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

New Seasons of ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Rings of Power,’ and the State of Franchise TV. Plus, ‘Big Cigar’ and Adrien Brody on ‘Winning Time’ and ‘Succession.’

Chris and Andy discuss standing ovation culture at the Cannes Film Festival (01:29), and Bob Iger’s admission that he tried to tell too many stories at the start of streaming (05:47). They talk about the many prequels being announced, starting with ‘Dune: Prophecy’ (12:31), as well as the companies’ commitment to getting a return on investment for their IP. They then get into the trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Rings of Power’ and ‘House of Dragon’ (17:25), and the renewal of ‘3 Body Problem’ (29:53) and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ (45:26),. They also express their excitement over new stories being told that aren’t ancillary projects. Later, they note their disappointment in the safe choices made in ‘Big Cigar’ (49:26). Finally, they interview Adrien Brody on his roles in ‘Winning Time’ and ‘Succession’ (58:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Adrien Brody Producers: Kaya McMullen and Olivia Crerie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/241h 27m

‘Ripley’ Is the Best Show of the Year So Far. Plus, ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting News and ‘Hacks.’

Chris and Andy talk about the just-OK box office performance of ‘The Fall Guy’ and what that says about the state of the movie industry right now (11:09). Then they talk about some more casting news for ‘Fantastic Four’ (19:07) before discussing the first four episodes of ‘Hacks’ Season 3 and the crossroads where the show finds itself right now (27:19). Finally, they talk about the final three episodes of ‘Ripley’ and why it is their favorite show of the year so far (37:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/241h 6m

‘Shogun’ and ‘The Bear’ News, the Disney-Hulu-Max Bundle, and ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’

Chris and Andy remember the legendary engineer and producer Steve Albini, who passed away this week (1:00). They then talk of news that the third season of ‘The Bear’ will be out this June (13:25) and that ‘Shogun’ will be getting a second season (18:30). Next, they talk about Disney and Warner Bros. reaching a deal to offer a Disney+, Hulu, and Max bundle (28:44), before diving into their new favorite delight on Netflix: John Mulaney’s quasi-late-night show, ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’ (36:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/2455m 25s

Scott Frank on 'Monsieur Spade' and Lessons Learned From Over 25 Years of Screenwriting

Chris and Andy are joined by screenwriter Scott Frank to talk about making 'Monsieur Spade' and what pulled him toward that adaptation (1:00), how he shifted from being primarily a script doctor to running his own shows (21:39), and how he feels about the shifting ways in which people consume TV and movies (41:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Scott Frank Producers: Kaya McMullen and Eduardo Ocampo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/241h

‘Baby Reindeer,’ ‘Sugar,’ and This Maybe Era of “Mid TV”

Andy is joined by Joanna Robinson to discuss a New York Times article published last week declaring that we’re in the midst of an era of “mid TV” with shows like ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ and ‘Hijack’ (11:42). Then, they talk about the new Netflix hit ‘Baby Reindeer’ in relation to that article (39:36), before discussing episodes 2-5 of ‘Sugar’ and why it should have worked when unfortunately it doesn't (50:44). Read the New York Times piece here. Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/241h 17m

‘The Office’ Spinoff, ‘Sympathizer’ Episode 2, and ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6.

Chris and Andy discuss the success of ‘Shogun,’ then dig into the latest news, including Tina Fey and Steve Carell teaming up for a new Netflix comedy series, as well as the latest casting news for the new ‘Office’ spinoff (04:45). Then, they discuss Episode 2 of ‘The Sympathizer’ and whether the show's flair is both a benefit and detriment (27:47). They end with a recap of ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6 and decide if the show is delivering an undercooked product (50:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producers: Eduardo Ocampo and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/241h 11m

‘Shogun’ Finale With Creators Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks

Chris and Andy do a quick culture catch-up, featuring Sunday’s surprise ‘Bluey’ episode, "Surprise!," and Taylor Swift’s new double album, before getting into their unfiltered thoughts on the ‘Shogun’ finale (9:30). Then, they speak with ‘Shogun’ creators Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks about how they approached writing the show, casting Cosmo Jarvis, the finale, and more (25:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks Producers: Sasha Ashall and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/241h 16m

Apple Gets Into the Franchise Business, the Penultimate Episode of ‘Shogun,’ and ‘Ripley’ Episodes 4 and 5

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Apple TV will be making a ‘For All Mankind’ spinoff called ‘Star City,’ and adapting another one of Mick Herron’s novels (author of ‘Slow Horses’) for a show starring Emma Thompson (1:00). Then, they talk about an article in Harper’s that looks at the role private equity firms have played in the TV industry over the past decade (13:38), before discussing the penultimate episode of ‘Shogun’ (29:07) and episodes 4 and 5 of ‘Ripley’ (59:09). Read the Harper’s piece here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/241h 20m

Weekend Watches, ‘The Sympathizer,’ and ‘Fallout’

Chris and Andy talk about some of the things they watched over the weekend, including a supersized episode of ‘Bluey’ (1:00) and 'Saturday Night Live' hosted by Ryan Gosling (15:51). Then, they talk about the first episode of ‘The Sympathizer’ and whether shows are helped or hurt by having a famous director like Park Chan-wook direct the first few episodes (22:16). Finally, they discuss ‘Fallout’ and where it ranks among other video game adaptations, such as ‘The Last of Us’ (42:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/241h 2m

‘Shogun’ Episode 8, ‘Ripley’ Episode 3, and ‘Top Chef’ Episode 4

Chris and Andy talk about some news from the week, including the trailer for ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ and the announcement that the John le Carré adaptation ‘The Night Manager’ will be returning for two more seasons (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Shogun’ (16:49) and Episode 3 of ‘Ripley’ (41:14) before discussing how they are liking this season of ‘Top Chef’ so far (53:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/241h 12m

The ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Series Finale, ‘Ripley,’ and ‘Sugar’

Chris and Andy talk about the series finale of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and how the show has evolved over its 12-season run (1:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Ripley’ and how it may be the best thing on Netflix since ‘Mindhunter’ (15:06). Finally, they get into the first two episodes of the Colin Farrell show ‘Sugar’ and how it’s hard to judge the show when they know an extreme twist is coming (41:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/241h 8m

‘Shogun’ Episode 7 and ‘3 Body Problem’ Episodes 6-8

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Julia Garner was cast as a version of Silver Surfer in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ movie (1:00) and give some love to the second season of ‘Tokyo Vice’ (10:46). Then they break down the seventh episode of ‘Shogun’ and talk about how the show’s long production road helped deepen the characters (17:18). Finally, they talk about Episodes 6-8 of ‘3 Body Problem’ and whether there will be a second season of the show (36:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/241h 13m

‘X-Men ’97’ and the State of Comic Book TV. Plus, How Much “Reality” Is in Jerrod Carmichael’s ‘Reality Show’?

Chris is joined by Ringer-Verse host Charles Holmes to talk about the new animated series ‘X-Men ’97’ and how it’s the latest installment in what has become the genre of “nostalgia” television (1:00). Then, they talk about the first few episodes of the ‘Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show,’ how much “reality” there is in this reality TV show (37:14), and where this show fits in with the evolving idea of what a standup comic does (54:50). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Charles Holmes Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/241h 22m

'Shogun' Episode 6 and the British TV Landscape With Flo Lloyd-Hughes

Chris and Andy break down the sixth episode of 'Shogun,' talking about their favorite moments from this episode and Anna Sawai's standout performance (1:00). Then, Chris is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes, host of The Ringer's 'Counter Pressed,' to talk about British TV-watching habits, including the popularity of 'The Traitors' U.K. (27:17) and what American shows have crossed over to become popular in England this year (44:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Flo Lloyd-Hughes Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/241h 6m

‘3 Body Problem’ Episodes 1-5 and Benioff and Weiss’s Adaptation Prowess

Chris and Andy talk about news that ‘Euphoria’ Season 3 has been delayed indefinitely, and get into whether or not the show will ever come back (1:00). Then, they discuss the first five episodes of ‘3 Body Problem,’ touching on how Benioff and Weiss are at their best when working from a source material (15:43) and how the show manages to make dense sci-fi material feel light and fast-paced (34:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2457m 12s

The ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Acolyte’ Trailers, ‘3 Body Problem,’ ‘Shogun’ Episode 5, and the Next Era of ‘Top Chef’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailers for years-in-the-making ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Acolyte’ (1:00) and the second season of ‘House of the Dragon’ (11:41). Then they talk about the first episode of ‘3 Body Problem’ and how Benioff and Weiss manage to speed through plot in a way that hurt the end of ‘Game of Thrones,’ but is beneficial here (17:03). Finally, they discuss the fifth episode of ‘Shogun’ (29:27) and the premiere of ‘Top Chef’ Season 21, which marks a new era with Kristen Kish as the host (49:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/241h 13m

‘Manhunt’ and Apple TV+’s Historical Fiction Niche. Plus, ‘The Bear’ News.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘The Bear’ is shooting its third and fourth seasons simultaneously and the breakneck production pace that the show has (1:00). Then they talk about the new show ‘Manhunt’ that depicts the hunt for Abraham Lincoln’s killer (23:29) and Apple TV+’s play for straight historical fiction television (32:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2456m 36s

How Much Should TV Creators Ask of Their Viewers? Plus, 'Shogun' Episode 4 and 'The Gentlemen.'

Chris and Andy talk about a New Yorker profile of 'Succession' writer Lucy Prebble in which she wonders whether it's better to create TV that "feels like having a bath" instead of shows with complicated plotlines that require the viewer to follow closely (1:00). Then they talk about the fourth episode of 'Shogun' (26:44) and the new Netflix show 'The Gentlemen,' which feels just like the "gourmet cheeseburger" that chief content officer Bela Bajaria once described (44:55). Read the New Yorker article here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/241h 6m

Have the Oscars Gotten Their Groove Back? Plus, ‘The Regime.’

Chris and Andy talk about Sunday night's Oscars ceremony and how it seemed to cement the next generation of stars (1:00), as well as other standout moments from the broadcast, like the "I'm Just Ken" performance (30:57). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘The Regime’ starring Kate Winslet, and the difference between when a show is “bad” and when it’s just not working (55:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/241h 10m

‘Shogun’ Episode 3, Influential Childhood TV Shows, and Trailers for ‘3 Body Problem’ and ‘Fallout’

Chris and Andy talk about the third episode of ‘Shogun’ and how the show uses confrontation set pieces to drive the plot (1:00). Then, they answer a few more mailbag questions, talking about the lasting impact of ‘Dune: Part Two’ (28:16), the most influential TV shows of their childhoods (41:24), and the trailers for ‘3 Body Problem’ and ‘Fallout’ (48:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/241h 3m

‘Dune: Part Two’ and Denis Villeneuve’s World Building. Plus, Mailbag Questions

Chris and Andy give their reactions to ‘Dune: Part Two’ (1:00) and talk about whether or not the movie cemented the next generation of stars in Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, and Florence Pugh (30:38). Then they talk about some other things they are watching like Richard Linklater’s new documentary ‘Hometown Prison’ (41:36), before opening up the mailbag to answer a few questions around the state of the tv industry (48:54). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/241h 12m

‘Shogun’ Episodes 1 and 2, the ‘Harry Potter’ TV Series, and Previewing ‘The Regime’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Guy Ritchie will direct a ‘Ray Donovan’ spinoff (1:00) and that the long-talked-about ‘Harry Potter’ TV series could be coming to Max in 2026 (15:32). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Shogun’ and how the show is using the TV medium to tell a dense and rich story (36:31). Finally, they preview ‘The Regime,’ HBO’s new Sunday night show starring Kate Winslet (59:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/02/241h 6m

‘Dune: Part Two’ and ‘Shogun’ Anticipation Meter, the Possible Paramount-Peacock Merger, ‘The Dynasty,’ and ‘The Greatest Night in Pop’

Chris and Andy talk about rewatching ‘Dune’ in anticipation of ‘Dune: Part Two’ and how seriously Denis Villeneuve takes this world that he is creating (1:00). Then they talk about ‘Shogun’ and why the show reminds them of ‘Game of Thrones’ (18:03), before talking about the rumors that Paramount+ and Peacock might merge (32:38). Finally, they discuss two documentaries they are enjoying: ‘The Dynasty’ and ‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ (56:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/241h 9m

The ‘True Detective’ Discourse, the ‘Monsieur Spade’ Finale, and ‘Madame Web’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘True Detective’ has been renewed for Season 5 with Issa Lopez at the helm, and some of show creator Nic Pizzolatto’s comments about the latest season (1:00). Then, they talk about two Apple shows they have been watching, ‘Masters of the Air’ and ‘The New Look’ (23:55), and how they define the company’s take on historical fiction. They then discuss the finale of ‘Monsieur Spade’ (41:11), before talking about their experience seeing ‘Madame Web’ (56:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/241h 20m

The Finale of 'True Detective: Night Country'

Chris and Andy break down the finale of 'True Detective: Night Country,' and this season as a whole. They talk about how the show ultimately spent too much time in the past (1:00), whether or not the reveal of who killed Annie and the scientists landed for them (14:27), and where the 'True Detective' franchise goes from here (33:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/2455m 12s

‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ Episodes 7 and 8 With Cocreator and Showrunner Francesca Sloane

Chris and Andy briefly talk about the announcement of the new ‘Fantastic Four’ cast (1:00). Then they are joined by ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ cocreator and showrunner Francesca Sloane to talk about the finale of the show (15:08), working with Donald Glover to bring the story to life (34:10), and choosing Maya Erskine for the role of Jane (43:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Francesca Sloane Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/241h 2m

Super Bowl Trailers and Ads, and ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Episode 5

Chris and Andy talk about some of the trailers that aired during the Super Bowl, including ‘Wicked’ (1:00), ‘Deadpool 3’ (15:05), and the remake of ‘Twisters’ (20:22). Then, they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ and how the emotional moments really shined in this episode while there seems to be a lack of interest in depicting that actual detective work (31:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/2459m 30s

Sports Goes Back to Bundles, Apple TV's Upcoming Slate, and 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Episodes 3-6

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Fox, Warner Bros., and ESPN will launch a joint sports streaming platform this year (1:00) and what ripple effects this could have in the scripted TV world (28:48). Then they talk about Apple TV's upcoming slate of shows, including the Colin Farrell show 'Sugar' (38:46) and Episodes 3 through 6 of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' a show where the lack of backstory for the main characters works to its advantage (54:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/241h 10m

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Episode 4 and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ and talk about whether or not the show’s use of multiple mystery plotlines is muddying the story (1:00). Then they talk about being pleasantly surprised with ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ after the show’s long road to production (40:08), before briefly discussing the premiere of the final season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (59:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/241h 10m

The Health of the IP-Verse and ‘Expats’ With Joanna Robinson

Andy is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the strength of various big IP franchises like Marvel, Star Wars, and Harry Potter (1:00), and what upcoming projects, if any, to look out for from these properties (19:47). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Expats,’ the new Amazon show starring Nicole Kidman (38:31), and preview this Sunday’s episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ (52:31). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/241h 9m

Double Detective: 'True Detective: Night Country' Episode 3 and 'Monsieur Spade' Episode 3

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of 'True Detective: Night Country.' They talk about how the lack of easter-egging in this episode worked in it's advantage (1:00) and the dynamic between Danvers and Navarro (24:07). Then they talk about the latest episode of 'Monsieur Spade' and the show's very dense plotline (35:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/2452m 18s

'The Curse,' ‘Fargo,’ and the Last Gasp of Prestige TV

Chris and Andy talk about some of the news from the week, including Jon Stewart returning as a part-time host of 'The Daily Show' through the election (1:00) and the Oscar nominations (18:27). Then, they talk about the finales of ‘The Curse’ (21:41) and ‘Fargo’ (1:07:02), and whether these shows are proof that prestige television can still be made, or if they are the last of a dying breed. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/241h 16m

Breaking Down 'True Detective: Night Country,' Episode 2

Chris and Andy discuss the second episode of 'True Detective: Night Country.' They talk about some of the callbacks to 'True Detective' Season 1 in this episode (1:00), the horror and paranormal elements that are becoming more prominent this season so far (17:49), and the way the environment plays a role in the plot (26:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/2447m 17s

What the Emmys Can Tell Us About the State of TV. Plus, ‘Monsieur Spade’ With Clive Owen.

Chris and Andy talk about the delayed 2023 Emmys that were held this week and what the sweep of awards by shows like ‘The Bear,’ ‘Beef,’ and ‘Succession’ says about the state of the TV industry (1:00). Then they break down the first episode of ‘Monsieur Spade’ (30:12) before being joined by the lead, Clive Owen, to talk about his decision to take on the iconic detective character Sam Spade (50:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Clive Owen Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/241h 19m

'True Detective: Night Country' Episode 1, With Creator Issa Lopez

Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of 'True Detective: Night Country.' They discuss how it differs from the past 'True Detective' iterations (1:00) and how the setting's constant nighttime affects the story (24:56). Then Chris is joined by creator Issa Lopez to talk about how she came up with the idea for the show and working with Jodie Foster (35:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Issa Lopez Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/2459m 1s

‘Echo’ Is Another Marvel TV Miss. Plus, ‘White Lotus’ Season 3 Casting and the ‘Mandalorian’ Movie.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that among others, Carrie Coon and Parker Posey have been cast in the next season of ‘White Lotus’ (1:00). Then they talk about the news that there will be a ‘Mandalorian’ movie and what that means for a potential Season 4 of the show (23:36). Finally, they discuss the newest Marvel TV show, ‘Echo,’ and how—like many other Marvel shows before it—it struggles to strike the right tone (34:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/2455m 36s

Jason Mantzoukas on 'Reacher' S2, 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians,' and More

Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about some of his favorite things he consumed in 2023, including 'Blue Eyed Samurai' and 'The Other Two' (1:00), the newest season of 'Reacher' (47:58), and working on 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' (57:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/241h 37m

Our Most Anticipated Shows of 2024

Chris and Andy talk about some of the TV and movies they consumed over the holidays, including ‘Maestro’ and ‘The Holdovers’ (1:00). Then, they discuss how this past summer’s strikes might impact the upcoming 2024 TV slate (14:03), before getting into some of their most anticipated shows of the year, including ‘Industry’ Season 3, ‘Masters of the Air,’ and ‘Sinking Spring’ (22:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/241h 4m

'Slow Horses' Season 3 With Creator Will Smith

Chris and Andy talk about the finale of 'Slow Horses' Season 3, and how the show is set up to be able to try different types of storytelling with each season (1:00). Then, they are joined by show creator Will Smith to talk about how they have been able to put out a new season every six months (17:28), and working with Gary Oldman to bring the character of Jackson Lamb to life (35:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Will Smith Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/2351m 20s

The End-of-the-Year Mailbag

Chris and Andy look back at the year in television by opening up the mailbag. They talk about which shows they would have recast (1:00), which TV show would have been better as a movie and vice versa (36:47), and what they would consider to be a perfect season of television (53:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/231h 12m

The Best TV Episode of the Year

Chris and Andy are joined by 'The Bear' creator Christopher Storer and actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach to talk about their favorite episode of TV from this year: "Forks." First they talk with Christopher Storer about wanting to make a quieter episode in "Forks" after the loudness and commotion of "Fishes" (5:47). Then, Ebon Moss-Bachrach joins the show as well to talk about some of the isolation that came with making an episode solely about Richie (30:38), and getting to act with Olivia Colman (51:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Chris Storer and Ebon Moss-Bachrach Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/231h 5m

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2023

Chris and Andy remember Andre Braugher, famous for his roles on ‘Homicide’ and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' who passed away this week (1:00). Then they reflect on the state of TV in 2023 and how we seem to be at the twilight of peak TV (9:00), before ranking their 10 favorite shows from the year, including ‘Full Circle,’ ‘The Gold,’ and ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ (41:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/231h 43m

Watch of the Weekend, Golden Globes Noms, and ‘Leave the World Behind’

Chris and Andy talk about some of the content they consumed over the weekend including ‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ (1:00). Then they talk about some of the TV shows that got Golden Globes nominations (17:47) and check in with how they’re feeling about ‘The Curse’ (37:11), before discussing Sam Esmail’s new movie, ‘Leave the World Behind’ (51:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/231h 13m

HBO’s Upcoming Slate, ‘Slow Horses,’ and ‘Scavengers Reign’

Chris and Andy talk about some of HBO Max’s upcoming shows in 2024 including ‘Industry’ and the remake of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Slow Horses’ and how every scene in this show accomplishes something (20:47), before talking about ‘Scavengers Reign,’ a psychedelic animated show on Max (34:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/2347m 58s

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Trailer, Plus ‘Fargo’ and ‘The Curse’

Chris and Andy talk about a few trailers that dropped over the weekend, like for ‘The Boys’ Season 4 (1:00) and ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 (14:28). Then they talk about the latest episodes of ‘Fargo’ and ‘The Curse’ and how both of the shows are making satires of contemporary culture (30:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/231h

‘Slow Horses’ Has Found a Formula That Works. Plus, ‘The Curse’ Episode 3

Chris and Andy talk about the decision to run ‘Only Murders in the Building’ on ABC this January, and compare it to a similar move to run ‘Andor’ on cable channels (1:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Slow Horses’ Season 3, and how the show has found a formula that works (24:48), before discussing the third episode of ‘The Curse’ (39:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/2355m 12s

‘Fargo’ Season 5 Goes Back to its Coen Brothers Roots. Plus, Thanksgiving Content Consumption.

Chris and Andy talk about some of the content they consumed over the Thanksgiving break, like ‘Past Lives’ and ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about Dave Filioni being named the new chief creative officer of Lucasfilm (20:56), before talking about the first two episodes of ‘Fargo’ Season 5 (30:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/2356m 2s

'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' and the Thanksgiving TV Guide

Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the first two episodes of 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.' They discuss where this show fits into the "monster-verse" canon (1:00) and what it says about Apple TV's overall streaming strategy (19:00). Then Chris gives a few recommendations for TV shows to watch with family over the Thanksgiving holiday (30:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/2347m 16s

‘A Murder at the End of the World’ and ‘The Killer’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Pedro Pascal will likely be cast as Reed Richards in the next ‘Fantastic Four’ movie (1:00), then touch on the new ‘Madame Web’ trailer (16:29). They also talk about the first two episodes of ‘Murder at the End of the World’ and how it seems unevenly split between two plotlines (23:03), before talking about the newest David Fincher movie, ‘The Killer’ (51:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/231h 15m

‘Loki’ Season 2 Finale and ‘The Curse.’ Plus, Rob Harvilla on ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s.’

Chris and Andy talk about the season finale of ‘Loki’ Season 2 and how in this final episode the show finally found it’s pace (1:00). Then they talk about the first episode of ‘The Curse,’ the supremely uncomfortable show from Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, starring Emma Stone (33:23). Finally, Chris is joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about turning his podcast, ‘60 Songs that Explain the ’90s,’ into a book (53:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob Harvilla Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/231h 26m

Celebrating 800(ish) Episodes of 'The Watch'

Chris and Andy discuss the news that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over and what that means now that both Hollywood strikes have concluded (1:00). Then, to celebrate the 804th episode of ‘The Watch,’ they open up the mailbag. They talk about what genres of TV shows they’d like to see come back (26:07) and some of their favorite music and books they’ve consumed this year (43:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/231h 7m

The ‘Echo’ Trailer, the Maybe Twilight of Prestige TV, and ‘Nada’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the new Marvel show ‘Echo’ and how it will be released under the studio’s new “Marvel Spotlight” banner for content without “larger MCU continuity” (1:00). Then they talk about a New Yorker article asking whether we’re in the last days of prestige TV (21:17), before discussing the first few episodes of ‘Nada,’ a new Argentinian comedy on Hulu (48:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Read the New Yorker article here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/2359m 39s

What Are We Going to Watch in 2024? Plus, More Marvel Problems.

Chris and Andy talk about the news this week that HBO CEO Casey Bloys was using fake Twitter accounts to hit back at TV critics (1:00) and also that some of HBO’s most popular shows, like ‘White Lotus’ and ‘Euphoria,’ won’t be released until 2025 (16:31). Then they talk about an article published in Variety this week that detailed problems at Marvel Studios, including what to do with Johnathan Majors’s “Kang” character and the forthcoming low box office performance of ‘The Marvels’ (27:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/2358m 2s

‘Loki’ S2E4 and the New John le Carré Documentary, ‘The Pigeon Tunnel’

Chris and Andy talk about the horror movies they did and didn’t watch over the weekend (1:00). Then, they talk about ‘Loki’ S2E4 and the show’s continued use of a MacGuffin to drive the plot (15:31) before discussing the new John le Carré documentary, ‘The Pigeon Tunnel,’ and how much we want to know about our literary heroes (41:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/231h 2m

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and the Streaming Service Redraft

Chris and Andy talk about ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and this era of creation that Martin Scorsese is in (1:00). Then they do a streaming service redraft, placing shows on different streaming services where they think they would have performed better (28:56). They talk about ‘Daisy Jones & the Six,’ ‘Jury Duty,’ and more (43:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/231h 25m

Just How Strong Is the Netflix Bump? Plus, ‘Loki’ Episode 3 and More ‘Lessons in Chemistry.’

Chris and Andy discuss whether or not Netflix is still the place where people go to find something new to watch and how that affects the shows that get put on there (1:00). Then they talk about the third episodes of ‘Loki’ (25:43) and ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ (35:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/2357m 1s

SAG Strike Updates, ‘Lessons in Chemistry,’ and ‘Beckham’ Director Fisher Stevens

Chris and Andy give some updates on the actors strike (1:00) and talk about the first two episodes of the new Brie Larson show ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ (16:42) and the ‘Beckham’ docuseries (47:58). Then, Chris is joined by the director of ‘Beckham,’ Fisher Stevens, to talk about the making of the show (1:00:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Fisher Stevens Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/231h 25m

What ‘Loki’ Could Have Been. Plus, ‘The Gold’ Season Finale.

Chris and Andy talk about the second episode of ‘Loki’ Season 2 (13:11) and what the show could have looked like had it been more of a ‘Doctor Who’–style series (23:36). Then, they talk about the season finale of ‘The Gold’ (42:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/231h 9m

The Evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe With Joanna Robinson

Chris and Andy talk about some news from the week, including the confirmation of a forthcoming ‘Heat 2’ and the trailer for the Nathan Fielder and Safdie Brothers show: ‘The Curse’ (1:00). Then they are joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about her new book ‘MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios’ (19:13) and how the MCU has evolved as a studio over the past 15 years (58:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/231h 24m

‘Loki’ Season 2, the Problems with ‘The Exorcist: Believer,’ and ‘The Gold’

Chris and Andy talk about the poor performance of ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ at the box office this weekend and how Universal bought the rights to a franchise no one really cares about (1:00). Then they talk about the first episode of ‘Loki’ Season 2 and what worked and didn’t work for it (27:25), before talking about the penultimate episode of ‘The Gold’ (45:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/231h 1m

‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo on Saying Goodbye to the Show

Chris and Andy talk about the bizarre most recent episode of ‘The Morning Show,’ which depicts the January 6 insurrection (1:00). Then they are joined by ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo to talk about when he knew it was time to end the series (23:33) and how the show has become a singular piece of Native art (44:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/231h 5m

‘Gen V,’ ‘The Gold’ Episode 4, and ‘Leave the World Behind’ Trailer

After Chris gets a second opinion on a recent squabble about stop sign etiquette (5:48), he and Andy talk about the new trailer for Sam Esmail’s upcoming feature, ‘Leave the World Behind’ (12:37). Then they break down their feelings about ‘Gen V,’ a spinoff of ‘The Boys’ featuring young supes that’s set in a university for crimefighting (21:00), and gush about the fourth episode of ‘The Gold’ (45:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/231h 2m

‘Reservation Dogs’ Series Finale and ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Trailer

Chris and Andy deep dive into the ‘True Detective: Night Country’ trailer, which stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis investigating disappearances in an Alaskan town (10:20). Then they talk about The Replacements’ newly reissued remixed album ‘Tim (Let It Bleed Edition)’ and what it means to hear something you love in a new way (20:12). Finally, they break down the series finale episode of ‘Reservation Dogs’ and why this ending feels like a beginning (30:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2356m 24s

The Writers Strike Is Over: Now What? Plus, ‘The Gold’ Episodes 1-3

Chris and Andy talk about the news that the WGA has reached a deal with the AMPTP to end the writers strike (1:00) and what the TV landscape might look like in the wake of this agreement (21:50). Then, they talk about the first three episodes of ‘The Gold,’ a heist show so well done that it transcends the limits of its genre (37:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Note: This episode was recorded prior to details of the WGA agreement being released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/231h 8m

Rupert Murdoch Steps Down, and the Penultimate Episode of ‘Reservation Dogs.’ Plus: Strike Updates and ‘Telemarketers.’

Chris and Andy discuss the news that Rupert Murdoch is stepping down from the Fox and News Corporation boards, leaving his son Lachlan in charge (0:40), before they give a few strike updates as the parties enter negotiations today (13:37). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘Reservation Dogs’ (23:21) and Max’s three-part documentary ‘Telemarketers’ (45:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/231h 3m

The Unceremonious End of ‘Winning Time’ and What It Means for HBO’s Sunday Night. Plus, ‘The Gold.’

Chris and Andy talk about what was unexpectedly the series finale for ‘Winning Time’ last night and why a show with so much promise ultimately didn’t work (1:00). Then they talk about how the cancellation of ‘Winning Time’ and ‘True Detective’ being pushed back to 2024 has left HBO with a lack of Sunday night programming (41:42), before talking about the first episode of the new British procedural ‘The Gold’ (49:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/231h 8m

Streaming Inches Closer to Cable, Why the Latest 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Works, and 'The Changeling'

Chris and Andy talk about a quote from Warner Bros. CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels that streaming content "has been given away well below fair market value" and how services like Max continue to inch closer to becoming like old-school cable packages (1:00). Then they talk about the latest 'Walking Dead' spinoff, 'The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,' how this show is succeeding by leaning on TV tropes (26:14), and the first episode of Apple TV+'s 'The Changeling' (52:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/231h 17m

‘Winning Time’ and Its History Problem, Plus ‘Drops of God’

Chris and Andy talk about how Disney and Charter reached a deal to end their TV blackout, but we’re still left without many good ways to watch live sports (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Winning Time’ and how the show is running into problems by being too historically accurate (21:27), as well as the first few episodes of Apple TV’s ‘Drops of God’ (41:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/231h 2m

Inside the Succession Problems at Disney, Plus Strike Updates and ‘Reservation Dogs’

Chris and Andy talk about strike negotiations currently being at a standstill and how that could begin to affect next year’s summer movies (1:00). Then they talk about an article from CNBC that provides new details on the power struggle between Bob Chapek and Bob Iger at Disney (17:19), before discussing the latest episode of ‘Reservation Dogs’ and how this final season feels more like an epilogue to the show (45:20). Read the CNBC article here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/231h 12m

'Special Ops: Lioness' and Taylor Sheridan's Worldview. Plus, the Disney Cable Dispute and 'Winning Time.'

Chris and Andy talk about the ongoing dispute between Disney and Charter Communications that is leading to Disney channels like ESPN being blacked out on Spectrum (1:00). Then they talk about 'Special Ops: Lioness' and where it fits into the Taylor Sheridan–verse (22:15), before discussing the latest episode of 'Winning Time' and the finale of 'How to With John Wilson' (57:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/231h 17m

The 'Killer’ and ‘Ferrari’ Trailers, the ‘Justified: City Primeval’ Finale, and ‘Reservation Dogs’

Chris and Andy talk about the trailers for Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ and David Fincher’s ‘The Killer,’ which were both released this week (1:00). Then they talk about the finale of ‘Justified: City Primeval’ and the show it could have potentially introduced a backdoor pilot for (27:35) before discussing how they’re feeling about this season of ‘Reservation Dogs’ so far (38:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/231h 3m

The Fall TV Preview. Plus, ‘Winning Time,’ the ‘Dune: Part Two’ Delay, and ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline.’

Chris and Andy talk about how they are liking the second season of ‘Winning Time’ so far (9:23) and the news that ‘Dune: Part Two’ is being delayed from November to March of next year (28:26). Then, they go through some of the shows that they are looking forward to this fall (34:16) before talking about ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline,’ the eco-horror movie that was just put on Hulu for streaming (55:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/231h 10m

Reacting to the ‘Ahsoka’ Two-Episode Premiere and the Unique Storytelling in ‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 3

Chris and Andy talk about the response from members of the Writers Guild of America to the most recent proposal from the AMPTP that was made public through the press (5:57). They discuss the perplexing two-episode premiere of ‘Ahsoka’ on Disney+ and series creator Dave Filoni’s significant influence on the current ‘Star Wars’ extended universe (14:35). Later, they talk about Episodes 4 and 5 of ‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 3 and the unorthodox approach the show is taking in its final season (48:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kai Grady and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/231h 3m

Why Is Everyone Watching ‘Suits’? Plus, ‘Winning Time’ and ‘How to With John Wilson.’

Chris and Andy talk about the fascinating rise in popularity of the USA show ‘Suits’ (11:48) and discuss the idea of a hard watch versus a soft watch. Then they talk about their complicated feelings about HBO’s second season of ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ (33:25) and Season 3 of ‘How to With John Wilson’ (53:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Jack Sanders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/231h 7m

The Return of ‘Winning Time’ and the Beginning of the End of ‘Reservation Dogs'

Chris and Andy talk about their summer vacation watching habits, which include ‘Special Ops: Lioness’ and ‘Drops of God,’ as well the recent trend of their personal viewing interests diverging (1:26). They discuss what makes ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ entertaining, the lack of significant change in the second season, and whether or not the dramatic elements of the show land (11:55). Next, they talk about the first three episodes of ‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 3 and their thoughts on the beloved FX show coming to a close (34:43). Then, Andy surprises Chris with a mystery segment before briefly reacting to the ‘Maestro’ teaser trailer (42:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kai Grady and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/2357m 10s

The Midsummer Mailbag

Chris and Andy answer mailbag questions regarding the current landscape of TV. They discuss the best streaming platform to have for the remainder of the year (6:52), their summer reads (11:40), and where the TV world is headed regarding ‘Star Wars’ sequels and the success of ‘Suits’ on Netflix (25:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producers: Kaya McMullen and Olivia Crerie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/2344m 51s

Steven Soderbergh on 'Command Z' and Making Political Films

Chris and Andy talk about 'Full Circle,' one of the latest shows from director Steven Soderbergh and his take on the noir genre (1:00). Then Chris is joined by Soderbergh to talk about the making of another one of his new series, 'Command Z' (21:46), and whether he considers himself to be a political filmmaker (39:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Steven Soderbergh Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/231h

What Potential Movement on the Writers Strike Could Mean, Plus the ‘Hijack’ Finale

Chris and Andy talk about the news that the Writers Guild of America will meet with the AMPTP this Friday to discuss potentially restarting negotiations (1:00) and what that could mean for the strike (17:29). Then they talk about the finale of ‘Hijack’ and how the new lane for Apple TV+ is seemingly “mid-busters” (26:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/231h 4m

‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season 3 Finale. Plus, the ‘Loki’ Season 2 Trailer and Another Exec Shakeup at Disney

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for season 2 of ‘Loki’ and how, after a run of poor Marvel television shows, it actually looks promising (1:00). Then, they talk about the news that Bob Iger has brought back former Disney executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs to advise on the future of the company’s TV slate (12:57), before talking about the final two episodes of season 3 of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ and how it remains the current funniest show on TV (22:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/2348m 55s

What Went Wrong With Marvel Television? Plus, ‘Hijack’ Episode 6

Chris and Andy talk about the lackluster season finale of ‘Secret Invasion’ (1:00) and reflect on how Marvel TV shows and the larger MCU, which started with so much success and excitement, have devolved into a mostly meaningless cinematic landscape (20:36). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘Hijack’ and why this has become the show of the summer (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/231h 12m

What the Success of the Barbenheimer Weekend Tells Us About the Movie Industry. Plus, ‘Special Ops: Lioness.’

Chris and Andy talk about the rare success of ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ at the box office this weekend: two movies that are not sequels or comic book movies (1:00). Then, they give their reviews of each movie, talking about how Greta Gerwig brought her own distinct vision and ideas to ‘Barbie’ (9:43) and how they felt about the divisive third hour of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ (29:01). Finally, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Special Ops: Lioness,’ a distinctly Taylor Sheridan show (59:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/231h 13m

‘Justified: City Primeval’ Reminds Us of What TV Used to Be. Plus, Hollywood Strike Updates

Chris and Andy talk about how negotiations with studios seem to be at a standstill and how the SAG-AFTRA strike will begin to affect the promotion of movies like ‘Challengers’ (1:00). They also discuss the 'Barbie'-'Oppenheimer' phenomenon (15:56) before talking about the first two episodes of ‘Justified: City Primeval’ and the nostalgia the reboot gives them for the original show (25:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/2358m 48s

What ‘Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One’ Says About the State of Action Movies. Plus, Checking in on ‘Hijack’ and ‘Full Circle.’

Chris and Andy talk about SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher’s impassioned speech during the press conference announcing the impending actors strike, as well as the current status of the picket lines (1:04). They discuss what makes ‘Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One’ so impressive, the high-variance state of action movie filmmaking, and whether or not the film’s villain worked (11:35). Then, they talk about why the television series ‘Hijack’ and ‘Full Circle’ are worth your time (44:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kai Grady and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/231h 2m

SAG-AFTRA Strikes, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ and Emmy Nomination Snubs and Surprises

Chris and Andy talk about the news that SAG-AFTRA, the union representing TV and movie actors, will join the Writers Guild on strike. They discuss how actors going on strike will affect the ongoing writers strike, and when it will start affecting the TV and movies we consume (6:26). Then, they talk about the newest ‘Indiana Jones’ movie and whether it was a fun nostalgia play or just a bad regurgitation of old IP (25:41), before discussing the Emmy nominations that came out today and why ‘Succession’ and ‘White Lotus’ are dominating these awards (39:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/231h 10m

‘The Bear’ Creator Christopher Storer on the Making of Season 2. Plus, the Simple Pleasure of ‘Hijack.'

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Reservation Dogs’ will end after Season 3 (1:00), and the first episode of the new Idris Elba show ‘Hijack’ (11:56). Then, they are joined by ‘The Bear’ creator Christopher Storer to talk about casting the show (29:02), and why they wanted to slow down the pace of the story for Season 2 (1:07:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Christopher Storer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/231h 26m

Movies Are Stuck in an Endless IP Loop. Plus, 'The Idol' Finale

Chris and Andy talk about a potentially incoming Screen Actors Guild strike and how that would affect the currently ongoing writers strike (1:00), the poor performance of 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' at the box office this past weekend (14:15), Mattel's plans to make movies based on toys beyond the Barbie movie (25:52), and the final episode of 'The Idol' and whether or not the show succeeded just because it wasn't based off of existing IP (40:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/231h 3m

‘The Bear’ Season 2, Episodes 7-10. Plus, ‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker on the Newest Season.

Chris and Andy talk about the last four episodes of ‘The Bear’ Season 2. They discuss the way Richie’s character evolved throughout Episode 7, “Forks,” (1:00) and the way that Carmy and Sydney’s relationship in the season finale was depicted (37:49). Then, Chris is joined by ‘Black Mirror’ creator Charlie Brooker to talk about how the pandemic inspired the latest season of the show (1:06:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/232h

‘The Idol’ Episode 4 and ‘The Bear’ Episodes 4-6

Chris and Andy talk about the fourth episode of ‘The Idol,’ and how the show continues to be visually interesting but lacks any plot consistency (7:45). Then, they talk about the fourth through sixth episodes of ‘The Bear’ (32:21), and whether the many cameos in the Episode 6 distracted from the show’s emotional core (55:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/231h 15m

‘The Bear’ Comes Roaring Back and ‘Secret Invasion’ Falls Flat. Plus Nicole Holofcener on Making ‘You Hurt My Feelings’

Chris and Andy discuss the news that Warner Bros. is in talks to license HBO shows like ‘Insecure’ to Netflix (1:00). Then they talk about some of the highlights from the first three episodes of ‘The Bear’ Season 2 (15:57) and why, like other recent Marvel shows, ‘Secret Invasion’ falls flat (48:13). Finally, Andy is joined by director Nicole Holofcener to talk about her new movie, ‘You Hurt My Feelings’ (1:08:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Nicole Holofcener Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/231h 41m

‘The Flash’ Flops, ‘The Idol’ Episode 3, and ‘Righteous Gemstones’ Returns. Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Judge Gail Simmons!

Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Flash’ flopping at the box office this weekend and what that could mean for the future of the DC Universe and superhero movies at large (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The Idol’ (17:28) and the return of ‘Righteous Gemstones’ for its third season (32:56), before they are joined by ‘Top Chef’ judge Gail Simmons to talk about latest ‘World All-Stars’ season of the show (38:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Gail Simmons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/231h 31m

Remembering Cormac McCarthy. Plus, ‘Primo’ and Some Mailbag Questions.

Chris and Andy remember the prolific novelist Cormac McCarthy, who passed away this week at 89 (1:00). They also talk about the untraditional rollout for ‘The Flash’ (10:43), how delightful ‘Primo’ is (21:47), and ‘Spy/Master’ (29:18) before answering a few mailbag questions (35:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/2359m 14s

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘The Idol,’ Episode 2, and the ‘Top Chef’ Finale

Chris and Andy talk about ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and how this movie shows what is possible for comic book movie sequels (1:00). Then they talk about the second episode of ‘The Idol’ and whether or not the show could be considered “funny” (40:03), before breaking down the ‘Top Chef’ finale and what will come next for the show now that Padma is leaving (56:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/231h 14m

Our Favorite Shows of 2023 So Far, Plus the Max Report Card and the Upcoming Summer TV Slate

Chris and Andy talk about the newly debuted Max streaming app and whether or not it dilutes the HBO brand (1:00). Then they talk about a few upcoming shows they’re looking forward to, like ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Secret Invasion’ (33:01), before talking about some of their favorite shows this year so far (52:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/231h 9m

Is ‘The Idol’ Provocative or Just Flat? Plus, Padma Lakshmi to Leave ‘Top Chef,’ and the DGA Gets a Deal.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Padma Lakshmi will be leaving her role as the host of ‘Top Chef’ and who they might like to replace her (1:00). Then they discuss the Directors Guild reaching a deal on a new contract with the studios and how that might affect the writers strike (17:58). Finally, they cover the first episode of the controversial new HBO show ‘The Idol’ and whether or not the pop star Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye is a good actor (26:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/231h 6m

Creator Jesse Armstrong on the Ending of ‘Succession’

Chris and Andy are joined by ‘Succession’ creator Jesse Armstrong to talk about when he really knew that the show would end after Season 4 (1:00), the influences he pulled from to make this final season (24:22), and how the final scenes of the finale came to be (44:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jesse Armstrong Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/231h 2m

‘Succession’ and ‘Barry’: A Tale of Two HBO Finales

Andy and Kaya give some instant reactions to the ‘Succession’ series finale (1:00) and talk about whether anyone can really “win” on the show (30:40). Then, Andy is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about ‘Barry,’ the other major HBO series that recently concluded. They talk about how the show has evolved since its first season (1:00:07) and how Bill Hader never wanted you to feel sorry for the character of Barry (1:26:56). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Kaya McMullen and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/231h 52m

Preparing for the End of ‘Succession.’ Plus, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on the Making of ‘City on Fire.’

Chris and Andy talk about the forthcoming end of ‘Succession,’ discuss what they will miss most about the show, and make some predictions for the finale (1:00). Then, Andy is joined by ‘City on Fire’ showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to talk about adapting the show from the book (26:56) and recreating 2003 New York (44:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/231h 2m

Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Succession'

Chris and Andy talk about the penultimate episode of 'Succession,' "Church and State." They talk about Roman's breakdown at the funeral, the use of language in this episode (1:00), how the kids continue to grieve Logan by trying to become him (26:34), and how this episode is similar to the "Ozymandias" episode of 'Breaking Bad' (39:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/2354m 39s

The ‘Bear’ Season 2 Trailer, Where 'Class of '09' Falls Short, and 'Barry' Season 4, Episode 6

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Bear,’ released this week (1:00), and why ‘Class of ’09,’ the FBI thriller series starring Kate Mara and Bryan Tyree Henry, falls short by trying to pack too much into the plot (14:54). Finally they talk about the unnerving latest episode of ‘Barry’ (37:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/2352m 25s

Breaking Down 'Succession' Season 4, Episode 8: "America Decides"

Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of 'Succession,' "America Decides." They talk about if this episode—and show—can still be entertaining even when it gets too close to reality (1:00), how this episode really showed that the Roy kids have no moral bottoms (30:51), and some of the more light-hearted moments of the episode (44:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/231h 3m

‘Barry’ Is Auteurist Television, the ‘Righteous Gemstones’ Season 3 Trailer, and ‘Silo’

Chris and Andy talk about a few trailers that have come out recently, including for ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season 3 and ‘Dune: Part Two’ (1:00). Then they go in depth on the current season of ‘Barry’ and how Bill Hader is maybe making the most cinematic show on television right now (15:10), before talking about the first two episodes of ‘Silo,’ a new sci-fi series from Apple TV+ (39:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/231h 13m

Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 7: “Tailgate Party”

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘Succession’ and talk about the potentially hall of fame scene between Shiv and Tom (1:00), how it became apparent in this episode that Lukas Mattson may need the Roys as much as they need him (25:04), and whether or not they’re watching this show through a different lens knowing it’s the last season (31:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/2354m 10s

What the WGA Writers' Strike Means for Television, Plus Scott Neustadter on Bringing 'Daisy Jones & the Six' to the Screen

Chris and Andy break down the WGA writers’ strike and talk about who's affected and who's involved (1:00) and how the shows 'Citadel' and 'Dead Ringers' show the full spectrum of what's at stake for TV creation (26:55). Then Andy is joined by Scott Neustadter, who adapted 'Daisy Jones & the Six' for TV, to talk about what is was like bringing the music show from page to screen (50:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/231h 34m

Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 6: "Living+"

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Succession,’ "Living+." They break down how each of the kids continues to deal with their grief (1:00), the surprise success of Kendall's pitch for "Living+" (23:06), and the appearance that Logan Roy sort of makes in this episode (36:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/2352m 17s

Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez on the Making of ‘Mrs. Davis’

Chris and Andy are joined by ‘Mrs. Davis’ creators Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show in the beginning of the pandemic (5:14), why they decided to play with the ideas of artificial intelligence and religion (34:41), and how Betty Gilpin brought the character of Simone to life (46:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Damon Lindeloff and Tara Hernandez Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/231h

How This Episode of ‘Succession’ Sets Up the Rest of the Season

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘Succession,’ “Kill List.” They talk about how the plotting in this episode sets up the rest of the season (1:00), the dynamics between Shiv and Lukas Matson (16:29), and the way the kids are floundering without their dad (35:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/2357m 51s

When HBO Max Becomes Just Max. Plus, Bridget Everett on ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Season 2.

Chris and Andy talk about how HBO Max will soon become just Max and what it means when a prestige TV brand gets diluted (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Top Chef’ (35:08) and the second season of ‘100 Foot Wave’ (47:02) before Bridget Everett joins Chris to talk about the upcoming second season of her show ‘Somebody Somewhere’ (57:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Bridget Everett Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/231h 19m

‘Succession’ S4E4, “The Honeymoon States,” and the Premiere of the Final Season of ‘Barry’

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Succession.’ They discuss how Jesse Armstrong is increasingly writing this show like a stage play (1:00) and whether or not they were missing Brian Cox in this episode (37:39). Then they talk about the first two episodes of the final season of ‘Barry’ and how this show has evolved since its first season (45:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/231h 7m

Unpacking the Big Reveal in ‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 3

Chris and Andy talk about the major reveal in this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They discuss how writer Jesse Armstrong and director Mark Mylod handled Logan Roy’s death (1:00), the performances give by Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook (22:29), and where the show will go from here now that it has lost one of its central characters (36:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/231h 3m

Is All This Money Amazon Is Spending Worth It? Plus, ‘Perry Mason’ and Lee Sung Jin and Jake Schreier on ‘Beef’.

Chris and Andy talk about a Hollywood Reporter article published this week that details Amazon’s efforts to put their streaming service on the map and whether or not their big spending has been worth it (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Perry Mason’ (23:04), before Chris is joined by ‘Beef’ creator Lee Sung Jin and director Jake Schreier to talk about the making of the show and working with Steven Yeun and Ali Wong (36:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Sonny Lee and Jake Schreier Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/231h 17m

Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 2: “Rehearsal”

Chris and Andy talk about the second episode of ‘Succession’ Season 4, “Rehearsal.” They talk about the motivations of each of the kids (1:00), how Connor may be the sibling that holds the most power (27:14), and some of the funniest scenes from this episode (40:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/2351m 49s

Joanna Robinson on How Much of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Universe We Want. Plus, ‘Great Expectations’ Series Creator Steven Knight.

Chris is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the news that ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 will be shorter than the first (1:00) and some other things she’s watching, like ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Beef’ (14:31). Then she and Chris talk about why this newest adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’ works (23:48), before Chris is joined by creator Steven Knight to talk more about the making of the series (35:47). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Joanna Robinson and Steven Knight Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/231h 2m

The Beginning of the End for 'Succession'

Chris and Andy break down the first episode of 'Succession' Season 4. They discuss whether moments in this episode indicate that this is the final season for the show (1:00), how Kendall, Shiv, and Roman are now being set up against Logan (23:19), and where Tom stands after siding with Logan (36:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/2355m 3s

'Lucky Hank' and the Appeals of Soft Television. Plus, 'Mandalorian' S3E4.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that the spy thriller 'The Day of the Jackal' is going to be remade into a TV show and whether remakes are the only projects that get green-lit now (1:00). Then they talk about the first episode of the new Bob Odenkirk show 'Lucky Hank' (28:32) and the latest episode of 'The Mandalorian' (42:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/2357m 50s

‘Extrapolations’ and the Difficulties of Making TV About Climate Change. Plus, ‘Swarm’ and ‘Top Chef: World All-Stars.’

Chris and Andy talk about the new Apple TV+ show ‘Extrapolations’ and some of the difficulties it faces in trying to dramatize climate change (1:00). Then, they talk about the Amazon Prime show ‘Swarm,’ the rabid online fandom (41:17), and the first two episodes of ‘Top Chef: World All-Stars’ (49:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/231h 8m

Is the ‘Mandalorian’ Trying to Be ‘Andor?’ Plus, ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ Episodes 4-6.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that James Gunn will direct ‘Superman: Legacy’ (1:00), then discuss the latest episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which featured a detective story midway through (25:28). They then talk about the latest batch of ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ episodes and how the show is pure TV pleasure (46:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/231h 13m

Questions Asked and Answered by ‘The Last of Us’ Season Finale. Plus, the Oscar Ceremony.

Questions Asked and Answered by ‘The Last of Us’ Season Finale. Plus, the Oscar Ceremony. Chris and Andy talk about this year’s Oscar award show and how the winner of the Best Picture award has become all too predictable in the last couple of years (1:00). Then they talk about the season finale of ‘The Last of Us,’ some of the moral questions it probed (23:08), and the plotlines the show set up for Season 2 (46:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/231h 5m

What Are Apple TV’s Goals? Plus, the End of ‘Barry’ and Matthew Rhys on ‘Perry Mason’ Season 2.

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Barry’ will end after this coming season and what it means for HBO that both that show and ‘Succession’ are ending (1:00). Then they talk about Apple TV’s upcoming slate of very expensive TV shows and what the streaming service is trying to achieve (11:11), before they're joined by Matthew Rhys to talk about his work on the second season of ‘Perry Mason’ (42:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Matthew Rhys Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/231h 27m

Chris Rock’s Live Special, ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 8, and ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’

Chris and Andy talk about Chris Rock’s live stand-up special on Netflix, which aired on Saturday, and discuss whether or not this format worked (1:00). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘The Last of Us’ (11:34) before discussing ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ and the difficulties of making good music television (39:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/231h 7m

‘The Mandalorian’ Returns, Another Busy TV Spring, and Nick Kroll on ‘History of the World: Part II’

Chris and Andy talk about what is shaping up to be another busy spring for television as shows try to make the Emmy deadline, and whether or not they think this trend will continue (1:00). Then, they talk about the premiere of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 (22:33), before Andy is joined by Nick Kroll to talk about working with Mel Brooks on ‘History of the World: Part II,’ a sequel to the original movie from 1981 (42:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Nick Kroll Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/231h 23m

The End of 'Succession.' Plus, 'The Last of Us' E7, the 'Party Down' Revival, and 'Cunk on Earth.'

Chris and Andy talk about the news that 'Succession' will end after its fourth season (1:00) and the latest episode of 'The Last of Us' (22:50). Then, they talk about the surprising delight of the 'Party Down' reboot (48:34) and 'Cunk on Earth,' a new British mockumentary show on Netflix (56:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/231h 11m

‘The Last of Us’ Episode 6. Plus, Where Does Marvel Go After ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?’

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘The Last of Us’ and which of the shows settings have been their favorites so far (1:00). Then they give their reviews of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ (33:04) and talk about why this movie and other past Marvel films have left them feeling cold (48:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/231h 11m

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and the Limits of the Multiverse Plotline. Plus, ‘Tár’ and ‘Poker Face.’

Chris and Andy talk about Harrison Ford entering the MCU as Thaddeus Ross in the next Captain America movie (1:00) and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ getting poor reviews (13:44). Then they talk about one of the Oscar frontrunners ‘Tár’ (30:59) and the latest few episodes of ‘Poker Face’ (40:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2354m 31s

Super Bowl Ads and Trailers and ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 5

Chris and Andy talk about Super Bowl LVII and some of the trailers that were featured during the game, including ones for ‘The Flash’ (10:53) and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ (25:02). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘The Last of Us’ and how the show keeps resetting itself and its characters (30:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/231h

Chuck Klosterman on TV Franchises, Passive Consumption, and Dream Sequences. Plus, Alison Brie on Her New Movie, ‘Somebody I Used to Know.’

Andy is joined by Chuck Klosterman to talk about how, inspired by ‘Yellowstone,’ more and more networks are looking to franchise their TV shows (1:00), as well as what his TV-watching habits have looked like lately (17:39). Then, Chris is joined by Alison Brie to talk about her new movie ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ and how it’s not the traditional rom-com (1:01:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Chuck Klosterman and Alison Brie Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/231h 34m

‘The Last of Us’ Episode 4, James Gunn’s New DCU Plans, and the Paramount Plus and Showtime Merger

Chris and Andy talk about the newly announced Paramount Plus with Showtime streaming service (1:00), as well as some of James Gunn’s recently divulged plans for the DCU—plans that are said to include the centering of writers when making future movies (13:57). Then they break down the latest episode of ‘The Last of Us’ (22:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/2355m 12s

HBO CEO Casey Bloys on How the Network Has Adapted in the Streaming Era

Chris and Andy are joined by the chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max content, Casey Bloys, to talk about how programming for the network has changed since they shifted more squarely into streaming (5:15), the changes the network has been through since merging with Warner Bros. (33:05), and how the success of shows like ‘House of the Dragon’ has informed what HBO wants to do going forward (54:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Casey Bloys Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/231h 18m

‘The Last of Us’ Is More Than Just a Zombie Show. Plus, the ‘Poker Face’ Premiere.

Chris and Andy talk about a heartbreaking, almost stand-alone episode of ‘The Last of Us’ (1:00) and how all of the small details came together to make this an impactful episode of television (16:48). Then, they talk about the first episode of ‘Poker Face,’ a new mystery show created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne (43:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/231h 13m

The ‘Chernobyl’ Pod. Plus, ‘Succession’ Season 4 Trailer and Oscar Nom Reactions!

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for ‘Succession’ Season 4 that was released this week (1:00), then react to the Oscar nominations that were announced this week (16:14). Then, at long last, they break down ‘Chernobyl,’ the 2019 series from Craig Mazin that dramatizes the Chernobyl disaster (32:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/231h 34m

‘The Last of Us’ Episode 2. Plus, Apple TV’s Marketing Strategy and Netflix Is Ready for Another ‘Squid Game.’

Chris and Andy talk about a new Apple TV+ commercial featuring Timothée Chalamet that is pushing the service's upcoming slate of shows (1:00). Then, they discuss an interview with the new co-CEOs of Netflix, Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters, about what they want the streamer's new global strategy to look like (15:16) before breaking down the second episode of ‘The Last of Us’ (31:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/231h 5m

Reed Hastings Out at Netflix, the New ‘Mandalorian’ Trailer, and the ‘Night Court’ Reboot

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Reed Hasting is leaving as CEO of Netflix, and what this means for the streamer (1:00). Then, they talk about the trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 (12:01), before talking about the two-episode premiere of ‘Night Court,’ which somehow got almost 10 million viewers (26:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/2356m 38s

Breaking Down the Premiere of ‘The Last of Us’

Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of ‘The Last of Us’ and the difficulties of video game adaptations (1:00), the major plot points of this episode (20:56), and whether or not they think this will be a typical zombie TV show (35:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/2354m 11s

The 2023 Golden Globes, the New ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer, and an Inside Look at Netflix

Chris and Andy talk about this year’s awkward Golden Globes and whether or not they were a success (1:00). Then, they talk about the new trailer for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ (35:00) and a New Yorker profile of Netflix’s head of global TV, Bela Bajaria, that offers insight into the streaming service’s current strategy (51:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/231h 20m

The State of Awards Season and ‘Copenhagen Cowboy’ With Sean Fennessey

Chris and Andy are joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the current state of awards season with the Golden Globes airing this week, and what cultural currency award shows hold today (1:00). Then, they talk about the new Nicolas Winding Refn series ‘Copenhagen Cowboy’ (41:03), and where it stands among other Refn projects (61:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/231h 29m

‘The Last of Us,’ ‘Poker Face,’ and How to Hype a TV Show. Plus, Noah Baumbach’s ‘White Noise.’

Chris and Andy talk about two upcoming TV series, ‘The Last of Us’ on HBO and ‘Poker Face’ on Peacock, and how streaming services get audiences hyped to see new shows (1:00). Then, they talk about the new Noah Baumbach movie, ‘White Noise,’ an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel of the same name (34:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/231h 6m

What We Watched Over the Holiday: ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ and ‘Glass Onion.’ Plus, the ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ Finale

Chris and Andy talk about what they watched over the winter holidays, including ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ (1:00), ‘Babylon’ (17:00), and ‘Glass Onion’ (25:59). Then they talk about Netflix canceling ‘1899’ after just one season (35:08) and the series finale of ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ (44:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/231h 12m

The End of the Year Mailbag

Chris and Andy round out 2022 by answering some mailbag questions. They talk about their ideal TV-watching environment (1:00), their favorite television moments from the year (26:33), and how shows like 'Andor' changed what's possible for comic book TV (32:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/2255m 32s

Our Most Anticipated Shows of 2023. Plus, Is the Sheridan-Verse Slipping?

Chris and Andy talk about the premiere of the new Taylor Sheridan show ‘1923,’ starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, and whether the quality of his shows is slipping (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ (24:24) before talking about some of their most anticipated shows for 2023, including the ‘Justified’ reboot and ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ (40:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/221h 13m

Is Streaming TV Broken? Plus, What’s Going On With the DC Universe and ‘The English’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Warner Bros. Discovery will be canceling several more shows, as well as taking shows like ‘Westworld’ off the HBO Max platform (1:00). Then, they try to decipher what is going on with the DC Universe after James Gunn announced that he’s writing a new ‘Superman’ movie and that Henry Cavill will not be returning (35:02). Finally, they make their pitch for why you should be watching ‘The English’ (46:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/221h 13m

Lessons Learned From 'The White Lotus' Season 2

Chris and Andy talk about the finale of 'The White Lotus' Season 2 and whether they were shocked by the death in the episode (1:00). Then they talk about some of the questions left unanswered by the finale (16:20) and some of the broader TV lessons that can be learned from this season (45:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/221h 19m

The Top Ten TV Shows of 2022

Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about their top ten favorite TV shows in 2022. They first talk about the state of television and how the medium is evolving (1:00), before talking about shows like ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘The Bear,’ and many more (22:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/222h 18m

The Penultimate Episode of ‘White Lotus’ S2 and the Premiere of ‘Slow Horses’ Season 2

Chris and Andy talk about the news that the combined streaming service for HBO Max and Discovery+ might just be called “Max” (1:00). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘White Lotus’ Season 2 and how it’s fine that we’re not any closer to knowing who will be murdered (12:46), before talking about the premiere of the second season of ‘Slow Horses’ (42:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/221h

The New Indiana Jones Trailer, 'Fleishman Is in Trouble,' and '1899'

Chris and Andy hit on some news and notes, like the new Indiana Jones movie trailer dropping, 'Mandalorian' Season 3 getting a premiere date, and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon starting a production company (1:00). Then, they talk about the latest episode of 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' (30:15) before talking about the first two episodes of '1899' (40:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/221h 1m

What 'Strange World' and 'Glass Onion' Can Tell Us About the Goals of Streaming Companies Right Now. Plus, 'The White Lotus' S2E5.

Chris and Andy talk about the Disney movie 'Strange World' bombing at the box office and Netflix's decision to put 'Glass Onion' in theaters for just one week, and what these two things can tell us about the strategies of streaming companies right now (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the trailer for the new Taylor Sheridan series '1923' (34:38), before talking about the latest episode of 'The White Lotus' (39:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/2259m 17s

The Season Finale of 'Andor' With Creator Tony Gilroy

Chris and Andy talk about the season finale of 'Andor' and the beauty of the show culminating at the Ferrix funeral (1:00). Then, Chris is joined for the third time by creator Tony Gilroy to talk about the making of the finale (28:15) and what could be coming in Season 2 (47:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/221h 6m

The Bob Shakeup at Disney, Plus ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ and ‘The White Lotus’

Chris and Andy talk about the major news that Bob Chapek is out as the CEO of Disney and that former CEO Bob Iger will be coming back to take his place (1:00). Then, they talk about the first few episodes of the new Hulu show ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ (30:03) before talking about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (44:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/221h 2m

'Andor' Episode 11, Plus 'Bluey' Creator Joe Brumm!

Chris and Andy talk about the penultimate episode of 'Andor,' and what they could possibly be building up to for the finale (1:00). Then, Andy is joined by Joe Brumm, the creator of the animated series 'Bluey,' to talk about what makes the show so special (30:29) and how he manages to write every episode (49:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Joe Brumm Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/221h 12m

‘Atlanta’ Showed Us What Is Possible With TV. Plus, ‘The White Lotus’ S2E3

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Disney will be airing the first two episodes of ‘Andor’ on ABC and what this move could mean for Disney+ (1:00). Then they talk about the finale of ‘Atlanta’ and how over the years the series has showed audiences how to watch it (14:32). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (37:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/2254m 17s

Tony Gilroy Returns to Talk 'Andor' Episode 10

Chris and Andy talk briefly about this latest episode of 'Andor' and the way the previous episodes have built up to the prison break (1:00). Then, they are joined for a second time by 'Andor' creator Tony Gilroy to talk about how he conceptualized the prison (19:30), and how he tries to put his actors in the best positions to succeed (39:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/221h

Are We Headed for a Prestige TV Slump? Plus, ‘White Lotus’ S2E2

Chris and Andy talk about some of the signs that we may be heading from a surplus of prestige TV shows to a lack of them (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ and Mike White’s very specific vision for Season 2 (23:00), before taking a moment to remember Mimi Parker of the band Low, who passed away over the weekend (42:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/2252m 16s

‘Andor,’ the Final Season of ‘Atlanta,’ and the Russo Brothers

Chris and Andy talk about the news that the Russo Brothers will be making a live action ‘Hercules’ musical that is heavily influenced by TikTok (1:00). Then they talk about the most recent episode of ‘Andor’ (22:58) and the most recent episodes of ‘Atlanta’ before the series finale (35:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/2255m 48s

‘White Lotus’ Season 2 and the Accidental Series Phenomenon

Chris and Andy talk about some casting news for the second season of ‘Severance’ (1:00) and Andy’s trip to New York (14:59). Then they talk about the second season premiere of ‘White Lotus’ and how similar they think it will be to the first season (22:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/221h 3m

James Gunn Takes Over the DC Universe, New Marvel Trailers, and ‘Andor’ Episode 8

Chris and Andy talk about the news that James Gunn and Peter Safran are being tapped to lead the DC Extended Universe and what that means for the future of the studio (1:00). Then they talk about the new trailers released for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ (28:26), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Andor’ (36:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/2258m 1s

Exit Survey for ‘House of the Dragon’

Chris and Andy break down the finale of ‘House of the Dragon’ and reflect on the season as a whole. They talk about whether the finale changed how they felt about the season (15:07), what they would like to see more of in future seasons (34:33), and their favorite moments from the final episode (47:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/221h 1m

Our Most Anticipated Shows for the Rest of 2022, Plus ‘Andor’ Episode 7

Chris and Andy talk about some of their most anticipated shows for the rest of 2022, including ‘The Crown’ Season 5 (1:00), ‘1899’ from the creators of ‘Dark’ (16:59), and the second season of ‘The White Lotus’ (30:14). Then, they break down the latest episode of ‘Andor’ and debate whether this is the most or least “Tony Gilroy” episode of the season so far (33:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2256m 50s

Is ‘House of the Dragon’ HBO’s New Flagship Show? Plus, Tegan and Sara on Their New Show ‘High School’

Chris and Andy talk about the penultimate episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (1:00), and whether it is now HBO’s most popular television show (22:48). Then, Andy is joined by pop duo Tegan and Sara to talk about their new TV show ‘High School’ and their new album ‘Crybaby’ (50:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Tegan and Sara Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/221h 39m

‘Andor’ Episode 6, ‘The Midnight Club,’ and ‘High School’

Chris and Andy talk about how this latest episode of ‘Andor’ might have been the best hour of 'Star Wars' in years (1:00). Then they hit on all of the ’90s needle drops in the newest Mike Flanagan show ‘The Midnight Club’ (32:28) and the teen drama show from Tegan and Sara, ‘High School’ (41:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/2251m 45s

'Sherwood' and British Crime TV, 'Werewolf By Night,' and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard

Chris and Andy talk about the British crime series 'Sherwood' and what sets apart British true crime shows from ones made in America (1:00). Then they talk about the new Marvel TV movie 'Werewolf By Night' and how it shows what's possible for Marvel television (23:30), before Andy is joined by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard to talk about the band's new album 'Asphalt Meadows' (44:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ben Gibbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/221h 39m

Ebon Moss-Bachrach on 'Andor' Episode 5

Chris and Andy check in briefly with how they are feeling about 'The Rings of Power' (1:00). Then, they talk about the latest episode of 'Andor' (17:08), before being joined by Ebon Moss-Bachrach to talk about his role in the show (27:48) and his other breakout role this year in 'The Bear' (41:54). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ebon Moss-Bachrach Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/221h 4m

Is It Time to Give ‘Abbott Elementary’ the Belt? Plus, ‘House of the Dragon’ and the New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer

Chris and Andy ask if ‘Abbott Elementary’ may be the best show on TV right now (1:00). Then they debate whether or not it is possible to watch ‘House of the Dragon’ as a casual fan (13:34) before talking about the newest trailer for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (39:54) and the latest episode of ‘Atlanta’ (44:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/2254m 24s

‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo on the Season Finale, Plus ‘Andor’ Episode 4

Chris and Andy talk about the universally bad reviews for ‘Blonde’ and other “car crash movies” (1:00). Then, they break down the fourth episode of ‘Andor’ (24:01) before Andy is joined by ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo to talk about the Season 2 finale and the show as a whole (36:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/221h 23m

‘Confess, Fletch,’ ‘Abbot Elementary’ Season 2, ‘Reboot,’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6

Chris and Andy talk about the quiet success of the Jon Hamm movie ‘Confess, Fletch’ (1:00), the sincere comedy happening in the second season of ‘Abbot Elementary’ (14:09), the best episode of ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 so far (26:41), and the 10-year time jump in the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (36:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/221h 3m

'Andor' Creator Tony Gilroy on the 'Star Wars' Show We’ve Been Waiting For

Chris and Andy talk about the first few episodes of 'Andor' and what makes it stand apart from other 'Star Wars' shows created thus far (1:00). Then, they are joined by series creator Tony Gilroy to talk about how working on 'Rogue One' prepared him for 'Andor' (21:06), and how he decided to structure the show (38:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producers: Kaya McMullen and Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/221h 3m

'Industry' Season 2 Finale, 'House of the Dragon' Episode 5, and 'Atlanta' Season 4

Chris and Andy break down the Season 2 finale of 'Industry,' reflecting on the season as a whole and where the characters might go from here (1:00). Then, they talk about how 'House of the Dragon' is starting to feel static (36:35), before talking about the first few episodes of the fourth and final season of 'Atlanta' (51:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/221h 10m

The Highs and Lows of the 2022 Emmys. Plus, 'Industry' Season 2, Episode 7.

Chris and Andy talk about what worked and what didn't during the 2022 Emmys ceremony, including how the awards represent TV at large (1:00) and why the broadcast itself continues to be weird (16:10). Then, they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Industry' and how the show continues to draw inspiration from 'Mad Men' (26:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/2242m 6s

‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 4 and ‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ and talk about the lack of set pieces in this episode (1:00) and whether the show is spending too much time on setting up history the average viewer might not care about (15:24). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘The Rings of Power’ and what is motivating the plot of the show (37:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/2257m 35s

‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Doing Something Unique. Plus, ‘Industry’ S2E6, ‘The Patient,’ and ‘Paper Girls.’

Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Industry’ and how a ‘Mad Men’ reference reveals that this show is on another level (1:00). Then they talk about the second season of ‘Reservation Dogs’ and what makes it like a Richard Linklater film (35:22), before talking briefly about two new shows; ‘The Patient’ and ‘Paper Girls’ (44:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/221h 10m

'The Rings of Power' Episodes 1 & 2 Vs. 'House of the Dragon' With Mallory Rubin

Chris is joined by The Ringer's own Mallory Rubin to discuss the first two episodes of Amazon Prime Video's 'The Rings of Power.' They examine the show's incredibly expensive production, its painstaking attention to detail, and some of the more notable scenes (1:33). They then juxtapose and compare elements of 'The Rings of Power' with 'House of the Dragon,' highlight each show's methods of adapting original material, and debate the value of both series being released simultaneously (20:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/2248m 43s

'Industry' Creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on Episodes 4 and 5. Plus, 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient'

Chris talks about some new shows he has been checking out, including 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient' (1:00). Then he is joined by 'Industry' creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about how this season has turned this into a show about family (13:37) and the characters beginning to reckon with their bad decisions (34:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/221h 3m

'House of the Dragon' S1E2

Chris and Andy break down the second episode of 'House of Dragon,' talking about some of the reservations that they had about this episode (1:00), the intricate politics the show is introducing (21:12), and more moments from the episode (33:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/2251m 14s

'House of the Dragon' Is Playing All of the Hits

Chris and Andy break down the premier episode of the 'Game of Thrones' spinoff 'House of the Dragon.' They talk about how the show is using elements of 'Game of Thrones' to draw audiences in (1:00), the major plot points in the episode (21:55), and Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen (33:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/2251m 43s

The Latest Episode of 'Industry,' 'A League of Their Own,' and the Problems With 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law'

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of 'Industry' and the way the show is using traditional TV conventions to its advantage (2:01). Then, Andy talks about how 'A League of Their Own' is finding a separate voice from the original movie (31:33), and they review the first episode of 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law' (48:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/221h 3m

The ‘Better Call Saul’ Series Finale

Chris and Andy talk about the series finale of ‘Better Call Saul.’ They talk about whether or not the creators stuck the landing (1:00), the major plot points that were revealed in the finale (14:57), and the feat of long-form storytelling that is ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ (37:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/2259m 4s

'Reservation Dogs,' 'Bluey,' and the Value of Creative Originality. Plus, 'Sandman' Showrunner Allan Heinberg.

Andy talks about the importance of the creative originality coming from shows like 'Reservation Dogs' and 'Bluey' (1:00) and ranks his 10 favorite 'Bluey' episodes (10:39). Then he is joined by 'Sandman' showrunner Allan Heinberg to talk about what is was like to bring Neil Gaiman's comic to the screen (24:01). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Allan Heinberg Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/221h 16m

Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Better Call Saul'

Chris and Andy talk briefly about the continued fallout at Warner Bros. and HBO Max (1:00). Then, they get into this week's penultimate episode of 'Better Call Saul', the Emmy-worthy performance by Rhea Seehorn in this episode (12:12), and what could be coming in next week's series finale (40:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/221h

What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on 'Industry' Season 2.

Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl’ and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max (1:00). Then they talk about the return of ‘Reservation Dogs’ for its second season (24:43), before they are joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the making of the second season (32:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/221h 17m

'Better Call Saul' S6E11, Plus the 'Andor' Trailer, and 'Industry' Is Back

Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for 'Andor' that dropped this week and some storylines the series might be exploring (1:00). Then, they talk about the most recent episode of 'Better Call Saul', which featured two very important cameos (14:48), before talking about the Season 2 premiere of 'Industry' (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/221h 3m

The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.’ Plus, ‘Irma Vep’ Filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

Chris and Andy talk about the allegations that old episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ are being reedited and the interesting possibilities it introduces for streaming television (1:00). Then they talk about the sweet animated movie ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ (20:15), before Andy is joined by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas to talk about his decision to remake his 1996 movie ‘Irma Vep’ into an eight-part miniseries (27:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Olivier Assayas Production: Kaya McMullen and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/221h 13m

All of the Marvel News Out of Comic-Con, Plus 'Better Call Saul' S6E10

Chris and Andy talk about all of the Marvel news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what we can expect from Phase Five of the MCU (1:00) and the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (13:36). Then, they break down the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' (28:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/2254m 4s

The Mid-Summer Mailbag

Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to take stock of our TV landscape as we reach the midpoint of summer. They talk about the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer (1:00), some of their favorite performances of the year (23:54), and whether we’re trending back to a more traditional delineation between TV and movies (30:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2246m 17s

Creator Peter Gould on What Might Be the Best Episode of 'Better Call Saul' Yet

Chris and Andy are joined by 'Better Call Saul' showrunner Peter Gould to talk about the making of tonight's defining episode (11:17), why 'Better Call Saul' could not exist without 'Breaking Bad' (28:13), and how he's feeling as the show is coming to an end (45:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Peter Gould Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/221h 8m

Emmy Nominations and 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Reactions

Chris and Andy return to chat trailers, awards, and more! They begin by reacting to the extended trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (5:50). They then discuss recent news of Emmy noms and snubs (14:45) before moving on the chat about their viewing experience of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (39:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/221h 16m

The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’, Plus, the Season 3 Finale of ‘The Boys’

Chris and Andy return to share their thoughts on the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul’. They pay homage to the show's incredible writing (2:00), wonder what the fallout of this episode will be (15:00), and discuss whether a flash-forward is imminent (35:00). Finally, they share their thoughts on the Season 3 finale of ‘The Boys' (40:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/221h 2m

Our Mid-2022 Top 10 Shows

Chris and Andy are back to count down the best shows of the year … so far! They begin the episode by discussing the runners-up that didn't make their top 10 lists (1:10), then divulge their contenders for best shows of 2022 at the midway point (25:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/2259m 49s

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 4m

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 4m

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 15m

‘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
16/06/2253m 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 17m

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 18m

‘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
06/06/2255m 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 31m

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 6m

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 5m

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 7m

‘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 5m

‘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
17/05/2255m 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 19m

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 11m

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 27m

‘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 3m

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 14m

‘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
26/04/2249m 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 18m

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
19/04/2258m 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
15/04/2249m 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
11/04/2256m 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 1m

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 10m

‘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 6m

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 18m

‘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 11m

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
21/03/2258m 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 19m

‘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 23m

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 18m

‘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 30m

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
04/03/2259m 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 3m

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
25/02/2255m 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 5m

‘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

‘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
04/02/2258m 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
31/01/2256m 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 5m

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 3m

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 1m

‘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
11/01/2257m 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
27/12/2157m 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

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 23m

'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
09/12/211h

'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 24m

‘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
29/11/2154m 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 1m

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 11m

‘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
15/11/2148m 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 1m

‘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
08/11/2156m 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 2m

'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
01/11/2154m 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
28/10/2155m 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
25/10/2152m 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
21/10/2157m 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
18/10/2157m 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 1m

'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
11/10/211h

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 13m

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 41m

‘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 2m

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 32m

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 19m

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
20/09/2157m 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
16/09/2154m 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 41m

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
09/09/2152m 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 9m

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 10m

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 26m

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
24/08/2154m 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 22m

‘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 28m

‘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 12m

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
09/08/2157m 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
02/08/2158m 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 3m

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 2m

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 12m

'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 8m

‘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
08/07/2151m 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 4m

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
28/06/211h

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
25/06/2150m 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 2m

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
18/06/2159m 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
15/06/2153m 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
11/06/2154m 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 45m

‘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
07/06/2150m 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
04/06/2148m 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 4m

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 3m

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
24/05/211h

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
21/05/2158m 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 38m

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 10m

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
14/05/2159m 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
10/05/2156m 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 18m

‘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 8m

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 21m

'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 56m

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 29m

‘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 4m

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 3m

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 2m

‘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

‘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 1m

‘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 6m

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 3m

‘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 14m

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
22/03/2156m 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 20m

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 3m

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 1m

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 1m

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 3m

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
02/03/2153m 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 6m

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
23/02/2159m 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 4m

‘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 5m

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
12/02/211h

‘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 13m

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 7m

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
02/02/2153m 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 8m

‘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
26/01/2155m 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 2m

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
19/01/2157m 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
14/01/2147m 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
12/01/2152m 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
08/01/2158m 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 10m

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 5m

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 13m

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
24/12/2053m 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 5m

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 33m

‘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 8m

'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 25m

‘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 17m

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 22m

‘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 49m

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
23/11/2051m 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 7m

‘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 39m

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
13/11/2057m 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 15m

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 10m

‘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 1m

‘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
30/10/2052m 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
27/10/201h

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 4m

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
20/10/2055m 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 6m

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 15m

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 20m

‘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 31m

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 7m

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
28/09/2057m 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 14m

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