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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.

    Our HBO Max Prime-time Grids. Plus, Time Traveling with TV and ‘Top Chef’

    Our HBO Max Prime-time Grids. Plus, Time Traveling with TV and ‘Top Chef’

    Revisiting a beloved TV show that you haven’t seen in a long time can almost feel like traveling back in time (1:54). Plus, once you figure exactly what HBO Max is and how to get into it (21:05), there’s a bounty of streaming options. We craft our prime-time grids of what we’re watching from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. (36:12).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    • 1 hr 9 min
    ‘The Great’ Is Very Good. Plus Kristen Bell on ‘Central Park,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ and ‘Frozen.’

    ‘The Great’ Is Very Good. Plus Kristen Bell on ‘Central Park,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ and ‘Frozen.’

    Some musings on getting older (3:44) and then ‘The Great,’ a show you may have skipped over because it looks just fine, but is worth your time (16:07). Plus, Kristen Bell joins the show to talk about her new show ‘Central Park,’ as well as her iconic roles in ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Frozen’ (32:44).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Kristen Bell

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Remembering Lynn Shelton, Dan Pfeiffer on ‘Top Chef,’ and James Badge Dale on ‘Hightown’

    Remembering Lynn Shelton, Dan Pfeiffer on ‘Top Chef,’ and James Badge Dale on ‘Hightown’

    We take a moment to remember Lynn Shelton, a brilliant director of movies and TV (1:00). Then, Dan Pfeiffer joins the show to talk about his love for ‘Top Chef’ (15:52) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (34:07). Finally, Chris talks with James Badge Dale about his new show ‘Hightown’ (57:22).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guests: Dan Pfeiffer and James Badge Dale

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Does HBO Max Mean for HBO? Plus, Paul Mescal of ‘Normal People’

    What Does HBO Max Mean for HBO? Plus, Paul Mescal of ‘Normal People’

    HBO Max is set to launch on May 27 with an impressive streaming library (5:29). The streaming service from WarnerMedia Entertainment is a complete break from what HBO has been in the past (12:55). Plus, an interview with Paul Mescal, who plays Connell on ‘Normal People’ (26:15).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Read the Variety article on HBO Max here.

    • 53 min
    ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Is Our New Favorite Sport. Plus, Kathryn Hahn!

    ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Is Our New Favorite Sport. Plus, Kathryn Hahn!

    Unsurprisingly, Quibi is not doing well while everyone is stuck at home. We explain why we have some sympathy for the nascent streaming service (10:53). Plus, breaking down the restaurant wars from last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (31:41) and an interview with Kathryn Hahn about her new show ‘I Know This Much is True’ (45:33).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Kathryn Hahn

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Tricky Art of Making a Streaming Comedy and ‘Normal People’ Season Review. Plus, ‘Arkansas’ Director Clark Duke | The Watch

    The Tricky Art of Making a Streaming Comedy and ‘Normal People’ Season Review. Plus, ‘Arkansas’ Director Clark Duke | The Watch

    The trailer for ‘Space Force,’ Netflix’s flashy comedy created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, was released this week, and we talk about what it takes to make a good streaming comedy (13:06). Plus, how ‘Normal People’ the show differed from ‘Normal People’ the book (28:37) and a conversation with the director of ‘Arkansas,’ Clark Duke (57:22).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Clark Duke

    • 1 hr 27 min

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