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The Watch

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Rank #19 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
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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.

iTunes Ratings

3140 Ratings
Average Ratings
2523
276
131
70
140

Step up

By Visc@B@rc@1 - May 30 2020
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Do not ignore Ramy for a second season

Love It

By The Western Front Drew - Apr 29 2020
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Listen to this all the time! Great show.

iTunes Ratings

3140 Ratings
Average Ratings
2523
276
131
70
140

Step up

By Visc@B@rc@1 - May 30 2020
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Do not ignore Ramy for a second season

Love It

By The Western Front Drew - Apr 29 2020
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Listen to this all the time! Great show.
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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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and K. Austin Collins discuss the movies they’re most excited about right now, starting with the hit new film ‘Get Out’ (1:50). Later, they discuss 'Logan' (19:00), The Lost City of Z' (30:05), 'Kong: Skull Island' (37:00), 'Alien: Covenant' (42:15), and more.

Mar 02 2017

46mins

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Rank #8: '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).


*This episode contains spoilers


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Apr 30 2018

58mins

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Rank #9: ‘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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Rank #10: Reviewing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Finishing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 201)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their very different reviews of Marvel’s 'Thor: Ragnarok' (5:00) before discussing the final three episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and how they felt about the series overall (26:00). Finally they rundown some of the shows they’ll be watching in the coming weeks (48:00).

Nov 06 2017

52mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion analyse why ‘Logan’ (1:50) worked and what other future superhero films could learn from it. Then, TV writer Alison Herman stops by to discuss ‘The Good Fight’, ‘Billions’ (24:30) and ‘Big Little Lies’ (34:00).

Mar 06 2017

43mins

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Rank #14: The Top 10 TV Shows of the Decade | The Watch

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Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sam Esmail reflect on the past 10 years of television (1:00) before revealing their 10 favorite TV shows of the decade (27:48).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guests: Sam Esmail and Kaya McMullen

Dec 19 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #15: Jason Mantzoukas Looks Back on This Year in Television and Film | The Watch (Ep. 313)

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Jason Mantzoukas joins to talk about the trailer for the ‘Triple Frontier’ movie (10:14), the new ‘Avengers’ trailer (17:57), ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 (34:31), and ‘Bodyguard’ (43:14).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Jason Mantzoukas

Dec 11 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: Ep. 51: 'Game of Thrones' Finale, 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's New Single

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on the 'Game of Thrones' season finale and what's next for the franchise, HBO's new miniseries 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's return to the mic.

Jun 27 2016

53mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail to discuss the Season 2 finale (6:00), working outside the conventions of TV (15:35), Esmail's desire to ignore traditional plot points (28:00), the elasticity of shows like 'Atlanta' (36:00), comparisons between 'Mr. Robot' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' (46:00), defining the "true north" of a show (53:00), and the must-watch TV heading into the fall (59:00).

Sep 23 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: ‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Back to the Basics (for Better or for Worse), Plus ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | The Watch

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We recap the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones,' breaking down what we liked and didn’t like from the season premiere (02:01). Then we look ahead to ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (39:10).

Apr 15 2019

56mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Who Won the Week (3:00) and Taboo (5:43) before they are joined by author and essayist Chuck Klosterman to talk about the state of pop culture and how assigning political meaning to it feels inescapable in the current climate (11:28).

Feb 09 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: 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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‘The Undoing’ Finale, Mallory Rubin on a Turning Point for ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Melissa Maerz on the History of ‘Dazed and Confused’

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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

Dec 01 2020

1hr 48mins

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

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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

Nov 26 2020

1hr 59mins

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

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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

Nov 23 2020

50mins

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

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‘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

Nov 19 2020

1hr 6mins

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

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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

Nov 17 2020

1hr 38mins

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

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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

Nov 13 2020

56mins

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

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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

Nov 09 2020

1hr 14mins

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Nov 06 2020

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

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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

Nov 05 2020

1hr 9mins

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

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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

Nov 02 2020

1hr

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

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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

Oct 30 2020

51mins

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

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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

Oct 27 2020

59mins

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

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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

Oct 23 2020

1hr 3mins

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

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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

Oct 20 2020

54mins

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

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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

Oct 16 2020

1hr 5mins

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

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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

Oct 13 2020

1hr 14mins

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

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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

Oct 09 2020

1hr 19mins

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

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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

Oct 05 2020

1hr 30mins

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

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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

Oct 02 2020

1hr 6mins

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

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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

Sep 28 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

3140 Ratings
Average Ratings
2523
276
131
70
140

Step up

By Visc@B@rc@1 - May 30 2020
Read more
Do not ignore Ramy for a second season

Love It

By The Western Front Drew - Apr 29 2020
Read more
Listen to this all the time! Great show.