The Watch
The Watch
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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.
‘The Watch’ Mailbag: Late Night After Trump, the Ongoing Streaming Services Battle, and What Makes a Successful TV Show
Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to talk about what late-night TV and TV in general will look like now that Trump is gone (3:13), the ever-growing streaming landscape (24:59), what successful TV shows look like in 2021 (33:42), and the movie ‘Promising Young Woman’ (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 21
1 hr 1 min
Who Is ‘WandaVision’ for? Plus, Ethan Hawke Enters the MCU and ‘Search Party’ Season 4.
Chris and Andy talk about the news that Ethan Hawke will be playing the villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ series (1:00) and the first few episodes of ‘Search Party’ Season 4 (12:44). Then they get into the first two episodes of ‘WandaVision,’ a show that might serve as a good entry point for new Marvel fans (22:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 18
56 min
The Watch Goes French: ‘Call My Agent!’ and ‘Lupin’
Chris and Andy break down the news that Chris Evans might be reprising his role as Captain America (1:14) and that Noah Baumbach is adapting the Don DeLillo novel ‘White Noise’ (18:41). Then they get into two French shows they’ve been enjoying, ‘Lupin’ (25:31) and ‘Call My Agent!’ (37:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 14
46 min
Shows That Delighted Us: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’
Chris and Andy discuss some TV news, including the just-announced ‘Sex and the City’ reboot ‘And Just Like That…’ (1:09) and the HBO Max ‘The Batman’ series finding a new show runner (11:42). Then they get into some shows that delighted them lately: ‘How to With John Wilson,’ ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’ (20:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 11
51 min
Watching History on Cable News, Plus a Pop Culture Grab Bag
Chris and Andy talk about what it was like watching the last 48 hours unfold on cable news and whether or not this is the right medium for this moment (1:34). Then, they get into a grab bag of pop culture topics, including the news that ‘Loki’ executive producer Michael Waldron is being tapped to write a ‘Star Wars’ movie (22:51), The Watch Facebook group’s top 10 TV shows of 2020 (37:30), and Hayao Miyazaki films (44:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 7
57 min
Our Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2021
Chris and Andy talk about some of the shows and movies they watched over the holidays, including ‘The Wilds’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (1:08). Then they get into some of their most anticipated TV shows for 2021, including the ‘Halo’ TV adaptation (26:04) and ‘The Underground Railroad’ (43:09). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Jan 4
1 hr 9 min
The Watch's Year in Review Mailbag
Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer questions like whether they were more drawn to travel shows in 2020 (3:40), their ideal episode length for a show (8:34), the single best TV episode they watched this year (41:42), and what the television industry might look like in 2021 (51:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Dec 31, 2020
1 hr 4 min
The Movies, Music, and TV That Helped Us Through 2020, With Jason Mantzoukas
Chris and Andy are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to talk about some of the pop culture that helped them through 2020 (1:51), how COVID might impact future art (17:19), and a range of other thoughts on this year in pop culture (42:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason Mantzoukas
Dec 28, 2020
1 hr 12 min
Wrapping Up Our 'Industry' Talk With Myha'la Herrold
Chris and Andy give some final thoughts on 'The Mandalorian' and the forthcoming Beatles documentary 'Get Back' (1:00). Then, they talk with 'Industry' star Myha'la Herrold about how she came to play Harper on the show (12:43) and what it was like to work with veteran actors like Ken Leung (29:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Myha'la Herrold
Dec 24, 2020
52 min
Breaking Down ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale With Mallory Rubin
Chris and Andy are joined by Mallory Rubin to break down the Season 2 finale of ‘The Mandalorian.’ They talk about their initial takeaways from the episode (1:00), what the big reveal means for the series (14:24), and where the show, and the franchise, goes from here (34:23). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mallory Rubin
Dec 21, 2020
1 hr 4 min
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