Rank #1: Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A
Rank #2: Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)
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).
Rank #3: Reactions to ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Trailers, Plus: Succession S2E3 | The Watch
Netflix released a trailer for 'El Camino' over the weekend, and if ‘Better Call Saul’ is any indication, this continuation of the ‘Breaking Bad’ world will be good as well (1:27). If we were cautiously optimistic about ‘The Mandalorian’ before, we’re all in after watching the trailer (12:08). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E3 (26:19).
Host: Chris Ryan
Rank #4: Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau
Rank #5: 'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)
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
Rank #6: Breaking Down the First Half of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 and ‘Succession’ Episode 2, Season 2 | The Watch
We break down the first five episodes from ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, including a brief recap of Season 1 (1:00), the shooting style of the show (11:17), and the different serial killers we’ve met so far (31:44). Plus: the second episode of our ‘Succession’ aftershow, ‘Number One Boys’ (42:58).
Host: Chris Ryan
Guest: Jason Concepcion
Rank #7: 'Game of Thrones,' Comic-Con Trailers, and 'Dunkirk,' Plus Matthew Lillard on 'Twin Peaks' and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)
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).
Rank #8: How Spider-Man’s Split From Marvel Will Impact Fans of the Franchise, Plus ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, Episodes 6-9 | The Watch
News broke this week that Spider-Man will be exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney and Sony were unable to reach a deal to coproduce the franchise (1:00). What does this mean for fans of the movies and the future of the MCU (5:47)? Plus, we break down episodes 6 through 9 of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 (12:58).
Host: Chris Ryan
Guest: Jason Concepcion
Rank #9: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)
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
Rank #10: Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins
Rank #11: Ep. 125: The Oscars' Surprise Ending
Rank #12: Breaking Down the End of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch
Rank #13: Critiquing 'Game of Thrones' and Previewing the Fall TV Season (Ep. 178)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Beyond the Wall," and critique some of the show's mechanics (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss what they are looking for in the upcoming fall TV season (33:00).
Rank #14: 'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)
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).
Rank #15: Ep. 51: 'Game of Thrones' Finale, 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's New Single
Rank #16: Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail
Rank #17: Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion
Rank #18: 'Game of Thrones,' and Mark Duplass on ‘Room 104’ and Collaboration (Ep. 174)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s epic 'Game of Thrones' episode, "The Spoils of War" (1:00), before sitting down with Mark Duplass of ‘Togetherness’ and ‘The One I Love’ to discuss his new HBO series 'Room 104,' his experience in Hollywood, and the value of collaboration (24:00).
Rank #19: ‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Back to the Basics (for Better or for Worse), Plus ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | The Watch
We recap the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones,' breaking down what we liked and didn’t like from the season premiere (02:01). Then we look ahead to ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (39:10).
Rank #20: The Best Television Shows of 2018 With Sam Esmail | The Watch (Ep. 314)
‘Homecoming’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail joins to give his picks for the best television shows of the year (9:03), talk about what he was looking for in TV this year (45:49), and his favorite performances of 2018 (72:53).
Guest: Sam Esmail
Check out The Ringer’s list of best television shows of 2018 here.