Rank #1: 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 #2: '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 For more on Avengers
Rank #3: 'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Kendrick Lamar’s new album, ‘Damn.’ (4:20). Then they break down the final episode of ‘Girls’ and the series as a whole (29:55), as well as the premiere of ‘The Leftovers’ (48:20).
Rank #4: ‘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 #5: Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)
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).
Rank #6: Breaking Down 'Avengers: Endgame' | The Watch
‘Avengers: Endgame' was pure entertainment (1:00). We break down the biggest flexes from the movie (6:51) where the franchise goes from here (13:18), what happened to our favorite characters (21:59), and who won the movie (40:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Rank #7: Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins
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.
Rank #8: Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Watch
The Battle of Winterfell finally happened (1:01). We talk about the visual effects of the battle (7:29), who lived and who died (21:54), and the difficulties of trying to wrap up a major and beloved franchise (30:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Rank #9: Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman
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).
Rank #10: The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s 'Melodrama' (Ep. 160)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s weekend exploits and Lorde’s new album, 'Melodrama' (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss the recent New York Times list of the 25 best movies of the century while providing their own, very different best-movies-of-the-century list (24:00).
Rank #11: And the Oscar Went To … | The Watch (Ep. 232)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins break down the 90th Academy Awards including what stood out (2:30), who had the best night (24:00), and other Oscar superlatives (34:00). More Oscars coverage from The Ringer:
Rank #12: Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas
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).
Rank #13: Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion discuss the possibility of two timelines in 'Westworld' (7:00), the full scope of where the show takes place (18:00), and the connection to video games (23:00). Then, Chris and Jason give their thoughts on the second episode of 'Black Mirror' (27:00) and the moral questions surrounding the show.
Rank #14: The 100 Best TV Episodes of The Century and Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 279)
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).
Rank #15: Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau
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.
Rank #16: 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). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Check out The Ringer’s list of best television shows of 2018 here.
Rank #17: Wakanda Forever! Black Panther’s Big Moment, Plus Jonathan Abrams revisits ‘The Wire’ | The Watch (Ep. 228)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate and discuss ‘Black Panther,’ including its cultural impact and the film itself (0:00). Later, Grantland alum Jonathan Abrams joins in to discuss the process of writing his his new best-selling book, ‘All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire’ (0:00). You can find more Black Panther coverage from The Ringer here.
Rank #18: Ep. 67: 'The Night Of,' 'Mr. Robot' and Frank Ocean's Return
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on how 'The Night Of' will wrap up, the expectations surrounding 'Mr. Robot,' and Frank Ocean's return to the spotlight with 'Endless' and 'Blonde.'
Rank #19: Ep. 97: A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL,' Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour, and 'Westworld'
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the return of A Tribe Called Quest in the Trump era (3:00), Dave Chappelle hosting 'SNL' (20:30), the experience of Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour (24:52), and the latest episode of 'Westworld' (32:54).
Rank #20: '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).