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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.

Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
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Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

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English


Episodes

Previewing ‘Narcos: Mexico’ With Executive Producer Eric Newman | The Watch (Ep. 307)

11/15/2018
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A24 is partnering with Apple to produce a slate of movies for the tech giant (1:07). ‘Narcos’ executive producer Eric Newman previews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (22:34) and talks about portraying the drug war on screen (45:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eric Newman

Duration:00:55:15

Remembering Stan Lee, Plus Homecoming's Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz | The Watch (Ep. 306)

11/13/2018
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Marvel creator Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95 (2:26), and his legacy will live on through the universe he created (11:16). Plus: 'Homecoming' creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz talk about turning their podcast into prestige television (25:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz

Duration:00:51:40

‘Star Wars' Prequels and ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequels | The Watch (Ep. 305)

11/9/2018
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Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor in a live-action ‘Star Wars’ series on Disney+ (3:34), AMC is developing a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie about Jesse Pinkman’s life (15:08), and a review of the second half of ‘Homecoming’ Season 1 (35:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Duration:00:58:15

The Brilliance of ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 304)

11/5/2018
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Andrew Lincoln will return as Rick Grimes for a series of ‘The Walking Dead’ movies for AMC (4:58), further breaking down the boundaries between television and film (11:54). Plus: a review of the first five episodes of ‘Homecoming’ with Julia Roberts (26:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Homecoming’ here.

Duration:00:47:55

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel News, Plus Previewing ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 303)

11/1/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down this week’s news about the forthcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel (2:01) before reviewing ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (10:38) and ‘Homecoming’ (17:09). Then Chris is joined by Juliet Litman to give a midseason review of ‘Bodyguard’ and talk about some other British television to watch (26:38).

Duration:00:41:33

‘Bodyguard,’ Plus Classic Albums As the New Comic Books | The Watch (Ep. 302)

10/29/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that Disney shut down production on the stand-alone ‘Boba Fett’ Star Wars movie (3:32) and the idea of basing movies or TV shows on albums (18:37). Then they recap the first episode of the British TV show ‘Bodyguard,’ starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes (29:29).

Duration:00:46:03

Do Streaming Services Care About Film History? Plus a Conversation With Matthew Macfadyen of ‘Succession’ | The Watch (Ep. 301)

10/26/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to talk about the shuttering of the film streaming service Filmstruck (1:57) and the new movie ‘Wildlife’ (13:54). Then Chris is joined by ‘Succession’ actor Matthew Macfadyen to talk about playing Tom in the show (20:24) and working with Adam McKay (27:13).

Duration:00:39:13

What's Changed Since Starting the Show, Favorite Movie Moments of the Year, and Other Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 300)

10/22/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their 300th episode by opening up the mailbag and answering listener questions, including what has changed since they started their show (5:42), what the future of Netflix looks like (15:39), and what they want to watch that’s not out there right now (25:17).

Duration:00:50:16

Lukewarm on ‘Camping’ and Hot on ‘Haunting of Hill House,’ Plus a Conversation With ‘Apostle’ Director Gareth Evans | The Watch (Ep. 299)

10/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Alison Herman to talk about Lena Dunham’s new show ‘Camping’ (1:44) and Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Hill House’ (12:45). Then Chris is joined by Gareth Evans to talk about his new horror film ‘Apostle’ and what it was like to create this movie (23:39). Read Miles Surrey on 'The Haunting of Hill House' here.

Duration:00:42:12

Big-Ticket TV Overload and Talking With Carla Gugino of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ | The Watch (Ep. 298)

10/15/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give a quick review of ‘First Man’ (4:53) before talking about their lack of excitement for ‘The Romanoffs’ (11:17). Then Chris is joined by Carla Gugino from ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ to talk about the creation of the show (19:56) and acting in a horror series (28:27).

Duration:00:38:03

‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale and Talking With ‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville | The Watch (Ep. 297)

10/11/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about the finale of Season 4 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (5:43) and what’s next for the series (12:35). Then they are joined by the creator of Netflix’s ‘Maniac,’ Patrick Somerville, to talk about the process of creating the show (18:01) and what it was like to work with Cary Fukunaga, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and more (36:41). Read Miles Surrey on the fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' here.

Duration:01:08:45

Yeah, We Loved 'A Star Is Born,' Too | The Watch (Ep. 296)

10/8/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about their reactions to ‘A Star is Born,’ including Bradley Cooper’s skill as a director (3:36), how the movie portrayed the music industry (13:25), and how the movie treats addiction (24:49). Read all of The Ringer's coverage of 'A Star is Born' here.

Duration:00:48:11

Get Ready for the Fantasy TV Bubble | The Watch (Ep. 295)

10/4/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about the news that Chris Evans may be out as Captain America (3:47) and the recent influx of fantasy television (9:17). Then they recap the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (38:42), and Chris helps Andy decide if he should go see ‘A Star Is Born’ or ‘Venom’ this weekend (46:45). Read David Shoemaker on ‘Venom’ here.

Duration:00:57:29

Catching Up on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ With Andy Greenwald | The Watch (Ep. 294)

10/1/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about Andy’s experience filming the pilot for ‘Briarpatch’ (1:44). Then they catch up on all the film and television news Andy missed out on, including ‘Maniac’ (11:48), the Emmys (16:01), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (34:22). Check out The Ringer's guide to streaming in October here.

Duration:00:49:21

Fall Movie Preview and Love for ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch (Ep. 293)

9/27/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about movies to pay attention to as awards season begins, including ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:13) and ‘Green Book’ (16:14). Then Chris speaks with Miles Surrey about everything that has happened so far in Season 4 of 'Better Call Saul' (20:31). Read Miles Surrey’s recap of ‘Better Call Saul’ S4E8 here.

Duration:00:39:53

Reviewing ‘Maniac’ and ‘Forever,’ Plus Is the DC Extended Universe Cool Again? | The Watch (Ep. 292)

9/25/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan talks with Alison Herman about Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ (5:09) and Amazon’s ‘Forever’ (23:20). Then he is joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about the expanding DC cinematic universe, including ‘Joker’ (33:58) and the new Harley Quinn movie ‘Birds of Prey’ (46:16). Read Alison Herman on 'Maniac' here. Read Alison Herman on 'Forever' here. Read the Ringer Staff on 'Joker' here.

Duration:01:05:43

Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise, Plus a Live Performance From the Altons | The Watch (Ep. 291)

9/20/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with GQ staff writer Zach Baron to talk about the news that Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’ (1:45) and Fukunaga’s new Netflix show ‘Maniac’ (13:06). Then Los Angeles–based band the Altons perform live in The Ringer studio (19:40) before Chris sits down with them to talk about how they got their start in music (36:42). Read Zach’s profile of Cary Fukunaga here. Read Miles Surrey on the pros and cons of Fukunaga directing ‘Bond 25’ here.

Duration:00:44:25

The Emmys Earn a Collective Shrug, and ‘The Predator’ Is a Glorious Disaster | The Watch (Ep. 290)

9/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Amanda Dobbins and Alison Herman to recap the 2018 Emmys, including the lackluster hosting (1:47) and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominating the awards (9:02). Then Chris is joined by Andrew Gruttadaro to talk about ‘The Predator’ (33:48). Read Alison Herman’s recap of the 2018 Emmys here. Read Miles Surrey on the winners and losers of the 2018 Emmys here.

Duration:00:48:41

Behind the Scenes of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ and ‘American Vandal’ | The Watch (Ep. 289)

9/13/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ showrunner Graham Rolland to talk about having a moralistic action hero (7:53) and how his military background influenced the show (15:05). Later Chris sits down with the creators of ‘American Vandal’ to discuss the hilarious second season of their breakthrough Netflix mockumentary (27:48).

Duration:00:52:03

A Check-In With Andy, the Premiere of ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, and a Mid-Season Review of ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 288)

9/10/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is briefly joined by Andy Greenwald to give an update on the production of Andy's show 'Briarpatch' (1:00). Then Alison Herman joins to talk about the second season premiere of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ (7:21) and David Shoemaker gives a mid-season review of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ (23:36).

Duration:00:36:27