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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

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