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The Watch

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Rank #17 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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Love Their Insight!

By Erinln74 - Jul 30 2019
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I love this show, and look forward to every episode!!

Love these guys

By Mr. Misser - Jul 10 2019
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Been listening since the grantland days. Great insights and entertainment.

iTunes Ratings

2315 Ratings
Average Ratings
1882
192
84
48
109

Love Their Insight!

By Erinln74 - Jul 30 2019
Read more
I love this show, and look forward to every episode!!

Love these guys

By Mr. Misser - Jul 10 2019
Read more
Been listening since the grantland days. Great insights and entertainment.
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The Watch

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #17 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.

Rank #1: The ‘Euphoria’ Season Finale and How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Helped Establish Netflix | The Watch

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The first season of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ sometimes prioritized style over character development (3:23), but in the end we still felt attached to the relationship between Rue and Jules (8:50). The final season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ could mark the end of an era at Netflix (20:07). Plus, previewing ‘GLOW’ Season 3 (35:15).


Host: Alison Herman

Guests: Micah Peters and Caroline Framke

Aug 06 2019
41 mins
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Rank #2: 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
57 mins
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Rank #3: A Midsummer Mailbag With Andy Greenwald | The Watch

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We broke open the mailbag to talk about our favorite X-Men comics (1:47), some of our favorite music from 1999 (17:21), who will be the MVP of the next season of 'Succession' (26:12), and our favorite episodes of TV this year (47:10).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Aug 02 2019
55 mins
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Rank #4: How Historically Accurate Is ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’? Plus: Amazon’s Next Move and Celebrating the Music of 1999 | The Watch

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There was a lot of news out of the TCAs this weekend, including what Amazon wants its streaming service to look like over the next few years (2:43). After Netflix canceled the critically acclaimed ‘Tuca and Bertie,’ the metric of success in the streaming world is called into question yet again (17:15). Plus: How historically accurate is ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ (26:00)? And our favorite music from 1999 (39:20)


Host: Chris Ryan

Guests: Alison Herman, Kate Knibbs, and Lindsay Zoladz


Spoilers for ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ in the second half of this episode.

Jul 29 2019
1 hour
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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
55 mins
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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
51 mins
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Rank #7: Ep. 82: 'Westworld' Premiere and Music Mythology With Will Sheff

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premiere of HBO's 'Westworld' (6:00) and the ingredients needed to have a hit in today's TV landscape. Then, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff joins (22:30) to discuss his new album, ‘Away,' the trend of surprise releases (29:00), the difficulty of controlling one's art (39:00), sculpting band mythology (48:00), and battling for relevance in the music industry (54:00).
Oct 03 2016
1 hour 5 mins
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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
58 mins
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Rank #9: 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
49 mins
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Rank #10: 'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)

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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).
Apr 17 2017
57 mins
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Rank #11: ‘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
52 mins
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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
46 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the gruesome return of 'The Walking Dead' and where the show went off the rails (8:00), more 'Westworld' theories with Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion (27:15), and the impressive execution of 'Black Mirror' (46:30).
Oct 24 2016
59 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion

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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.
Oct 31 2016
44 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #17: 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
52 mins
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Rank #18: 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
52 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the risky vision behind 'Westworld' (8:00) and finding fun in Jonathan Nolan's universe (12:00). Then, Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion joins to discuss the internet theorizing around HBO's new drama. Finally, Chris and Andy close out with thoughts on Amazon's new series 'Goliath' (39:00).

Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Oct 17 2016
53 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 19 mins
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