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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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    • 4.5 • 4.7K Ratings

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.

    ‘Fargo’ Season 5 Goes Back to its Coen Brothers Roots. Plus, Thanksgiving Content Consumption.

    ‘Fargo’ Season 5 Goes Back to its Coen Brothers Roots. Plus, Thanksgiving Content Consumption.

    Chris and Andy talk about some of the content they consumed over the Thanksgiving break, like ‘Past Lives’ and ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about Dave Filioni being named the new chief creative officer of Lucasfilm (20:56), before talking about the first two episodes of ‘Fargo’ Season 5 (30:49).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 56 min
    'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' and the Thanksgiving TV Guide

    'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' and the Thanksgiving TV Guide

    Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the first two episodes of 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.' They discuss where this show fits into the "monster-verse" canon (1:00) and what it says about Apple TV's overall streaming strategy (19:00). Then Chris gives a few recommendations for TV shows to watch with family over the Thanksgiving holiday (30:51).

    Host: Chris Ryan
    Guest: Sean Fennessey
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 47 min
    ‘A Murder at the End of the World’ and ‘The Killer’

    ‘A Murder at the End of the World’ and ‘The Killer’

    Chris and Andy talk about the news that Pedro Pascal will likely be cast as Reed Richards in the next ‘Fantastic Four’ movie (1:00), then touch on the new ‘Madame Web’ trailer (16:29). They also talk about the first two episodes of ‘Murder at the End of the World’ and how it seems unevenly split between two plotlines (23:03), before talking about the newest David Fincher movie, ‘The Killer’ (51:55).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    ‘Loki’ Season 2 Finale and ‘The Curse.’ Plus, Rob Harvilla on ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s.’

    ‘Loki’ Season 2 Finale and ‘The Curse.’ Plus, Rob Harvilla on ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s.’

    Chris and Andy talk about the season finale of ‘Loki’ Season 2 and how in this final episode the show finally found it’s pace (1:00). Then they talk about the first episode of ‘The Curse,’ the supremely uncomfortable show from Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, starring Emma Stone (33:23). Finally, Chris is joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about turning his podcast, ‘60 Songs that Explain the ’90s,’ into a book (53:58).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Rob Harvilla
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Celebrating 800(ish) Episodes of 'The Watch'

    Celebrating 800(ish) Episodes of 'The Watch'

    Chris and Andy discuss the news that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over and what that means now that both Hollywood strikes have concluded (1:00). Then, to celebrate the 804th episode of ‘The Watch,’ they open up the mailbag. They talk about what genres of TV shows they’d like to see come back (26:07) and some of their favorite music and books they’ve consumed this year (43:23).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The ‘Echo’ Trailer, the Maybe Twilight of Prestige TV, and ‘Nada’

    The ‘Echo’ Trailer, the Maybe Twilight of Prestige TV, and ‘Nada’

    Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the new Marvel show ‘Echo’ and how it will be released under the studio’s new “Marvel Spotlight” banner for content without “larger MCU continuity” (1:00). Then they talk about a New Yorker article asking whether we’re in the last days of prestige TV (21:17), before discussing the first few episodes of ‘Nada,’ a new Argentinian comedy on Hulu (48:53).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

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The show could be great if the hosts took it seriously. I love the inside baseball about Hollywood and their critical analysis of what makes a hit and why movies or shows failed. What drives me nuts is they seem intent on turning their nose up on anything that isn’t an art house film. “Why do you think we aren’t getting lots of original content these days?” they constantly ask, while dumping on everything that isn’t quite as good as White Lotus or The Bear. It actually makes me very sad, I’m not sure they can enjoy “fun” movies any more. If it’s not a 3 hour long meditation on climate change, it’s unfathomable to these hosts how the general population might enjoy the latest B-tier movie

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Longtime listeners know

Television the brush, and Hollywood the canvas for Chris and Andy’s subtle pastiche about male friendship in the 21st century. Episode to episode they explore what it’s like to work together, to move across the country together, and deftly confront the tension between best buds when only one of them has chooses to have children. 5 stars, it’s impossible not to root for these gen-x co-protagonists.

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