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 Aug 22, 2021
Baranski, yay. Great pop culture podcast.


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 Jul 9, 2018
absolutely amazing! love The Ringer!

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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.

Episode Date
What 'Strange World' and 'Glass Onion' Can Tell Us About the Goals of Streaming Companies Right Now. Plus, 'The White Lotus' S2E5.
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Chris and Andy talk about the Disney movie 'Strange World' bombing at the box office and Netflix's decision to put 'Glass Onion' in theaters for just one week, and what these two things can tell us about the strategies of streaming companies right now (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the trailer for the new Taylor Sheridan series '1923' (34:38), before talking about the latest episode of 'The White Lotus' (39:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
The Season Finale of 'Andor' With Creator Tony Gilroy
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Chris and Andy talk about the season finale of 'Andor' and the beauty of the show culminating at the Ferrix funeral (1:00). Then, Chris is joined for the third time by creator Tony Gilroy to talk about the making of the finale (28:15) and what could be coming in Season 2 (47:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
The Bob Shakeup at Disney, Plus ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ and ‘The White Lotus’
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Chris and Andy talk about the major news that Bob Chapek is out as the CEO of Disney and that former CEO Bob Iger will be coming back to take his place (1:00). Then, they talk about the first few episodes of the new Hulu show ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ (30:03) before talking about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (44:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
'Andor' Episode 11, Plus 'Bluey' Creator Joe Brumm!
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Chris and Andy talk about the penultimate episode of 'Andor,' and what they could possibly be building up to for the finale (1:00). Then, Andy is joined by Joe Brumm, the creator of the animated series 'Bluey,' to talk about what makes the show so special (30:29) and how he manages to write every episode (49:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Joe Brumm Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
‘Atlanta’ Showed Us What Is Possible With TV. Plus, ‘The White Lotus’ S2E3
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Disney will be airing the first two episodes of ‘Andor’ on ABC and what this move could mean for Disney+ (1:00). Then they talk about the finale of ‘Atlanta’ and how over the years the series has showed audiences how to watch it (14:32). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (37:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Tony Gilroy Returns to Talk 'Andor' Episode 10
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Chris and Andy talk briefly about this latest episode of 'Andor' and the way the previous episodes have built up to the prison break (1:00). Then, they are joined for a second time by 'Andor' creator Tony Gilroy to talk about how he conceptualized the prison (19:30), and how he tries to put his actors in the best positions to succeed (39:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Are We Headed for a Prestige TV Slump? Plus, ‘White Lotus’ S2E2
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the signs that we may be heading from a surplus of prestige TV shows to a lack of them (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus’ and Mike White’s very specific vision for Season 2 (23:00), before taking a moment to remember Mimi Parker of the band Low, who passed away over the weekend (42:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
‘Andor,’ the Final Season of ‘Atlanta,’ and the Russo Brothers
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that the Russo Brothers will be making a live action ‘Hercules’ musical that is heavily influenced by TikTok (1:00). Then they talk about the most recent episode of ‘Andor’ (22:58) and the most recent episodes of ‘Atlanta’ before the series finale (35:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
‘White Lotus’ Season 2 and the Accidental Series Phenomenon
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Chris and Andy talk about some casting news for the second season of ‘Severance’ (1:00) and Andy’s trip to New York (14:59). Then they talk about the second season premiere of ‘White Lotus’ and how similar they think it will be to the first season (22:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
James Gunn Takes Over the DC Universe, New Marvel Trailers, and ‘Andor’ Episode 8
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that James Gunn and Peter Safran are being tapped to lead the DC Extended Universe and what that means for the future of the studio (1:00). Then they talk about the new trailers released for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ (28:26), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Andor’ (36:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Exit Survey for ‘House of the Dragon’
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Chris and Andy break down the finale of ‘House of the Dragon’ and reflect on the season as a whole. They talk about whether the finale changed how they felt about the season (15:07), what they would like to see more of in future seasons (34:33), and their favorite moments from the final episode (47:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Our Most Anticipated Shows for the Rest of 2022, Plus ‘Andor’ Episode 7
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Chris and Andy talk about some of their most anticipated shows for the rest of 2022, including ‘The Crown’ Season 5 (1:00), ‘1899’ from the creators of ‘Dark’ (16:59), and the second season of ‘The White Lotus’ (30:14). Then, they break down the latest episode of ‘Andor’ and debate whether this is the most or least “Tony Gilroy” episode of the season so far (33:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Is ‘House of the Dragon’ HBO’s New Flagship Show? Plus, Tegan and Sara on Their New Show ‘High School’
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Chris and Andy talk about the penultimate episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (1:00), and whether it is now HBO’s most popular television show (22:48). Then, Andy is joined by pop duo Tegan and Sara to talk about their new TV show ‘High School’ and their new album ‘Crybaby’ (50:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Tegan and Sara Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
‘Andor’ Episode 6, ‘The Midnight Club,’ and ‘High School’
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Chris and Andy talk about how this latest episode of ‘Andor’ might have been the best hour of 'Star Wars' in years (1:00). Then they hit on all of the ’90s needle drops in the newest Mike Flanagan show ‘The Midnight Club’ (32:28) and the teen drama show from Tegan and Sara, ‘High School’ (41:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
'Sherwood' and British Crime TV, 'Werewolf By Night,' and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard
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Chris and Andy talk about the British crime series 'Sherwood' and what sets apart British true crime shows from ones made in America (1:00). Then they talk about the new Marvel TV movie 'Werewolf By Night' and how it shows what's possible for Marvel television (23:30), before Andy is joined by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard to talk about the band's new album 'Asphalt Meadows' (44:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ben Gibbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Ebon Moss-Bachrach on 'Andor' Episode 5
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Chris and Andy check in briefly with how they are feeling about 'The Rings of Power' (1:00). Then, they talk about the latest episode of 'Andor' (17:08), before being joined by Ebon Moss-Bachrach to talk about his role in the show (27:48) and his other breakout role this year in 'The Bear' (41:54). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ebon Moss-Bachrach Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Is It Time to Give ‘Abbott Elementary’ the Belt? Plus, ‘House of the Dragon’ and the New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer
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Chris and Andy ask if ‘Abbott Elementary’ may be the best show on TV right now (1:00). Then they debate whether or not it is possible to watch ‘House of the Dragon’ as a casual fan (13:34) before talking about the newest trailer for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (39:54) and the latest episode of ‘Atlanta’ (44:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo on the Season Finale, Plus ‘Andor’ Episode 4
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Chris and Andy talk about the universally bad reviews for ‘Blonde’ and other “car crash movies” (1:00). Then, they break down the fourth episode of ‘Andor’ (24:01) before Andy is joined by ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo to talk about the Season 2 finale and the show as a whole (36:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
‘Confess, Fletch,’ ‘Abbot Elementary’ Season 2, ‘Reboot,’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6
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Chris and Andy talk about the quiet success of the Jon Hamm movie ‘Confess, Fletch’ (1:00), the sincere comedy happening in the second season of ‘Abbot Elementary’ (14:09), the best episode of ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 so far (26:41), and the 10-year time jump in the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (36:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
'Andor' Creator Tony Gilroy on the 'Star Wars' Show We’ve Been Waiting For
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Chris and Andy talk about the first few episodes of 'Andor' and what makes it stand apart from other 'Star Wars' shows created thus far (1:00). Then, they are joined by series creator Tony Gilroy to talk about how working on 'Rogue One' prepared him for 'Andor' (21:06), and how he decided to structure the show (38:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producers: Kaya McMullen and Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
'Industry' Season 2 Finale, 'House of the Dragon' Episode 5, and 'Atlanta' Season 4
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Chris and Andy break down the Season 2 finale of 'Industry,' reflecting on the season as a whole and where the characters might go from here (1:00). Then, they talk about how 'House of the Dragon' is starting to feel static (36:35), before talking about the first few episodes of the fourth and final season of 'Atlanta' (51:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
The Highs and Lows of the 2022 Emmys. Plus, 'Industry' Season 2, Episode 7.
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Chris and Andy talk about what worked and what didn't during the 2022 Emmys ceremony, including how the awards represent TV at large (1:00) and why the broadcast itself continues to be weird (16:10). Then, they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Industry' and how the show continues to draw inspiration from 'Mad Men' (26:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 4 and ‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3
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Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ and talk about the lack of set pieces in this episode (1:00) and whether the show is spending too much time on setting up history the average viewer might not care about (15:24). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘The Rings of Power’ and what is motivating the plot of the show (37:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Doing Something Unique. Plus, ‘Industry’ S2E6, ‘The Patient,’ and ‘Paper Girls.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Industry’ and how a ‘Mad Men’ reference reveals that this show is on another level (1:00). Then they talk about the second season of ‘Reservation Dogs’ and what makes it like a Richard Linklater film (35:22), before talking briefly about two new shows; ‘The Patient’ and ‘Paper Girls’ (44:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
'The Rings of Power' Episodes 1 & 2 Vs. 'House of the Dragon' With Mallory Rubin
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Chris is joined by The Ringer's own Mallory Rubin to discuss the first two episodes of Amazon Prime Video's 'The Rings of Power.' They examine the show's incredibly expensive production, its painstaking attention to detail, and some of the more notable scenes (1:33). They then juxtapose and compare elements of 'The Rings of Power' with 'House of the Dragon,' highlight each show's methods of adapting original material, and debate the value of both series being released simultaneously (20:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
'Industry' Creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on Episodes 4 and 5. Plus, 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient'
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Chris talks about some new shows he has been checking out, including 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient' (1:00). Then he is joined by 'Industry' creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about how this season has turned this into a show about family (13:37) and the characters beginning to reckon with their bad decisions (34:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
'House of the Dragon' S1E2
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Chris and Andy break down the second episode of 'House of Dragon,' talking about some of the reservations that they had about this episode (1:00), the intricate politics the show is introducing (21:12), and more moments from the episode (33:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
'House of the Dragon' Is Playing All of the Hits
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Chris and Andy break down the premier episode of the 'Game of Thrones' spinoff 'House of the Dragon.' They talk about how the show is using elements of 'Game of Thrones' to draw audiences in (1:00), the major plot points in the episode (21:55), and Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen (33:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
The Latest Episode of 'Industry,' 'A League of Their Own,' and the Problems With 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law'
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Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of 'Industry' and the way the show is using traditional TV conventions to its advantage (2:01). Then, Andy talks about how 'A League of Their Own' is finding a separate voice from the original movie (31:33), and they review the first episode of 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law' (48:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
The ‘Better Call Saul’ Series Finale
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Chris and Andy talk about the series finale of ‘Better Call Saul.’ They talk about whether or not the creators stuck the landing (1:00), the major plot points that were revealed in the finale (14:57), and the feat of long-form storytelling that is ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ (37:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
'Reservation Dogs,' 'Bluey,' and the Value of Creative Originality. Plus, 'Sandman' Showrunner Allan Heinberg.
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Andy talks about the importance of the creative originality coming from shows like 'Reservation Dogs' and 'Bluey' (1:00) and ranks his 10 favorite 'Bluey' episodes (10:39). Then he is joined by 'Sandman' showrunner Allan Heinberg to talk about what is was like to bring Neil Gaiman's comic to the screen (24:01). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Allan Heinberg Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Better Call Saul'
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Chris and Andy talk briefly about the continued fallout at Warner Bros. and HBO Max (1:00). Then, they get into this week's penultimate episode of 'Better Call Saul', the Emmy-worthy performance by Rhea Seehorn in this episode (12:12), and what could be coming in next week's series finale (40:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on 'Industry' Season 2.
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Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl’ and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max (1:00). Then they talk about the return of ‘Reservation Dogs’ for its second season (24:43), before they are joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the making of the second season (32:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
'Better Call Saul' S6E11, Plus the 'Andor' Trailer, and 'Industry' Is Back
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Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for 'Andor' that dropped this week and some storylines the series might be exploring (1:00). Then, they talk about the most recent episode of 'Better Call Saul', which featured two very important cameos (14:48), before talking about the Season 2 premiere of 'Industry' (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.’ Plus, ‘Irma Vep’ Filmmaker Olivier Assayas.
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Chris and Andy talk about the allegations that old episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ are being reedited and the interesting possibilities it introduces for streaming television (1:00). Then they talk about the sweet animated movie ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ (20:15), before Andy is joined by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas to talk about his decision to remake his 1996 movie ‘Irma Vep’ into an eight-part miniseries (27:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Olivier Assayas Production: Kaya McMullen and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
All of the Marvel News Out of Comic-Con, Plus 'Better Call Saul' S6E10
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Chris and Andy talk about all of the Marvel news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what we can expect from Phase Five of the MCU (1:00) and the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (13:36). Then, they break down the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' (28:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
The Mid-Summer Mailbag
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Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to take stock of our TV landscape as we reach the midpoint of summer. They talk about the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer (1:00), some of their favorite performances of the year (23:54), and whether we’re trending back to a more traditional delineation between TV and movies (30:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Creator Peter Gould on What Might Be the Best Episode of 'Better Call Saul' Yet
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Chris and Andy are joined by 'Better Call Saul' showrunner Peter Gould to talk about the making of tonight's defining episode (11:17), why 'Better Call Saul' could not exist without 'Breaking Bad' (28:13), and how he's feeling as the show is coming to an end (45:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Peter Gould Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Emmy Nominations and 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Reactions
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Chris and Andy return to chat trailers, awards, and more! They begin by reacting to the extended trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (5:50). They then discuss recent news of Emmy noms and snubs (14:45) before moving on the chat about their viewing experience of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (39:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’, Plus, the Season 3 Finale of ‘The Boys’
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Chris and Andy return to share their thoughts on the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul’. They pay homage to the show's incredible writing (2:00), wonder what the fallout of this episode will be (15:00), and discuss whether a flash-forward is imminent (35:00). Finally, they share their thoughts on the Season 3 finale of ‘The Boys' (40:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Our Mid-2022 Top 10 Shows
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Chris and Andy are back to count down the best shows of the year … so far! They begin the episode by discussing the runners-up that didn't make their top 10 lists (1:10), then divulge their contenders for best shows of 2022 at the midway point (25:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Colby Minifie on ‘The Boys’ Season 3, Plus Why You Should Be Watching ‘Irma Vep’
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Andy talks about ‘The Old Man’ getting renewed for a second season, and why you should give the new HBO show ‘Irma Vep’ a chance (1:00). Then, he's joined by actress Colby Minifie to talk about her work as a stage actress (16:47) and how it prepared her for ‘The Boys’ (36:51). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Colby Minifie Producer: Kaya McMullen Check out the ‘Baranksi BBQ '22’ Playlist here. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Seven Reasons Why We Love ‘The Bear,' Plus ‘The Boys’ Check-in and ‘The Old Man'
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Chris and Andy talk about the third episode of ‘The Old Man’ and what marks some turning points for the show (6:25). Then, they do a midseason check-in with ‘The Boys’ (20:22) before talking about why they love ‘The Bear’ (29:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Jon Snow Returns and the Letdown of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’ Plus, Jeremy Allen White on His Exciting New Show, ‘The Bear.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that a ‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow sequel series is in the works and what that could look like (1:00). Then they talk about the season finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (13:23) and the exciting new chef show ‘The Bear’ (33:40), before Chris is joined by the star of ‘The Bear,’ Jeremy Allen White, to talk more about the show (45:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jeremey Allen White Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
‘The Old Man’ Is A Classic Thriller. Plus, the ‘Hacks’ Renewal and ‘Industry’ Is Coming Back
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Chris and Andy touch on some news and notes, like ‘Hacks’ getting renewed for a third season (1:00), Andy making his way through ‘For All Mankind’ (15:15), and ‘Industry’ Season 2 getting a release date (19:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of the new Jeff Bridges thriller series ‘The Old Man’ (21:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
The ‘Barry’ Season Finale. Plus, ‘Hacks’ Season 2 With Creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs
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Chris and Andy talk about the Season 3 finale of ‘Barry’ and what puts this show in the conversation for best things they’ve seen this year (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the new Ben Whishaw show ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ (27:50), before Andy is joined by ‘Hacks’ creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs to talk about the second season of the show (37:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
The Shake-Up At Disney, 'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' and Gail Simmons on This Season of 'Top Chef'
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Chris and Andy talk about Peter Rice, Disney's top TV executive, being ousted from the company and what it might mean for the brand's streaming plans going forward (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about the latest episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (21:37), before they are joined by 'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons to talk about the latest season of 'Top Chef' and how the show has evolved over its almost 20 seasons (28:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
‘The Boys’ Is Back and More Gory Than Ever. Plus, ‘Barry’ Is Only Getting Better
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the news coming out of Netflix's Geeked Week, including a new show from the creators of ‘Dark’ (1:00). Then, they talk about the return of ‘The Boys’ for its third season and how the show continues to nail its tone (17:21), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Barry’ (35:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Was Great, Here’s What It Needed More of. Plus, Emmy Rossum on ‘Angelyne’
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Chris and Andy talk about what they loved about ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and what the action-packed movie could have used even more of (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (38:04), before Andy is joined by Emmy Rossum to talk about the making of her new series, ‘Angelyne’ (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emmy Rossum Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
The Finale of ‘We Own This City’ With Showrunner George Pelecanos
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Chris and Andy are joined by George Pelecanos, the showrunner for ‘We Own This City,’ to talk about why he felt compelled to tell this story and return to the setting of Baltimore (9:34), Jon Bernthal’s performance as Wayne Jenkins (36:02), and the final episode of the series (46:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' Plus: 'Top Chef: Houston'.
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Chris and Andy talk about the first two episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (11:09) and the efforts the show is making to differentiate itself from 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Book of Boba Fett' (23:54). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Top Chef: Houston,' which may be their favorite of the season so far (46:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2022
The ‘Better Call Saul’ Midseason Finale. Plus, the New ‘Mission: Impossible’ Trailer and ‘Barry’
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Chris and Andy talk about the new trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’ (1:00). Then, they get into the midseason finale of ‘Better Call Saul’ and reignite the debate on whether it’s better than ‘Breaking Bad’ (16:31). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Barry’ (50:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
‘Star Wars’ Says That TV Was the Plan All Along, Plus the ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 Finale
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Chris and Andy talk about the 'Vanity Fair' piece on Lucasfilm’s efforts to create a fleet of ‘Star Wars’ TV shows, and how there are seemingly no new movies on the horizon (1:00). Then, they talk about ‘She-Hulk’ and Marvel's own respective plans for more TV shows (31:16), before recapping the Season 3 finale of ‘Atlanta’ and reflecting on the season as a whole (41:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2022
‘Better Call Saul’ Paces Itself. Plus, Will ‘Conversations With Friends’ Take Off Like ‘Normal People’ Did?
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Chris and Andy talk about the final episode of the first half of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 (1:00) and whether the final season needed to be split into two parts (15:48). Then they talk about the first few episodes of the newest screen adaptation of a Sally Rooney book, ‘Conversations With Friends’ (25:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Don’t Forget About ‘Hacks.’ Plus, ‘We Own This City’ Ep. 3, and Lewis Pullman of ‘Outer Range’
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Chris and Andy talk about the return of ‘Hacks’ for its second season, and why it’s a show you should make time for despite the current deluge of television (1:00). Then, they talk about the third episode of ‘We Own This City’ (28:28) before Chris is joined by Lewis Pullman, who plays Rhett on ‘Outer Range,’ to talk about the show's season finale (49:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lewis Pullman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Better Call Saul’ S6E5, ‘Doctor Strange’ Is Back, and Jamie Hector on ‘We Own This City’
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Chris and Andy talk about the uneventfulness of this week’s episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ as we near the end of the first half of the final season (1:00). Then, they talk about the lack of stakes and poor special effects in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ (20:24), before Chris is joined by Jamie Hector to talk about his role on ‘We Own This City’ (47:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jamie Hector Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
The 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' Trailers, and an 'Atlanta' Season 3 Check In. Plus: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian.
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Chris and Andy talk about the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' trailers that dropped this week and whether or not event-izing TV is the only way to get people to watch it (1:00). Then they talk about the different energies coming from this season of 'Atlanta' so far (25:18), before Andy is joined by Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch to talk about their new album 'A Bit of Previous' (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Stuart Murdoch Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
‘Better Call Saul’ S6E4, Plus Thoughts on ‘Barry’ and ‘Winning Time’
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Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ and the hollowness of Jimmy and Kim’s relationship (1:00). Then, they catch up on ‘Winning Time’ (29:30), ‘Barry’ (47:53), and that feeling when watching something starts to become a chore. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Trouble at Netflix, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven,’ ‘We Own This City,’ and ‘Slow Horses’ Author Mick Herron
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the troubles at Netflix and some of the belt-tightening the company is doing (1:00). Then they talk about the new detective series ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ (15:39) and the first episode of ‘We Own This City’ (20:41), before Chris is joined by 'Slow Horses’ author Mick Herron to talk about about the television adaptation of his book (43:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mick Herron Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
‘Better Call Saul’ S6E3
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Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ and talk about the death of a major character (1:00), how the show is already halfway through the first part of Season 6 (22:46), and what is still to come (34:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Aya Cash and Liz Hannah on the Making of ‘The Girl From Plainville,’ and the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Russian Doll’
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Andy touches on the ‘Severance’ season finale and the news that Netflix is losing subscribers (1:03). He is then joined by ‘The Girl From Plainville’ showrunner Liz Hannah and star Aya Cash to talk about why they were drawn to making this show (17:34), and their love for the second season of ‘Russian Doll’ (54:35). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Liz Hannah and Aya Cash Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, With Joanna Robinson
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Chris is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the first two episodes of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6. They talk about getting up to speed after the show’s two-year hiatus (1:00), where we find Kim and Jimmy’s relationship (25:15), and try to make some predictions for where the season might go (34:55). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
'Outer Range' is 'True Detective' Meets 'Yellowstone' Meets 'Twilight Zone'
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Chris is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to talk about their feelings about 'Moon Knight' three episodes in (1:00), 'Winning Time' finally starting to heat up now that it's getting to the basketball (21:17), and their excitement for the first two episodes of 'Outer Range' (29:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’ and the Season Finales of ‘Severance’ and ‘The Dropout’
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Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the poor box office numbers for Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ and what it means for action movies (1:03). Then they talk about the imminent return of ‘Better Call Saul’ after a two-year hiatus (11:08), the ‘Severance’ season finale and what it means for Season 2 (18:43), and the season finale of ‘The Dropout’ (37:01). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Behind the Scenes of 'Tokyo Vice' With Director Michael Mann
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This week, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to assemble their dream prime-time TV lineups (0:00). Then, Chris speaks with director Michael Mann about his work on the pilot episode for the HBO Max series ‘Tokyo Vice’ (34:37). Mann breaks down shooting on location in Japan, Japanese film, and more (46:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman, Michael Mann Producer: Devon Renaldo  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Jerrod Carmichael’s Breakout Weekend, ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Winning Time’ With Charles Holmes
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Chris is joined by 'Ringer-verse' cohost Charles Holmes to talk about Jerrod Carmichael’s hosting stint on 'Saturday Night Live' and his new special, ‘Rothaniel’ (2:11). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘Atlanta’ (28:04), ‘Moon Knight’ (41:56), and ‘Winning Time’ (49:56). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Charles Holmes Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Slow Horses’ Are Here. Plus: ‘Winning Time’ Heats Up and ‘The Girl From Plainville’ Surprises.
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series getting dueling release dates (1:00). Plus: The first episode of ‘Moon Knight’ (18:47) and anticipation for ‘Slow Horses’ (32:04), ‘Winning Time’ is finally getting good (41:03), and ‘The Girl From Plainville’ has what some other ripped-from-the-headlines shows don’t (50:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Hiro Murai on ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 and ‘Station Eleven.’ Plus, Where Do the Oscars Go From Here?
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Chris and Andy talk about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and other moments from an otherwise boring Oscars (1:00). Then they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 (28:06) before they are joined by director Hiro Murai to talk about the difficulties of making seasons 3 and 4 of the show after such a long break and his work on one of the best shows of last year, ‘Station Eleven’ (36:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hiro Murai Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
‘Atlanta’ Is Back and It’s Like It Never Left. Plus, ‘Pachinko’ With Creator Soo Hugh.
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the behind-the-scenes drama going on with ‘Mission: Impossible 7,’ including multiple COVID delays (1:00). Then they talk about the long-awaited return of ‘Atlanta’ for its third season (18:24) and the beauties of ‘Pachinko’ (31:30), before Chris is joined by ‘Pachinko’ creator Soo Hugh to talk about the challenges of adapting such a richly detailed book (41:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Soo Hugh Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Who’s Holding the Creative Reins Over at ‘Star Wars’? Plus, ‘Winning Time,’ ‘Severance,’ and ‘Top Chef.’
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Chris and Andy talk about some rewrites to the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series that were made to prevent the show from being too similar to ‘The Mandalorian’ and what it tells us about the creative vision for the various ‘Star Wars’ shows (1:08). Then they talk about the latest episodes of ‘Winning Time’ (24:14), ‘Severance’ (32:51), and ‘Top Chef’ (40:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Our Incoming Embarrassment of TV Riches. Plus, Jake Johnson on ‘Minx.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the stacked TV lineup coming in March and April, including ‘Pachinko,’ ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Slow Horses,’ and ‘Tokyo Vice’ (1:00), and how we prioritize what to watch in an age of streaming overload (21:40). Then they are joined by Jake Johnson to talk about his new TV show ‘Minx’ (32:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jake Johnson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
‘Severance,’ ‘Winning Time’ Episode 2, and ‘Top Chef.’ Plus, Drug Church Singer Patrick Kindlon.
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Chris and Andy talk about the next few episodes of ‘Severance’ and how the precision of both the acting and the directing takes the show to another level (1:00). Then they talk about the second episodes of ‘Winning Time’ (25:42) and ‘Top Chef’ (38:15), before Chris is joined by Patrick Kindlon, the singer of the band Drug Church, to talk about their new album, ‘Hygiene’ (47:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Patrick Kindlon Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Trailer Talk: ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ and ‘Outer Range.’ Plus: ‘Winning Time’ Showrunner Max Borenstein.
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Chris and Andy talk about some trailers that dropped this week for Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (1:00), the new 'Star Wars' series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (15:55), and ‘Outer Range,’ which looks like a mix of ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘True Detective’ (29:13). Then, Chris is joined by ‘Winning Time’ showrunner Max Borenstein to talk about the pressures that came along with creating a show about the iconic 1980s Lakers (41:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Max Borenstein Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
‘Winning Time,’ ‘The Dropout,’ and Adam Scott on ‘Severance’
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘Winning Time,’ the new HBO series about the 1980s Lakers, and why it feels like a fandom-driven sports show (1:07). Then they talk about what makes ‘The Dropout’ work compared to other ripped-from-the-headlines shows (20:51) before they are joined by Adam Scott to talk about why ‘Severance’ is his dream project (36:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Adam Scott Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
The ‘Slow Horses’ Trailer and ‘Top Chef’ Is Back. Plus, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on ‘Against the Ice’
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Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the new spy series ‘Slow Horses’ and why it looks like everything they could want out of a TV show (1:00). Then they recap the first episode of ‘Top Chef Houston’ (17:37) before Chris is joined by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to talk about his new movie ‘Against the Ice’ (33:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Danny McBride on ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Finale
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the things they loved about Season 2 of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ (1:00), before being joined by co-creator Danny McBride to talk about the finale in-depth (22:52) and his creative partnership with David Gordon Gordon Green and Jody Hill (42:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Danny McBride Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
The Wave of “Inspired by True Events” Television
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Chris and Andy talk about the decision to cut several awards from the Oscars' live broadcast, including Best Film Editing and Best Original Score (1:00). Then they talk about the recent spate of ripped-from-the-headlines TV shows like ‘Inventing Anna’ and ‘Super Pumped’ (23:39) and why this is becoming a trend in television (34:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
‘Severance’ Is Stunning. Plus: 'Stranger Things' and the Split TV Season Trend.
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Chris and Andy talk about the ever-expanding Taylor Sheridan universe with the announcement that he’ll be creating five more shows (1:00). Plus, they discuss the news that ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 will be split into two parts (17:22) and what sets the new Apple TV+ show ‘Severance’ apart from the rest (34:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
‘The Rings of Power’ Is a New Kind of Blockbuster TV
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Chris and Andy talk about all the pop culture news that came out of the 2022 Super Bowl including the halftime show that featured several rappers loved by Gen X (1:03), the trailer for the new ‘Doctor Strange’ movie (18:20), and the first official trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (31:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Finale. Plus, Are the Oscars Too Predictable?
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Chris and Andy talk about the 2022 Oscar nominations that were announced this week and whether or not the award show is becoming too predictable (1:00). Then they talk about reports that Disney+ grew their subscriber base by 37 percent in 2021 (31:14) before discussing the hits and misses of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ finale (41:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Jason Mantzoukas on the Joys of 'Reacher.' Plus, His Role in 'Pam & Tommy.'
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Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about 'Reacher,' the new Amazon series based on Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels (1:00) and what makes it a great detective show (23:15). Plus, Jason's role in 'Pam & Tommy' (45:55) and other TV he is enjoying right now (49:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
‘Pam & Tommy,’ ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Episode 6, and ‘Somebody Somewhere’
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Chris and Andy talk about the trailers for ‘Gaslit’ and ‘The Offer’ and the first few episodes of ‘Pam & Tommy’ and what we want out of our non-fiction fiction television (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (30:00) and the new HBO comedy ‘Somebody Somewhere’ (43:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
The ‘Halo’ Trailer, ‘Abbott Elementary,’ and ‘1883’
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Chris and Andy talk about the recently released trailer for the ‘Halo’ live-action series and the long road that brought the show to Paramount+ (13:15). Then they talk about ‘Abbott Elementary’ being a rare network TV hit (32:51) and whether they are in or out on ‘1883’ (42:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
'The Book of Boba Fett's' Mandalorian Episode and 'The Gilded Age.' Plus: 10 Years of Chris and Andy Podcasting Together, With David Jacoby
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Chris and Andy talk about 'The Book of Boba Fett' doing a one-off episode that looked a lot like the Season 3 premiere of 'The Mandalorian' (1:00). Then they talk about the hits and misses of 'The Gilded Age' (16:37) before being joined by David Jacoby to celebrate the 10 years of Chris and Andy podcasting together (41:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: David Jacoby Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Sundance Goes Virtual and the HBO Max Success Story. Plus, ‘1883’ and ‘Vigil.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the Sundance Film Festival going all virtual this year and what that means for the film industry (12:57). Then they talk about the recent string of hits from HBO Max (20:02) before getting into how ‘1883’ and ‘Vigil’ represent two different ways to make TV right now (45:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
The State of Netflix. Plus, 'Lord of the Rings' and the Future of Franchise Pop Culture.
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Chris and Andy talk about the imminent return of ‘Ozark’ and the news that Netflix’s subscriber growth is slowing (1:00). Then they get into some franchise talk, hitting ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ (16:45), the forthcoming ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show (32:30), and ‘Moon Knight’ (49:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
The 'Yellowjackets' Season Finale With Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. Plus, Some Final 'Station Eleven' Thoughts.
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Chris and Andy give some final thoughts on 'Station Eleven' and what made this season of TV so special for them (1:00). Then they run through a few shows they're enjoying right now, like 'Euphoria' and 'Vigil' (19:20), before Chris is joined by 'Yellowjackets' creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson to talk about the season finale of the show (35:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
The ‘Station Eleven’ Season Finale With Showrunner Patrick Somerville
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Chris and Andy are joined by ‘Station Eleven’ showrunner Patrick Somerville to talk about the finale and season as a whole. They talk about how he came to the project (2:35), the emotions of the season finale (19:34), and why this was one of the hardest projects he has ever taken on (46:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Patrick Somerville Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 8 and 9. Plus, the Sham Golden Globes and ‘South Side’
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Chris and Andy talk a little bit about the weirdness of this year’s Golden Globes and also the state of “prestige” movies as we enter awards season (1:00). Then they talk about their favorite comedy of the moment, ‘South Side,’ (21:16) before breaking down episodes 8 and 9 of ‘Station Eleven’ (26:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Our Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the shows they are most excited for in 2022 by breaking them down into a few categories: the blockbusters (1:00), the returning champs (33:31), award bait shows (42:04), superheroes and outer space (46:42), and crimes and spies (50:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Winter Holiday Catch-up, ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ and ‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 5 and 6
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Chris and Andy catch up on some content they consumed during the winter holidays, including many things from the Sheridan-verse (1:00). Then they give their initial thoughts on ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (15:30), before recapping episodes 5 and 6 of ‘Station Eleven’ (31:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
End of the Year Mailbag
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Chris and Andy round out 2021 by answering some questions from the mailbag. They talk about what tv shows dominated the cultural conversation in 2021 (7:54), TV they're looking forward to most in 2022 (15:57), and some of their favorite albums and meals from the year (31:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ ‘Hawkeye’ Season Finale, and ‘Station Eleven’ Episodes 4 and 5
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Chris and Andy talk about the extremely enjoyable ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and how it should be a model for future Marvel movies (1:00). They then talk about the less successful ‘Hawkeye’ season finale and what might come in Season 2 (35:48), and episodes 4 and 5 of ‘Station Eleven’ (48:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
The Best TV Shows of 2021
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Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about their favorite TV shows of 2021, including 'It's A Sin,' 'The North Water,' 'Reservation Dogs,' 'Succession,' 'Dave,' and 'The White Lotus.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic, So Why Do We Love ‘Station Eleven’ So Much?
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Chris and Andy talk a bit about the poor performance of ‘West Side Story’ at the box office (1:00) before getting into one of their favorite shows of the year, ‘Station Eleven.’ They talk about what makes this pandemic show bearable to watch even in the middle of a pandemic (18:55) and the inspirations it took from shows like ‘Lost’ and ‘The Leftovers’ (31:24) before getting into a spoiler-y discussion of the first three episodes (40:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
'Succession' Creator Jesse Armstrong on the Season Finale
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Chris and Andy are joined by 'Succession' creator Jesse Armstrong to talk about the show's season finale and Season 3 as a whole. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jesse Armstrong Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E9: “All the Bells Say”
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Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the reveal that Kendall lived and how that affected their feelings about the show (1:00), the Roy kids finally banding together only to not get what they want (20:35), and where the show goes from here (39:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
The New Yorker’s Jeremy Strong Profile and the Drama Around ‘Winning Time.’ Plus, ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Motherland.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the New Yorker profile of Jeremy Strong that dropped before last week’s episode of ‘Succession’ and the discourse that it created around the show (1:00). Then they talk about all of the drama surrounding the forthcoming Lakers series, ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ (26:42), and two of their favorite comedies of the moment; ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Motherland’ (38:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
'Succession' S3E8: "Chiantishire"
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Chris and Andy start with the major cliffhanger at the end of the episode before working their way back through the rest of the story (1:00). They talk about Logan and Kendall's tense dinner (21:26), Shiv showing her true colors (29:02), and where the rest of the siblings stand after the penultimate episode (41:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Remembering Stephen Sondheim, 'Hawkeye,' and a Conversation With 'Love Life' Creator Sam Boyd
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Chris and Andy remember Stephen Sondheim, the prolific creator of musicals like 'West Side Story' and 'Assassins,' who died last week (4:46). Then they talk about 'Get Back' (14:59) and the first few episodes of 'Hawkeye' (28:22), before being joined by 'Love Life' creator Sam Boyd to talk about the second season of the show (47:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Boyd Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E7: “Too Much Birthday”
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Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about everyone leaving Kendall’s lavish birthday party unhappy (2:59), Roman’s ascendance as Logan’s favorite kid (17:40), and the cameo by Alexander Skarsgard as a Peter Thiel–esque tech titan (24:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E6: “What It Takes”
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Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the Roys picking a president and all of the horse-trading going on throughout (7:19), how the show is utilizing guest stars this season (36:22), and Kendall and Tom’s scene in the diner (46:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer, ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ and ‘The Shrink Next Door’
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Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer and the expectations it sets for what may be the biggest Marvel movie in a while (3:14). Then, they talk briefly about the ‘Party Down’ reboot (31:41) before getting into the pilot episodes of ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ (36:58) and ‘The Shrink Next Door’ (52:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E5: “Retired Janitors of Idaho”
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Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about this episode feeling similar to the first season of the show (1:00), Shiv continuing to fall out of Logan’s favor (13:31), and Logan going “piss mad” as a plot point (27:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
The Hits—and Major Misses—of ‘Eternals’
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Chris and Andy talk about the ever-expanding Taylor Sheridan universe (1:00) before getting into the latest installment from the  Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Eternals’ (18:15). They talk about how Chloé Zhao’s directing shaped the movie (26:54) and discuss some other questionable choices that were made (41:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E4: “Lion in the Meadow”
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Chris and Andy break down this week’s episode of ‘Succession.’ They talk about the introduction of Adrien Brody’s character and how it propelled the plot (1:00), Mt. Rushmore acting from Brian Cox and Nicholas Braun (21:37), and the continued spinout from Matthew Macfadyen’s character Tom (32:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
'Eternals' Preview, the 'Station Eleven' Trailer, and 'Love Life' Season 2
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Ahead of the premiere of 'Eternals,' Chris and Andy talk about where the movie might lead the Marvel franchise (7:32). Plus, 'Station Eleven' might be the only pandemic show we're willing to watch (40:32) and the first two episodes of 'Love Life' Season 2 are a delight (43:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
'Succession' S3E3: "Disruption"
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Chris and Andy take us through the plot of the latest episode of 'Succession' (2:53) before debating whether or not Kendall is on drugs (37:19) and who is teetering on the edge of the Roy family (42:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
What Is Making 'Dune' Such a Phenomenon? Plus, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'What We Do in the Shadows.'
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Chris and Andy talk about the success that 'Dune' is having amid all-time low moviegoing (4:42) and why this heavily science fiction movie has mass appeal (17:53). Plus, the premiere of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and 'What We Do in the Shadows' gets weird (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
‘Succession’ S3E2: “Mass in Time of War”
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘Succession’ S3E2, “Mass in Time of War.” They discuss the many versions of Kendall we have gotten so far (7:20), the play-like scene of all the siblings in a room (16:58), and the central power Logan still holds (36:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
'The Velvet Underground' Documentary, 'The Batman' Trailer, and 'Y: The Last Man's' Cancellation
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Chris and Andy talk about what makes 'The Velvet Underground' such a great movie documentary (1:00) before getting into the official trailer for 'Batman' that was released this week (17:39). Then they talk about 'Y: The Last Man' being cancelled (25:58) and 'The Last Duel' flopping at the box office (39:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Breaking Down the Premiere of ‘Succession’ Season 3
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‘Succession’ is back and Chris and Andy are here to break it all down. They give some instant reactions to the episode (1:00), talk about the dueling story lines between Kendall and Logan Roy (22:37), and talk about some of the reasons they are happy to have the show back after a two-year hiatus (38:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and the Art of the Pan. Plus, Previewing ‘Succession’ Season 3.
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Chris and Andy talk about some reviews that rip apart ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and what critics achieve when they pan a movie (8:45). Then they talk about rumors that the new Batman movie will be three hours long (30:47) before previewing the upcoming season of ‘Succession’ (36:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
'Squid Game' and What Constitutes a Hit on TV
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Chris and Andy talk about 'In the Heights' and 'No Time to Die' and what successful movies and TV look like in this COVID era (1:00). Then they talk about what the success of 'Squid Game' means for Netflix before getting into the final few episodes (29:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Does 'Squid Game' Hold the Belt? Plus More Questions From a 'Watch' Mailbag.
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Chris and Andy open the mailbag to answer questions about which genres of TV they think will disappear in the future (14:45), whether or not 'Squid Game' currently holds "the belt" and if it's the first international show to do so (39:30), and what their music blindspots are (55:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
What Did ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Achieve? Plus, the Life and Legacy of Anthony Bourdain With Tom Vitale.
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Chris and Andy have an in-depth discussion about ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (1:11) and where the prequel movie succeeded and failed in continuing the legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (19:32). Then Andy is joined by Tom Vitale, Anthony Bourdain’s longtime friend and producer, to talk about the complicated life of the chef and TV star (45:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tom Vitale Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
‘The Many Saints of Newark’ and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos,’ Plus More 'Squid Game’
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On the eve of its release, Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ and why ‘The Sopranos’ still holds so much cultural relevance more than a decade after its final episode (1:00). Plus, dipping a toe back into the movie-theater experience (36:19) and more ‘Squid Game’ talk (45:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
The ‘Squid Game’ Phenomenon, ‘Foundation,’ and a Conversation With ‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo
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Chris and Andy talk about the word-of-mouth phenomenon ‘Squid Game’ and how it shows that Netflix still has the power to launch shows (4:00). Then they talk about the heavy-sci-fi world being created in ‘Foundation’ (20:48) and the trailers for ‘Sandman’ and ‘Licorice Pizza’ (33:06) before speaking with ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo (46:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Finale, ‘Top Chef’ News, and an Interview With ‘Midnight Mass’ Creators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy
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Chris and Andy talk about the potential IATSE strike and how it might affect the production industry (1:00), the news that ‘Top Chef’ will be heading to Houston next (12:03), and the finale of ‘Reservation Dogs’ (27:10). Then Chris is joined by the creators of ‘Midnight Mass,’ Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, to talk about the new show (43:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Reacting to the 73rd Emmys, TV’s Most Important Night (?)
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Chris and Andy break down Sunday night’s Emmy awards. They talk about the show itself (1:22), Netflix picking up several awards for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘The Crown' (20:56), ‘Ted Lasso’ sweeping the comedy categories, and the ongoing battle between drama and “limited” series (36:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Is ‘Reservation Dogs’ the Best Show of the Year? Plus, Paramount Shake-up and Emmys Preview.
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Chris and Andy talk about Jim Gianopulos’s exit from Paramount and the struggles the studio has faced in getting Paramount+ off the ground (3:04). Then they briefly preview the Emmys (21:50) before talking about one of their favorite shows of the year so far, ‘Reservation Dogs’ (28:56). Plus, the joy of ‘Feel Good’ on Netflix (42:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
The ‘Hawkeye’ Trailer, ‘Y: The Last Man,’ and a Conversation With Lindsey Buckingham
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Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer that was just dropped and what we can expect from the new Marvel series (4:45). Then they discuss the first couple of episodes of the comic book adaptation ‘Y: The Last Man’ (17:14) before Andy is joined by Lindsey Buckingham to discuss his new solo album and more (36:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lindsey Buckingham Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Remembering Micheal K. Williams, the ‘Matrix Resurrections' Trailer, and the Problems With ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’
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Michael K. Williams passed away on Monday. Chris and Andy reflect on his iconic roles in ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Night Of’ (1:00). Then they talk about the ‘Matrix Resurrections’ trailer (10:40) before getting into some of the problems they have with ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ (25:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Trailer, ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ and Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers
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Chris and Andy talk about the trailers that just came out for Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ and the new sci-fi show ‘The Wheel of Time’ (4:43). Then they talk about the first few episodes of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ (23:19) before Andy is joined by The Killers members Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci (32:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Netflix “Saves” ‘Manifest.’ Plus, ‘Stillwater’ and ‘100 Foot Wave’
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Netflix is bringing back the NBC drama ‘Manifest’ for its fourth and final season after it found new life on the streaming service. Chris and Andy talk about why Netflix is putting in time and money to bring back the show (9:22). Plus, Matt Damon’s new movie ‘Stillwater’ (23:20) and love for ‘100 Foot Wave’ (45:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Breaking Down the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ Trailer. Plus, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches on Their New Album
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Chris and Andy talk briefly about the new HBO documentary series ‘100 Foot Wave’ (1:18) before getting into the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer that was released this week (15:09). Then Andy is joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to talk about the process behind creating the band’s new album, ‘Screen Violence’ (33:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lauren Mayberry Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
An October Premier for ‘Succession’ and More Fall TV Previews. Plus, Thoughts on ‘The Chair’
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Succession’ will be back in October for its third season (14:02) before previewing some other fall tv they’re excited for like ‘The Morning Show’ and ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (23:19). Then they talk about Netflix’s new series ‘The Chair’ which stars Sandra Oh as the chair of an English department (30:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
The Poor Timing of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers.’ Plus, ‘The Pursuit of Love’ Creator Emily Mortimer.
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It’s hard to not compare David E. Kelley’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ to Mike White’s ‘The White Lotus’ since since both follow wealthy people at ritzy resorts. Chris and Andy talk about how one show is much better than the other (1:00). Plus, Andy talks with the creator of ‘The Pursuit of Love,’ Emily Mortimer, about how she came to the story (32:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emily Mortimer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
‘The White Lotus’ Season Finale and Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’
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Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘The White Lotus’ and reflect on why the season worked so well (1:00). Then they are joined by Barry Jenkins to talk about the challenges of creating ‘The Underground Railroad’ (40:49) and what’s coming next (1:17:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Barry Jenkins Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘What If…?,’ and a Conversation With Andrew Haigh and Jack O’Connell of ‘The North Water’
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘The White Lotus’ getting renewed for a second season (3:54) before getting into the first episodes of ‘Reservation Dogs’ (10:42) and the Marvel animation series ‘What If…?’ (20:17). Then Chris is joined by ‘The North Water’ director Andrew Haigh and actor Jack O’Connell to talk about creating the intense new TV show (33:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Andrew Haigh and Jack O’Connell Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
The Hello Sunshine Sale and What It Means to Have a TV Brand. Plus, ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘The White Lotus’
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Reese Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine, sold to a Blackstone-backed media company for around $900 million last week. Chris and Andy talk about what the sale can tell us about the state of the TV industry right now (1:00). Plus, the newly released ‘The Suicide Squad’ adds another notch in the DC vs. Marvel war (25:50), and the penultimate episode of ‘The White Lotus’ (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
What Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney Tells Us About the Movie Industry Right Now. Plus, the 'House of Gucci' Trailer and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4.
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Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over an alleged breach of contract for not releasing 'Black Widow' exclusively in theaters. Chris and Andy talk about what the legal fight tells us about the state of the movie industry right now (6:43). Plus, excitement for the 'House of Gucci' trailer (23:22), how successful the Olympics have been in driving subscriptions to Peacock (33:22), and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4 (43:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the Problem With Nostalgia Play. Plus, Peacock's Olympics Coverage and 'The North Water.'
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Chris and Andy send well wishes to Bob Odenkirk, who suffered a heart-related incident on the set of 'Better Call Saul' (1:00). Then they talk about whether or not Peacock's Olympics coverage has been successful (9:36), the trailer for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the trouble you run into when re-making movies based on nostalgia (28:19), and the first two episodes of 'The North Water' (45:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Michaela Coel in the MCU, 'Donda' Musings, 'Ted Lasso,' and 'The White Lotus' Episode 3
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Chris and Andy catch up on some things they missed during their week off, including news that Michaela Coel will be in 'Black Panther 2' (2:17) and Kanye West taking up residency in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium as he finishes up his forthcoming album 'Donda' (20:59). Then they cover the premiere of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 (33:59) and the third episode of 'The White Lotus' (43:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Emmy Nominations, the 'Loki' Season Finale, and Where 'Black Widow' Belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Chris and Andy break down the Emmy nominations that were announced this week, including the very stacked Limited Series categories (1:39). Then they get into the 'Loki' season finale and what made the series click for them (27:18) before talking about the overall enjoyable 'Black Widow' and where it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (46:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
'The White Lotus' Premiere and Mailbag Questions
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Chris and Andy discuss the premiere of HBO’s new show 'The White Lotus.' Then they answer some listener mailbag questions, including one about their top three favorite episodes of television (33:04). Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
‘Succession’ Season 3 Trailer Reaction, Plus ‘Loki’ Episode 5
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Trailers galore! Chris and Andy discuss four recently dropped trailers, starting with the long-awaited ‘Succession’ Season 3 trailer (0:19), and moving on to ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (10:06), ‘Mr. Corman’ (20:13), and ‘The North Water’ (22:03). Then they discuss the fifth and penultimate episode of ‘Loki’ and what other stories and characters the MCU is set to explore (28:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Breaking Down the ‘Top Chef: Portland’ Season Finale. Plus, ‘Loki’ Episode 4.
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Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Top Chef’ (1:41) and reflect on how COVID impacted this season as a whole (27:25). Then they talk about this week’s episode of ‘Loki,’ which might be their favorite so far (34:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
The ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise and Our Other Cultural Weak Spots. Plus, ‘Evil’ and ‘Physical.’
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Chris and Andy talk about never seeing the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies and how you sometimes miss your window with certain pop culture phenomena (1:00). Then, Chris recommends ‘Evil,’ an 'X-Files'-esque CBS drama (25:41) and the guys talk about the surprising darkness in Rose Byrne’s ’80s workout series, ‘Physical’ (33:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
A Streaming Wars Update, ‘Loki’ Episode 3, and the Penultimate Episode of ‘Top Chef’
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A recent Vulture piece revealed what 12 anonymous Hollywood insiders think about who’s really winning the streaming wars. Chris and Andy talk about that and what it means for a service to be “winning” these days (4:30). Then, they break down the most recent episode of ‘Loki’ (17:24) and talk about the unusual ending to the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef’ (28:33). Read the Vulture piece here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
The End of Jay-Z, the Omnipresence of Drake, and East Coast vs. West Coast Rap With Wosny Lambre
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Chris is joined by Ringer staff writer Wosny Lambre for a wide-ranging conversation on his TV-watching habits (1:21), Jay-Z (13:11), Drake (29:44), East Coast vs. West Coast rap (43:16), and why he loves ‘Hacks’ (52:57). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki’, and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’
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Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the Apple+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ and how more TV shows are coming from podcasts (11:53). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Loki’ (14:37) and this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ (33:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode
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Andy is joined by Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello, the creators of 'Hacks,' to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show (1:37), casting Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (7:30), and balancing emotion with comedy (19:45). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
‘Hacks’ Season Finale, Plus ‘In the Heights’ at the Box Office
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Chris and Andy discuss the reported box office performance of ‘In the Heights’ (5:46). Then they talk about the end of the first season of ‘Hacks’ and what they want to see from the show moving forward (18:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Richie Bozek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
‘Loki’ Is Weird, That’s a Good Thing. Plus, Possibly the Best Episode of ‘Top Chef’ So Far?
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Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of ‘Loki’ and why it’s watchable even for non-comic-book fans (1:00). Then they get into the latest episode of ‘Top Chef’ and talk about what did and didn’t work about this week’s elimination challenge (26:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
'Le Bureau des Légendes' Season 5 and an Interview With Creator Éric Rochant
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Chris and Andy talk about the fifth and final season of 'Le Bureau des Légendes' and reflect on the series as a whole (1:00) before they are joined by creator Éric Rochant to talk about making the show (54:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Éric Rochant Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
‘Loki’ Is Coming. Are We Ready for More Comic Book TV? Plus, the ‘No Sudden Move’ Trailer, ‘Sweet Tooth,’ and ‘We Are Lady Parts.’
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‘Loki’ is coming: Are we ready for the return of comic book TV after a short hiatus (2:17)? Plus, Chris and Andy cover the ‘No Sudden Move’ trailer, the latest heist film from Steven Soderbergh (14:43), and then talk about ‘Sweet Tooth’ (27:22) and ‘We Are Lady Parts’ (40:09), two shows that they're enjoying right now. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Previewing the Summer TV Slate, Plus ‘Top Chef: Portland’
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Chris and Andy wrap up a few final thoughts on ‘Mare of Easttown’ (7:03) before previewing a few shows that they’re excited about this summer including ‘Sweet Tooth’ and the second season of ‘Betty’ (20:51). Then, they break down the latest episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (24:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Kate Winslet on the 'Mare of Easttown' Finale and Becoming the Titular Mare | Bonus Episode
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For the second time, Chris and Andy are joined by Kate Winslet to talk about the 'Mare of Easttown' finale reveal, what it meant to her to embody Mare, and acting with an ensemble cast. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
The ‘Mare of Easttown’ Season Finale With Creator Brad Ingelsby
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Chris and Andy break down the finale of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how the episode wrapped up all those unanswered questions (1:00). Then they are joined by creator Brad Ingelsby to talk about how he decided to end the series and working with Kate Winslet (31:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Brad Ingelsby Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Amazon Buys MGM—What Will They Do With It? Plus, This Week’s ‘Top Chef,’ With Juliet Litman.
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Amazon is buying MGM to the tune of $8.45 billion, so Chris and Andy surmise what exactly they will want to do with the studio, which is home to properties like ‘James Bond’ (1:00). Then, Andy is joined by Juliet Litman to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ as some new front-runners emerge (18:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2021
The 'Eternals’ Trailer, Prequel Problems, and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 6
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Chris and Andy talk about the 'Eternals’ trailer that dropped on Monday morning and what Chloe Zhao’s influence will be on the Marvel movie (3:22). Then they talk about the abundance of prequel movies, including Emma Stone in ‘Cruella’ and Timothée Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka (18:15). Finally, they break down the penultimate episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and all of the questions we are left with ahead of the finale (25:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Breaking Down the Restaurant Wars on ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and a Conversation With ‘For All Mankind’ Showrunner Ron Moore
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Amazon is in talks to buy MGM for the hefty price of $9 billion (1:00). Then they get into this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ which marks the beginning of Restaurant Wars (8:40). Finally, Chris talks with Ron Moore, the showrunner of ‘For All Mankind’ (28:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ron Moore Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2021
'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 3 and 4 | Bonus Episode
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Chris and Andy break down the third and fourth seasons of the French spy series 'Le Bureau des Légendes.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
How the AT&T and WarnerMedia Breakup Will Reverberate Through the TV Industry. Plus, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Hacks,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 5.
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that AT&T is spinning off its WarnerMedia assets (including HBO) into a new joint venture with Discovery and what this move means for the television and streaming industries (2:43). Then they talk about how Barry Jenkins’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ is pushing at the constraints of traditional television (27:23). Plus, love for ‘Hacks’ (38:54) and breaking down the big twist in ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 5 (45:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Marvel’s (Lack of) Showrunners, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ and Is ‘Top Chef’ Too Nice This Season?
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Is Marvel returning to the golden age studio system by having executives make creative decisions for TV shows rather than showrunners (1:46)? What was the strategy behind Amazon dropping 10 hours of ‘The Underground Railroad’ all at once (12:55)? And did shooting during the pandemic make ‘Top Chef’ too nice this season (28:12)? Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to answer these questions and more. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Netflix Plüs, the Dominance of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Girls5Eva,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Netflix is reportedly testing a service called N-Plus that would include podcasts about shows and other expanded watching experiences (4:05). After getting renewed for an 18th season, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might be the most dominant show on television right now (13:23). Plus, love for ‘Girls5Eva’ (22:21) and breaking down ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4 (29:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
‘Succession’ Casting News, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6, and Rob McElhenney on ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody are going to be in ‘Succession’ Season 3 (2:00) and that ‘Loki’ will be airing on Wednesdays, a departure from Disney+’s previous release schedules (14:23). Then they break down the sixth episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (18:15), before Chris is joined by Rob McElhenney to talk about making ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2 (30:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob McElhenney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2021
‘For All Mankind,’ Marvel and ‘Eternals,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3
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When ‘For All Mankind’ premiered, Chris wasn’t ready to go to space, but now he’s caught up on Season 2 (5:28). Marvel released a video this week that celebrated its past movies and gave a first look at ‘Eternals.’ Chris and Andy talk about what is ahead for the studio (16:21). Plus, a breakdown of ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3 (37:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Malcolm Spellman on Creating ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 5.
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Chris and Andy touch on some TV news from the week (1:00) before getting into this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ in which the front-runners of this season begin to emerge (13:54). Then they are joined by ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’ executive producer Malcolm Spellman to talk about how he brought the series to life (42:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Malcolm Spellman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 1 and 2 | Bonus Episode
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Chris and Andy have accepted an undercover mission to break down the first two seasons of the French spy series 'The Bureau.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Oscars 2021 Misfires, 'Mare of Easttown,' 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' Finale, and Michelle Zauner on Her Book, 'Crying in H Mart'
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the weird choices made during last night's muted and experimental Oscars ceremony (2:17). Then they break down the second episode of 'Mare of Easttown' (38:29) and what did and didn't work in 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' finale (58:37). Finally, Andy is joined by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast to talk about her new book, 'Crying in H Mart' (1:16:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Michelle Zauner Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Netflix Woes, ‘How I Met Your Father,’ and ‘Top Chef’ E4. Plus Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper!
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Chris and Andy talk about the rumors that ‘Mindhunter’ may be coming back and what it means for Netflix’s slowing momentum (6:23). Then, they cover the news that ‘How I Met Your Mother’ will be rebooted with Hilary Duff (20:53) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef’ (26:17), before Andy is joined by Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper to talk about their new movie ‘We Broke Up’ (57:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
‘Minari,’ ‘Mare of Easttown,’ and the Penultimate Episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘Minari’ and this unique and strange award season (2:50). Then, they break down the first episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how it established a sense of place (14:43) and talk about the penultimate episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Kate Winslet on Becoming ‘Mare of Easttown.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ S18E3.
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Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (2:29) before previewing ‘Mare of Easttown,’ which premieres this Sunday (33:13). They are then joined by Kate Winslet, the star of the show, to talk about how she got into character for the role and nailing the Pennsylvania accent (38:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Where Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Trying to Go? Plus, Some Listener Questions.
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Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' getting lost in the weeds by trying to be more than a buddy comedy (6:02)? Chris and Andy talk about that and then answer some listener questions about fan participation that shapes television shows (31:57) and exclusive live content potentially coming to streaming platforms (51:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 2 Recap and a Phoebe Waller-Bridge Update
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star in the fifth Indiana Jones film; Chris and Andy discuss her rapid success and what she's accomplished over the years. Then, they are joined by Mina Kimes to talk through 'Top Chef: Portland' Episode 2. They discuss cooking with friends (12:20), their favorite go-to diner order (22:35), and the early elimination of a favorite contestant (49:20). Plus, their big board draft picks (52:10)! Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mina Kimes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
‘Game of Thrones’ 10 Years Later, the ‘Loki’ Trailer, and ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 3
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Chris and Andy talk about HBO’s announcement that they will run a month of special programming for the 10-year anniversary of ‘Game of Thrones’ (11:39), the release of the first trailer of ‘Loki’ (19:27), and their feelings on ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ three episodes in (32:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 1 and Remembering Larry McMurtry
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Does James Cameron really need to make a third and a fourth ‘Avatar’ movie? Chris and Andy talk about that (4:44) and the first episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and how the show is adapting to the pandemic (17:16). Plus, they remember one of their favorite authors, Larry McMurtry, who passed away last week (49:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series, the State of Movies, and ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ With Sean Fennessey
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Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the cast of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that includes Sung Kang and Benny Safdie (2:16). Then, they talk about what the state of television and movies looks like right now (11:07) and the most recent episode of ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier' (40:59). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
‘Black Widow’ Goes to Disney+ and ‘Superstore’ Ends. Plus, Listener Questions and Our Case for ‘The Bureau.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Black Widow’ will be available for purchase on Disney+ and what it means that more and more movies are going to streaming (7:51). Then, they talk about the end of ‘Superstore’ (22:02) answer some listener questions (27:41), and make their case for why you should be watching ‘The Bureau’ (50:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
What Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Learn From Other Universe-Expanding Sequels? Plus, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 1.
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How does Zach Snyder’s ‘The Justice League’ affect HBO Max’s business model (2:53)? Three additional ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs were announced last week, bringing the total number of projects in the works up to six. Chris and Andy talk about that (14:50) and then break down the first episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (29:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Previewing 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Plus, Russell T. Davies on the Creation of 'It's a Sin.'
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Chris and Andy talk about some Taylor Sheridan–verse casting news (3:38) and preview 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' which premieres this Friday (10:51). Then, they are joined by Russell T. Davies, the creator of 'It's a Sin,' to talk about his TV screenwriting career (22:45) and how he imbued 'It's a Sin' with so much emotion and life (45:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Russell T. Davies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
The State of the Television Industry One Year Into the Pandemic
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One year in, Chris and Andy reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. They talk about how it has affected Oscar nominations and award shows in general (5:16); the lack of central, water-cooler TV shows (32:02); and shows that have had success during the pandemic such as ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (41:53).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
What We’re Watching During a Marvel Hiatus, Plus: Listener Questions
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Chris and Andy talk about what they’ve been watching in the time between the conclusion of ‘WandaVision’ and the start of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ including ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (15:24) and a French show called ‘The Bureau’ (36:32). Then, they answer a few listener questions (45:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Questions From the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown.’
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Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown,’ two Scandinavian TV shows they’re currently liking (2:34). Then, they try to answer some of the remaining questions after the ‘WandaVision’ finale, including who the show’s final villain was (18:53) and where the Marvel universe will go from here (41:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Expectations for the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, What Makes ‘It’s a Sin’ One of Our Favorite Shows of the Year So Far.
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Chris and Andy try to answer some questions about ‘WandaVision’ ahead of the season finale this Friday (1:45). Then they talk about their excitement for the new Tom Clancy movie, ‘Without Remorse,’ (23:43) and the return of ‘Party Down’ (28:33). Finally, they explain what makes ‘It’s a Sin’ one of their favorite shows of the year so far (31:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
What We Talk About When We Talk About 'WandaVision'
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Chris and Andy discuss the fallout of the 2021 Golden Globes, including wins for ‘The Crown’ and Jason Sudeikis becoming a Twitter darling (0:25). Then they get into Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision,’ and the triumph of creating a new story in well-trodden IP and television teaching us about grief (25:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
What Is Paramount+ Trying to Offer? Plus: ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Nomadland’
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Paramount+ announced a bunch of series that will be available on its platform this week, including several Taylor Sheridan properties (1:00) and a ‘Flashdance’ revival (23:21). Plus, ‘It’s a Sin’ may be the best show of 2021 so far (36:25), and the very American beauty of ‘Nomadland’ (48:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Donald Glover’s Amazon Deal and a Temperature Check on ‘WandaVision’
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Chris and Andy talk about how Donald Glover’s eight-figure deal with Amazon might impact the streaming landscape (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about ‘The Knick’ and ‘Banshee’ being added to HBO Max (19:23), before getting into the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ (27:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Ethan Hawke on 'The Good Lord Bird' and His Journey As an Actor
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Chris and Andy are joined by Ethan Hawke to talk about choosing 'The Good Lord Bird' as his first foray into television (3:17) and becoming more involved in his projects and improving as an actor over the years (24:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ethan Hawke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.’ Plus, How Spoiler Culture Affects ‘WandaVision.’
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will be adapting ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ into a TV show (1:00). Then, they talk about two movies they watched over the weekend: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ (17:26). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ and how spoilers affect their consumption of the show (35:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
What Do We Want Out of ‘True Detective’ Season 4? Plus: ‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta.’
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Chris and Andy discuss a grab bag of pop culture news, including Pedro Pascal heading up the forthcoming ‘The Last of Us’ series (1:00) and ‘True Detective’ potentially coming back for a fourth season with new writers (29:33). Then, they discuss three foreign-language series they have been watching on HBO Max—‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta’ (37:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
‘WandaVision’ Is Both Deep and Empty. Plus Paramount+ and Super Bowl Pop Culture Thoughts
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Chris and Andy give their thoughts on all of the pop culture moments during the Super Bowl (1:00), including the advertising for Paramount+ (20:53) and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (29:43). Then, they get into the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ and what the big reveal means for the Marvel universe (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Do the Golden Globes Matter for TV Anymore? Plus, Criterion Collections for Television.
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Chris and Andy make some predictions about who the surprise cameo at the end of ‘WandaVision’ might be (4:16). Then, they get into the Golden Globes nominations and whether or not they really matter for TV anymore (13:17). Finally, they come up with a few collections that would exist if there was a Criterion Channel for television (37:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
The Difficulties of Making Reactive Television. Plus, Disney+ Remains Dominant While ‘WandaVision’ Finds Its Groove
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There have already been three different screen adaptions of the GameStop story announced, and will any of them be good (1:00)? Plus, Disney+ makes a deal with Ryan Coogler to develop a Wakanda TV series and more (13:53) and ‘WandaVision’ seems to have finally found its groove (34:04). We also remember ABC executive Jamie Tarses (17:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
‘Industry’ Creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on the Made-for-TV GameStop Story. Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ News and ‘Mr. Mayor.’
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Chris is joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the GameStop story that seems plucked out of a finance TV show (14:37). Then, Chris and Andy talk about ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘WandaVision’ and why franchises feel compelled to go backward (27:39), and share some shows they're liking right now including ‘The Sister’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’ (51:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
‘Euphoria’ Specials, ‘In & of Itself,’ the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Trailer, and ‘WandaVision’ Episode 3
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In a wide-ranging episode of ‘The Watch,’ Chris and Andy cover the ‘Euphoria’ specials (6:08), Hulu's film adaptation of the stage show ‘In & of Itself’ (16:46), the very over-the-top ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ trailer (28:49), and the third episode of ‘WandaVision’ (38:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
‘The Watch’ Mailbag: Late Night After Trump, the Ongoing Streaming Services Battle, and What Makes a Successful TV Show
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Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to talk about what late-night TV and TV in general will look like now that Trump is gone (3:13), the ever-growing streaming landscape (24:59), what successful TV shows look like in 2021 (33:42), and the movie ‘Promising Young Woman’ (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Who Is ‘WandaVision’ for? Plus, Ethan Hawke Enters the MCU and ‘Search Party’ Season 4.
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Ethan Hawke will be playing the villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ series (1:00) and the first few episodes of ‘Search Party’ Season 4 (12:44). Then they get into the first two episodes of ‘WandaVision,’ a show that might serve as a good entry point for new Marvel fans (22:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
The Watch Goes French: ‘Call My Agent!’ and ‘Lupin’
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Chris and Andy break down the news that Chris Evans might be reprising his role as Captain America (1:14) and that Noah Baumbach is adapting the Don DeLillo novel ‘White Noise’ (18:41). Then they get into two French shows they’ve been enjoying, ‘Lupin’ (25:31) and ‘Call My Agent!’ (37:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Shows That Delighted Us: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’
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Chris and Andy discuss some TV news, including the just-announced ‘Sex and the City’ reboot ‘And Just Like That…’ (1:09) and the HBO Max ‘The Batman’ series finding a new show runner (11:42). Then they get into some shows that delighted them lately: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’ (20:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Watching History on Cable News, Plus a Pop Culture Grab Bag
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Chris and Andy talk about what it was like watching the last 48 hours unfold on cable news and whether or not this is the right medium for this moment (1:34). Then, they get into a grab bag of pop culture topics, including the news that ‘Loki’ executive producer Michael Waldron is being tapped to write a ‘Star Wars’ movie (22:51), The Watch Facebook group’s top 10 TV shows of 2020 (37:30), and Hayao Miyazaki films (44:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Our Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2021
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Chris and Andy talk about some of the shows and movies they watched over the holidays, including ‘The Wilds’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (1:08). Then they get into some of their most anticipated TV shows for 2021, including the ‘Halo’ TV adaptation (26:04) and ‘The Underground Railroad’ (43:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
The Watch's Year in Review Mailbag
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Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer questions like whether they were more drawn to travel shows in 2020 (3:40), their ideal episode length for a show (8:34), the single best TV episode they watched this year (41:42), and what the television industry might look like in 2021 (51:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
The Movies, Music, and TV That Helped Us Through 2020, With Jason Mantzoukas
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Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about some of the pop culture that helped them through 2020 (1:51), how COVID might impact future art (17:19), and a range of other thoughts on this year in pop culture (42:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Wrapping Up Our 'Industry' Talk With Myha'la Herrold
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Chris and Andy give some final thoughts on 'The Mandalorian' and the forthcoming Beatles documentary 'Get Back' (1:00). Then, they talk with 'Industry' star Myha'la Herrold about how she came to play Harper on the show (12:43) and what it was like to work with veteran actors like Ken Leung (29:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Myha'la Herrold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Breaking Down ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale With Mallory Rubin
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Chris and Andy are joined by Mallory Rubin to break down the Season 2 finale of ‘The Mandalorian.’ They talk about their initial takeaways from the episode (1:00), what the big reveal means for the series (14:24), and where the show, and the franchise, goes from here (34:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mallory Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
The Best TV Shows of 2020
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Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about the state of tv in 2020 (1:00) and some of their favorite shows of the year, including 'The Mandalorian,' 'Love Life,' 'ZeroZeroZero,' 'I May Destroy You,' and 'Better Call Saul' (20:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Esmail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
‘The Mandalorian’ Penultimate Episode, Lots and Lots of Marvel News, and Remembering John le Carré
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Chris and Andy break down the penultimate episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and try to parse where the show is going with the finale and beyond (1:03). Then, they catch up with all of the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel news that was released as part of Disney’s investor day (24:10) and remember one of their favorite authors, John le Carré, who passed away on Sunday (43:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
'Star Wars' News Emergency Podcast
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Chris and Andy break down the huge slate of 'Star Wars' programming that Disney announced at their investors conference this week. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Spider-Man Enters the Multiverse. Plus, HBO Max Drama Continued and an Interview with ‘Industry’ Creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down.
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News broke this week that past 'Spider-Man' actors like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be returning for the newest 'Spider-Man' film, setting up the franchise for an 'Avengers'-like multiverse (9:03). The fallout continues from Warner Bros.'s decision to release their entire 2021 slate on HBO Max (19:15). Then, an interview with ‘Industry’ creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down about creating the fast-paced and frenetic show (33:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Konrad Kay and Mickey Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Mank,’ and an Interview With ‘A Teacher’ Creator Hannah Fidell
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Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and make some predictions for where the rest of the season will go (1:00). Plus, their review of ‘Mank’ (23:09) and an interview with ‘A Teacher’ creator Hannah Fidell (42:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hannah Fidell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
An Interview With ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Director Scott Frank. Plus, the Major HBO Max News and ‘Industry’ Episode 4.
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In industry-shaking news, Warner Bros. announced this week that they will send their entire 2021 movie slate, including movies like ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ to HBO Max. Chris and Andy break down what this means for movies, as well as how it might affect the TV industry (1:19). Also, they discuss Episode 4 of ‘Industry’ (21:23) before being joined by ‘Queen’s Gambit’ director Scott Frank to talk about what went into making one of the most popular shows of the year (34:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Scott Frank Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
‘The Undoing’ Finale, Mallory Rubin on a Turning Point for ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Melissa Maerz on the History of ‘Dazed and Confused’
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Chris and Andy break down the ultimately disappointing finale of ‘The Undoing’ (8:31). Then, they are joined by Mallory Rubin to talk about the significance of Ahsoka Tano’s appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ (28:08) and what it means for the ‘Star Wars’ universe going forward (47:40). Finally, they talk with Melissa Maerz about her new book, ‘Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused’ (1:10:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mallory Rubin and Melissa Maerz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Breaking Down All of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 | Bonus Episode
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Chris is joined by resident ‘The Crown’ expert Amanda Dobbins to break down the fourth season of the show. Episodes 1-3 (0:55) Episodes 4-6 (43:31) Episodes 7-10 (69:45) Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
What Makes ‘The Mandalorian’ So Enjoyable? Plus, Hugh Grant on Episode 5 of ‘The Undoing.’
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Netflix revealed that 62 million people watched ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ once again cherry-picking which stats to release (1:10). ‘The Mandalorian’ is purely enjoyable and doesn’t need to try for much beyond that (10:58). Plus, Chris and Andy break down ‘The Undoing’ Episode 5 (22:18) before being joined by Hugh Grant to further discuss the series (31:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hugh Grant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Is ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ HBO Max’s Hail Mary? Plus, ‘Industry’ and ‘The Crown’ S4, E3-6.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ which was originally supposed to premiere over the summer, will now hit HBO Max on Christmas Day. Chris and Andy parse what this will mean for the streaming service and movies in general (1:09). Plus, the love continues for ‘Industry’ Episode 2 (14:45) and Chris and Amanda Dobbins break down Episodes 3 through 6 of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 (36:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
‘The Mandalorian,’ Anya Taylor-Joy on ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘The Crown’ Season 4
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Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which played to its strengths and was possibly the best episode yet (1:21). Anya Taylor-Joy joins the show to talk about playing Beth on ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ (27:41). Then, Chris and Amanda Dobbins break down the first three episodes of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 (51:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Anya Taylor-Joy and Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Lessons Learned After One Year of Disney+. Plus, ‘The Outsider’ Cancellation and All in on HBO’s ‘Industry.’
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Chris and Andy check in with how well Disney+ is doing one year after its launch date (2:32). Then, they discuss the surprising news that ‘The Outsider’ won’t be returning for a second season (19:59) and the exciting new HBO show ‘Industry’ (27:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘The Undoing.’ Plus, Remembering Alex Trebek With Claire McNear
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The second episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 continues with even more Baby Yoda (6:17). The ending of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ was extremely well done just like the rest of the show (22:07). Plus, the third episode of ‘The Undoing’ (40:58) and an interview with Claire McNear about Alex Trebek’s legacy and her book about 'Jeopardy!,' ‘Answers in the Form of Questions’ (50:54). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Claire McNear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
The Watch (Trailer)
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Mailbag Episode: Streaming Strategies, TV in 2020, ‘Top Chef’ Talk, and More
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Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to talk about which streaming services they would pay for if they didn’t cover TV professionally (19:46), whether 2020 is a better year for TV than 2019 (30:10), ‘Top Chef: Amateurs’ (48:57), and their favorite music to work to (53:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
‘The Mandalorian’ Returns. Plus, Remembering Sean Connery and ‘The Undoing’ Episode 2
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Chris and Andy remember some of their favorite Sean Connery performances after the actor passed away over the weekend (14:59). Then, they break down the return of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which at this point is a finely tuned machine (22:22), and talk about the second episode of HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ (46:45).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ May Be the Best Thing on TV Right Now. Plus, Apple TV+ Is Making Moves.
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Apple TV+ reportedly wants to bring the new James Bond movie to streaming, and they're also launching a new Jon Stewart series—it's clear that the streaming service is making a play toward something, we’re just not sure what (7:50). Plus, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ may be our surprise favorite thing on television right now (25:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
An Ode to David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter.’ Plus, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ and ‘The Undoing.’
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News broke last week that David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ will not be returning for a third season. Chris and Andy talk about what made the show special (4:24). Plus: Oscar Isaac may be getting his own Marvel show (14:49), the funniest parts of ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (28:16), and the first episode of HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ (43:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Could Anything Have Saved Quibi? Plus, the End of ‘The Third Day.’
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To not a lot of people’s surprise, the short-form streaming service Quibi shut down this week (01:03). Chris and Andy talk about where the company failed and whether there was anything that could have saved it (13:06). Plus, some director bullshit (32:36) and the ultimately disappointing end of ‘The Third Day’ (41:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
The Pleasures of Passive TV Watching and Where We're at With Prestige TV
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What has been lost from the viewing experience now that most TV requires you to actively pay attention at all times (1:38)? Chris and Andy mull over that question, as well as what prestige TV looks like in 2020 (13:52) and the experience of watching a TV show like 'Borgen' versus 'Fargo' (28:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
A Grab Bag of Pop Culture Recommendations and Rob Harvilla on the Music of the '90s
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Chris and Andy recommend a few shows that they’re liking that are not normal “Watch fare,” including ‘Borgen’ and ‘Call My Agent!’ (7:33). Then, they are joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about his experience with music in the 1990s and how he picked the songs for his new podcast, ‘60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s’ (32:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob Harvilla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Disney Reshuffles Toward Streaming and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ Season Finale with Showrunner Eric Kripke
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In another sign of the times, Disney announced this week that they’re moving resources away from theatrical releases and toward their streaming service (5:53). Plus, ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Episode 2 (19:12) and Andy talks with ‘The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke about the show’s season finale (37:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eric Kripke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Breaking Down ‘The Third Day’ and ‘Fargo.’ Plus: ‘Gangs of London’ With Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano.
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Chris and Andy break down the hard-to-stomach fourth episode of ‘The Third Day’ (4:23), the third episode of ‘Fargo’ Season 4 (12:17), and the latest Marvel news (22:23). Then, Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion join the show to talk about the violent British crime show ‘Gangs of London’ (34:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
‘Glow’ Is Cancelled. Plus: ‘The Good Lord Bird,’ ‘The Boys,’ and Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on ‘All or Nothing.’
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Despite ‘Glow’ being renewed for a fourth and final season, Netflix announced they are cancelling the show (2:58). Ethan Hawke’s new project ‘The Good Lord Bird’ is like a really good history lesson (13:24), and ‘The Boys’ may have finally crossed the line on violence (37:16). Finally, Chris talks with Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga from ‘Stadio’ podcast about the Amazon documentary series ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ (47:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Welcome ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Barry Jenkins and Disney, and an Interview With ‘Ted Lasso’ Executive Producer Bill Lawrence
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Marvel announced this week that a ‘Ms. Marvel’ series will be coming to Disney+ and that they’re tapping relatively unknown actress Iman Vellani to play the role, and Chris and Andy discuss what this news mean for the Marvel universe (3:11). Plus, they discuss Barry Jenkins directing the ‘Lion King’ sequel (18:45) and the third episode of ‘The Third Day’ (30:20). Lastly, Chris interviews ‘Ted Lasso’ executive producer Bill Lawrence (41:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Bill Lawrence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Breaking Down the Maximalist Violence in ‘Utopia’ and ‘Fargo’ Season 4
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Chris and Andy do a quick check-in about how much violence on TV they can stomach these days (1:33). Then, they break down the first season of Amazon’s violent conspiracy thriller ‘Utopia’ (15:21) and the long-awaited first two episodes of ‘Fargo’ Season 4 (33:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’
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We talk about Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list and the act of canon-making that goes along with creating a list like this (5:36). Much to our delight, Steven Soderbergh is bringing ‘The Knick’ back for a third season (25:07). Then we break down the second episode of ‘The Third Day’ (33:38) and Chris chats with Katherine Waterston about the show (46:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Katherine Waterston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'
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It was a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweep at the Emmys on Sunday. Does that speak to the power of the Netflix bump (8:52)? Plus, the ‘WandaVision’ trailer shows that Disney+ holds the power (28:00), breaking down the latest episode of ‘The Boys’ (37:44), and Andy interviews Dave Chang about his new memoir, ‘Eat a Peach’ (44:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Dave Chang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’
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The trailer for the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ dropped this week and it featured lots of Baby Yoda and expensive-looking CGI (1:41). ‘The Third Day’ on HBO is an immersive and weird experience (11:05). Plus, we break down the first episode of ‘We Are Who We Are’ (29:53) and interview Chloë Sevigny, who leads the show (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chloë Sevigny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’
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After a slight executive shakeup at Netflix, we take a temperature check of how each of the major streaming services are faring right now (6:22). Then, we preview the HBO shows ‘Third Day’ and ‘We Are Who We Are’ (28:43) and break down the news that Jonathan Majors will have a leading role in the next ‘Ant Man’ movie (34:40). Plus, a conversation with Aya Cash about her role on ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (45:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Aya Cash Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.
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The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ was released this week, and the movie looks expensive and like a new model for sci-fi movies (1:23). Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise is flagging (11:56). Plus, ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending, but not without 30 more episodes and a couple spinoffs (34:43), and we break down the first three episodes of ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (40:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year
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Chris and Andy open up the mailbag and cover topics like whether or not they want to see COVID-19 story lines in upcoming TV shows (12:37), what showrunners they would like to see tackle a new genre (30:15), some of their favorite music from 2020 so far (36:47), and what shows they’re most anticipating this year (43:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2
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News that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to adapt the sci-fi series ‘The Three Body Problem’ for Netflix was met with trepidation online (10:32). Production of ‘The Batman’ has hit a snag after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 (26:47). Plus: a tale of two different types of soccer shows in ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘All or Nothing’ (37:10), and previewing Season 2 of ‘The Boys’ (57:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.
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Chris and Andy are joined by New York Times culture reporter Reggie Ugwu to talk about the life and career of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on Friday following a private battle with colon cancer (1:32). Plus, Chris and Andy break down the finale and phenomenal season of ‘I May Destroy You’ (25:36), and Andy is joined by the Killers' lead singer Brandon Flowers to talk about their new album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (53:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Reggie Ugwu and Brandon Flowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.
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In a special mega-pod, Chris and Andy are joined by Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins for a two-part conversation about the way that movies seems to be aping the modes and styles of TV, and vice versa. (For Part 1, check out 'The Big Picture' on The Ringer Podcast Network.) Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode
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Welcome to the Summer of Dove. All four segments of Chris and Andy talking about the book and miniseries 'Lonesome Dove.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
The Next Era of the DC Universe Is Here. Plus, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 2, and an Interview With George Pelecanos.
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The teaser trailer for ‘The Batman’ was released over the weekend, along with some other DC Universe news (1:57). It leaves us wondering what we want from the latest Batman property (16:55). After a strong pilot episode, ‘Lovecraft Country’ hit some snags in the second (29:30). Plus, Andy talks with George Pelecanos about his new anthology series, ‘DC Noir’ (39:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Affleck Back to Batman? A New Spider-Woman? Plus, Lonesome Dove Pt. 4
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Following announcements about upcoming Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, and Batman projects, Chris and Andy weigh in on the news and the stars who could be behind each project (8:15). Then, in preparation for the finale of 'I May Destroy You,' they break down the latest episode and discuss the success Michaela Coel has had in her first season (27:50). Plus, the last installment of the 'Lonesome Dove' series (38:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Breaking Down ‘Lovecraft Country” with Showrunner Misha Green. Plus, the Third Installment of ‘Lonesome Dove’
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‘Lovecraft Country’ is a big, chewy show in a similar vein to other HBO shows, such as ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Watchmen’ (10:37). Creator Misha Green joins to help break down the first episode (29:26). Plus, the third installment of our ‘Lonesome Dove’ series (49:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
'I May Destroy You Never Lets Up', Jake Johnson on ‘Hoops', and 'Lonesome Dove' Pt. 2
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Chris and Andy talk about HBO Max’s troubles, including its distribution struggles (02:39). Then actor Jake Johnson joins to introduce his Netflix show ‘Hoops,’ about a foul-mouthed basketball coach (12:07). And they continue their discussion about ‘Lonesome Dove,’ focusing on the miniseries’ second episode and the second chunk of the acclaimed book (46:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jake Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
What Just Happened at HBO Max, Justin Charity and Micah Peters on ‘Sound Only,’ and Part 1 of ‘Lonesome Dove’
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Chris and Andy discuss the recent executive shake-up at HBO Max, HBO’s confusing transition of their streaming platform, the HBO Max original film ‘American Pickle,’ the end of a well-executed season of HBO’s ‘Perry Mason,’ and more (0:06). Next, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Micah Peters and Justin Charity to discuss the relaunch of their podcast ‘Sound Only,’ the evolution of art criticism, their entertainment consumption during the pandemic, and more (43:48). Finally, Chris and Andy embark on Part 1 of their ‘Lonesome Dove’ discussion, in which they dive into the iconic novel as well as Episode 1 of the limited TV series (1:08:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
If 'High Fidelity' Can't Survive in Hollywood, What Can? Plus, an Interview With Timothy Simons About 'Yes, God, Yes'
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Hulu announced this week that it's canceling the critically loved show ‘High Fidelity’ starring Zoë Kravitz. It begs the question: What type of TV show can survive in the current television landscape (12:06)? Plus, we break down the most recent episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ (26:18) and an interview with Timothy Simons about ‘Yes, God, Yes’ and being a working actor during a pandemic (32:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Timothy Simons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Our Nostalgia for Syndicated Television, Plus: X-Men Past, Present, and Future With Jason Concepcion
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Chris and Andy reminisce about the comfort of after-school television and the cartoons they used to watch (5:51). Then, they are joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about how they were introduced to X-Men comic books (16:39), when they were most obsessed with the franchise (34:13), and what they want from future X-Men properties (59:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
What Do the Emmy Nominations Tell Us About the Current TV Landscape? Plus ‘I May Destroy You’ and ‘Perry Mason.’
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We break down the 2020 Emmy nominations, including some very obvious snubs (8:01) and what they tell us about our current TV landscape (18:14). ‘I May Destroy You’ gives us a type of intimacy rarely seen on TV (33:11), and it’s clear that HBO spent a lot of money on ‘Perry Mason’ (45:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Thoughts on ‘Folklore,’ the ‘Tenet’ Dilemma, and Rediscovering Sitcoms
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Some thoughts on Taylor Swift’s surprise album ‘Folklore’ and the art of a quarantine album release (9:01). ‘Tenet’ perfectly encapsulates the dilemma much of pop culture is currently facing (24:31). Plus, rediscovering the simple pleasure of sitcoms (34:21) and discussing how ‘Palm Springs’ is a high-quality hangout movie (52:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
The End of Cable as We Know It? Plus, Wrapping up ‘Dark’ Season 3 and an Interview With Mark Duplass.
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Chris and Andy explore the phenomenon that is ‘Yellowstone’ (6:28) before having a broader conversation about the state of cable television (15:27). Then, they talk about the final episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 3 and reflect on the season as a whole (25:20). Finally, they are joined by Mark Duplass to talk about ‘Room 104’ and the current state of the TV industry (47:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mark Duplass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
'Game of Thrones' Prequel News and the State of TV IP, Plus 'Dark' S3
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Andy shares a bit of news about ‘Briarpatch’ (7:27). Then, the guys talk about the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel news and the never-ending search for hit TV IP (18:58). Plus, ‘Perry Mason’ is actually good (36:29) and breaking down episodes 3 to 5 of ‘Dark’ Season 3 (43:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Do We Have Old-TV-Show Fever? Plus, ‘Dark’ Season 3 and ‘I May Destroy You’
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With Netflix adding ‘Supermarket Sweep’ to its catalog and Peacock debuting a large library of old TV shows, are TV shows from the '90s the most valuable thing for a streaming service to have right now (19:51)? Plus, we break down the latest episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ (31:36) and the first two episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 3 (38:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
What Are the Secrets of the Peacock Library? And an Interview With Roy Wood Jr. of ‘The Daily Show’
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Though it’s dense and complicated, ‘Dark’ is still an enticing show (3:25). NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will be here soon, along with a large back catalog of shows and the sneaky-popular ‘Yellowstone’ (13:04). Plus, an interview with Roy Wood Jr. (25:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Roy Wood Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Continues to Be Brilliant. Plus, Parsing 'Dark' and an Interview With Ramy Youssef.
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Before we jump into Season 3 of 'Dark,' we need to mentally prepare ourselves for how twisted this show is (10:23). 'I May Destroy You' continues to capture the moment in an incisive and elegant way (17:03). Plus, Chris talks with 'Ramy' creator and star Ramy Youssef about the show's second season (35:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ramy Youssef Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
In the Streaming World, How Do We Decide When It’s Time for a TV Show to End? Plus, ‘Betty’ Director Crystal Moselle
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Netflix announced this week that both ‘Dead to Me’ and ‘Ozark’ will be airing their final seasons. It begs the question of how streaming services make the decision of when to end TV shows that could seemingly go on forever (11:06). Plus, ‘Hamilton’ is finally widely available on Disney+ (26:23) and Andy talks to the director of ‘Betty,’ Crystal Moselle (35:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Crystal Moselle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Top Five TV Shows of the Year, Plus: Sarah Snook on ‘Succession’
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As The Ringer discusses their top shows of the year, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald follow suit and break down their top five shows thus far (2:00). Then, Sarah Snook joins the show to talk about her role as Shiv Roy in 'Succession' and the potential plans for a third season (36:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sarah Snook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
‘Betty’ Is a Love Letter to Being Young in New York. Plus: Peacock News and ‘I May Destroy You’
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‘Betty,’ a show on HBO about a pack of skateboarding teen girls, is joyous and depicts being young in New York as a real adventure (3:18). Plus, Peacock is hoping that ‘Brave New World’ can be it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (26:42) and ‘I May Destroy You,’ just keeps getting better (41:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
‘Perry Mason’ Is Dark, but to What End? Plus: the Top Chef, Melissa King.
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‘Perry Mason,’ the HBO reboot starring Matthew Rhys, is very expensive and very dark. Will either of those aspects make for a popular TV show (1:50)? Plus, we welcome the winner of ‘Top Chef,’ Melissa King, to the show to talk about her strategy for the finale (24:55) and what she learned about her cooking this season (37:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Melissa King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Padma Lakshmi on ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Taste the Nation.’ Plus, ‘The King of Staten Island.’
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Is ‘The King of Staten Island’ a good movie? Or is it just that there have been no new movies in a really long time (3:10)? Plus, Padma Lakshmi joins the show to talk about her new show on Hulu, ‘Taste the Nation,’ and her experiences while judging ‘Top Chef’ for 16 seasons (12:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Padma Lakshmi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
What Happens to Your Cable Bill Once You Start Paying for New Movies, Too? Plus, ‘Top Chef’ and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
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On top of your various streaming services, you’re probably going to want to pay for straight-to-video releases as well. Just how big can your streaming budget get (3:15)? Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ and the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef’ (28:07). Then, Andy interviews Tom Russo and Fran Keany from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever about their second album, ‘Sideways to New Italy’ (43:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Tom Russo and Fran Keany Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
'I May Destroy You' Is Astonishing. Plus, Sam Boyd, the Creator of ‘Love Life’
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‘I May Destroy You,’ written by and starring Michaela Coel, may be the one of the best new shows of 2020 (5:16). The show feels like Coel announcing herself as a new voice in television (12:16). Plus, an interview with Sam Boyd, the creator of ‘Love Life’ (20:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Boyd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
‘Space Force’ Isn’t Sure What It Wants to Be. Plus, ‘Top Chef’ and Elwood Reid on ‘Barkskins’
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We recap last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ in which the contestants head to Italy to hunt some truffles (4:32). Netflix’s new splashy comedy ‘Space Force' isn’t sure if it wants to be mean like ‘Veep’ (23:26) or comforting like ‘The Office’ (32:15). Plus, author Elwood Reid joins the show to talk about his new TV series, ‘Barkskins’ (47:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Elwood Reid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Our HBO Max Prime-time Grids. Plus, Time Traveling with TV and ‘Top Chef’
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Revisiting a beloved TV show that you haven’t seen in a long time can almost feel like traveling back in time (1:54). Plus, once you figure exactly what HBO Max is and how to get into it (21:05), there’s a bounty of streaming options. We craft our prime-time grids of what we’re watching from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. (36:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2020
‘The Great’ Is Very Good. Plus Kristen Bell on ‘Central Park,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ and ‘Frozen.’
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Some musings on getting older (3:44) and then ‘The Great,’ a show you may have skipped over because it looks just fine, but is worth your time (16:07). Plus, Kristen Bell joins the show to talk about her new show ‘Central Park,’ as well as her iconic roles in ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Frozen’ (32:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kristen Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Remembering Lynn Shelton, Dan Pfeiffer on ‘Top Chef,’ and James Badge Dale on ‘Hightown’
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We take a moment to remember Lynn Shelton, a brilliant director of movies and TV (1:00). Then, Dan Pfeiffer joins the show to talk about his love for ‘Top Chef’ (15:52) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (34:07). Finally, Chris talks with James Badge Dale about his new show ‘Hightown’ (57:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Dan Pfeiffer and James Badge Dale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2020
What Does HBO Max Mean for HBO? Plus, Paul Mescal of ‘Normal People’
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HBO Max is set to launch on May 27 with an impressive streaming library (5:29). The streaming service from WarnerMedia Entertainment is a complete break from what HBO has been in the past (12:55). Plus, an interview with Paul Mescal, who plays Connell on ‘Normal People’ (26:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read the Variety article on HBO Max here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2020
‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Is Our New Favorite Sport. Plus, Kathryn Hahn!
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Unsurprisingly, Quibi is not doing well while everyone is stuck at home. We explain why we have some sympathy for the nascent streaming service (10:53). Plus, breaking down the restaurant wars from last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (31:41) and an interview with Kathryn Hahn about her new show ‘I Know This Much is True’ (45:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kathryn Hahn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2020
The Tricky Art of Making a Streaming Comedy and ‘Normal People’ Season Review. Plus, ‘Arkansas’ Director Clark Duke | The Watch
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The trailer for ‘Space Force,’ Netflix’s flashy comedy created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, was released this week, and we talk about what it takes to make a good streaming comedy (13:06). Plus, how ‘Normal People’ the show differed from ‘Normal People’ the book (28:37) and a conversation with the director of ‘Arkansas,’ Clark Duke (57:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Clark Duke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2020
A Tale of Two ‘Tiger King’ Adaptations, ‘Normal People,’ and Tom Pelphrey of ‘Ozark’ | The Watch
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It now looks like there’s not one, but two ‘Tiger King’ adaptations in the works, and this reveals a funny thing about the TV industry and trying to get ahead of an adaptation (1:05). For May the Fourth, Disney gifted us with two bits of interesting Star Wars news (18:14). Plus: last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Normal People’ episodes 1 through 6 (32:19), and an interview with Tom Pelphrey, who plays Ben on ‘Ozark’ (1:05:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tom Pelphrey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Why ‘Normal People’ Is So Captivating, Featuring Director Lenny Abrahamson | The Watch
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The cult of Sally Rooney and stellar performances from the two young actors (4:06) are what makes ‘Normal People’ an instant must-watch and a masterclass on how to make a TV show that’s just about feelings (19:38). Plus, a conversation with one of the show’s directors, Lenny Abrahamson, about how he adapted the show from the best-selling book (36:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lenny Abrahamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2020
The Magic of ‘Top Chef’ Over the Years; Plus, HBO’s ‘Run’ | The Watch
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Chris and Andy go deep on their love for ‘Top Chef’ (6:31) and talk about why you form unique relationships with the contestants on the show (20:35). And even though ‘Run,’ starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson, has all the makings of a good show, there’s something slightly off about it (36:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
You Don’t Need to Worry About Netflix, They’re Doing Just Fine. Plus: The ‘Devs’ Season Finale. | The Watch
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Netflix added 15.8 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020, showing in no small way that it is still the dominant streaming service (2:07). We wonder whether services like HBO Max and NBC's Peacock even stand a chance of catching up (20:09). Plus, we break down the ‘Devs’ season finale and reflect on the season as a whole (37:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Breaking Down the 'Better Call Saul' Finale. Plus: Actor Tony Dalton on Playing Lalo Salamanca. | The Watch
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Chris and Andy hone in on the season finale of their favorite show of the year: 'Better Call Saul.' They discuss the tonal differences between the world established here and in 'Breaking Bad,' the specific performances of Bob Odenkirk and Tony Dalton, and the way the cast and crew have perfected the craft of the 'Breaking Bad'/'Better Call Saul' extended universe (1:02). Then, Dalton joins the show to discuss his role as Lalo Salamanca, what he takes from the page and makes his own, and the most rewarding aspects of working in a high-level ensemble cast (44:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Dalton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Hollywood Dealmaking Doesn’t Stop, Even If Production Does. Plus That 'Better Call Saul Scene' and Rosario Dawson on the 'Briarpatch' Finale. | The Watch
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Andy reflects on his time making ‘Briarpatch’ after the season finale aired this week (1:06). Production on most TV shows has ground to a halt due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that Hollywood dealmaking is slowing down (15:42). We talk about that electric scene in the penultimate episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (28:00) and give some immediate reactions to the first episode of ‘Mrs. America’ (38:33). Finally, Chris and Andy are joined by some of the cast from ‘Briarpatch’ (50:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Rosario Dawson and Jay Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
The Magic of a Live Instagram Beats Battle, Plus ‘Run’ and ‘Devs’ | The Watch
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On Saturday night DJ Premier and RZA faced off on Instagram Live for a two-hour beats battle. It might be the most fun we’ve had in a long time and shows how content has evolved during this time of social distancing (1:59). HBO’s newest show ‘Run’ is a Merritt Wever showcase (26:03), and we’ve finally figured out the key to enjoying ‘Devs’ (35:35). Plus, a conversation with Scott Teems, whose Western-thriller movie ‘The Quarry’ comes to VOD this Friday (52:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Scott Teems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Laura Linney of 'Ozark.' Plus: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Top Chef,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch
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There was not one, but two shows with desert-wandering scenes this week. Chris and Andy talk about ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E8 (4:50) and the penultimate episode of ‘Briarpatch’ and what goes into creating a scene like that (11:49). Then, they get on the line with Josh Phelps, who works at José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, to talk about the organization's relief work (39:02). Finally Chris is joined by Laura Linney to talk about her electrifying role as Wendy on ‘Ozark’ (57:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Josh Phelps and Laura Linney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Quibi Is Interesting Even If the Shows Aren’t Yet. Plus: The Greatness of ‘ZeroZeroZero’ With Andrea Riseborough | The Watch
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Quibi, the streaming service that features shows that are just seven to nine minutes long, launched today. The “quick bites” represent a new format besides traditional TV (1:26). The latest episode of ‘Devs’ did more telling than showing (27:50). ‘ZeroZeroZero’ is a feat in tv making (41:27) and Andrea Riseborough joins the show to give us some insight into how the show is made (1:08:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Andrea Riseborough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Is the New TV Pipeline Drying Up? Plus: Rhea Seehorn of ‘Better Call Saul’ on Playing Kim Wexler. | The Watch
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Many TV productions on pause due to COVID-19—what will happen a few months down the road if there is no new TV? And what will it look like if all paused TV shows come back at the same time (3:53)? Plus: We break down ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E7 (24:13) before Rhea Seehorn joins to talk about what it’s like to play Kim Wexler on the show (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rhea Seehorn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
The Best TV Character of the Century. Plus: ‘Ozark’ Season 3 With Executive Producer Chris Mundy | The Watch
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The Ringer launched its Best TV Character of the Century bracket today, which led us to debate what makes an excellent TV character (1:09). You don’t need to fully understand what’s happening in ‘Devs’ to know that it’s a great TV show (31:31). And an interview with ‘Ozark’ executive producer Chris Mundy about Season 3 of the show (47:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chris Mundy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Missed Pop Culture Moments and ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E6. Plus: An Interview with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | The Watch
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We draw from the mailbag to talk about some pop culture moments we feel like we missed out on, including ‘The Sopranos’ and rave culture (3:04). Plus: We’re running out of ways to say that Rhea Seehorn deserves an Emmy for her performance as Kim Wexler in ‘Better Call Saul’ (23:27) and an interview with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield (49:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
What to Watch: ‘Devs,' ‘Tiger King,’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero.’ Plus: Our Dream TV Adaptations | The Watch
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The Season 10 finale of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ aired last night and marked a remarkable comeback for the show that first premiered 20 years ago (7:53). We list some of our dream adaptations we’d like to see right now (19:24). Plus: ‘Devs’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero’ (35:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
‘Better Call Saul’ S5E5 and How Reese Witherspoon Cracked the Celebrity TV Code | The Watch
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Social distancing is making us appreciate TV in a new light (1:06). In the fifth episode of ‘Better Call Saul,’ the show showcases Jimmy and Kim’s relationship in a way that stands in contrast to Walter and Skylar’s relationship in ‘Breaking Bad’ (15:23). And Reese Witherspoon’s character in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is very similar to her character in ‘Big Little Lies,’ but maybe that’s the point (30:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
How the Coronavirus Is Upending the TV Industry. Plus: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and ‘Devs' | The Watch
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The spread of the coronavirus has halted many television productions, and we take stock of what the TV landscape may look like in the near future (1:39). ‘Westworld’ returned on Sunday for its third season and many of the show’s old problems returned along with it (21:11). And with ‘Devs,’ Alex Garland is creating a different kind of TV world that’s interested in the “why” (33:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
‘Better Call Saul’ Is the Best Kind of Fan Service, Plus the Brilliance of ‘Ugly Delicious’ Season 2 | The Watch
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‘Ugly Delicious’ starts off Season 2 by showing a softer side of celebrity chef Dave Chang, and in the process makes revelatory food television (11:01). ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 4 is an episode best appreciated by a binge watch (19:02). Plus: an interview with the set designer for ‘Briarpatch,’ Richard Bloom (30:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Richard Bloom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
‘The Outsider’ Season Finale, ‘Devs’ Season Premiere, and an Interview with the President of AMC, Sarah Barnett | The Watch
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‘The Outsider’ ended the way most Stephen King stories do—with a lot of buildup to nothing. But we still enjoyed ourselves along the way (1:00). FX on Hulu is here with the premier of ‘Devs,’ a science-fiction show that packs in mystery, emotion, and beautiful set design (29:38). Plus, a conversation about the current television landscape with the president of AMC, Sarah Barnett (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
Why You Should Be Watching ‘Devs.’ Plus: ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E3 and ‘Briarpatch’ Episode 5. | The Watch
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Episode 3 of ‘Better Call Saul’ is the best Bob Odenkirk episode yet, as this season continues to get better (3:17). You should be watching ‘Devs,’ FX on Hulu’s flagship show from director Alex Garland (19:25). And a conversation with the ‘Briarpatch’ director of photography Zach Galler (26:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Zach Galler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
The Outsider’ E9. Plus: What Does the Netflix Top 10 Teach Us? | The Watch
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Chris and Andy review the penultimate episode of ‘The Outsider’ (SPOILERS) (0:55), before trying to glean meaning from a new feature on Netflix—its top-10 most popular list (29:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Is This the Peak TV Tipping Point? Plus: Disney After Iger, and 'Briarpatch' E3 | The Watch
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Chris and Andy discuss the news that Bob Chapek will replace Bob Iger as CEO of Disney at the end of Iger’s contract in 2021 (1:57). Then they analyze what it’s like to try to keep up with the current deluge of TV content (13:36). Then, 'Briarpatch' co–executive producer Eva Anderson joins the show to discuss the making of Season 1, Episode 3 (34:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eva Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
It's Time to Appreciate ‘Better Call Saul.’ Plus: ‘The Outsider’ S1E8 and an Interview With Greg Dulli | The Watch
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‘Better Call Saul’ returned on Sunday night for its penultimate season and it’s time to start appreciating the show for what it is: a masterpiece (2:14). Episode 8 of ‘The Outsider’ was the most Stephen King–influenced episode yet (26:45). And an interview with the musician Greg Dulli about his first solo album, ‘Random Desire’ (51:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Greg Dulli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
‘Westworld’ Season 3 and the Problems With Robots on TV. Plus: Chris Carraba Reflects on the Legacy of Emo Music | The Watch
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The ‘Westworld’ Season 3 trailer dropped today and the show looks more sci-fi, and more expensive, than ever (5:41). ‘Better Call Saul’ is back on Sunday night with its penultimate season. It’s a show we loved, left, and have come to love again (18:56). Plus, Andy sits down with his longtime friend Chris Carraba, lead singer of Dashboard Confessional, to reflect on his career (24:43) and the legacy of emo music (1:03:08).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chris Carraba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
The Joys of ‘High Fidelity’ and a ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Roundtable With Eric Newman, Scoot McNairy, and Diego Luna | The Watch
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‘High Fidelity’ is a show where you get to hang out with Zoë Kravitz for 10 episodes, but it’s also much more than that (9:35). The seventh episode of ‘The Outsider’ doesn’t do too much to push the story forward (21:04). Plus, conversations with Eric Newman (30:06), Scoot McNairy (0:00), and Diego Luna (46:27) about Season 2 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (1:08:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Eric Newman, Scoot McNairy, and Diego Luna Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
The ‘Survivor’ Premier, ‘Briarpatch’ Episode 2, and Previewing ‘High Fidelity’ | The Watch
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Chris is first joined by Riley McAtee to break down the premier of ‘Survivor Season 40: Winners at War’ (1:17). Then he sits down with Andy and ‘Briarpatch’ actress Allegra Edwards to talk about how Allegra got cast on the show (29:12) and break down the second episode (47:27). Finally, Chris is joined by ‘High Fidelity’ creators Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka to talk about how they got to create their dream show with their dream star, Zoe Kravitz (1:08:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Riley McAtee, Allegra Edwards, Veronica West, and Sarah Kucserka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
The 2020 Oscars and ‘The Outsider’ Episode 6 | The Watch
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The 2020 Academy Awards deliver a fun, messy, and ultimately feel-good telecast (0:41). Plus: Episode 6 of ‘The Outsider’ showcases everything that makes the show so captivating (41:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Breaking Down the First Episode of 'Briarpatch' (Live) | The Watch
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Andy reflects on his journey to creating 'Briarpatch' and the challenges of creating a pilot episode (1:00). Then, Chris and Andy are joined live on stage by Sam Esmail, Kim Dickens, and Jay Ferguson to break down the first episode of 'Briarpatch' (27:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Sam Esmail, Kim Dickens, and Jay Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Becomes the Marvel TV Universe. Plus: ‘The Outsider’ Episode 5. | The Watch
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The Super Bowl isn’t just for football; it’s for trailer debuts as well. After watching three new trailers for Marvel TV shows, we try to suss out what a Marvel television universe will look like (3:04). Plus: Quibi’s bet on the way people will be watching TV in the near future (21:50), and ‘The Outsider’ S1E5 (34:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
Why ‘The Outsider’ Is TV’s Best Mystery. Plus: More ‘Cheer’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch
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By dabbling in the supernatural, ‘The Outsider’ is quickly becoming the best mystery on TV right now (1:23). It’s hard to imagine a fictional version of the docuseries ‘Cheer,’ and that’s what makes it so good (23:55). Plus: living voyeuristically through Larry in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (32:40) and wondering what exactly is going on with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series (39:01). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Nic Pizzolatto Has a New Home, ‘Parasite’ Five Months Later, and Dispatches From Sundance | The Watch
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It’s a ‘True Detective’ reunion over at FX, with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey linking up to produce a drama series called ‘Redeemer’ (10:21). Andy finally saw ‘Parasite’ and is ready to crown it the best movie of 2019 (16:44). Plus, thoughts on the first episode of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ (27:15) and a report from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival (40:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Anticipation for ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and Why You Should Be Watching ‘Cheer’ | The Watch
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Andy gives an update on where he is in ‘Briarpatch’ production (4:33) and the guys preview some shows that are coming soon, including ‘Star Trek: Picard’ (11:21) and the ‘Star Wars’ series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi (19:29). Plus: the reality TV moment that’s happening on Netflix (29:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Why ‘The Outsider’ Works Where Other Stephen King Adaptations Fail. Plus: ‘The New Pope,’ ‘Avenue 5,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch
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In its third episode, ‘The Outsider’ has managed to avoid mistakes made by other Stephen King adaptations (6:39) and also be more than a procedural crime drama (21:15). Plus, we break down ‘The New Pope’ (28:03), ‘Avenue 5’ (38:42), and the Season 10 premiere of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (50:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Solving the 'Star Wars' Identity Crisis and 'Don't F**k With Cats,' With Chuck Klosterman | The Watch
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Chuck talks about why he's in no rush to see 'Rise of Skywalker,' despite being a massive fan of the franchise (5:07) and why it might be time to stop trying to expand the 'Star Wars' universe (26:45). Plus: 'Don't F**k With Cats,' a good show that you can't really recommend (36:43). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Chuck Klosterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
On the Other Side of the TCAs and Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘The Outsider’ | The Watch
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Andy tells us what it was like to present ‘Briarpatch’ at the TCAs (2:11) and gives some hot takes on the Oscar nominations (26:13), before breaking down the first episode of ‘The Outsider’ (34:44). Then, Jason Concepcion joins to talk about ‘The Outsider’ Episode 2 and Patrick Radden Keefe’s book, ‘Say Nothing’ (47:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
What FX Will Look Like in 2020. Plus, a Conversation With Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson of ‘Medical Police’ | The Watch
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The FX network gave its presentation at the TCAs today and told us when to expect the next season of ‘Atlanta’ (1:00) and gave premiere dates for a slate of other shows (11:34). Then, Chris sits down with the creators of ‘Medical Police,’ Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson, to talk about the process of creating the show (32:12) and why they looked to ‘Jack Ryan’ for inspiration while writing it (44:39). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
New Year, New Mailbag Episode | The Watch
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Chris and Andy shout out the 'Watch’ Facebook group’s favorite TV shows of 2019 (2:26) before opening up the mailbag to answer some listener questions. They talk about which 2019 movies should have been TV shows (27:24), what they were watching at the beginning of the decade (34:35), and which Netflix films they’re most excited for in 2020 (43:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
‘The Mandalorian’ Gave Us Everything We Wanted | The Watch
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We break down the finale of ‘The Mandalorian’ and reflect on why this piece of ‘Star Wars’ content worked where others failed (1:39). Plus: a special shoutout to the show's score (26:47) and what the success of the Disney+ product means for streaming networks like Netflix and Amazon (43:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2020 | The Watch
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Chris previews the TV landscape for 2020, including what might fill the void left by 'Game of Thrones' (1:00), his 10 most anticipated shows of 2020 (5:15), and what to look out for in the next stage of the streaming wars (34:00). Host: Chris Ryan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker': A Shocking Disappointment (SPOILERS) | The Watch
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If you liked 'Rise of Skywalker,' you're not going to like this podcast. The latest movie left us totally confused about where the franchise wants to go (4:15). We break down what worked and didn't work in the latest installment (23:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Breaking Down the Season Finale of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch
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The season finale, and potentially the series finale, of ‘Watchmen’ aired last night. Chris and Andy talk about what it takes to wrap up a show like this (1:10), how closely the show hewed to the source material in the end (8:25), and their favorite parts of the final episode (38:25). Plus, a temperature check for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ just a few days ahead of the premiere (50:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Parsing Drama in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and a Conversation With Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of 'Watchmen' | The Watch
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Andy announces the official premiere date for 'Briarpatch' (1:10) before the guys break down the latest drama in the 'Star Wars' universe (5:52). Then, Chris sits down with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to talk about playing Cal on 'Watchmen' (15:57) and how he handled his character's big reveal in the latest episode (25:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Damon Lindelof on the World-building of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch
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‘Watchmen’ showrunner Damon Lindelof joins the show to talk about why he doesn’t want to be called a creator, but rather a “remixer” (2:55), how he chose which part of the comic book series to reimagine (24:17), and the pilot-making process (48:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Damon Lindelof Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Chris Ryan’s Top 10 TV Shows of the Year | The Watch
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2019 was defined by two TV shows: ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Succession.’ We debate which one was better (2:43). Plus: other favorite shows of the year, including ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Mindhunter’ (29:25), and some honorable mentions (54:24). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ Episode 7 and ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 4 | The Watch
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Chris and Andy recap their Thanksgiving holidays before diving into another plot-heavy episode of ‘Watchmen’ (1:00). They break down the big reveal in “An Almost Religious Awe” (13:16). Plus: an unspecified amount of time at the farm with Mando and Baby Yoda in last week’s ‘The Mandalorian’ (37:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
The Thanksgiving Primetime Grid and a Conversation with Ben Smith of ‘Treadstone’ | The Watch
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Chris lays out a night of television for you to watch during the holiday weekend including ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ ‘Servant,’ and ‘Condor’ (1:02). Then he sits down with the producer of ‘Treadstone,’ Ben Smith, to talk about what it is like to create a show within the Jason Bourne universe (16:32) and the logistics of shooting a show in so many different locations (30:02). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Ben Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ Episode 6, ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 3, and the Rest of ‘The Crown’ Season 3 | The Watch
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We break down another mind-bending episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that’s leaving it all on the field (1:00). Do we like talking about ‘The Mandalorian,’ or do we just like talking about Baby Yoda GIFs (35:25)? Plus: Daddington Corner, ‘Frozen 2’ edition (51:00) and ‘The Crown’ S3E8-10 (59:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Just How Popular Is ‘The Mandalorian’? Plus: ‘The Crown,’ S3E5-7 | The Watch
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Despite all of the pressure on ‘The Mandalorian’ to make Disney+ a success, the show is an easy and enjoyable watch (1:08). Plus: An update on ‘Briarpatch’ production (13:04) and a breakdown of episodes 5-7 of ‘The Crown’ (23:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
‘The Mandalorian’ Settles in and ‘Watchmen’ Keeps Getting Better, Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1–4 | The Watch
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In the second episode of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the story gets deep in the details in the way that a 'Star Wars' movie can’t (4:09). It’s almost as though every episode of ‘Watchmen’ is a bottle episode; we break down the fifth episode, “Little Fear of Lightning” (27:57). Plus: ‘The Crown’ Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (46:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Breaking Down the First Episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and Inside the Launch of Disney+ | The Watch
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‘The Mandalorian’ premiered this week, and although we have a lot of mixed feelings about the pilot, we're willing to hang on (1:38). Then Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw takes us inside the launch of Disney+ (28:52) and tells us why we shouldn’t be calling this the “streaming wars” (58:28). Plus: We break down what may be the most controversial episode of ‘Survivor’ in the history of the show (1:10:56). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Lucas Shaw, and Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
FX on Hulu, the Bob Iger Book Club, and Breaking Down ‘Watchmen’ E4S1 | The Watch
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Starting next year, FX will stream shows exclusively on Hulu. What does this mean for the future of a network that has produced several award-winning shows (1:06)? In his new book, Bob Iger reminisces about his relationship with Steve Jobs and Disney’s acquisition of Pixar (17:04). Plus, we break down the fourth episode of ‘Watchmen,’ a show that just keeps on getting better (33:58). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read an excerpt from Bob Iger’s book here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Breaking Down the First Three Episodes of 'The Morning Show' | The Watch
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'The Morning Show' may not be great TV, but it's certainly engaging. We break down the first three episodes, including the seemingly disconnected plot lines (1:57), Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's performances (19:14), and our personal MVP of the first three episodes: Billy Crudup (32:43). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Confusion About What ‘The Morning Show’ and Apple TV+ Are Trying to Be, Plus: ‘Watchmen’ S1E3 | The Watch
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‘The Morning Show,’ the flagship series for Apple TV+, debuted on Friday. Despite star power from Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell, the first episode fell flat (1:38). The show, and subsequently Apple TV+, seem confused about what it’s trying to be (20:08). Plus, we break down the third episode of ‘Watchmen’ (38:10) and bid farewell to ‘The Deuce’ (49:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Intellectual Property Won’t Save You Now: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Hit Bumps in the Road | The Watch
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It was announced this week that Benioff and Weiss will no longer be creating a ‘Star Wars’ trilogy for Lucas Films (2:17). The news calls into question the future of the franchise (14:38). HBO is finding itself in a similar situation after cancelling a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel starring Naomi Watts (26:58). Where will one of the most valued pieces of intellectual property go from here (39:00)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
Early Reactions to ‘The Morning Show,’ and ‘Watchmen’ Picks Up Speed in the Second Episode | The Watch
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The AppleTV+ flagship, ‘The Morning Show,’ will premiere on Friday, and early reviews are not looking great (6:37). Meanwhile, ‘Watchmen’ is picking up steam in its second episode (12:07). We break down the episode (20:25) and examine why it’s so hard to create mystery television (27:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
How the Streaming Business Made ‘Looking for Alaska’ Possible | The Watch
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Chris and Andy review the music scene in 2005, their roles in covering it, and how that era of music fits onto the big and small screen (1:00). Plus, the creators of ‘Looking for Alaska’, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, on the long road to getting the show created, making television about teenagers, and creating a series that is distinctly 2005 (21:11). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Breaking Down the Season Premiere of ‘Watchmen’ | The Watch
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Damon Lindelof’s newest show, ‘Watchmen,’ started off with a bang and we feel like we’re in good hands (0:43). We take a deeper look at the texts the show seems to be drawing from (17:34) and the importance of the musical ‘Oklahoma!’ in the first episode (41:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch
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We preview Hulu’s upcoming original series ‘Looking for Alaska’—the first TV adaptation of a John Green novel (0:54). Then we talk about how ‘Looking for Alaska’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ are two prime examples of content that would’ve been made into a movie in a previous decade but are now being serialized as TV (15:30), before running down the list of Apple streaming shows set to release soon (22:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch
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Andy calls in to talk about the finale of ‘Succession’ as well as the second season as a whole (0:40). Then they dive into ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ and the continuation of the Jesse Pinkman story line (21:30). Finally, your number one boys dissect the 'Succession' finale (39:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch
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‘El Camino’ is the heavily marketed movie follow-up to ‘Breaking Bad’—can that proposition ever live up creatively to the titanic achievements of the original AMC series? We share our reactions to the film, Aaron Paul’s continuation of the iconic Jesse Pinkman character, and the balance of fan service and creative ambition in the era of the commercialized Thursday-night Netflix release. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch
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Andy is back in the studio to catch up on all things entertainment, including ‘Joker.’ Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about superhero movies, the return of ‘Mr. Robot,' and the state of modern TV and consumerism (0:40) before your number one boys break down Season 2, Episode 9 of ‘Succession’ (47:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald, Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch
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Season 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ premieres on Netflix tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get into the show (2:00). We talk about the surprisingly stacked cast (9:36), our favorite characters on the show (27:05), and what else we’re watching on TV right now (29:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2019
The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch
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In just over a week, ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ will extend the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, so we revisit some of our favorite episodes and moments from the show (1:51). ‘Stranger Things’ is leaving Hawkins for Season 4 (6:14) and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ feels like it could go on forever (14:23). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E8, “Dundee” (21:42). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andrew Gruttadaro and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch
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Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is being tapped to develop a new ‘Star Wars’ movie for Disney, and we discuss what this could mean for the franchise (4:16). Andy gives some lukewarm takes on the latest episode of ‘Succession' (12:50). Plus, we break down the season premiere of ‘Survivor’ (17:54). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch
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After the lowest number of viewers in history, the Emmys are suffering from an importance problem (1:42). J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri on ‘Succession,’ joins the show to talk about her character’s unique role within the family (22:23) and and the differences between Season 1 and Season 2 (35:23). Plus, breaking down S2E7 of ‘Succession,’ “Return” (40:29). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, J. Smith-Cameron, and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch
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NBC launched its streaming service Peacock this week, and its backlog of shows like ‘The Office’ and ‘30 Rock’ make it an instant contender (1:00). September continues to be a very good month for television, with shows like ‘Top Boy’ (7:30) and Ken Burns’s newest documentary ‘Country Music’ (27:37). Plus, we have to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Righteous Gemstones’ (43:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Donnie Kwak and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch
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September is shaping up to be a great month for television. We talk about 'Unbelievable' (1:15) and 'Undone' (14:34), two shows that premiered over the weekend on Netflix and Amazon Prime, respectively. Plus, breaking down 'Succession' S2E6, "Argestes" (22:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Kaya McMullen and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
On the Set of Briarpatch With Andy Greenwald and Jay R. Ferguson | The Watch
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Live from the set of 'Briarpatch' in Albuquerque, Chris sits down with Andy and 'Briarpatch' leading man Jay R. Ferguson to talk about the decision-making that went into creating the show (2:57), Jay's experience playing Stan Rizzo on 'Mad Men (24:12), and of course, the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (54:13).   Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jay R. Ferguson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E5 and the Genius of ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ Plus: ‘It Chapter Two’ | The Watch
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‘It Chapter Two’ is a three-hour time commitment that doesn’t really go anywhere (0:41). A Texas native tells us what ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ gets right about megachurches (6:46). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E5, “Tern Haven” (19:31). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
What Do We Want From Summer TV? Plus: Katie Couric’s Grub Street Diet | The Watch
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Andy calls in from New Mexico with a couple of people from the ‘Briarpatch’ cast on the line (2:43). Katie Couric really loves tomatoes, and other things we learned from her Grub Street Diet (8:20). Plus, we’re watching ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and the final season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ as the summer winds down (24:55). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Juliet Litman Read Katie Couric’s Grub Street Diet here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2019
Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E4 | The Watch
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Your number one boys break down S2E4 of Succession, "Safe Room." They talk about Shiv and Kendall's tender moment (2:19), who won the episode (10:04), and the biggest burn of the week (18:39). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2019
More Streaming Services Are on the Way—Watch Out for Your Wallet | The Watch
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Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw joins the show to talk about how the forthcoming streaming wars are going to affect your wallet (3:18), how streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will release their shows (13:00), and what’s going on with network television (34:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Lucas Shaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2019
Reactions to ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Trailers, Plus: Succession S2E3 | The Watch
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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 Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2019
How Spider-Man’s Split From Marvel Will Impact Fans of the Franchise, Plus ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, Episodes 6-9 | The Watch
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
Breaking Down the First Half of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 and ‘Succession’ Episode 2, Season 2 | The Watch
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2019
‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘The Boys,’ and a Conversation With ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Director Carl Franklin | The Watch
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‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ misses the mark tonally, but still has redeeming moments (1:00). A conversation with Sean Fennessey about the surprisingly gritty superhero show, ‘The Boys’ (10:13), and an interview with Carl Franklin, one of the directors for ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 (26:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Carl Franklin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2019
‘Succession’ Is Back and Better Than Ever | The Watch
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Apple Plus has finally released a teaser trailer for their flagship series ‘The Morning Show,’ and we still have a lot of questions (2:12). ‘Succession’ is back for its second season and it looks like there won’t be any slow starts this time around (14:48). Plus: our ‘Succession’ aftershow, ‘Number One Boys’ (28:48). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2019
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2019
Inside the Making of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ With Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill | The Watch
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Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill, the creators of HBO’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ join the show to talk about their inspirations for the show (7:31), comedy taking on religion (12:56), and what it’s like to work on multiple projects as a group (17:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Danny McBride, David Gordon Greene, and Jody Hill Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2019
Marvel’s Fourth Phase and the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Letdown | The Watch
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A lot of news came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next few years, both in theaters (1:00) and on the small screen (21:52). The second season of ‘Big Little Lies’ felt like a seven-episode show that was dying to be 12 episodes long (41:26), and ‘Veronica Mars’ is back and playing hard on nostalgia (50:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Where Does Netflix Go From Here? Plus, ‘Survivor,’ Emmy Nominations, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ | The Watch
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The trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ dropped today and we’re incredibly hyped (0:44). The Emmy nominations seem disjointed and unrepresentative of the TV landscape (7:34), and Netflix reported major subscriber losses this week—is this a turning point for the streaming service or just a bump in the road (15:35)? Plus, we break down the changes coming to ‘Survivor’ for the 40th season (46:17).   Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Bobby Wagner, Kaya McMullen, Riley McAtee, and Lucas Shaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
Rookie Showrunner Mistakes and the ‘Big Little Lies’ Directing Controversy, Plus a Midseason Review of ‘Euphoria’ | The Watch
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Andy Greenwald calls in to share some of the rookie showrunner mistakes he’s made so far (1:37) and to weigh in on Jeremy Renner’s burgeoning music career (10:45). We break down the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 directing drama between Andrea Arnold and the show’s producers (21:17) and share a midseason review of ‘Euphoria’ (40:25). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2019
Claire Saffitz of ‘Gourmet Makes’ and Episodes 5-8 of ‘Dark’ | The Watch
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The trailer for Season 2 of ‘Succession’ premiered this week and we couldn’t be more hyped (0:30). The final episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 2 leave us with just as many questions as we started with (11:02). Plus, Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz joins the show to talk about her YouTube series, ‘Gourmet Makes,’ (29:23) and what she watches to unwind (54:13). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Gallagher and Claire Saffitz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
‘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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
Previewing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 With Mallory Rubin | The Watch
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With Season 3 set to premiere on July 4, we turn our clocks back to the '80s to revisit the lives of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will. We discuss why this show succeeds, its reliance on pop culture references, Season 2’s attempt to address its greater mythology (3:24), and what we’re most excited for in Season 3 (22:37). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
A Grab Bag of TV News, Summer Reading Recommendations, and Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Dark’ Season 2 | The Watch
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With ‘Years and Years’ airing and ‘Station 11’ set to begin production, are we ready for apocalyptic television (2:53)? Our reading recommendations for the summer (12:46) and what streaming will look like once ‘The Office’ leaves Netflix (22:50). Plus: breaking down Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Dark’ Season 2 (27:50). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Jason Concepcion and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
Our Mid-2019 TV Superlatives, Plus: ‘Dark’ Season 2 | The Watch
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Andy stops by to announce some casting news for ‘Briarpatch’ (0:28). Then, our mid-2019 TV superlatives, including favorite sit-com, best pair of performances, and our favorite thing on TV so far this year (5:26). Plus, breaking down the first two episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 2 (27:03). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Alison Herman, and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2019
Our Updated TV Programming Blocks, Plus: An Interview With Britt Daniel of Spoon | The Watch
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Streaming sites like Netflix and HBO have begun to cherry-pick what ratings they release (1:16). We build our perfect night of TV, which includes shows like ‘Bless This Mess,’ ‘Los Espookys,’ and ‘Gourmet Makes’ videos (13:33). Plus, an interview with Spoon’s Britt Daniel about the band’s new greatest hits album (38:17). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Britt Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
‘Too Old to Die Young,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and a Check-in With Andy | The Watch
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Andy calls in from New Mexico to give an update on ‘Briarpatch’ and brings a special guest with him (2:51). If you’re ready to devote 13 hours of your life to watch ‘Too Old to Die Young,’ you might be rewarded (9:27). HBO’s new teen drama ‘Euphoria’ has just enough in it to keep us compelled (40:40). Plus: ‘Big Little Lies,’ S2E2 (32:59). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, Adam Nayman, and Micah Peters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
We’re Not Ready to Stop Talking About ‘Fleabag,’ Plus: The Wild West of Streaming Television | The Watch
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The Atlantic’s David Sims joins the show to talk about what streaming television could look like once major corporate-media powerhouses start to get in the game (3:36). We’re not quite ready to stop talking about ‘Fleabag’ Season 2 (26:20). Plus, ‘The Society’ is your new Netflix guilty-pleasure watch (54:20). Read David’s article in The Atlantic here. Host: Chris Ryan Guests: David Sims, Sean Fennessey, and Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
The ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Premiere and the Debacle That Was ‘Dark Phoenix’ | The Watch
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‘Big Little Lies’ is back for Season 2 (0:34). Meryl Streep seems to be just what the show needed (6:12), and we check in with the rest of the Monterey Five (14:01). Plus: How did Fox get ‘Dark Phoenix’ so wrong (25:00)? Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Amanda Dobbins and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2019
Breaking Down Each Episode of ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 With Creators Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker | The Watch
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Chris is joined by ‘Black Mirror’ creators Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker to talk about some of the challenges of creating the anthology series (2:34). Then they break down each episode from Season 5: “Striking Viper” (20:50), “Smithereens” (33:46), and “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” (48:38). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
‘Deadwood: The Movie’ and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge | The Watch
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‘Deadwood: The Movie’ made us nostalgic for ‘Deadwood’ the show (0:35) and failed to capture the magic of those first three seasons (16:04). Plus, an on-the-ground report from opening day of Disney’s new exhibit, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (30:18). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Jason Gallagher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2019
Second-Season Genius From ‘Barry’ and ‘Fleabag’ | The Watch
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Andy gives a ‘Briarpatch’ update as the show wraps up writing and gets ready to move into production (5:13). The second season of ‘Barry’ toed the line between comedy and darkness brilliantly (22:14), and ‘Fleabag’ Season 2 will likely be the most impressive show you see on TV this year (33:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2019
A Post–‘Game of Thrones’ Mailbag With Jason Mantzoukas | The Watch
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We open up the mailbag to answer questions like how the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ might look different if you were to binge-watch the series (13:25), the possibility of a fantasy-genre hangover (34:04), and what shows we're most looking forward to now that ‘Game of Thrones’ is over (52:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2019
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2019
The End of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Near, Plus: ‘Survivor’ Season Finale | The Watch
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‘Game of Thrones’ is over this Sunday (1:00). We look back at the penultimate episode (7:40), make some predictions for the finale (20:32), and speculate about what a Benioff and Weiss ‘Star Wars’ movie will look like (26:32). Plus, the ‘Survivor’ season finale (42:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Plus: Farewell to ‘Veep’ | The Watch
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The penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ left us with a sense of betrayal (4:39). Daenerys’s descent into madness seemed rushed (9:09), and Jon has seemingly transitioned into a supporting character (16:09). Plus, predictions for the final episode (48:38) and saying goodbye to ‘Veep’ (49:26). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2019
Non-'Thrones' HBO Content and a Conversation With David Cross | The Watch
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On the night that “Battle of Winterfell” aired, it was ‘Barry’ that contained the best action sequence (1:00). The final season of ‘Veep’ seems like it might be falling victim to Thronesian pacing (13:30). Plus, a conversation with David Cross ahead of the premiere of his stand-up special, ‘Oh Come On’ (31:03). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Alison Herman and David Cross Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E4 | The Watch
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Chris and Andy give their mixed reactions to "The Last of the Starks" (1:10). They talk about some characters on the periphery of the episode (14:45), the departure of Ghost (31:50), and their favorite moments (39:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2019
Breaking Down 'Avengers: Endgame' | The Watch
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‘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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Watch
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
Why 1999 Was One of the Best Years for Movies, Plus a Conversation With Roxanne Benjamin | The Watch
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Author Brian Raftery joins the show to talk about his new book, ‘Best. Movie. Year. Ever’ (2:59), and how 1999 became a seminal year for movies (24:31). Plus a conversation with Roxanne Benjamin, the creator of ‘Body at Brighton Rock,’ about making unique horror movies (45:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey, Brian Raftery, and Roxanne Benjamin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E2 | The Watch
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Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (1:00). They make predictions for who is most likely to die (17:36) and talk about the theme of "afterwards" throughout the episode (32:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
Disney+ Jockeys for First Place in the Streaming Wars | The Watch
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This week Disney announced all of the movies and TV shows that will be available on Disney+ (1:06); the streaming service is creating a relationship with subscribers before even launching (8:25). Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ (20:52), ‘Bless This Mess’ (27:16), ‘Killing Eve’ (31:32), and ‘The OA’ (35:34). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Alison Herman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
‘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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
On the Brink of the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch
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Ahead of the season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, we recap our favorite moments from Season 7 (1:24) and talk about the Night King as a villain for Season 8 (24:17). Also, our thoughts on ‘Killing Eve’ (16:45), ‘Fosse/Verdon’ (18:28), and ‘Survivor’ (31:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Riley McAtee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
The Return of ‘Killing Eve’ and an Interview With the Minds Behind 'Fosse/Verdon' | The Watch
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‘Killing Eve’ is back and has become one of AMC’s premier shows (0:00); what does this mean for the series going forward (0:33)? ‘Fosse/Verdon’ feels full of creative energy (15:49). We talk with the minds behind the show about bringing Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon to life (29:06). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Juliet Litman, Steven Levenson, and Thomas Kail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2019
How ‘Joker’ Might Fit Into Superhero Movie Canon and a Conversation With Fiona Shaw | The Watch
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