s

The ‘Mare of Easttown’ Season Finale With Creator Brad Ingelsby

Chris and Andy break down the finale of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how the episode wrapped up all those unanswered questions (1:00). Then they are joined by creator Brad Ingelsby to talk about how he decided to end the series and working with Kate Winslet (31:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Brad Ingelsby Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/211h 3m

Amazon Buys MGM—What Will They Do With It? Plus, This Week’s ‘Top Chef,’ With Juliet Litman.

Amazon is buying MGM to the tune of $8.45 billion, so Chris and Andy surmise what exactly they will want to do with the studio, which is home to properties like ‘James Bond’ (1:00). Then, Andy is joined by Juliet Litman to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ as some new front-runners emerge (18:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/211h 2m

The 'Eternals’ Trailer, Prequel Problems, and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 6

Chris and Andy talk about the 'Eternals’ trailer that dropped on Monday morning and what Chloe Zhao’s influence will be on the Marvel movie (3:22). Then they talk about the abundance of prequel movies, including Emma Stone in ‘Cruella’ and Timothée Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka (18:15). Finally, they break down the penultimate episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and all of the questions we are left with ahead of the finale (25:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2159m 37s

Breaking Down the Restaurant Wars on ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and a Conversation With ‘For All Mankind’ Showrunner Ron Moore

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Amazon is in talks to buy MGM for the hefty price of $9 billion (1:00). Then they get into this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ which marks the beginning of Restaurant Wars (8:40). Finally, Chris talks with Ron Moore, the showrunner of ‘For All Mankind’ (28:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ron Moore Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/2157m 41s

'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 3 and 4 | Bonus Episode

Chris and Andy break down the third and fourth seasons of the French spy series 'Le Bureau des Légendes.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/211h 37m

How the AT&T and WarnerMedia Breakup Will Reverberate Through the TV Industry. Plus, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Hacks,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 5.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that AT&T is spinning off its WarnerMedia assets (including HBO) into a new joint venture with Discovery and what this move means for the television and streaming industries (2:43). Then they talk about how Barry Jenkins’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ is pushing at the constraints of traditional television (27:23). Plus, love for ‘Hacks’ (38:54) and breaking down the big twist in ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 5 (45:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/211h 9m

Marvel’s (Lack of) Showrunners, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ and Is ‘Top Chef’ Too Nice This Season?

Is Marvel returning to the golden age studio system by having executives make creative decisions for TV shows rather than showrunners (1:46)? What was the strategy behind Amazon dropping 10 hours of ‘The Underground Railroad’ all at once (12:55)? And did shooting during the pandemic make ‘Top Chef’ too nice this season (28:12)? Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to answer these questions and more. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/2158m 7s

Netflix Plüs, the Dominance of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Girls5Eva,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Netflix is reportedly testing a service called N-Plus that would include podcasts about shows and other expanded watching experiences (4:05). After getting renewed for an 18th season, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might be the most dominant show on television right now (13:23). Plus, love for ‘Girls5Eva’ (22:21) and breaking down ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4 (29:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/2155m 32s

‘Succession’ Casting News, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6, and Rob McElhenney on ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody are going to be in ‘Succession’ Season 3 (2:00) and that ‘Loki’ will be airing on Wednesdays, a departure from Disney+’s previous release schedules (14:23). Then they break down the sixth episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (18:15), before Chris is joined by Rob McElhenney to talk about making ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2 (30:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob McElhenney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/211h 17m

‘For All Mankind,’ Marvel and ‘Eternals,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3

When ‘For All Mankind’ premiered, Chris wasn’t ready to go to space, but now he’s caught up on Season 2 (5:28). Marvel released a video this week that celebrated its past movies and gave a first look at ‘Eternals.’ Chris and Andy talk about what is ahead for the studio (16:21). Plus, a breakdown of ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3 (37:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/211h 7m

Malcolm Spellman on Creating ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 5.

Chris and Andy touch on some TV news from the week (1:00) before getting into this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ in which the front-runners of this season begin to emerge (13:54). Then they are joined by ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’ executive producer Malcolm Spellman to talk about how he brought the series to life (42:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Malcolm Spellman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/211h 20m

'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 1 and 2 | Bonus Episode

Chris and Andy have accepted an undercover mission to break down the first two seasons of the French spy series 'The Bureau.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/211h 23m

Oscars 2021 Misfires, 'Mare of Easttown,' 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' Finale, and Michelle Zauner on Her Book, 'Crying in H Mart'

Chris and Andy talk about some of the weird choices made during last night's muted and experimental Oscars ceremony (2:17). Then they break down the second episode of 'Mare of Easttown' (38:29) and what did and didn't work in 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' finale (58:37). Finally, Andy is joined by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast to talk about her new book, 'Crying in H Mart' (1:16:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Michelle Zauner Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/211h 55m

Netflix Woes, ‘How I Met Your Father,’ and ‘Top Chef’ E4. Plus Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper!

Chris and Andy talk about the rumors that ‘Mindhunter’ may be coming back and what it means for Netflix’s slowing momentum (6:23). Then, they cover the news that ‘How I Met Your Mother’ will be rebooted with Hilary Duff (20:53) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef’ (26:17), before Andy is joined by Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper to talk about their new movie ‘We Broke Up’ (57:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/211h 28m

‘Minari,’ ‘Mare of Easttown,’ and the Penultimate Episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Chris and Andy talk about ‘Minari’ and this unique and strange award season (2:50). Then, they break down the first episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how it established a sense of place (14:43) and talk about the penultimate episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/211h 3m

Kate Winslet on Becoming ‘Mare of Easttown.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ S18E3.

Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (2:29) before previewing ‘Mare of Easttown,’ which premieres this Sunday (33:13). They are then joined by Kate Winslet, the star of the show, to talk about how she got into character for the role and nailing the Pennsylvania accent (38:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/211h 2m

Where Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Trying to Go? Plus, Some Listener Questions.

Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' getting lost in the weeds by trying to be more than a buddy comedy (6:02)? Chris and Andy talk about that and then answer some listener questions about fan participation that shapes television shows (31:57) and exclusive live content potentially coming to streaming platforms (51:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/211h 1m

‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 2 Recap and a Phoebe Waller-Bridge Update

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star in the fifth Indiana Jones film; Chris and Andy discuss her rapid success and what she's accomplished over the years. Then, they are joined by Mina Kimes to talk through 'Top Chef: Portland' Episode 2. They discuss cooking with friends (12:20), their favorite go-to diner order (22:35), and the early elimination of a favorite contestant (49:20). Plus, their big board draft picks (52:10)! Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mina Kimes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/211h 0m

‘Game of Thrones’ 10 Years Later, the ‘Loki’ Trailer, and ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 3

Chris and Andy talk about HBO’s announcement that they will run a month of special programming for the 10-year anniversary of ‘Game of Thrones’ (11:39), the release of the first trailer of ‘Loki’ (19:27), and their feelings on ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ three episodes in (32:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/211h 0m

‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 1 and Remembering Larry McMurtry

Does James Cameron really need to make a third and a fourth ‘Avatar’ movie? Chris and Andy talk about that (4:44) and the first episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and how the show is adapting to the pandemic (17:16). Plus, they remember one of their favorite authors, Larry McMurtry, who passed away last week (49:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/211h 5m

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series, the State of Movies, and ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ With Sean Fennessey

Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the cast of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that includes Sung Kang and Benny Safdie (2:16). Then, they talk about what the state of television and movies looks like right now (11:07) and the most recent episode of ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier' (40:59). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/211h 2m

‘Black Widow’ Goes to Disney+ and ‘Superstore’ Ends. Plus, Listener Questions and Our Case for ‘The Bureau.’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Black Widow’ will be available for purchase on Disney+ and what it means that more and more movies are going to streaming (7:51). Then, they talk about the end of ‘Superstore’ (22:02) answer some listener questions (27:41), and make their case for why you should be watching ‘The Bureau’ (50:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/211h 13m

What Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Learn From Other Universe-Expanding Sequels? Plus, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 1.

How does Zach Snyder’s ‘The Justice League’ affect HBO Max’s business model (2:53)? Three additional ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs were announced last week, bringing the total number of projects in the works up to six. Chris and Andy talk about that (14:50) and then break down the first episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (29:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/2155m 54s

Previewing 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Plus, Russell T. Davies on the Creation of 'It's a Sin.'

Chris and Andy talk about some Taylor Sheridan–verse casting news (3:38) and preview 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' which premieres this Friday (10:51). Then, they are joined by Russell T. Davies, the creator of 'It's a Sin,' to talk about his TV screenwriting career (22:45) and how he imbued 'It's a Sin' with so much emotion and life (45:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Russell T. Davies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/211h 19m

The State of the Television Industry One Year Into the Pandemic

One year in, Chris and Andy reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. They talk about how it has affected Oscar nominations and award shows in general (5:16); the lack of central, water-cooler TV shows (32:02); and shows that have had success during the pandemic such as ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (41:53).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/211h 2m

What We’re Watching During a Marvel Hiatus, Plus: Listener Questions

Chris and Andy talk about what they’ve been watching in the time between the conclusion of ‘WandaVision’ and the start of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ including ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (15:24) and a French show called ‘The Bureau’ (36:32). Then, they answer a few listener questions (45:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/211h 0m

Questions From the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown.’

Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown,’ two Scandinavian TV shows they’re currently liking (2:34). Then, they try to answer some of the remaining questions after the ‘WandaVision’ finale, including who the show’s final villain was (18:53) and where the Marvel universe will go from here (41:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/211h 0m

Expectations for the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, What Makes ‘It’s a Sin’ One of Our Favorite Shows of the Year So Far.

Chris and Andy try to answer some questions about ‘WandaVision’ ahead of the season finale this Friday (1:45). Then they talk about their excitement for the new Tom Clancy movie, ‘Without Remorse,’ (23:43) and the return of ‘Party Down’ (28:33). Finally, they explain what makes ‘It’s a Sin’ one of their favorite shows of the year so far (31:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/211h 2m

What We Talk About When We Talk About 'WandaVision'

Chris and Andy discuss the fallout of the 2021 Golden Globes, including wins for ‘The Crown’ and Jason Sudeikis becoming a Twitter darling (0:25). Then they get into Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision,’ and the triumph of creating a new story in well-trodden IP and television teaching us about grief (25:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2152m 32s

What Is Paramount+ Trying to Offer? Plus: ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Nomadland’

Paramount+ announced a bunch of series that will be available on its platform this week, including several Taylor Sheridan properties (1:00) and a ‘Flashdance’ revival (23:21). Plus, ‘It’s a Sin’ may be the best show of 2021 so far (36:25), and the very American beauty of ‘Nomadland’ (48:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/211h 5m

Donald Glover’s Amazon Deal and a Temperature Check on ‘WandaVision’

Chris and Andy talk about how Donald Glover’s eight-figure deal with Amazon might impact the streaming landscape (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about ‘The Knick’ and ‘Banshee’ being added to HBO Max (19:23), before getting into the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ (27:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/2158m 55s

Ethan Hawke on 'The Good Lord Bird' and His Journey As an Actor

Chris and Andy are joined by Ethan Hawke to talk about choosing 'The Good Lord Bird' as his first foray into television (3:17) and becoming more involved in his projects and improving as an actor over the years (24:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ethan Hawke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/211h 3m

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.’ Plus, How Spoiler Culture Affects ‘WandaVision.’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will be adapting ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ into a TV show (1:00). Then, they talk about two movies they watched over the weekend: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ (17:26). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ and how spoilers affect their consumption of the show (35:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/211h 4m

What Do We Want Out of ‘True Detective’ Season 4? Plus: ‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta.’

Chris and Andy discuss a grab bag of pop culture news, including Pedro Pascal heading up the forthcoming ‘The Last of Us’ series (1:00) and ‘True Detective’ potentially coming back for a fourth season with new writers (29:33). Then, they discuss three foreign-language series they have been watching on HBO Max—‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta’ (37:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/2159m 21s

‘WandaVision’ Is Both Deep and Empty. Plus Paramount+ and Super Bowl Pop Culture Thoughts

Chris and Andy give their thoughts on all of the pop culture moments during the Super Bowl (1:00), including the advertising for Paramount+ (20:53) and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (29:43). Then, they get into the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ and what the big reveal means for the Marvel universe (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/211h 12m

Do the Golden Globes Matter for TV Anymore? Plus, Criterion Collections for Television.

Chris and Andy make some predictions about who the surprise cameo at the end of ‘WandaVision’ might be (4:16). Then, they get into the Golden Globes nominations and whether or not they really matter for TV anymore (13:17). Finally, they come up with a few collections that would exist if there was a Criterion Channel for television (37:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/211h 6m

The Difficulties of Making Reactive Television. Plus, Disney+ Remains Dominant While ‘WandaVision’ Finds Its Groove

There have already been three different screen adaptions of the GameStop story announced, and will any of them be good (1:00)? Plus, Disney+ makes a deal with Ryan Coogler to develop a Wakanda TV series and more (13:53) and ‘WandaVision’ seems to have finally found its groove (34:04). We also remember ABC executive Jamie Tarses (17:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/2152m 54s

‘Industry’ Creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on the Made-for-TV GameStop Story. Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ News and ‘Mr. Mayor.’

Chris is joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the GameStop story that seems plucked out of a finance TV show (14:37). Then, Chris and Andy talk about ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘WandaVision’ and why franchises feel compelled to go backward (27:39), and share some shows they're liking right now including ‘The Sister’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’ (51:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/211h 7m

‘Euphoria’ Specials, ‘In & of Itself,’ the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Trailer, and ‘WandaVision’ Episode 3

In a wide-ranging episode of ‘The Watch,’ Chris and Andy cover the ‘Euphoria’ specials (6:08), Hulu's film adaptation of the stage show ‘In & of Itself’ (16:46), the very over-the-top ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ trailer (28:49), and the third episode of ‘WandaVision’ (38:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/2154m 46s

‘The Watch’ Mailbag: Late Night After Trump, the Ongoing Streaming Services Battle, and What Makes a Successful TV Show

Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to talk about what late-night TV and TV in general will look like now that Trump is gone (3:13), the ever-growing streaming landscape (24:59), what successful TV shows look like in 2021 (33:42), and the movie ‘Promising Young Woman’ (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/211h 1m

Who Is ‘WandaVision’ for? Plus, Ethan Hawke Enters the MCU and ‘Search Party’ Season 4.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Ethan Hawke will be playing the villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ series (1:00) and the first few episodes of ‘Search Party’ Season 4 (12:44). Then they get into the first two episodes of ‘WandaVision,’ a show that might serve as a good entry point for new Marvel fans (22:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/2156m 38s

The Watch Goes French: ‘Call My Agent!’ and ‘Lupin’

Chris and Andy break down the news that Chris Evans might be reprising his role as Captain America (1:14) and that Noah Baumbach is adapting the Don DeLillo novel ‘White Noise’ (18:41). Then they get into two French shows they’ve been enjoying, ‘Lupin’ (25:31) and ‘Call My Agent!’ (37:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/2146m 52s

Shows That Delighted Us: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’

Chris and Andy discuss some TV news, including the just-announced ‘Sex and the City’ reboot ‘And Just Like That…’ (1:09) and the HBO Max ‘The Batman’ series finding a new show runner (11:42). Then they get into some shows that delighted them lately: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’ (20:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/2151m 22s

Watching History on Cable News, Plus a Pop Culture Grab Bag

Chris and Andy talk about what it was like watching the last 48 hours unfold on cable news and whether or not this is the right medium for this moment (1:34). Then, they get into a grab bag of pop culture topics, including the news that ‘Loki’ executive producer Michael Waldron is being tapped to write a ‘Star Wars’ movie (22:51), The Watch Facebook group’s top 10 TV shows of 2020 (37:30), and Hayao Miyazaki films (44:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/2157m 52s

Our Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2021

Chris and Andy talk about some of the shows and movies they watched over the holidays, including ‘The Wilds’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (1:08). Then they get into some of their most anticipated TV shows for 2021, including the ‘Halo’ TV adaptation (26:04) and ‘The Underground Railroad’ (43:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/211h 9m

The Watch's Year in Review Mailbag

Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer questions like whether they were more drawn to travel shows in 2020 (3:40), their ideal episode length for a show (8:34), the single best TV episode they watched this year (41:42), and what the television industry might look like in 2021 (51:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/201h 4m

The Movies, Music, and TV That Helped Us Through 2020, With Jason Mantzoukas

Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about some of the pop culture that helped them through 2020 (1:51), how COVID might impact future art (17:19), and a range of other thoughts on this year in pop culture (42:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/201h 12m

Wrapping Up Our 'Industry' Talk With Myha'la Herrold

Chris and Andy give some final thoughts on 'The Mandalorian' and the forthcoming Beatles documentary 'Get Back' (1:00). Then, they talk with 'Industry' star Myha'la Herrold about how she came to play Harper on the show (12:43) and what it was like to work with veteran actors like Ken Leung (29:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Myha'la Herrold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/2052m 11s

Breaking Down ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale With Mallory Rubin

Chris and Andy are joined by Mallory Rubin to break down the Season 2 finale of ‘The Mandalorian.’ They talk about their initial takeaways from the episode (1:00), what the big reveal means for the series (14:24), and where the show, and the franchise, goes from here (34:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mallory Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/201h 4m

The Best TV Shows of 2020

Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about the state of tv in 2020 (1:00) and some of their favorite shows of the year, including 'The Mandalorian,' 'Love Life,' 'ZeroZeroZero,' 'I May Destroy You,' and 'Better Call Saul' (20:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/201h 32m

‘The Mandalorian’ Penultimate Episode, Lots and Lots of Marvel News, and Remembering John le Carré

Chris and Andy break down the penultimate episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and try to parse where the show is going with the finale and beyond (1:03). Then, they catch up with all of the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel news that was released as part of Disney’s investor day (24:10) and remember one of their favorite authors, John le Carré, who passed away on Sunday (43:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/201h 7m

'Star Wars' News Emergency Podcast

Chris and Andy break down the huge slate of 'Star Wars' programming that Disney announced at their investors conference this week. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/2022m 29s

Spider-Man Enters the Multiverse. Plus, HBO Max Drama Continued and an Interview with ‘Industry’ Creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down.

News broke this week that past 'Spider-Man' actors like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be returning for the newest 'Spider-Man' film, setting up the franchise for an 'Avengers'-like multiverse (9:03). The fallout continues from Warner Bros.'s decision to release their entire 2021 slate on HBO Max (19:15). Then, an interview with ‘Industry’ creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down about creating the fast-paced and frenetic show (33:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Konrad Kay and Mickey Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/201h 24m

‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Mank,’ and an Interview With ‘A Teacher’ Creator Hannah Fidell

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and make some predictions for where the rest of the season will go (1:00). Plus, their review of ‘Mank’ (23:09) and an interview with ‘A Teacher’ creator Hannah Fidell (42:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hannah Fidell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/201h 16m

An Interview With ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Director Scott Frank. Plus, the Major HBO Max News and ‘Industry’ Episode 4.

In industry-shaking news, Warner Bros. announced this week that they will send their entire 2021 movie slate, including movies like ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ to HBO Max. Chris and Andy break down what this means for movies, as well as how it might affect the TV industry (1:19). Also, they discuss Episode 4 of ‘Industry’ (21:23) before being joined by ‘Queen’s Gambit’ director Scott Frank to talk about what went into making one of the most popular shows of the year (34:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Scott Frank Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/201h 21m

‘The Undoing’ Finale, Mallory Rubin on a Turning Point for ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Melissa Maerz on the History of ‘Dazed and Confused’

Chris and Andy break down the ultimately disappointing finale of ‘The Undoing’ (8:31). Then, they are joined by Mallory Rubin to talk about the significance of Ahsoka Tano’s appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ (28:08) and what it means for the ‘Star Wars’ universe going forward (47:40). Finally, they talk with Melissa Maerz about her new book, ‘Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused’ (1:10:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mallory Rubin and Melissa Maerz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/201h 48m

Breaking Down All of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 | Bonus Episode

Chris is joined by resident ‘The Crown’ expert Amanda Dobbins to break down the fourth season of the show. Episodes 1-3 (0:55) Episodes 4-6 (43:31) Episodes 7-10 (69:45) Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/201h 59m

What Makes ‘The Mandalorian’ So Enjoyable? Plus, Hugh Grant on Episode 5 of ‘The Undoing.’

Netflix revealed that 62 million people watched ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ once again cherry-picking which stats to release (1:10). ‘The Mandalorian’ is purely enjoyable and doesn’t need to try for much beyond that (10:58). Plus, Chris and Andy break down ‘The Undoing’ Episode 5 (22:18) before being joined by Hugh Grant to further discuss the series (31:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hugh Grant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/2050m 24s

Is ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ HBO Max’s Hail Mary? Plus, ‘Industry’ and ‘The Crown’ S4, E3-6.

‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ which was originally supposed to premiere over the summer, will now hit HBO Max on Christmas Day. Chris and Andy parse what this will mean for the streaming service and movies in general (1:09). Plus, the love continues for ‘Industry’ Episode 2 (14:45) and Chris and Amanda Dobbins break down Episodes 3 through 6 of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 (36:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/201h 6m

‘The Mandalorian,’ Anya Taylor-Joy on ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘The Crown’ Season 4

Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which played to its strengths and was possibly the best episode yet (1:21). Anya Taylor-Joy joins the show to talk about playing Beth on ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ (27:41). Then, Chris and Amanda Dobbins break down the first three episodes of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 (51:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Anya Taylor-Joy and Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/201h 38m

Lessons Learned After One Year of Disney+. Plus, ‘The Outsider’ Cancellation and All in on HBO’s ‘Industry.’

Chris and Andy check in with how well Disney+ is doing one year after its launch date (2:32). Then, they discuss the surprising news that ‘The Outsider’ won’t be returning for a second season (19:59) and the exciting new HBO show ‘Industry’ (27:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/2056m 22s

‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘The Undoing.’ Plus, Remembering Alex Trebek With Claire McNear

The second episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 continues with even more Baby Yoda (6:17). The ending of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ was extremely well done just like the rest of the show (22:07). Plus, the third episode of ‘The Undoing’ (40:58) and an interview with Claire McNear about Alex Trebek’s legacy and her book about 'Jeopardy!,' ‘Answers in the Form of Questions’ (50:54). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Claire McNear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/201h 14m

The Watch (Trailer)

Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/201m 1s

Mailbag Episode: Streaming Strategies, TV in 2020, ‘Top Chef’ Talk, and More

Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to talk about which streaming services they would pay for if they didn’t cover TV professionally (19:46), whether 2020 is a better year for TV than 2019 (30:10), ‘Top Chef: Amateurs’ (48:57), and their favorite music to work to (53:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/201h 9m

‘The Mandalorian’ Returns. Plus, Remembering Sean Connery and ‘The Undoing’ Episode 2

Chris and Andy remember some of their favorite Sean Connery performances after the actor passed away over the weekend (14:59). Then, they break down the return of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which at this point is a finely tuned machine (22:22), and talk about the second episode of HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ (46:45).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/201h 0m

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ May Be the Best Thing on TV Right Now. Plus, Apple TV+ Is Making Moves.

Apple TV+ reportedly wants to bring the new James Bond movie to streaming, and they're also launching a new Jon Stewart series—it's clear that the streaming service is making a play toward something, we’re just not sure what (7:50). Plus, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ may be our surprise favorite thing on television right now (25:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/2051m 15s

An Ode to David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter.’ Plus, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ and ‘The Undoing.’

News broke last week that David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ will not be returning for a third season. Chris and Andy talk about what made the show special (4:24). Plus: Oscar Isaac may be getting his own Marvel show (14:49), the funniest parts of ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (28:16), and the first episode of HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ (43:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/2059m 2s

Could Anything Have Saved Quibi? Plus, the End of ‘The Third Day.’

To not a lot of people’s surprise, the short-form streaming service Quibi shut down this week (01:03). Chris and Andy talk about where the company failed and whether there was anything that could have saved it (13:06). Plus, some director bullshit (32:36) and the ultimately disappointing end of ‘The Third Day’ (41:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/201h 3m

The Pleasures of Passive TV Watching and Where We're at With Prestige TV

What has been lost from the viewing experience now that most TV requires you to actively pay attention at all times (1:38)? Chris and Andy mull over that question, as well as what prestige TV looks like in 2020 (13:52) and the experience of watching a TV show like 'Borgen' versus 'Fargo' (28:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2054m 36s

A Grab Bag of Pop Culture Recommendations and Rob Harvilla on the Music of the '90s

Chris and Andy recommend a few shows that they’re liking that are not normal “Watch fare,” including ‘Borgen’ and ‘Call My Agent!’ (7:33). Then, they are joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about his experience with music in the 1990s and how he picked the songs for his new podcast, ‘60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s’ (32:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob Harvilla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/201h 5m

Disney Reshuffles Toward Streaming and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ Season Finale with Showrunner Eric Kripke

In another sign of the times, Disney announced this week that they’re moving resources away from theatrical releases and toward their streaming service (5:53). Plus, ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Episode 2 (19:12) and Andy talks with ‘The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke about the show’s season finale (37:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eric Kripke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/201h 14m

Breaking Down ‘The Third Day’ and ‘Fargo.’ Plus: ‘Gangs of London’ With Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano.

Chris and Andy break down the hard-to-stomach fourth episode of ‘The Third Day’ (4:23), the third episode of ‘Fargo’ Season 4 (12:17), and the latest Marvel news (22:23). Then, Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion join the show to talk about the violent British crime show ‘Gangs of London’ (34:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/201h 19m

‘Glow’ Is Cancelled. Plus: ‘The Good Lord Bird,’ ‘The Boys,’ and Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on ‘All or Nothing.’

Despite ‘Glow’ being renewed for a fourth and final season, Netflix announced they are cancelling the show (2:58). Ethan Hawke’s new project ‘The Good Lord Bird’ is like a really good history lesson (13:24), and ‘The Boys’ may have finally crossed the line on violence (37:16). Finally, Chris talks with Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga from ‘Stadio’ podcast about the Amazon documentary series ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ (47:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/201h 30m

Welcome ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Barry Jenkins and Disney, and an Interview With ‘Ted Lasso’ Executive Producer Bill Lawrence

Marvel announced this week that a ‘Ms. Marvel’ series will be coming to Disney+ and that they’re tapping relatively unknown actress Iman Vellani to play the role, and Chris and Andy discuss what this news mean for the Marvel universe (3:11). Plus, they discuss Barry Jenkins directing the ‘Lion King’ sequel (18:45) and the third episode of ‘The Third Day’ (30:20). Lastly, Chris interviews ‘Ted Lasso’ executive producer Bill Lawrence (41:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Bill Lawrence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/201h 6m

Breaking Down the Maximalist Violence in ‘Utopia’ and ‘Fargo’ Season 4

Chris and Andy do a quick check-in about how much violence on TV they can stomach these days (1:33). Then, they break down the first season of Amazon’s violent conspiracy thriller ‘Utopia’ (15:21) and the long-awaited first two episodes of ‘Fargo’ Season 4 (33:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2056m 56s

The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’

We talk about Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list and the act of canon-making that goes along with creating a list like this (5:36). Much to our delight, Steven Soderbergh is bringing ‘The Knick’ back for a third season (25:07). Then we break down the second episode of ‘The Third Day’ (33:38) and Chris chats with Katherine Waterston about the show (46:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Katherine Waterston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/201h 13m

Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'

It was a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweep at the Emmys on Sunday. Does that speak to the power of the Netflix bump (8:52)? Plus, the ‘WandaVision’ trailer shows that Disney+ holds the power (28:00), breaking down the latest episode of ‘The Boys’ (37:44), and Andy interviews Dave Chang about his new memoir, ‘Eat a Peach’ (44:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Dave Chang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/201h 48m

The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’

The trailer for the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ dropped this week and it featured lots of Baby Yoda and expensive-looking CGI (1:41). ‘The Third Day’ on HBO is an immersive and weird experience (11:05). Plus, we break down the first episode of ‘We Are Who We Are’ (29:53) and interview Chloë Sevigny, who leads the show (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chloë Sevigny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/2057m 31s

Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’

After a slight executive shakeup at Netflix, we take a temperature check of how each of the major streaming services are faring right now (6:22). Then, we preview the HBO shows ‘Third Day’ and ‘We Are Who We Are’ (28:43) and break down the news that Jonathan Majors will have a leading role in the next ‘Ant Man’ movie (34:40). Plus, a conversation with Aya Cash about her role on ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (45:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Aya Cash Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/201h 18m

What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ was released this week, and the movie looks expensive and like a new model for sci-fi movies (1:23). Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise is flagging (11:56). Plus, ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending, but not without 30 more episodes and a couple spinoffs (34:43), and we break down the first three episodes of ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (40:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/201h 3m

Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year

Chris and Andy open up the mailbag and cover topics like whether or not they want to see COVID-19 story lines in upcoming TV shows (12:37), what showrunners they would like to see tackle a new genre (30:15), some of their favorite music from 2020 so far (36:47), and what shows they’re most anticipating this year (43:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/2053m 29s

The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2

News that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to adapt the sci-fi series ‘The Three Body Problem’ for Netflix was met with trepidation online (10:32). Production of ‘The Batman’ has hit a snag after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 (26:47). Plus: a tale of two different types of soccer shows in ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘All or Nothing’ (37:10), and previewing Season 2 of ‘The Boys’ (57:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/201h 10m

Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.

Chris and Andy are joined by New York Times culture reporter Reggie Ugwu to talk about the life and career of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on Friday following a private battle with colon cancer (1:32). Plus, Chris and Andy break down the finale and phenomenal season of ‘I May Destroy You’ (25:36), and Andy is joined by the Killers' lead singer Brandon Flowers to talk about their new album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (53:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Reggie Ugwu and Brandon Flowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/201h 28m

Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.

In a special mega-pod, Chris and Andy are joined by Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins for a two-part conversation about the way that movies seems to be aping the modes and styles of TV, and vice versa. (For Part 1, check out 'The Big Picture' on The Ringer Podcast Network.) Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/2056m 48s

The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode

Welcome to the Summer of Dove. All four segments of Chris and Andy talking about the book and miniseries 'Lonesome Dove.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/202h 34m

The Next Era of the DC Universe Is Here. Plus, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 2, and an Interview With George Pelecanos.

The teaser trailer for ‘The Batman’ was released over the weekend, along with some other DC Universe news (1:57). It leaves us wondering what we want from the latest Batman property (16:55). After a strong pilot episode, ‘Lovecraft Country’ hit some snags in the second (29:30). Plus, Andy talks with George Pelecanos about his new anthology series, ‘DC Noir’ (39:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/201h 16m

Affleck Back to Batman? A New Spider-Woman? Plus, Lonesome Dove Pt. 4

Following announcements about upcoming Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, and Batman projects, Chris and Andy weigh in on the news and the stars who could be behind each project (8:15). Then, in preparation for the finale of 'I May Destroy You,' they break down the latest episode and discuss the success Michaela Coel has had in her first season (27:50). Plus, the last installment of the 'Lonesome Dove' series (38:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/201h 14m

Breaking Down ‘Lovecraft Country” with Showrunner Misha Green. Plus, the Third Installment of ‘Lonesome Dove’

‘Lovecraft Country’ is a big, chewy show in a similar vein to other HBO shows, such as ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Watchmen’ (10:37). Creator Misha Green joins to help break down the first episode (29:26). Plus, the third installment of our ‘Lonesome Dove’ series (49:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/201h 29m

'I May Destroy You Never Lets Up', Jake Johnson on ‘Hoops', and 'Lonesome Dove' Pt. 2

Chris and Andy talk about HBO Max’s troubles, including its distribution struggles (02:39). Then actor Jake Johnson joins to introduce his Netflix show ‘Hoops,’ about a foul-mouthed basketball coach (12:07). And they continue their discussion about ‘Lonesome Dove,’ focusing on the miniseries’ second episode and the second chunk of the acclaimed book (46:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jake Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/201h 20m

What Just Happened at HBO Max, Justin Charity and Micah Peters on ‘Sound Only,’ and Part 1 of ‘Lonesome Dove’

Chris and Andy discuss the recent executive shake-up at HBO Max, HBO’s confusing transition of their streaming platform, the HBO Max original film ‘American Pickle,’ the end of a well-executed season of HBO’s ‘Perry Mason,’ and more (0:06). Next, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Micah Peters and Justin Charity to discuss the relaunch of their podcast ‘Sound Only,’ the evolution of art criticism, their entertainment consumption during the pandemic, and more (43:48). Finally, Chris and Andy embark on Part 1 of their ‘Lonesome Dove’ discussion, in which they dive into the iconic novel as well as Episode 1 of the limited TV series (1:08:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/201h 52m

If 'High Fidelity' Can't Survive in Hollywood, What Can? Plus, an Interview With Timothy Simons About 'Yes, God, Yes'

Hulu announced this week that it's canceling the critically loved show ‘High Fidelity’ starring Zoë Kravitz. It begs the question: What type of TV show can survive in the current television landscape (12:06)? Plus, we break down the most recent episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ (26:18) and an interview with Timothy Simons about ‘Yes, God, Yes’ and being a working actor during a pandemic (32:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Timothy Simons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/201h 12m

Our Nostalgia for Syndicated Television, Plus: X-Men Past, Present, and Future With Jason Concepcion

Chris and Andy reminisce about the comfort of after-school television and the cartoons they used to watch (5:51). Then, they are joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about how they were introduced to X-Men comic books (16:39), when they were most obsessed with the franchise (34:13), and what they want from future X-Men properties (59:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/201h 15m

What Do the Emmy Nominations Tell Us About the Current TV Landscape? Plus ‘I May Destroy You’ and ‘Perry Mason.’

We break down the 2020 Emmy nominations, including some very obvious snubs (8:01) and what they tell us about our current TV landscape (18:14). ‘I May Destroy You’ gives us a type of intimacy rarely seen on TV (33:11), and it’s clear that HBO spent a lot of money on ‘Perry Mason’ (45:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/2052m 15s

Thoughts on ‘Folklore,’ the ‘Tenet’ Dilemma, and Rediscovering Sitcoms

Some thoughts on Taylor Swift’s surprise album ‘Folklore’ and the art of a quarantine album release (9:01). ‘Tenet’ perfectly encapsulates the dilemma much of pop culture is currently facing (24:31). Plus, rediscovering the simple pleasure of sitcoms (34:21) and discussing how ‘Palm Springs’ is a high-quality hangout movie (52:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/2059m 36s

The End of Cable as We Know It? Plus, Wrapping up ‘Dark’ Season 3 and an Interview With Mark Duplass.

Chris and Andy explore the phenomenon that is ‘Yellowstone’ (6:28) before having a broader conversation about the state of cable television (15:27). Then, they talk about the final episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 3 and reflect on the season as a whole (25:20). Finally, they are joined by Mark Duplass to talk about ‘Room 104’ and the current state of the TV industry (47:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mark Duplass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/201h 34m

'Game of Thrones' Prequel News and the State of TV IP, Plus 'Dark' S3

Andy shares a bit of news about ‘Briarpatch’ (7:27). Then, the guys talk about the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel news and the never-ending search for hit TV IP (18:58). Plus, ‘Perry Mason’ is actually good (36:29) and breaking down episodes 3 to 5 of ‘Dark’ Season 3 (43:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2055m 8s

Do We Have Old-TV-Show Fever? Plus, ‘Dark’ Season 3 and ‘I May Destroy You’

With Netflix adding ‘Supermarket Sweep’ to its catalog and Peacock debuting a large library of old TV shows, are TV shows from the '90s the most valuable thing for a streaming service to have right now (19:51)? Plus, we break down the latest episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ (31:36) and the first two episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 3 (38:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/2053m 11s

What Are the Secrets of the Peacock Library? And an Interview With Roy Wood Jr. of ‘The Daily Show’

Though it’s dense and complicated, ‘Dark’ is still an enticing show (3:25). NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will be here soon, along with a large back catalog of shows and the sneaky-popular ‘Yellowstone’ (13:04). Plus, an interview with Roy Wood Jr. (25:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Roy Wood Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/201h 9m

Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Continues to Be Brilliant. Plus, Parsing 'Dark' and an Interview With Ramy Youssef.

Before we jump into Season 3 of 'Dark,' we need to mentally prepare ourselves for how twisted this show is (10:23). 'I May Destroy You' continues to capture the moment in an incisive and elegant way (17:03). Plus, Chris talks with 'Ramy' creator and star Ramy Youssef about the show's second season (35:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ramy Youssef Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2050m 48s

In the Streaming World, How Do We Decide When It’s Time for a TV Show to End? Plus, ‘Betty’ Director Crystal Moselle

Netflix announced this week that both ‘Dead to Me’ and ‘Ozark’ will be airing their final seasons. It begs the question of how streaming services make the decision of when to end TV shows that could seemingly go on forever (11:06). Plus, ‘Hamilton’ is finally widely available on Disney+ (26:23) and Andy talks to the director of ‘Betty,’ Crystal Moselle (35:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Crystal Moselle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/2054m 40s

Top Five TV Shows of the Year, Plus: Sarah Snook on ‘Succession’

As The Ringer discusses their top shows of the year, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald follow suit and break down their top five shows thus far (2:00). Then, Sarah Snook joins the show to talk about her role as Shiv Roy in 'Succession' and the potential plans for a third season (36:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sarah Snook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/2059m 35s

‘Betty’ Is a Love Letter to Being Young in New York. Plus: Peacock News and ‘I May Destroy You’

‘Betty,’ a show on HBO about a pack of skateboarding teen girls, is joyous and depicts being young in New York as a real adventure (3:18). Plus, Peacock is hoping that ‘Brave New World’ can be it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (26:42) and ‘I May Destroy You,’ just keeps getting better (41:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/2051m 42s

‘Perry Mason’ Is Dark, but to What End? Plus: the Top Chef, Melissa King.

‘Perry Mason,’ the HBO reboot starring Matthew Rhys, is very expensive and very dark. Will either of those aspects make for a popular TV show (1:50)? Plus, we welcome the winner of ‘Top Chef,’ Melissa King, to the show to talk about her strategy for the finale (24:55) and what she learned about her cooking this season (37:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Melissa King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/2052m 27s

Padma Lakshmi on ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Taste the Nation.’ Plus, ‘The King of Staten Island.’

Is ‘The King of Staten Island’ a good movie? Or is it just that there have been no new movies in a really long time (3:10)? Plus, Padma Lakshmi joins the show to talk about her new show on Hulu, ‘Taste the Nation,’ and her experiences while judging ‘Top Chef’ for 16 seasons (12:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Padma Lakshmi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/2047m 7s

What Happens to Your Cable Bill Once You Start Paying for New Movies, Too? Plus, ‘Top Chef’ and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

On top of your various streaming services, you’re probably going to want to pay for straight-to-video releases as well. Just how big can your streaming budget get (3:15)? Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ and the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef’ (28:07). Then, Andy interviews Tom Russo and Fran Keany from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever about their second album, ‘Sideways to New Italy’ (43:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Tom Russo and Fran Keany Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/201h 10m

'I May Destroy You' Is Astonishing. Plus, Sam Boyd, the Creator of ‘Love Life’

‘I May Destroy You,’ written by and starring Michaela Coel, may be the one of the best new shows of 2020 (5:16). The show feels like Coel announcing herself as a new voice in television (12:16). Plus, an interview with Sam Boyd, the creator of ‘Love Life’ (20:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Boyd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/2038m 13s

‘Space Force’ Isn’t Sure What It Wants to Be. Plus, ‘Top Chef’ and Elwood Reid on ‘Barkskins’

We recap last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ in which the contestants head to Italy to hunt some truffles (4:32). Netflix’s new splashy comedy ‘Space Force' isn’t sure if it wants to be mean like ‘Veep’ (23:26) or comforting like ‘The Office’ (32:15). Plus, author Elwood Reid joins the show to talk about his new TV series, ‘Barkskins’ (47:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Elwood Reid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/201h 27m

Our HBO Max Prime-time Grids. Plus, Time Traveling with TV and ‘Top Chef’

Revisiting a beloved TV show that you haven’t seen in a long time can almost feel like traveling back in time (1:54). Plus, once you figure exactly what HBO Max is and how to get into it (21:05), there’s a bounty of streaming options. We craft our prime-time grids of what we’re watching from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. (36:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/201h 9m

‘The Great’ Is Very Good. Plus Kristen Bell on ‘Central Park,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ and ‘Frozen.’

Some musings on getting older (3:44) and then ‘The Great,’ a show you may have skipped over because it looks just fine, but is worth your time (16:07). Plus, Kristen Bell joins the show to talk about her new show ‘Central Park,’ as well as her iconic roles in ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Frozen’ (32:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kristen Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/201h 5m

Remembering Lynn Shelton, Dan Pfeiffer on ‘Top Chef,’ and James Badge Dale on ‘Hightown’

We take a moment to remember Lynn Shelton, a brilliant director of movies and TV (1:00). Then, Dan Pfeiffer joins the show to talk about his love for ‘Top Chef’ (15:52) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (34:07). Finally, Chris talks with James Badge Dale about his new show ‘Hightown’ (57:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Dan Pfeiffer and James Badge Dale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/201h 13m

What Does HBO Max Mean for HBO? Plus, Paul Mescal of ‘Normal People’

HBO Max is set to launch on May 27 with an impressive streaming library (5:29). The streaming service from WarnerMedia Entertainment is a complete break from what HBO has been in the past (12:55). Plus, an interview with Paul Mescal, who plays Connell on ‘Normal People’ (26:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read the Variety article on HBO Max here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/2053m 8s

‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Is Our New Favorite Sport. Plus, Kathryn Hahn!

Unsurprisingly, Quibi is not doing well while everyone is stuck at home. We explain why we have some sympathy for the nascent streaming service (10:53). Plus, breaking down the restaurant wars from last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (31:41) and an interview with Kathryn Hahn about her new show ‘I Know This Much is True’ (45:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kathryn Hahn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/201h 11m

The Tricky Art of Making a Streaming Comedy and ‘Normal People’ Season Review. Plus, ‘Arkansas’ Director Clark Duke | The Watch

The trailer for ‘Space Force,’ Netflix’s flashy comedy created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, was released this week, and we talk about what it takes to make a good streaming comedy (13:06). Plus, how ‘Normal People’ the show differed from ‘Normal People’ the book (28:37) and a conversation with the director of ‘Arkansas,’ Clark Duke (57:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Clark Duke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/201h 27m

A Tale of Two ‘Tiger King’ Adaptations, ‘Normal People,’ and Tom Pelphrey of ‘Ozark’ | The Watch

It now looks like there’s not one, but two ‘Tiger King’ adaptations in the works, and this reveals a funny thing about the TV industry and trying to get ahead of an adaptation (1:05). For May the Fourth, Disney gifted us with two bits of interesting Star Wars news (18:14). Plus: last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Normal People’ episodes 1 through 6 (32:19), and an interview with Tom Pelphrey, who plays Ben on ‘Ozark’ (1:05:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tom Pelphrey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/201h 30m

Why ‘Normal People’ Is So Captivating, Featuring Director Lenny Abrahamson | The Watch

The cult of Sally Rooney and stellar performances from the two young actors (4:06) are what makes ‘Normal People’ an instant must-watch and a masterclass on how to make a TV show that’s just about feelings (19:38). Plus, a conversation with one of the show’s directors, Lenny Abrahamson, about how he adapted the show from the best-selling book (36:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lenny Abrahamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/201h 2m

The Magic of ‘Top Chef’ Over the Years; Plus, HBO’s ‘Run’ | The Watch

Chris and Andy go deep on their love for ‘Top Chef’ (6:31) and talk about why you form unique relationships with the contestants on the show (20:35). And even though ‘Run,’ starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson, has all the makings of a good show, there’s something slightly off about it (36:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/2045m 41s

You Don’t Need to Worry About Netflix, They’re Doing Just Fine. Plus: The ‘Devs’ Season Finale. | The Watch

Netflix added 15.8 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020, showing in no small way that it is still the dominant streaming service (2:07). We wonder whether services like HBO Max and NBC's Peacock even stand a chance of catching up (20:09). Plus, we break down the ‘Devs’ season finale and reflect on the season as a whole (37:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/2054m 30s

Breaking Down the 'Better Call Saul' Finale. Plus: Actor Tony Dalton on Playing Lalo Salamanca. | The Watch

Chris and Andy hone in on the season finale of their favorite show of the year: 'Better Call Saul.' They discuss the tonal differences between the world established here and in 'Breaking Bad,' the specific performances of Bob Odenkirk and Tony Dalton, and the way the cast and crew have perfected the craft of the 'Breaking Bad'/'Better Call Saul' extended universe (1:02). Then, Dalton joins the show to discuss his role as Lalo Salamanca, what he takes from the page and makes his own, and the most rewarding aspects of working in a high-level ensemble cast (44:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Dalton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/201h 5m

Hollywood Dealmaking Doesn’t Stop, Even If Production Does. Plus That 'Better Call Saul Scene' and Rosario Dawson on the 'Briarpatch' Finale. | The Watch

Andy reflects on his time making ‘Briarpatch’ after the season finale aired this week (1:06). Production on most TV shows has ground to a halt due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that Hollywood dealmaking is slowing down (15:42). We talk about that electric scene in the penultimate episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (28:00) and give some immediate reactions to the first episode of ‘Mrs. America’ (38:33). Finally, Chris and Andy are joined by some of the cast from ‘Briarpatch’ (50:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Rosario Dawson and Jay Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/201h 15m

The Magic of a Live Instagram Beats Battle, Plus ‘Run’ and ‘Devs’ | The Watch

On Saturday night DJ Premier and RZA faced off on Instagram Live for a two-hour beats battle. It might be the most fun we’ve had in a long time and shows how content has evolved during this time of social distancing (1:59). HBO’s newest show ‘Run’ is a Merritt Wever showcase (26:03), and we’ve finally figured out the key to enjoying ‘Devs’ (35:35). Plus, a conversation with Scott Teems, whose Western-thriller movie ‘The Quarry’ comes to VOD this Friday (52:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Scott Teems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/201h 9m

Laura Linney of 'Ozark.' Plus: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Top Chef,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch

There was not one, but two shows with desert-wandering scenes this week. Chris and Andy talk about ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E8 (4:50) and the penultimate episode of ‘Briarpatch’ and what goes into creating a scene like that (11:49). Then, they get on the line with Josh Phelps, who works at José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, to talk about the organization's relief work (39:02). Finally Chris is joined by Laura Linney to talk about her electrifying role as Wendy on ‘Ozark’ (57:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Josh Phelps and Laura Linney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/201h 14m

Quibi Is Interesting Even If the Shows Aren’t Yet. Plus: The Greatness of ‘ZeroZeroZero’ With Andrea Riseborough | The Watch

Quibi, the streaming service that features shows that are just seven to nine minutes long, launched today. The “quick bites” represent a new format besides traditional TV (1:26). The latest episode of ‘Devs’ did more telling than showing (27:50). ‘ZeroZeroZero’ is a feat in tv making (41:27) and Andrea Riseborough joins the show to give us some insight into how the show is made (1:08:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Andrea Riseborough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/201h 28m

Is the New TV Pipeline Drying Up? Plus: Rhea Seehorn of ‘Better Call Saul’ on Playing Kim Wexler. | The Watch

Many TV productions on pause due to COVID-19—what will happen a few months down the road if there is no new TV? And what will it look like if all paused TV shows come back at the same time (3:53)? Plus: We break down ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E7 (24:13) before Rhea Seehorn joins to talk about what it’s like to play Kim Wexler on the show (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rhea Seehorn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/201h 22m

The Best TV Character of the Century. Plus: ‘Ozark’ Season 3 With Executive Producer Chris Mundy | The Watch

The Ringer launched its Best TV Character of the Century bracket today, which led us to debate what makes an excellent TV character (1:09). You don’t need to fully understand what’s happening in ‘Devs’ to know that it’s a great TV show (31:31). And an interview with ‘Ozark’ executive producer Chris Mundy about Season 3 of the show (47:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chris Mundy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/201h 11m

Missed Pop Culture Moments and ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E6. Plus: An Interview with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | The Watch

We draw from the mailbag to talk about some pop culture moments we feel like we missed out on, including ‘The Sopranos’ and rave culture (3:04). Plus: We’re running out of ways to say that Rhea Seehorn deserves an Emmy for her performance as Kim Wexler in ‘Better Call Saul’ (23:27) and an interview with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield (49:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/201h 19m

What to Watch: ‘Devs,' ‘Tiger King,’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero.’ Plus: Our Dream TV Adaptations | The Watch

The Season 10 finale of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ aired last night and marked a remarkable comeback for the show that first premiered 20 years ago (7:53). We list some of our dream adaptations we’d like to see right now (19:24). Plus: ‘Devs’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero’ (35:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/2056m 2s

‘Better Call Saul’ S5E5 and How Reese Witherspoon Cracked the Celebrity TV Code | The Watch

Social distancing is making us appreciate TV in a new light (1:06). In the fifth episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ the show showcases Jimmy and Kim’s relationship in a way that stands in contrast to Walter and Skylar’s relationship in ‘Breaking Bad’ (15:23). And Reese Witherspoon’s character in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is very similar to her character in ‘Big Little Lies,’ but maybe that’s the point (30:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/2050m 55s

How the Coronavirus Is Upending the TV Industry. Plus: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and ‘Devs' | The Watch

The spread of the coronavirus has halted many television productions, and we take stock of what the TV landscape may look like in the near future (1:39). ‘Westworld’ returned on Sunday for its third season and many of the show’s old problems returned along with it (21:11). And with ‘Devs,’ Alex Garland is creating a different kind of TV world that’s interested in the “why” (33:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/2048m 32s

‘Better Call Saul’ Is the Best Kind of Fan Service, Plus the Brilliance of ‘Ugly Delicious’ Season 2 | The Watch

‘Ugly Delicious’ starts off Season 2 by showing a softer side of celebrity chef Dave Chang, and in the process makes revelatory food television (11:01). ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 4 is an episode best appreciated by a binge watch (19:02). Plus: an interview with the set designer for ‘Briarpatch,’ Richard Bloom (30:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Richard Bloom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/201h 1m

‘The Outsider’ Season Finale, ‘Devs’ Season Premiere, and an Interview with the President of AMC, Sarah Barnett | The Watch

‘The Outsider’ ended the way most Stephen King stories do—with a lot of buildup to nothing. But we still enjoyed ourselves along the way (1:00). FX on Hulu is here with the premier of ‘Devs,’ a science-fiction show that packs in mystery, emotion, and beautiful set design (29:38). Plus, a conversation about the current television landscape with the president of AMC, Sarah Barnett (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/201h 16m

Why You Should Be Watching ‘Devs.’ Plus: ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E3 and ‘Briarpatch’ Episode 5. | The Watch

Episode 3 of ‘Better Call Saul’ is the best Bob Odenkirk episode yet, as this season continues to get better (3:17). You should be watching ‘Devs,’ FX on Hulu’s flagship show from director Alex Garland (19:25). And a conversation with the ‘Briarpatch’ director of photography Zach Galler (26:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Zach Galler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/201h 2m

The Outsider’ E9. Plus: What Does the Netflix Top 10 Teach Us? | The Watch

Chris and Andy review the penultimate episode of ‘The Outsider’ (SPOILERS) (0:55), before trying to glean meaning from a new feature on Netflix—its top-10 most popular list (29:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2055m 24s

Is This the Peak TV Tipping Point? Plus: Disney After Iger, and 'Briarpatch' E3 | The Watch

Chris and Andy discuss the news that Bob Chapek will replace Bob Iger as CEO of Disney at the end of Iger’s contract in 2021 (1:57). Then they analyze what it’s like to try to keep up with the current deluge of TV content (13:36). Then, 'Briarpatch' co–executive producer Eva Anderson joins the show to discuss the making of Season 1, Episode 3 (34:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eva Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/201h 7m

It's Time to Appreciate ‘Better Call Saul.’ Plus: ‘The Outsider’ S1E8 and an Interview With Greg Dulli | The Watch

‘Better Call Saul’ returned on Sunday night for its penultimate season and it’s time to start appreciating the show for what it is: a masterpiece (2:14). Episode 8 of ‘The Outsider’ was the most Stephen King–influenced episode yet (26:45). And an interview with the musician Greg Dulli about his first solo album, ‘Random Desire’ (51:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Greg Dulli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/201h 19m

‘Westworld’ Season 3 and the Problems With Robots on TV. Plus: Chris Carraba Reflects on the Legacy of Emo Music | The Watch

The ‘Westworld’ Season 3 trailer dropped today and the show looks more sci-fi, and more expensive, than ever (5:41). ‘Better Call Saul’ is back on Sunday night with its penultimate season. It’s a show we loved, left, and have come to love again (18:56). Plus, Andy sits down with his longtime friend Chris Carraba, lead singer of Dashboard Confessional, to reflect on his career (24:43) and the legacy of emo music (1:03:08).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chris Carraba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/201h 20m

The Joys of ‘High Fidelity’ and a ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Roundtable With Eric Newman, Scoot McNairy, and Diego Luna | The Watch

‘High Fidelity’ is a show where you get to hang out with Zoë Kravitz for 10 episodes, but it’s also much more than that (9:35). The seventh episode of ‘The Outsider’ doesn’t do too much to push the story forward (21:04). Plus, conversations with Eric Newman (30:06), Scoot McNairy (0:00), and Diego Luna (46:27) about Season 2 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (1:08:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Eric Newman, Scoot McNairy, and Diego Luna Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/201h 19m

The ‘Survivor’ Premier, ‘Briarpatch’ Episode 2, and Previewing ‘High Fidelity’ | The Watch

Chris is first joined by Riley McAtee to break down the premier of ‘Survivor Season 40: Winners at War’ (1:17). Then he sits down with Andy and ‘Briarpatch’ actress Allegra Edwards to talk about how Allegra got cast on the show (29:12) and break down the second episode (47:27). Finally, Chris is joined by ‘High Fidelity’ creators Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka to talk about how they got to create their dream show with their dream star, Zoe Kravitz (1:08:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Riley McAtee, Allegra Edwards, Veronica West, and Sarah Kucserka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/201h 34m

The 2020 Oscars and ‘The Outsider’ Episode 6 | The Watch

The 2020 Academy Awards deliver a fun, messy, and ultimately feel-good telecast (0:41). Plus: Episode 6 of ‘The Outsider’ showcases everything that makes the show so captivating (41:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/2053m 47s

Breaking Down the First Episode of 'Briarpatch' (Live) | The Watch

Andy reflects on his journey to creating 'Briarpatch' and the challenges of creating a pilot episode (1:00). Then, Chris and Andy are joined live on stage by Sam Esmail, Kim Dickens, and Jay Ferguson to break down the first episode of 'Briarpatch' (27:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Sam Esmail, Kim Dickens, and Jay Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/201h 29m

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Becomes the Marvel TV Universe. Plus: ‘The Outsider’ Episode 5. | The Watch

The Super Bowl isn’t just for football; it’s for trailer debuts as well. After watching three new trailers for Marvel TV shows, we try to suss out what a Marvel television universe will look like (3:04). Plus: Quibi’s bet on the way people will be watching TV in the near future (21:50), and ‘The Outsider’ S1E5 (34:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/2048m 5s

Why ‘The Outsider’ Is TV’s Best Mystery. Plus: More ‘Cheer’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch

By dabbling in the supernatural, ‘The Outsider’ is quickly becoming the best mystery on TV right now (1:23). It’s hard to imagine a fictional version of the docuseries ‘Cheer,’ and that’s what makes it so good (23:55). Plus: living voyeuristically through Larry in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (32:40) and wondering what exactly is going on with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series (39:01). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/2046m 4s

Nic Pizzolatto Has a New Home, ‘Parasite’ Five Months Later, and Dispatches From Sundance | The Watch

It’s a ‘True Detective’ reunion over at FX, with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey linking up to produce a drama series called ‘Redeemer’ (10:21). Andy finally saw ‘Parasite’ and is ready to crown it the best movie of 2019 (16:44). Plus, thoughts on the first episode of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ (27:15) and a report from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival (40:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/201h 0m

Anticipation for ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and Why You Should Be Watching ‘Cheer’ | The Watch

Andy gives an update on where he is in ‘Briarpatch’ production (4:33) and the guys preview some shows that are coming soon, including ‘Star Trek: Picard’ (11:21) and the ‘Star Wars’ series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi (19:29). Plus: the reality TV moment that’s happening on Netflix (29:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/2046m 18s

Why ‘The Outsider’ Works Where Other Stephen King Adaptations Fail. Plus: ‘The New Pope,’ ‘Avenue 5,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch

In its third episode, ‘The Outsider’ has managed to avoid mistakes made by other Stephen King adaptations (6:39) and also be more than a procedural crime drama (21:15). Plus, we break down ‘The New Pope’ (28:03), ‘Avenue 5’ (38:42), and the Season 10 premiere of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (50:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/2057m 42s

Solving the 'Star Wars' Identity Crisis and 'Don't F**k With Cats,' With Chuck Klosterman | The Watch

Chuck talks about why he's in no rush to see 'Rise of Skywalker,' despite being a massive fan of the franchise (5:07) and why it might be time to stop trying to expand the 'Star Wars' universe (26:45). Plus: 'Don't F**k With Cats,' a good show that you can't really recommend (36:43). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Chuck Klosterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/2058m 4s

On the Other Side of the TCAs and Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘The Outsider’ | The Watch

Andy tells us what it was like to present ‘Briarpatch’ at the TCAs (2:11) and gives some hot takes on the Oscar nominations (26:13), before breaking down the first episode of ‘The Outsider’ (34:44). Then, Jason Concepcion joins to talk about ‘The Outsider’ Episode 2 and Patrick Radden Keefe’s book, ‘Say Nothing’ (47:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/201h 12m

What FX Will Look Like in 2020. Plus, a Conversation With Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson of ‘Medical Police’ | The Watch

The FX network gave its presentation at the TCAs today and told us when to expect the next season of ‘Atlanta’ (1:00) and gave premiere dates for a slate of other shows (11:34). Then, Chris sits down with the creators of ‘Medical Police,’ Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson, to talk about the process of creating the show (32:12) and why they looked to ‘Jack Ryan’ for inspiration while writing it (44:39). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/2052m 48s

New Year, New Mailbag Episode | The Watch

Chris and Andy shout out the 'Watch’ Facebook group’s favorite TV shows of 2019 (2:26) before opening up the mailbag to answer some listener questions. They talk about which 2019 movies should have been TV shows (27:24), what they were watching at the beginning of the decade (34:35), and which Netflix films they’re most excited for in 2020 (43:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/2055m 15s

‘The Mandalorian’ Gave Us Everything We Wanted | The Watch

We break down the finale of ‘The Mandalorian’ and reflect on why this piece of ‘Star Wars’ content worked where others failed (1:39). Plus: a special shoutout to the show's score (26:47) and what the success of the Disney+ product means for streaming networks like Netflix and Amazon (43:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/2059m 32s

The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2020 | The Watch

Chris previews the TV landscape for 2020, including what might fill the void left by 'Game of Thrones' (1:00), his 10 most anticipated shows of 2020 (5:15), and what to look out for in the next stage of the streaming wars (34:00). Host: Chris Ryan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/1938m 32s

'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker': A Shocking Disappointment (SPOILERS) | The Watch

If you liked 'Rise of Skywalker,' you're not going to like this podcast. The latest movie left us totally confused about where the franchise wants to go (4:15). We break down what worked and didn't work in the latest installment (23:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/191h 6m

The Top 10 TV Shows of the Decade | The Watch

Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sam Esmail reflect on the past 10 years of television (1:00) before revealing their 10 favorite TV shows of the decade (27:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Sam Esmail and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/192h 1m

Breaking Down the Season Finale of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch

The season finale, and potentially the series finale, of ‘Watchmen’ aired last night. Chris and Andy talk about what it takes to wrap up a show like this (1:10), how closely the show hewed to the source material in the end (8:25), and their favorite parts of the final episode (38:25). Plus, a temperature check for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ just a few days ahead of the premiere (50:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/191h 5m

Parsing Drama in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and a Conversation With Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of 'Watchmen' | The Watch

Andy announces the official premiere date for 'Briarpatch' (1:10) before the guys break down the latest drama in the 'Star Wars' universe (5:52). Then, Chris sits down with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to talk about playing Cal on 'Watchmen' (15:57) and how he handled his character's big reveal in the latest episode (25:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/1941m 33s

Damon Lindelof on the World-building of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch

‘Watchmen’ showrunner Damon Lindelof joins the show to talk about why he doesn’t want to be called a creator, but rather a “remixer” (2:55), how he chose which part of the comic book series to reimagine (24:17), and the pilot-making process (48:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Damon Lindelof Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/191h 14m

Chris Ryan’s Top 10 TV Shows of the Year | The Watch

2019 was defined by two TV shows: ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Succession.’ We debate which one was better (2:43). Plus: other favorite shows of the year, including ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Mindhunter’ (29:25), and some honorable mentions (54:24). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/191h 7m

Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ Episode 7 and ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 4 | The Watch

Chris and Andy recap their Thanksgiving holidays before diving into another plot-heavy episode of ‘Watchmen’ (1:00). They break down the big reveal in “An Almost Religious Awe” (13:16). Plus: an unspecified amount of time at the farm with Mando and Baby Yoda in last week’s ‘The Mandalorian’ (37:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/1952m 56s

The Thanksgiving Primetime Grid and a Conversation with Ben Smith of ‘Treadstone’ | The Watch

Chris lays out a night of television for you to watch during the holiday weekend including ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ ‘Servant,’ and ‘Condor’ (1:02). Then he sits down with the producer of ‘Treadstone,’ Ben Smith, to talk about what it is like to create a show within the Jason Bourne universe (16:32) and the logistics of shooting a show in so many different locations (30:02). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Ben Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/1943m 37s

Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ Episode 6, ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 3, and the Rest of ‘The Crown’ Season 3 | The Watch

We break down another mind-bending episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that’s leaving it all on the field (1:00). Do we like talking about ‘The Mandalorian,’ or do we just like talking about Baby Yoda GIFs (35:25)? Plus: Daddington Corner, ‘Frozen 2’ edition (51:00) and ‘The Crown’ S3E8-10 (59:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/191h 34m

Just How Popular Is ‘The Mandalorian’? Plus: ‘The Crown,’ S3E5-7 | The Watch

Despite all of the pressure on ‘The Mandalorian’ to make Disney+ a success, the show is an easy and enjoyable watch (1:08). Plus: An update on ‘Briarpatch’ production (13:04) and a breakdown of episodes 5-7 of ‘The Crown’ (23:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/191h 4m

‘The Mandalorian’ Settles in and ‘Watchmen’ Keeps Getting Better, Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1–4 | The Watch

In the second episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the story gets deep in the details in the way that a 'Star Wars' movie can’t (4:09). It’s almost as though every episode of ‘Watchmen’ is a bottle episode; we break down the fifth episode, “Little Fear of Lightning” (27:57). Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (46:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/191h 32m

Breaking Down the First Episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and Inside the Launch of Disney+ | The Watch

‘The Mandalorian’ premiered this week, and although we have a lot of mixed feelings about the pilot, we're willing to hang on (1:38). Then Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw takes us inside the launch of Disney+ (28:52) and tells us why we shouldn’t be calling this the “streaming wars” (58:28). Plus: We break down what may be the most controversial episode of ‘Survivor’ in the history of the show (1:10:56). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Lucas Shaw, and Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/191h 40m

FX on Hulu, the Bob Iger Book Club, and Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ E4S1 | The Watch

Starting next year, FX will stream shows exclusively on Hulu. What does this mean for the future of a network that has produced several award-winning shows (1:06)? In his new book, Bob Iger reminisces about his relationship with Steve Jobs and Disney’s acquisition of Pixar (17:04). Plus, we break down the fourth episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that just keeps on getting better (33:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read an excerpt from Bob Iger’s book here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/1958m 17s

Breaking Down the First Three Episodes of 'The Morning Show' | The Watch

'The Morning Show' may not be great TV, but it's certainly engaging. We break down the first three episodes, including the seemingly disconnected plot lines (1:57), Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's performances (19:14), and our personal MVP of the first three episodes: Billy Crudup (32:43). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/1947m 39s

Confusion About What ‘The Morning Show’ and Apple TV+ Are Trying to Be, Plus: ‘Watchmen’ S1E3 | The Watch

‘The Morning Show,’ the flagship series for Apple TV+, debuted on Friday. Despite star power from Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell, the first episode fell flat (1:38). The show, and subsequently Apple TV+, seem confused about what it’s trying to be (20:08). Plus, we break down the third episode of ‘Watchmen’ (38:10) and bid farewell to ‘The Deuce’ (49:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/1959m 15s

Intellectual Property Won’t Save You Now: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Hit Bumps in the Road | The Watch

It was announced this week that Benioff and Weiss will no longer be creating a ‘Star Wars’ trilogy for Lucas Films (2:17). The news calls into question the future of the franchise (14:38). HBO is finding itself in a similar situation after cancelling a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel starring Naomi Watts (26:58). Where will one of the most valued pieces of intellectual property go from here (39:00)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/1951m 43s

Early Reactions to ‘The Morning Show,’ and ‘Watchmen’ Picks Up Speed in the Second Episode | The Watch

The AppleTV+ flagship, ‘The Morning Show,’ will premiere on Friday, and early reviews are not looking great (6:37). Meanwhile, ‘Watchmen’ is picking up steam in its second episode (12:07). We break down the episode (20:25) and examine why it’s so hard to create mystery television (27:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/1938m 13s

How the Streaming Business Made ‘Looking for Alaska’ Possible | The Watch

Chris and Andy review the music scene in 2005, their roles in covering it, and how that era of music fits onto the big and small screen (1:00). Plus, the creators of ‘Looking for Alaska’, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, on the long road to getting the show created, making television about teenagers, and creating a series that is distinctly 2005 (21:11). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/191h 0m

Breaking Down the Season Premiere of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch

Damon Lindelof’s newest show, ‘Watchmen,’ started off with a bang and we feel like we’re in good hands (0:43). We take a deeper look at the texts the show seems to be drawing from (17:34) and the importance of the musical ‘Oklahoma!’ in the first episode (41:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/191h 6m

‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch

We preview Hulu’s upcoming original series ‘Looking for Alaska’—the first TV adaptation of a John Green novel (0:54). Then we talk about how ‘Looking for Alaska’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ are two prime examples of content that would’ve been made into a movie in a previous decade but are now being serialized as TV (15:30), before running down the list of Apple streaming shows set to release soon (22:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/1950m 2s

The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch

Andy calls in to talk about the finale of ‘Succession’ as well as the second season as a whole (0:40). Then they dive into ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ and the continuation of the Jesse Pinkman story line (21:30). Finally, your number one boys dissect the 'Succession' finale (39:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/191h 7m

Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch

‘El Camino’ is the heavily marketed movie follow-up to ‘Breaking Bad’—can that proposition ever live up creatively to the titanic achievements of the original AMC series? We share our reactions to the film, Aaron Paul’s continuation of the iconic Jesse Pinkman character, and the balance of fan service and creative ambition in the era of the commercialized Thursday-night Netflix release. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/1944m 33s

A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch

Andy is back in the studio to catch up on all things entertainment, including ‘Joker.’ Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about superhero movies, the return of ‘Mr. Robot,' and the state of modern TV and consumerism (0:40) before your number one boys break down Season 2, Episode 9 of ‘Succession’ (47:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald, Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/191h 9m

It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch

Season 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ premieres on Netflix tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get into the show (2:00). We talk about the surprisingly stacked cast (9:36), our favorite characters on the show (27:05), and what else we’re watching on TV right now (29:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/1939m 23s

The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch

In just over a week, ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ will extend the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, so we revisit some of our favorite episodes and moments from the show (1:51). ‘Stranger Things’ is leaving Hawkins for Season 4 (6:14) and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ feels like it could go on forever (14:23). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E8, “Dundee” (21:42). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andrew Gruttadaro and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/1944m 57s

The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is being tapped to develop a new ‘Star Wars’ movie for Disney, and we discuss what this could mean for the franchise (4:16). Andy gives some lukewarm takes on the latest episode of ‘Succession' (12:50). Plus, we break down the season premiere of ‘Survivor’ (17:54). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/1931m 54s

The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch

After the lowest number of viewers in history, the Emmys are suffering from an importance problem (1:42). J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri on ‘Succession,’ joins the show to talk about her character’s unique role within the family (22:23) and and the differences between Season 1 and Season 2 (35:23). Plus, breaking down S2E7 of ‘Succession,’ “Return” (40:29). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, J. Smith-Cameron, and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/191h 0m

NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch

NBC launched its streaming service Peacock this week, and its backlog of shows like ‘The Office’ and ‘30 Rock’ make it an instant contender (1:00). September continues to be a very good month for television, with shows like ‘Top Boy’ (7:30) and Ken Burns’s newest documentary ‘Country Music’ (27:37). Plus, we have to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Righteous Gemstones’ (43:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Donnie Kwak and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/1951m 25s

September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch

September is shaping up to be a great month for television. We talk about 'Unbelievable' (1:15) and 'Undone' (14:34), two shows that premiered over the weekend on Netflix and Amazon Prime, respectively. Plus, breaking down 'Succession' S2E6, "Argestes" (22:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Kaya McMullen and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/1945m 8s

On the Set of Briarpatch With Andy Greenwald and Jay R. Ferguson | The Watch

Live from the set of 'Briarpatch' in Albuquerque, Chris sits down with Andy and 'Briarpatch' leading man Jay R. Ferguson to talk about the decision-making that went into creating the show (2:57), Jay's experience playing Stan Rizzo on 'Mad Men (24:12), and of course, the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (54:13).   Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jay R. Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/191h 8m

Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E5 and the Genius of ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ Plus: ‘It Chapter Two’ | The Watch

‘It Chapter Two’ is a three-hour time commitment that doesn’t really go anywhere (0:41). A Texas native tells us what ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ gets right about megachurches (6:46). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E5, “Tern Haven” (19:31). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/1943m 5s

What Do We Want From Summer TV? Plus: Katie Couric’s Grub Street Diet | The Watch

Andy calls in from New Mexico with a couple of people from the ‘Briarpatch’ cast on the line (2:43). Katie Couric really loves tomatoes, and other things we learned from her Grub Street Diet (8:20). Plus, we’re watching ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and the final season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ as the summer winds down (24:55). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Juliet Litman Read Katie Couric’s Grub Street Diet here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/1945m 32s

Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E4 | The Watch

Your number one boys break down S2E4 of Succession, "Safe Room." They talk about Shiv and Kendall's tender moment (2:19), who won the episode (10:04), and the biggest burn of the week (18:39). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/1925m 36s

More Streaming Services Are on the Way—Watch Out for Your Wallet | The Watch

Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw joins the show to talk about how the forthcoming streaming wars are going to affect your wallet (3:18), how streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will release their shows (13:00), and what’s going on with network television (34:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Lucas Shaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/1952m 16s

Reactions to ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Trailers, Plus: Succession S2E3 | The Watch

Netflix released a trailer for 'El Camino' over the weekend, and if ‘Better Call Saul’ is any indication, this continuation of the ‘Breaking Bad’ world will be good as well (1:27). If we were cautiously optimistic about ‘The Mandalorian’ before, we’re all in after watching the trailer (12:08). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E3 (26:19). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/1945m 1s

How Spider-Man’s Split From Marvel Will Impact Fans of the Franchise, Plus ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, Episodes 6-9 | The Watch

News broke this week that Spider-Man will be exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney and Sony were unable to reach a deal to coproduce the franchise (1:00). What does this mean for fans of the movies and the future of the MCU (5:47)? Plus, we break down episodes 6 through 9 of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 (12:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/1946m 15s

Breaking Down the First Half of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 and ‘Succession’ Episode 2, Season 2 | The Watch

We break down the first five episodes from ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, including a brief recap of Season 1 (1:00), the shooting style of the show (11:17), and the different serial killers we’ve met so far (31:44). Plus: the second episode of our ‘Succession’ aftershow, ‘Number One Boys’ (42:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/191h 4m

‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘The Boys,’ and a Conversation With ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Director Carl Franklin | The Watch

‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ misses the mark tonally, but still has redeeming moments (1:00). A conversation with Sean Fennessey about the surprisingly gritty superhero show, ‘The Boys’ (10:13), and an interview with Carl Franklin, one of the directors for ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 (26:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Carl Franklin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/1943m 28s

‘Succession’ Is Back and Better Than Ever | The Watch

Apple Plus has finally released a teaser trailer for their flagship series ‘The Morning Show,’ and we still have a lot of questions (2:12). ‘Succession’ is back for its second season and it looks like there won’t be any slow starts this time around (14:48). Plus: our ‘Succession’ aftershow, ‘Number One Boys’ (28:48). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/1950m 1s

The ‘Euphoria’ Season Finale and How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Helped Establish Netflix | The Watch

The first season of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ sometimes prioritized style over character development (3:23), but in the end we still felt attached to the relationship between Rue and Jules (8:50). The final season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ could mark the end of an era at Netflix (20:07). Plus, previewing ‘GLOW’ Season 3 (35:15). Host: Alison Herman Guests: Micah Peters and Caroline Framke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/1941m 26s

A Midsummer Mailbag With Andy Greenwald | The Watch

We broke open the mailbag to talk about our favorite X-Men comics (1:47), some of our favorite music from 1999 (17:21), who will be the MVP of the next season of 'Succession' (26:12), and our favorite episodes of TV this year (47:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/1955m 2s

How Historically Accurate Is ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’? Plus: Amazon’s Next Move and Celebrating the Music of 1999 | The Watch

There was a lot of news out of the TCAs this weekend, including what Amazon wants its streaming service to look like over the next few years (2:43). After Netflix canceled the critically acclaimed ‘Tuca and Bertie,’ the metric of success in the streaming world is called into question yet again (17:15). Plus: How historically accurate is ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ (26:00)? And our favorite music from 1999 (39:20) Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman, Kate Knibbs, and Lindsay Zoladz Spoilers for ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ in the second half of this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/191h 0m

Inside the Making of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ With Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill | The Watch

Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill, the creators of HBO’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ join the show to talk about their inspirations for the show (7:31), comedy taking on religion (12:56), and what it’s like to work on multiple projects as a group (17:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/1938m 59s

Marvel’s Fourth Phase and the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Letdown | The Watch

A lot of news came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next few years, both in theaters (1:00) and on the small screen (21:52). The second season of ‘Big Little Lies’ felt like a seven-episode show that was dying to be 12 episodes long (41:26), and ‘Veronica Mars’ is back and playing hard on nostalgia (50:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/1956m 22s

Where Does Netflix Go From Here? Plus, ‘Survivor,’ Emmy Nominations, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ | The Watch

The trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ dropped today and we’re incredibly hyped (0:44). The Emmy nominations seem disjointed and unrepresentative of the TV landscape (7:34), and Netflix reported major subscriber losses this week—is this a turning point for the streaming service or just a bump in the road (15:35)? Plus, we break down the changes coming to ‘Survivor’ for the 40th season (46:17).   Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Bobby Wagner, Kaya McMullen, Riley McAtee, and Lucas Shaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/191h 0m

Rookie Showrunner Mistakes and the ‘Big Little Lies’ Directing Controversy, Plus a Midseason Review of ‘Euphoria’ | The Watch

Andy Greenwald calls in to share some of the rookie showrunner mistakes he’s made so far (1:37) and to weigh in on Jeremy Renner’s burgeoning music career (10:45). We break down the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 directing drama between Andrea Arnold and the show’s producers (21:17) and share a midseason review of ‘Euphoria’ (40:25). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/191h 2m

Claire Saffitz of ‘Gourmet Makes’ and Episodes 5-8 of ‘Dark’ | The Watch

The trailer for Season 2 of ‘Succession’ premiered this week and we couldn’t be more hyped (0:30). The final episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 2 leave us with just as many questions as we started with (11:02). Plus, Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz joins the show to talk about her YouTube series, ‘Gourmet Makes,’ (29:23) and what she watches to unwind (54:13). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Gallagher and Claire Saffitz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/191h 2m

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Mega-Pod | The Watch

We break down the entirety of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, including our favorite things from the season (1:05), where the show fell short (43:58), who won the season (57:42), and some predictions for the fourth season (65:53). Major Spoilers for the third season in the episode. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/191h 14m

Previewing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 With Mallory Rubin | The Watch

With Season 3 set to premiere on July 4, we turn our clocks back to the '80s to revisit the lives of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will. We discuss why this show succeeds, its reliance on pop culture references, Season 2’s attempt to address its greater mythology (3:24), and what we’re most excited for in Season 3 (22:37). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/1952m 18s

A Grab Bag of TV News, Summer Reading Recommendations, and Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Dark’ Season 2 | The Watch

With ‘Years and Years’ airing and ‘Station 11’ set to begin production, are we ready for apocalyptic television (2:53)? Our reading recommendations for the summer (12:46) and what streaming will look like once ‘The Office’ leaves Netflix (22:50). Plus: breaking down Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Dark’ Season 2 (27:50). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/1949m 49s

Our Mid-2019 TV Superlatives, Plus: ‘Dark’ Season 2 | The Watch

Andy stops by to announce some casting news for ‘Briarpatch’ (0:28). Then, our mid-2019 TV superlatives, including favorite sit-com, best pair of performances, and our favorite thing on TV so far this year (5:26). Plus, breaking down the first two episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 2 (27:03). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Alison Herman, and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/1949m 3s

Our Updated TV Programming Blocks, Plus: An Interview With Britt Daniel of Spoon | The Watch

Streaming sites like Netflix and HBO have begun to cherry-pick what ratings they release (1:16). We build our perfect night of TV, which includes shows like ‘Bless This Mess,’ ‘Los Espookys,’ and ‘Gourmet Makes’ videos (13:33). Plus, an interview with Spoon’s Britt Daniel about the band’s new greatest hits album (38:17). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Britt Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/191h 0m

‘Too Old to Die Young,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and a Check-in With Andy | The Watch

Andy calls in from New Mexico to give an update on ‘Briarpatch’ and brings a special guest with him (2:51). If you’re ready to devote 13 hours of your life to watch ‘Too Old to Die Young,’ you might be rewarded (9:27). HBO’s new teen drama ‘Euphoria’ has just enough in it to keep us compelled (40:40). Plus: ‘Big Little Lies,’ S2E2 (32:59). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Adam Nayman, and Micah Peters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/1958m 59s

We’re Not Ready to Stop Talking About ‘Fleabag,’ Plus: The Wild West of Streaming Television | The Watch

The Atlantic’s David Sims joins the show to talk about what streaming television could look like once major corporate-media powerhouses start to get in the game (3:36). We’re not quite ready to stop talking about ‘Fleabag’ Season 2 (26:20). Plus, ‘The Society’ is your new Netflix guilty-pleasure watch (54:20). Read David’s article in The Atlantic here. Host: Chris Ryan Guests: David Sims, Sean Fennessey, and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/191h 4m

The ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Premiere and the Debacle That Was ‘Dark Phoenix’ | The Watch

‘Big Little Lies’ is back for Season 2 (0:34). Meryl Streep seems to be just what the show needed (6:12), and we check in with the rest of the Monterey Five (14:01). Plus: How did Fox get ‘Dark Phoenix’ so wrong (25:00)? Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/1951m 8s

Breaking Down Each Episode of ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 With Creators Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker | The Watch

Chris is joined by ‘Black Mirror’ creators Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker to talk about some of the challenges of creating the anthology series (2:34). Then they break down each episode from Season 5: “Striking Viper” (20:50), “Smithereens” (33:46), and “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” (48:38). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/1958m 4s

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge | The Watch

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ made us nostalgic for ‘Deadwood’ the show (0:35) and failed to capture the magic of those first three seasons (16:04). Plus, an on-the-ground report from opening day of Disney’s new exhibit, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (30:18). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/1957m 23s

Second-Season Genius From ‘Barry’ and ‘Fleabag’ | The Watch

Andy gives a ‘Briarpatch’ update as the show wraps up writing and gets ready to move into production (5:13). The second season of ‘Barry’ toed the line between comedy and darkness brilliantly (22:14), and ‘Fleabag’ Season 2 will likely be the most impressive show you see on TV this year (33:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/1952m 15s

A Post–‘Game of Thrones’ Mailbag With Jason Mantzoukas | The Watch

We open up the mailbag to answer questions like how the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ might look different if you were to binge-watch the series (13:25), the possibility of a fantasy-genre hangover (34:04), and what shows we're most looking forward to now that ‘Game of Thrones’ is over (52:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/191h 3m

Breaking Down the End of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch

The end of ‘Game of Thrones’ was a tale of two finales (1:06). We parse through the ending of the show (6:59), attempt to tie up loose ends (32:30), and make predictions for what will fill the vacuum left by ‘Game of Thrones’ (59:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/191h 12m

The End of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Near, Plus: ‘Survivor’ Season Finale | The Watch

‘Game of Thrones’ is over this Sunday (1:00). We look back at the penultimate episode (7:40), make some predictions for the finale (20:32), and speculate about what a Benioff and Weiss ‘Star Wars’ movie will look like (26:32). Plus, the ‘Survivor’ season finale (42:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/191h 3m

Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Plus: Farewell to ‘Veep’ | The Watch

The penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ left us with a sense of betrayal (4:39). Daenerys’s descent into madness seemed rushed (9:09), and Jon has seemingly transitioned into a supporting character (16:09). Plus, predictions for the final episode (48:38) and saying goodbye to ‘Veep’ (49:26). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/1957m 55s

Non-'Thrones' HBO Content and a Conversation With David Cross | The Watch

On the night that “Battle of Winterfell” aired, it was ‘Barry’ that contained the best action sequence (1:00). The final season of ‘Veep’ seems like it might be falling victim to Thronesian pacing (13:30). Plus, a conversation with David Cross ahead of the premiere of his stand-up special, ‘Oh Come On’ (31:03). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Alison Herman and David Cross Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/1949m 43s

Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E4 | The Watch

Chris and Andy give their mixed reactions to "The Last of the Starks" (1:10). They talk about some characters on the periphery of the episode (14:45), the departure of Ghost (31:50), and their favorite moments (39:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/1948m 22s

Breaking Down 'Avengers: Endgame' | The Watch

‘Avengers: Endgame' was pure entertainment (1:00). We break down the biggest flexes from the movie (6:51) where the franchise goes from here (13:18), what happened to our favorite characters (21:59), and who won the movie (40:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/1957m 15s

Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Watch

The Battle of Winterfell finally happened (1:01). We talk about the visual effects of the battle (7:29), who lived and who died (21:54), and the difficulties of trying to wrap up a major and beloved franchise (30:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/1951m 37s

Why 1999 Was One of the Best Years for Movies, Plus a Conversation With Roxanne Benjamin | The Watch

Author Brian Raftery joins the show to talk about his new book, ‘Best. Movie. Year. Ever’ (2:59), and how 1999 became a seminal year for movies (24:31). Plus a conversation with Roxanne Benjamin, the creator of ‘Body at Brighton Rock,’ about making unique horror movies (45:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey, Brian Raftery, and Roxanne Benjamin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/191h 0m

Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E2 | The Watch

Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (1:00). They make predictions for who is most likely to die (17:36) and talk about the theme of "afterwards" throughout the episode (32:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/1953m 47s

Disney+ Jockeys for First Place in the Streaming Wars | The Watch

This week Disney announced all of the movies and TV shows that will be available on Disney+ (1:06); the streaming service is creating a relationship with subscribers before even launching (8:25). Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ (20:52), ‘Bless This Mess’ (27:16), ‘Killing Eve’ (31:32), and ‘The OA’ (35:34). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Alison Herman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/1944m 30s

‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Back to the Basics (for Better or for Worse), Plus ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | The Watch

We recap the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones,' breaking down what we liked and didn’t like from the season premiere (02:01). Then we look ahead to ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (39:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/1956m 45s

On the Brink of the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch

Ahead of the season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, we recap our favorite moments from Season 7 (1:24) and talk about the Night King as a villain for Season 8 (24:17). Also, our thoughts on ‘Killing Eve’ (16:45), ‘Fosse/Verdon’ (18:28), and ‘Survivor’ (31:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/1940m 16s

The Return of ‘Killing Eve’ and an Interview With the Minds Behind 'Fosse/Verdon' | The Watch

‘Killing Eve’ is back and has become one of AMC’s premier shows (0:00); what does this mean for the series going forward (0:33)? ‘Fosse/Verdon’ feels full of creative energy (15:49). We talk with the minds behind the show about bringing Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon to life (29:06). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Juliet Litman, Steven Levenson, and Thomas Kail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/1958m 49s

How ‘Joker’ Might Fit Into Superhero Movie Canon and a Conversation With Fiona Shaw | The Watch

Several trailers were shown at CinemaCon this week, giving us a peek at what the movie industry will look like in the months to come (1:53). The trailer for ‘Joker’ dropped this week and it looks like a superhero movie pivoting towards prestige (10:20), and an over/under on how many episodes of Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ we’ll actually end up watching (17:09). Then, a conversation with Fiona Shaw ahead of the Season 2 premiere of ‘Killing Eve’ (39:11). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey and Fiona Shaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/1951m 11s

Writers Guild Negotiations, Plus: ‘Veep’ and ‘Barry’ | The Watch

An explainer on what the negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents (3:35) could mean for the industry (13:48). Plus, the new Jenny Lewis album is everything we could want from her (17:41), and ‘Veep’ and ‘Barry’ are back on HBO (29:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/1953m 13s

A Movie and Television Grab Bag | The Watch

The 1999 movie ‘The Blair Witch Project’ had the original viral marketing campaign (2:20). A crash course for the reality TV show ‘Vanderpump Rules’ (19:23). Plus: ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ (38:11). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alyssa Bereznak, Juliet Litman, and Alison Herman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/1955m 39s

Apple Officially Wades Into the Streaming Wars, Plus: ‘Us’ and ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ | The Watch

At the Apple event this Monday, the company paraded out all of the original content that will be available through their streaming service (2:09). They’re about to go up against not only streaming services, but cable companies as well (11:12). Plus, Adam Nayman on ‘Us’ and ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ (28:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Adam Nayman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/1953m 56s

Trailer Talk, Plus: Nick Antosca, the Showrunner of ‘The Act’ | The Watch

The trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 dropped this week and it’s rich with '80s references (3:20). The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ dropped this week as well (10:40). Then, Nick Antosca joins the show. He is the showrunner for the new TV show ‘The Act,’ which is based on the true story of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard (20:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Nick Antosca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/1942m 56s

Apple’s Upcoming Entry Into the Streaming Wars and Reviewing ‘Captain Marvel’ | The Watch

On March 25, Apple will host a group of movie and TV producers and actors at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, to unveil plans for its upcoming streaming service (10:20). Plus, ‘Captain Marvel’ missed the mark in many ways—what does that mean, if anything, for the larger quilt Marvel is trying to stitch (32:45)? Further Reading: “Apple’s Big Spending Plan to Challenge Netflix Takes Shape,” John Koblin Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/1952m 43s

The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer and a ‘Triple Frontier’ Magnum Opus | The Watch

The latest ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer is here and comes with a full serving of late-career Jeremy Renner’s hair (1:45). Then Andy shares his qualms with Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ (0:00) and Jason Concepcion joins to sing its praises as the type of movie that's made less often than it used to be (26:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/1946m 52s

On the Ground at South by Southwest, Plus: 'Olympic Dreams' | The Watch

'Game of Thrones' was one of the main topics of conversation at South by Southwest last weekend (4:32). The Russo brothers are adapting the book 'Cherry' into a movie. The book is about a veteran who falls into opioid addiction and starts robbing banks to support his habit. The movie will star Tom Holland (10:23). Plus an interview with Nick Kroll, Jeremy Teicher, and Alexi Pappas of 'Olympic Dreams' (19:57). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion, Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/1941m 42s

Was TV Ever Truly Monoculture and More Questions from the Mailbag | The Watch

We break open the mailbag to answer questions about the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer (4:16), the year in television so far (16:00), and how big of a competitor Disney+ will be (28:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/1950m 45s

A Big-Picture Look at HBO, Plus ‘Crashing’ and ‘Pen15’ | The Watch

What does the future of HBO look like after the merger between AT&T and Time Warner (6:47)? Plus a midseason review of ‘Crashing’ (35:40) and the teen television renaissance that continues with ‘Pen15’ (42:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/1946m 22s

Is the X-Men Franchise Relevant Anymore? Plus, the Creators of ‘High Maintenance’ | The Watch

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01/03/1944m 25s

An Oscars and 'True Detective' Season 3 Wrap-up | The Watch (Ep. 332)

The Oscars were surprisingly smooth and democratic (2:53), but that doesn’t signal any lasting cultural changes (17:49). The finale of 'True Detective' Season 3 was nothing groundbreaking (25:37), but it we do want a fourth season of the anthology series (40:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/1943m 16s

Our 2019 Anticipation Index and Why Amazon Is Keeping ‘Lord of the Rings’ Under Lock and Key | The Watch (Ep. 331)

We break down the TV shows and movies we’re most excited for in 2019, including ‘Triple Frontier’ (6:11), 'Twilight Zone' (10:18), and ‘City on a Hill’ (23:40). Plus, why is Amazon keeping the writers' room for ‘Lord of the Rings’ under such strict lock and key (33:07)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/1948m 12s

The End of Marvel on Netflix, Plus the Penultimate Episode of ‘True Detective’ | The Watch (Ep. 330)

‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ are leaving Netflix (4:21), completing the Marvel purge as Disney gets ready to launch its own streaming service (16:54). Plus, the penultimate episode of ‘True Detective’ leaves us satisfied with where Season 3 has gone (31:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/1955m 14s

An Assortment of TV News, Plus an Interview With Actor Jamie Bell | The Watch (Ep. 329)

The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off movie about Jesse Pinkman will be coming to Netflix (5:27). The trailer for the second season of ‘Killing Eve’ dropped this week (15:30). The guys finish up 'Russian Doll' (18:16), and Jamie Bell joins the show to talk about his upcoming movie, 'Donnybrook' (36:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jamie Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/1957m 18s

Build Your Own Night of Television, Plus an Interview With ‘Russian Doll’ Director Leslye Headland | The Watch (Ep. 328)

We build our ideal night of network television from a landscape of streaming comedies and network dramas (2:50). The director of ‘Russian Doll,’ Leslye Headland, joins the show to talk about her personal inspirations for the show (39:50) and creating the loop timeline (52:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman, Andrew Gruttadaro, Leslye Headland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/191h 2m

The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm, Plus ‘High Flying Bird’ | The Watch (Ep. 327)

FX CEO John Landgraf gave his semi-annual state of television address this week (2:19) and took digs at Netflix while doing so (13:24). Steven Soderbergh’s new movie, ‘High Flying Bird,’ is his most emotionally present work to date (33:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Adam Nayman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/1949m 19s

The Avengers Are in 'The Leftovers,' Plus Netflix's 'Russian Doll' | The Watch (Ep. 326)

The Super Bowl was a snooze, but at least we got to see Steve Carell shilling Pepsi (5:30) and an Avengers trailer (14:42). Netflix’s new comedy ‘Russian Doll’ is the perfect show for the streaming service (27:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Russian Doll’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/1945m 37s

Who Will Be the Next Batman? Plus, the Movie ‘Dune’ | The Watch (Ep. 325)

The newest ‘Batman’ movie will come out in 2021 (2:40). Ben Affleck is reportedly not involved in the project, so who will take his place? (7:47). Plus, a midseason review of ‘True Detective’ (22:46) and excitement over the movie ‘Dune’ (32:38). Host: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/1937m 29s

Andy’s Big News, Plus an Interview With the Creator of ‘Black Earth Rising’ | The Watch (Ep. 324)

Andy tells us what it's like to have his show ‘Briarpatch’ picked up by USA Network (0:39). Plus: an interview with Hugo Blick, the creator of the Netflix show ‘Black Earth Rising,’ which is about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide (32:22). Host: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hugo Blick Read more about ‘Briarpatch’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/1952m 37s

The State of Comedy on Television, Plus a ‘True Detective’ Recap | The Watch (Ep. 323)

With the third episode of ‘True Detective’ there seems to be some pull between the writers and the director (6:30). The popular legal drama ‘Perry Mason’ will return as an HBO series (26:50). Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’ is playing at a higher frequency (35:36), and we share other TV comedies we’re watching (47:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Black Monday’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/1958m 24s

Breaking Down the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Teaser, Plus: Steven Soderbergh's Culture Consumption | The Watch Ep. (322)

What this week's teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' means for the franchise (4:01). News broke this week that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie—his father directed the original in 1984 (8:24). Plus: A trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s new movie ‘High Flying Bird’ dropped this week (27:21). Host: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/1941m 17s

Cautiously Optimistic About ‘True Detective,’ Plus: ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Sparks a Trend | The Watch (Ep. 321)

Discussing ‘The Passage,' which feels like a cable or streaming show trying to fit into a network mold (2:18), casual optimism about the third season of ‘True Detective’ (14:23), and what else you should look out for on television in the coming months (19:44). Plus: The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ is inspiring people to clean out their homes and offices (27:04). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Alyssa Bereznak Read Alison Herman on 'The Passage' here. Read Alison Herman on 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/1941m 34s

Previewing 'True Detective' Season 3 | The Watch (Ep. 320)

The first two episodes of 'True Detective' Season 3 premiere this Sunday (1:11) and they are more reminiscent of Season 1 than Season 2 (8:56). Also, we talk about what made the show so popular when it first premiered (17:21). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion and Miles Surrey Read Miles Surrey’s piece on Chad Velcoro here. Read Chris Ryan's 'True Detective' Syllabus here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/1932m 41s

What the 2019 Golden Globes Were Lacking | The Watch (Ep. 319)

The 2019 Golden Globes gave us a sneak peak of an upcoming slate of HBO shows (5:48), a lackluster hosting job by Sandra Oh and Andy Sandberg (22:04), and awards for ‘Green Book’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' (34:57). Plus: Quick reviews of ‘Vice’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (38:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/1946m 50s

Netflix Flexes Its Muscles With ‘Bandersnatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 318)

The new ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Bandersnatch’ shows us the potential of choose-your-own-adventure TV (10:40), but it’s also really just peak ‘Black Mirror’ (22:17). ‘The Good Place’ continues to show that it won’t be hemmed in by network television (34:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/1948m 41s

The 2018 Year in Review Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 317)

Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer some listener questions about the year in pop culture, including what will take the place of ‘Game of Thrones’ after the final season (15:01), shows likely to hit a sophomore slump in 2019 (24:14), and their favorite books of the year (31:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/1855m 1s

2018’s Great Wall of Culture | The Watch (Ep. 316)

Chris and Andy add six people to their Great Wall of Culture whose performances and contributions they feel defined 2018. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/1846m 28s

The Beauty of ‘Roma’ and What We’re Catching Up on Over the Holidays | The Watch (Ep. 315)

Alfonso Cuarón's ‘Roma’ premiered on Netflix last week, and the debate over whether you can properly enjoy it outside of the theater continues (10:02), but either way the movie is a cinematic delight (22:21). Chris and Andy decide what television they’re going to catch up over the holidays (35:08), including ‘My Brilliant Friend’ and ‘Money Heist’ (41:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/1853m 47s

The Best Television Shows of 2018 With Sam Esmail | The Watch (Ep. 314)

‘Homecoming’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail joins to give his picks for the best television shows of the year (9:03), talk about what he was looking for in TV this year (45:49), and his favorite performances of 2018 (72:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Check out The Ringer’s list of best television shows of 2018 here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/181h 19m

Jason Mantzoukas Looks Back on This Year in Television and Film | The Watch (Ep. 313)

Jason Mantzoukas joins to talk about the trailer for the ‘Triple Frontier’ movie (10:14), the new ‘Avengers’ trailer (17:57), ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 (34:31), and ‘Bodyguard’ (43:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/181h 1m

Golden Globe Television Nominations and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 312)

A short teaser for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ doesn’t reveal too much (3:15). The trailer for the new ‘Captain Marvel’ movie starring Brie Larson was released this week (11:07). Television nominations for the Golden Globes are all over the map (21:38). The second season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ feels like a show in its fifth season (32:59). Yorgos Lanthimos’s new movie, ‘The Favourite,’ is a different kind of period piece (42:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/1849m 8s

'The Mandalorian' News, Plus the Ups and Downs of TV Auteurism | The Watch (Ep. 311)

News about forthcoming Star Wars live-action series ‘The Mandalorian’ has leaked, and it doesn’t bode well for the show (1:42). Netflix is cancelling the Marvel television series ‘Daredevil’ after its third season, and Disney launching its own streaming service may have something to do with it (8:52). ‘The Romanoffs’ feels like bloated, end-stage Peak TV (33:27), and the second half of ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is mesmerizing (45:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Chris and Alison Herman’s list of best tv shows of 2018 here. Read Miles Surrey and Andrew Gruttadaro’s list of best television episodes of 2018 here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/1851m 46s

‘Widows’ Is a Different Type of Heist Movie and the 1975 Is a Different Type of Rock Band | The Watch (Ep. 310)

The 1975’s new album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,’ is 2018’s version of a rock album (2:11). With ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen created a unique kind of heist movie (27:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Lindsay Zoladz on the 1975’s new album here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/1848m 24s

‘Little Drummer Girl’ Creates a World You Want to Dive Into | The Watch (Ep. 309)

AMC created a three-night event by airing all six episodes of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ over the course of three nights, but was it worth it (1:16)? Plus a review of the first three episodes (19:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Chris Ryan’s review of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ here. Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/1847m 40s

Ben Stiller on Creating ‘Escape at Dannemora’ | The Watch (Ep. 308)

The adaptation of John le Carré’s ‘Little Drummer Girl’ premieres this week on AMC (1:18). ‘Escape at Dannemora’ executive producer Ben Stiller talks about how he got involved with the project (25:32); working with Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Dano (35:16); and his inspirations for the show (45:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ben Stiller Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Escape at Dannemora’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/181h 0m

Previewing ‘Narcos: Mexico’ With Executive Producer Eric Newman | The Watch (Ep. 307)

A24 is partnering with Apple to produce a slate of movies for the tech giant (1:07). ‘Narcos’ executive producer Eric Newman previews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (22:34) and talks about portraying the drug war on screen (45:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eric Newman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/1855m 15s

Remembering Stan Lee, Plus Homecoming's Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz | The Watch (Ep. 306)

Marvel creator Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95 (2:26), and his legacy will live on through the universe he created (11:16). Plus: 'Homecoming' creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz talk about turning their podcast into prestige television (25:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/1851m 40s

‘Star Wars' Prequels and ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequels | The Watch (Ep. 305)

Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor in a live-action ‘Star Wars’ series on Disney+ (3:34), AMC is developing a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie about Jesse Pinkman’s life (15:08), and a review of the second half of ‘Homecoming’ Season 1 (35:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/1858m 15s

The Brilliance of ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 304)

Andrew Lincoln will return as Rick Grimes for a series of ‘The Walking Dead’ movies for AMC (4:58), further breaking down the boundaries between television and film (11:54). Plus: a review of the first five episodes of ‘Homecoming’ with Julia Roberts (26:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Homecoming’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/1847m 55s

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel News, Plus Previewing ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 303)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down this week’s news about the forthcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel (2:01) before reviewing ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (10:38) and ‘Homecoming’ (17:09). Then Chris is joined by Juliet Litman to give a midseason review of ‘Bodyguard’ and talk about some other British television to watch (26:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/1841m 33s

‘Bodyguard,’ Plus Classic Albums As the New Comic Books | The Watch (Ep. 302)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that Disney shut down production on the stand-alone ‘Boba Fett’ Star Wars movie (3:32) and the idea of basing movies or TV shows on albums (18:37). Then they recap the first episode of the British TV show ‘Bodyguard,’ starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes (29:29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/1846m 3s

Do Streaming Services Care About Film History? Plus a Conversation With Matthew Macfadyen of ‘Succession’ | The Watch (Ep. 301)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to talk about the shuttering of the film streaming service Filmstruck (1:57) and the new movie ‘Wildlife’ (13:54). Then Chris is joined by ‘Succession’ actor Matthew Macfadyen to talk about playing Tom in the show (20:24) and working with Adam McKay (27:13). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/1839m 13s

What's Changed Since Starting the Show, Favorite Movie Moments of the Year, and Other Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 300)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their 300th episode by opening up the mailbag and answering listener questions, including what has changed since they started their show (5:42), what the future of Netflix looks like (15:39), and what they want to watch that’s not out there right now (25:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/1850m 16s

Lukewarm on ‘Camping’ and Hot on ‘Haunting of Hill House,’ Plus a Conversation With ‘Apostle’ Director Gareth Evans | The Watch (Ep. 299)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Alison Herman to talk about Lena Dunham’s new show ‘Camping’ (1:44) and Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Hill House’ (12:45). Then Chris is joined by Gareth Evans to talk about his new horror film ‘Apostle’ and what it was like to create this movie (23:39). Read Miles Surrey on 'The Haunting of Hill House' here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/1842m 13s

Big-Ticket TV Overload and Talking With Carla Gugino of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ | The Watch (Ep. 298)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give a quick review of ‘First Man’ (4:53) before talking about their lack of excitement for ‘The Romanoffs’ (11:17). Then Chris is joined by Carla Gugino from ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ to talk about the creation of the show (19:56) and acting in a horror series (28:27). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/1838m 3s

‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale and Talking With ‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville | The Watch (Ep. 297)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about the finale of Season 4 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (5:43) and what’s next for the series (12:35). Then they are joined by the creator of Netflix’s ‘Maniac,’ Patrick Somerville, to talk about the process of creating the show (18:01) and what it was like to work with Cary Fukunaga, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and more (36:41). Read Miles Surrey on the fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/181h 8m

Yeah, We Loved 'A Star Is Born,' Too | The Watch (Ep. 296)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about their reactions to ‘A Star is Born,’ including Bradley Cooper’s skill as a director (3:36), how the movie portrayed the music industry (13:25), and how the movie treats addiction (24:49). Read all of The Ringer's coverage of 'A Star is Born' here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/1848m 11s

Get Ready for the Fantasy TV Bubble | The Watch (Ep. 295)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about the news that Chris Evans may be out as Captain America (3:47) and the recent influx of fantasy television (9:17). Then they recap the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (38:42), and Chris helps Andy decide if he should go see ‘A Star Is Born’ or ‘Venom’ this weekend (46:45). Read David Shoemaker on ‘Venom’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/1857m 29s

Catching Up on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ With Andy Greenwald | The Watch (Ep. 294)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about Andy’s experience filming the pilot for ‘Briarpatch’ (1:44). Then they catch up on all the film and television news Andy missed out on, including ‘Maniac’ (11:48), the Emmys (16:01), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (34:22). Check out The Ringer's guide to streaming in October here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/1849m 21s

Fall Movie Preview and Love for ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch (Ep. 293)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about movies to pay attention to as awards season begins, including ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:13) and ‘Green Book’ (16:14). Then Chris speaks with Miles Surrey about everything that has happened so far in Season 4 of 'Better Call Saul' (20:31). Read Miles Surrey’s recap of ‘Better Call Saul’ S4E8 here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/1839m 53s

Reviewing ‘Maniac’ and ‘Forever,’ Plus Is the DC Extended Universe Cool Again? | The Watch (Ep. 292)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan talks with Alison Herman about Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ (5:09) and Amazon’s ‘Forever’ (23:20). Then he is joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about the expanding DC cinematic universe, including ‘Joker’ (33:58) and the new Harley Quinn movie ‘Birds of Prey’ (46:16). Read Alison Herman on 'Maniac' here. Read Alison Herman on 'Forever' here. Read the Ringer Staff on 'Joker' here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/181h 5m

Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise, Plus a Live Performance From the Altons | The Watch (Ep. 291)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with GQ staff writer Zach Baron to talk about the news that Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’ (1:45) and Fukunaga’s new Netflix show ‘Maniac’ (13:06). Then Los Angeles–based band the Altons perform live in The Ringer studio (19:40) before Chris sits down with them to talk about how they got their start in music (36:42). Read Zach’s profile of Cary Fukunaga here. Read Miles Surrey on the pros and cons of Fukunaga directing ‘Bond 25’ here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/1844m 25s

The Emmys Earn a Collective Shrug, and ‘The Predator’ Is a Glorious Disaster | The Watch (Ep. 290)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Amanda Dobbins and Alison Herman to recap the 2018 Emmys, including the lackluster hosting (1:47) and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominating the awards (9:02). Then Chris is joined by Andrew Gruttadaro to talk about ‘The Predator’ (33:48). Read Alison Herman’s recap of the 2018 Emmys here. Read Miles Surrey on the winners and losers of the 2018 Emmys here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/1848m 41s

Behind the Scenes of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ and ‘American Vandal’ | The Watch (Ep. 289)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ showrunner Graham Rolland to talk about having a moralistic action hero (7:53) and how his military background influenced the show (15:05). Later Chris sits down with the creators of ‘American Vandal’ to discuss the hilarious second season of their breakthrough Netflix mockumentary (27:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/1852m 3s

A Check-In With Andy, the Premiere of ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, and a Mid-Season Review of ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 288)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is briefly joined by Andy Greenwald to give an update on the production of Andy's show 'Briarpatch' (1:00). Then Alison Herman joins to talk about the second season premiere of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ (7:21) and David Shoemaker gives a mid-season review of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ (23:36). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/1836m 28s

The Summer TV Awards | The Watch (Ep. 287)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Alison Herman highlight and award the best TV shows, scenes, episodes, and performances of the summer and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/181h 1m

A New Format for Superhero Movies, Previewing a Potentially Political Awards Season, and ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 286)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about a new format for superhero movies given recent news about Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ movie (4:28) and a slate of new political movies coming out ahead of awards season (16:12). Then Chris is joined by David Shoemaker to preview the second season of Netflix's ‘Ozark’ (25:24). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/1844m 48s

True Detective’ Is Coming Back and ‘Sharp Objects’ Wraps, Plus Catching Up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 285)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recent trailer and forthcoming season of 'True Detective' (4:00) and finale of 'Sharp Objects' (11:00). Later, they catch up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ (24:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/1841m 42s

The Summer Movie Awards | The Watch

In a 'Big Picture'–'Watch' crossover bonus episode, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan highlight this summer’s movies by awarding the biggest surprises, best independent films, best scenes, best and worst movie of the summer, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/1856m 12s

The Trouble With 'Bond 25,' Getting Hyped for 'Top Gun 2,' Plus Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 284)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the production woes of the latest James Bond and share their excitement about the upcoming sequel to ‘Top Gun’ (4:00). Later they open the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from why talk shows on Netflix aren’t working to what plays they’d like to see adapted to the big screen (21:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/1846m 8s

'Better Call Saul' Is Back, Plus Reviewing Summer Movies | The Watch (Ep. 283)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to Albuquerque to celebrate ‘Better Call Saul’ and Season 4's artistic achievement so far (6:00). Later they discuss and review some summer films, including ‘Black Klansman’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ‘The Meg’ (31:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/1852m 1s

Remembering Aretha Franklin, Looking to the Good TV to Come, and Reviewing ‘Insecure’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 282)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on Andy’s experience in New Mexico so far, discuss Aretha Franklin's legacy (3:00) and look ahead to the TV shows they’re looking forward to in the coming months (9:00). Later they discuss and review AMC’s new show ‘Lodge 49’ (23:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/1845m 23s

The Content Wars of TV’s Gilded Age | The Watch (Ep.281)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give an update on the current state of television’s content wars, including the upcoming slate of shows to get excited for (15:40), how networks are responding to Netflix’s domination, and which networks will survive the arms race in TV’s gilded age (40:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/1856m 36s

Sending Off ‘Succession’ With Showrunner Jesse Armstrong | The Watch (Ep. 280)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the season finale of ‘Succession’ (2:00) before welcoming on its showrunner, Jesse Armstrong, to discuss the joys of creating an entertaining season of television with rich characters (31:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/1855m 8s

The 100 Best TV Episodes of The Century and Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 279)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions on everything from how ‘Game of Thrones’ will be remembered to their favorite TV shows of 2018 so far and much more (1:00). Later, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins join to discuss the making of and response to list of the best TV episodes of the century released this week on TheRinger.com (33:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/1859m 9s

Loving ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and Awarding ‘Succession’ the TV Championship Belt | The Watch (Ep. 278)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to and review ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and how Tom Cruise’s role as Ethan Hunt has evolved (3:00). Later, they discuss the penultimate episode of ‘Succession’ and award it the Television Championship Belt (22:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/1834m 20s

Exploring 'Castle Rock' and a 'Mission: Impossible' Retrospective | The Watch (Ep. 277)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald take a look at the latest addition to the Stephen King universe, 'Castle Rock' (02:00). Then, to celebrate the upcoming release of 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout,' they look back at the franchise (23:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/1844m 2s

‘Succession’ Finds Its Stride and the Showrunners of ‘GLOW’ on Creating Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 276)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about their love for the last three episodes of ‘Succession’ (1:31). Then Andy is joined by the showrunners of Netflix’s ‘GLOW,' Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, to talk about the development of the characters in Season 2 (15:25) and how they built their show-within-a-show episode (56:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/181h 5m

Marvel’s Supporting Avengers, Plus the Creators of ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Stop By | The Watch (Ep. 275)

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe by discussing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and then unveil the supporting Avengers that they’d like to see in upcoming Marvel films (2:04). They also review Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ (18:20) and later Chris sits down with director Stephen Susco and Blumhouse producer Couper Samuelson to talk about their terrifying new film, ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ (27:46). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/1852m 10s
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