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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.

    Is the New TV Pipeline Drying Up? Plus: Rhea Seehorn of ‘Better Call Saul’ on Playing Kim Wexler. | The Watch

    Is the New TV Pipeline Drying Up? Plus: Rhea Seehorn of ‘Better Call Saul’ on Playing Kim Wexler. | The Watch

    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

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Best TV Character of the Century. Plus: ‘Ozark’ Season 3 With Executive Producer Chris Mundy | The Watch

    The Best TV Character of the Century. Plus: ‘Ozark’ Season 3 With Executive Producer Chris Mundy | The Watch

    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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Missed Pop Culture Moments and ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E6. Plus: An Interview with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | The Watch

    Missed Pop Culture Moments and ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E6. Plus: An Interview with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | The Watch

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    What to Watch: ‘Devs,' ‘Tiger King,’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero.’ Plus: Our Dream TV Adaptations | The Watch

    What to Watch: ‘Devs,' ‘Tiger King,’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero.’ Plus: Our Dream TV Adaptations | The Watch

    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

    • 56 min
    ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E5 and How Reese Witherspoon Cracked the Celebrity TV Code | The Watch

    ‘Better Call Saul’ S5E5 and How Reese Witherspoon Cracked the Celebrity TV Code | The Watch

    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

    • 50 min
    How the Coronavirus Is Upending the TV Industry. Plus: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and ‘Devs' | The Watch

    How the Coronavirus Is Upending the TV Industry. Plus: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and ‘Devs' | The Watch

    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

    • 48 min

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