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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.

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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.

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By lookingforcorow - Dec 08 2019
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Andy is the reason I’ve quit listening. Happy for his success, but he’s just super pretentious. Best of luck, Chris.

Fantastic

By littlehunnies - Dec 08 2019
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This podcast is brilliant. immensely fun and I absolutely love the dynamic of the people on this podcast! They really know their stuff & make fantastic points.

iTunes Ratings

2731 Ratings
Average Ratings
2209
243
107
54
118

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By lookingforcorow - Dec 08 2019
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Andy is the reason I’ve quit listening. Happy for his success, but he’s just super pretentious. Best of luck, Chris.

Fantastic

By littlehunnies - Dec 08 2019
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This podcast is brilliant. immensely fun and I absolutely love the dynamic of the people on this podcast! They really know their stuff & make fantastic points.

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The Watch

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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.

Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Netflix's surprising 'Stranger Things' and the second episode of HBO's 'The Night Of.' Then they do a Facebook Live question-and-answer session (41:25).

Jul 20 2016

57mins

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Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked and what did not in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 (18:30) and what we can expect from the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs (45:00).

Aug 28 2017

55mins

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Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas

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Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss improvisation in 'The League,' slam poetry on 'Atlanta' (24:48), the new Beach Slang album (31:20), and the slow burn of 'Westworld' (37:50).

Oct 27 2016

55mins

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Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, 'Legion,' and 'Girls'

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the cultural importance of the Grammy Awards (1:00), Beyoncé’s performance (8:30), and Adele’s victory (10:33). Then they discuss ‘Legion’ and Andy’s experience working on the show (16:55) as well as the return of ‘Girls’ (33:08).

Feb 13 2017

42mins

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Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap

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Spoiler Alerts Ahead! The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go deep on ‘Rogue One’, the latest Star Wars film. They cover everything from their favorite moments (3:55), to the cast (24:05), to a larger discussion about blockbuster movies (41:30).

Dec 20 2016

49mins

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Ep. 117: SAG Awards, 'Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the highlights of Sunday night’s SAG Awards (8:40), the ‘Stranger Things’ victory speech (12:10), and why ‘La La Land’ is a lock for the Oscars (21:05). Then they give a quick rundown of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ (24:55) before examining the social parallels of ‘The Young Pope’ (31:00) and the state of stand-up comedy through the lens of Neal Brennan’s new Netflix special ‘3 Mics’ (41:28).

Jan 30 2017

55mins

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Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Jon Favreau team up to break down ABC's new political drama, 'Designated Survivor.' Then, the trio dives into the current political landscape on television and Trump's appearance on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon.

Sep 19 2016

51mins

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

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In the second episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the story gets deep in the details in the way that a 'Star Wars' movie can’t (4:09). It’s almost as though every episode of ‘Watchmen’ is a bottle episode; we break down the fifth episode, “Little Fear of Lightning” (27:57). Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (46:18).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Amanda Dobbins

Nov 18 2019

1hr 32mins

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'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review this weekend’s massive blockbuster, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and discuss its plot, emotional stakes, and impressive accomplishment (2:00). Later, they discuss one of their favorite shows on television right now, ‘Killing Eve’ (51:00).


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Apr 30 2018

58mins

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Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald rehash and break down the political undertones of this year's Super Bowl commercials (0:30) as well as Lady Gaga’s halftime show (7:29). They also discuss the TV and movie trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl, including Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ (17:35). They wrap with a review of ‘24 Legacy’ (31:53).

Feb 06 2017

48mins

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go all in on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' reviewing their favorite moments, performances, fan theories, and much more.

**The episode contains spoilers

Dec 18 2017

52mins

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Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of 'Girls'

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The Ringer's Andy Greenwald sits down one-on-one with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about the show's final season and the process of making her Emmy Award–winning show (2:00), the gray areas of the latest episode, "American Bitch" (10:15), and what she plans to do next (43:45).

Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.

Mar 01 2017

55mins

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'Game of Thrones,' Comic-Con Trailers, and 'Dunkirk,' Plus Matthew Lillard on 'Twin Peaks' and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s episode of Game of Thrones ‘Stormborn’ (3:00) and the big new trailers coming out of Comic Con like ‘Stranger Things 2’ and ‘Westworld’ (12:00) before reviewing Dunkirk (26:45). Later, Matthew Lillard stops by to discuss his recent run on Twin Peaks, his time at Comic Con and what it's like working on set with David Lynch as well as his experience as a working actor in Hollywood (37:00).

Jul 24 2017

1hr 19mins

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'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss and review the Season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ (5:00). Later, they discuss the unveiling of Disney’s new Star Wars–themed resort, Galaxy’s Edge and Marvel Avengers news (32:00), before circling back to Season 2 of ‘Master of None’ (46:00).

Jul 17 2017

58mins

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Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Westworld' finale (0:45). Then special guest Jason Concepcion joins in to further discuss the ambitious first season (21:24), what to expect in Season 2, and Westworld’s most and least valuable players (37:29).

Dec 05 2016

46mins

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

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The end of ‘Game of Thrones’ was a tale of two finales (1:06). We parse through the ending of the show (6:59), attempt to tie up loose ends (32:30), and make predictions for what will fill the vacuum left by ‘Game of Thrones’ (59:06).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

May 20 2019

1hr 12mins

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

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‘Homecoming’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail joins to give his picks for the best television shows of the year (9:03), talk about what he was looking for in TV this year (45:49), and his favorite performances of 2018 (72:53).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Sam Esmail

Check out The Ringer’s list of best television shows of 2018 here.

Dec 13 2018

1hr 19mins

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Unpacking 'Game of Thrones' and Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix, With Guest Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs (Ep. 176)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Eastwatch," and what it means for the series as a whole (3:00). They also discuss Shonda Rhimes’s major move from network television to Netflix and what it means for ABC (19:00), before Chris sits down with Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs to discuss their upcoming album, ‘A Deeper Understanding,’ and how he and his bandmates use basketball and 'Game of Thrones' as escapes from the stress of making music (35:00).

Aug 14 2017

59mins

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

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

Aug 03 2018

59mins

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Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the state of Tom Cruise’s career and the trailer for his upcoming film ‘American Made’ (2:00) before discussing 'Wonder Woman,' what makes a comic book movie work, and Gal Gadot’s performance (13:00). Later, they discuss the epic series finale of 'The Leftovers' and what the series meant to television (32:00).

Jun 06 2017

50mins

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

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‘Watchmen’ showrunner Damon Lindelof joins the show to talk about why he doesn’t want to be called a creator, but rather a “remixer” (2:55), how he chose which part of the comic book series to reimagine (24:17), and the pilot-making process (48:59).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Damon Lindelof

Dec 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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

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2019 was defined by two TV shows: ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Succession.’ We debate which one was better (2:43). Plus: other favorite shows of the year, including ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Mindhunter’ (29:25), and some honorable mentions (54:24).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Juliet Litman

Dec 06 2019

1hr 7mins

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

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Chris and Andy recap their Thanksgiving holidays before diving into another plot-heavy episode of ‘Watchmen’ (1:00). They break down the big reveal in “An Almost Religious Awe” (13:16). Plus: an unspecified amount of time at the farm with Mando and Baby Yoda in last week’s ‘The Mandalorian’ (37:57).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Dec 02 2019

52mins

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

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Chris lays out a night of television for you to watch during the holiday weekend including ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ ‘Servant,’ and ‘Condor’ (1:02). Then he sits down with the producer of ‘Treadstone,’ Ben Smith, to talk about what it is like to create a show within the Jason Bourne universe (16:32) and the logistics of shooting a show in so many different locations (30:02).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Ben Smith

Nov 27 2019

43mins

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

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We break down another mind-bending episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that’s leaving it all on the field (1:00). Do we like talking about ‘The Mandalorian,’ or do we just like talking about Baby Yoda GIFs (35:25)? Plus: Daddington Corner, ‘Frozen 2’ edition (51:00) and ‘The Crown’ S3E8-10 (59:32).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Amanda Dobbins

Nov 25 2019

1hr 34mins

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

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Despite all of the pressure on ‘The Mandalorian’ to make Disney+ a success, the show is an easy and enjoyable watch (1:08). Plus: An update on ‘Briarpatch’ production (13:04) and a breakdown of episodes 5-7 of ‘The Crown’ (23:48).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Amanda Dobbins

Nov 22 2019

1hr 4mins

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

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In the second episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the story gets deep in the details in the way that a 'Star Wars' movie can’t (4:09). It’s almost as though every episode of ‘Watchmen’ is a bottle episode; we break down the fifth episode, “Little Fear of Lightning” (27:57). Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (46:18).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Amanda Dobbins

Nov 18 2019

1hr 32mins

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

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‘The Mandalorian’ premiered this week, and although we have a lot of mixed feelings about the pilot, we're willing to hang on (1:38). Then Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw takes us inside the launch of Disney+ (28:52) and tells us why we shouldn’t be calling this the “streaming wars” (58:28). Plus: We break down what may be the most controversial episode of ‘Survivor’ in the history of the show (1:10:56).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guests: Andy Greenwald, Lucas Shaw, and Riley McAtee

Nov 15 2019

1hr 40mins

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

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Starting next year, FX will stream shows exclusively on Hulu. What does this mean for the future of a network that has produced several award-winning shows (1:06)? In his new book, Bob Iger reminisces about his relationship with Steve Jobs and Disney’s acquisition of Pixar (17:04). Plus, we break down the fourth episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that just keeps on getting better (33:58).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Read an excerpt from Bob Iger’s book here.

Nov 11 2019

57mins

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

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'The Morning Show' may not be great TV, but it's certainly engaging. We break down the first three episodes, including the seemingly disconnected plot lines (1:57), Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's performances (19:14), and our personal MVP of the first three episodes: Billy Crudup (32:43).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Amanda Dobbins

Nov 07 2019

47mins

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

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‘The Morning Show,’ the flagship series for Apple TV+, debuted on Friday. Despite star power from Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell, the first episode fell flat (1:38). The show, and subsequently Apple TV+, seem confused about what it’s trying to be (20:08). Plus, we break down the third episode of ‘Watchmen’ (38:10) and bid farewell to ‘The Deuce’ (49:25).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Nov 04 2019

59mins

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

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It was announced this week that Benioff and Weiss will no longer be creating a ‘Star Wars’ trilogy for Lucas Films (2:17). The news calls into question the future of the franchise (14:38). HBO is finding itself in a similar situation after cancelling a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel starring Naomi Watts (26:58). Where will one of the most valued pieces of intellectual property go from here (39:00)?


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Nov 01 2019

51mins

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

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The AppleTV+ flagship, ‘The Morning Show,’ will premiere on Friday, and early reviews are not looking great (6:37). Meanwhile, ‘Watchmen’ is picking up steam in its second episode (12:07). We break down the episode (20:25) and examine why it’s so hard to create mystery television (27:26).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Oct 28 2019

38mins

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

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Chris and Andy review the music scene in 2005, their roles in covering it, and how that era of music fits onto the big and small screen (1:00). Plus, the creators of ‘Looking for Alaska’, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, on the long road to getting the show created, making television about teenagers, and creating a series that is distinctly 2005 (21:11).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guests: Andy Greenwald, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage

Oct 24 2019

1hr

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

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Damon Lindelof’s newest show, ‘Watchmen,’ started off with a bang and we feel like we’re in good hands (0:43). We take a deeper look at the texts the show seems to be drawing from (17:34) and the importance of the musical ‘Oklahoma!’ in the first episode (41:14).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guests: Andy Greenwald and Juliet Litman

Oct 22 2019

1hr 6mins

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

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We preview Hulu’s upcoming original series ‘Looking for Alaska’—the first TV adaptation of a John Green novel (0:54). Then we talk about how ‘Looking for Alaska’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ are two prime examples of content that would’ve been made into a movie in a previous decade but are now being serialized as TV (15:30), before running down the list of Apple streaming shows set to release soon (22:50).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Oct 17 2019

50mins

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

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Andy calls in to talk about the finale of ‘Succession’ as well as the second season as a whole (0:40). Then they dive into ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ and the continuation of the Jesse Pinkman story line (21:30). Finally, your number one boys dissect the 'Succession' finale (39:00).

Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Andy Greenwald

Oct 14 2019

1hr 7mins

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

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‘El Camino’ is the heavily marketed movie follow-up to ‘Breaking Bad’—can that proposition ever live up creatively to the titanic achievements of the original AMC series? We share our reactions to the film, Aaron Paul’s continuation of the iconic Jesse Pinkman character, and the balance of fan service and creative ambition in the era of the commercialized Thursday-night Netflix release.


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Sean Fennessey

Oct 11 2019

44mins

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

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Andy is back in the studio to catch up on all things entertainment, including ‘Joker.’ Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about superhero movies, the return of ‘Mr. Robot,' and the state of modern TV and consumerism (0:40) before your number one boys break down Season 2, Episode 9 of ‘Succession’ (47:30).

Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Andy Greenwald, Jason Concepcion

Oct 07 2019

1hr 9mins

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

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Season 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ premieres on Netflix tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get into the show (2:00). We talk about the surprisingly stacked cast (9:36), our favorite characters on the show (27:05), and what else we’re watching on TV right now (29:58).


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Juliet Litman

Oct 04 2019

39mins

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