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

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

    Why ‘The Outsider’ Works Where Other Stephen King Adaptations Fail. Plus: ‘The New Pope,’ ‘Avenue 5,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch

    Why ‘The Outsider’ Works Where Other Stephen King Adaptations Fail. Plus: ‘The New Pope,’ ‘Avenue 5,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | The Watch

    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

    • 57 min
    Solving the 'Star Wars' Identity Crisis and 'Don't F**k With Cats,' With Chuck Klosterman | The Watch

    Solving the 'Star Wars' Identity Crisis and 'Don't F**k With Cats,' With Chuck Klosterman | The Watch

    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

    • 58 min
    On the Other Side of the TCAs and Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘The Outsider’ | The Watch

    On the Other Side of the TCAs and Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘The Outsider’ | The Watch

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What FX Will Look Like in 2020. Plus, a Conversation With Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson of ‘Medical Police’ | The Watch

    What FX Will Look Like in 2020. Plus, a Conversation With Rob Corddry and Krister Johnson of ‘Medical Police’ | The Watch

    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

    • 52 min
    New Year, New Mailbag Episode | The Watch

    New Year, New Mailbag Episode | The Watch

    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

    • 55 min
    ‘The Mandalorian’ Gave Us Everything We Wanted | The Watch

    ‘The Mandalorian’ Gave Us Everything We Wanted | The Watch

    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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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A good take on things

Though this does owe a lot to the long-running LA based podcast, "Uhh Yeah Dude" (one I know they would be pleased with being compared to) it is still a really good one to listen to.

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This Podcast Rules

Smart, funny and insightful takes on the cultural topics of the day. This podcast is primarily about TV, but thanks to Chris and Andy's deep knowledge of music (and Chris' love of movies) the topics can wander freely. Andy raises the bar in terms of interviewing skills and I think Chris is very underrated at eloquently dissecting his own reactions to pop culture and why certain texts make him feel the way he does. Great banter.

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