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Rank #28 in TV & Film category

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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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Longer Outsider discussion please

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Thanks that’s it

Baranski's Unite!

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luv yous guys! Thank You for doing what you do!

iTunes Ratings

2929 Ratings
Average Ratings
2359
263
117
59
131

Longer Outsider discussion please

By Jewnbug25 - Feb 13 2020
Read more
Thanks that’s it

Baranski's Unite!

By TroyShenanigans - Jan 16 2020
Read more
luv yous guys! Thank You for doing what you do!
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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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: 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 #5: 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 #6: '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 #7: ‘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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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

52mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: ‘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 #16: 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 #17: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Mega-Pod | The Watch

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We break down the entirety of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, including our favorite things from the season (1:05), where the show fell short (43:58), who won the season (57:42), and some predictions for the fourth season (65:53).


Major Spoilers for the third season in the episode.


Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Mallory Rubin

Jul 08 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey discuss the year in movies and how to define success for one in 2016 (1:12). They also discuss ‘Arrival’ (18:33), ‘Hell or High Water’ (39:45), and which movies you should be excited to check out (44:00).

Nov 17 2016

52mins

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