Rank #1: The ‘Euphoria’ Season Finale and How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Helped Establish Netflix | The Watch
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
Rank #2: Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A
Rank #3: A Midsummer Mailbag With Andy Greenwald | The Watch
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
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
Spoilers for ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ in the second half of this episode.
Rank #5: 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 #6: Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau
Rank #7: Ep. 82: 'Westworld' Premiere and Music Mythology With Will Sheff
Rank #8: '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 #9: Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap
Rank #10: 'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)
Rank #11: ‘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 #12: Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale
Rank #13: Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion
Rank #14: Breaking Down the End of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch
Rank #15: Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion
Rank #16: Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail
Rank #17: Ep. 51: 'Game of Thrones' Finale, 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's New Single
Rank #18: Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies
Rank #19: Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion
Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
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.