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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.

    Marvel’s (Lack of) Showrunners, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ and Is ‘Top Chef’ Too Nice This Season?

    Marvel’s (Lack of) Showrunners, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ and Is ‘Top Chef’ Too Nice This Season?

    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
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    • 58 min
    Netflix Plüs, the Dominance of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Girls5Eva,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4

    Netflix Plüs, the Dominance of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Girls5Eva,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4

    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
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    • 55 min
    ‘Succession’ Casting News, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6, and Rob McElhenney on ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2

    ‘Succession’ Casting News, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6, and Rob McElhenney on ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2

    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
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    ‘For All Mankind,’ Marvel and ‘Eternals,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3

    ‘For All Mankind,’ Marvel and ‘Eternals,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3

    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
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Malcolm Spellman on Creating ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 5.

    Malcolm Spellman on Creating ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 5.

    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
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 1 and 2 | Bonus Episode

    'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 1 and 2 | Bonus Episode

    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
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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