The Watch
The Watch
The Ringer
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.
‘Reservation Dogs’ Creator Sterlin Harjo on the Season Finale, Plus ‘Andor’ Episode 4
Chris and Andy talk about the universally bad reviews for ‘Blonde’ and other “car crash movies” (1:00). Then, they break down the fourth episode of ‘Andor’ (24:01) before Andy is joined by ‘Reservation Dogs’ creator Sterlin Harjo to talk about the Season 2 finale and the show as a whole (36:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29
1 hr 23 min
‘Confess, Fletch,’ ‘Abbot Elementary’ Season 2, ‘Reboot,’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6
Chris and Andy talk about the quiet success of the Jon Hamm movie ‘Confess, Fletch’ (1:00), the sincere comedy happening in the second season of ‘Abbot Elementary’ (14:09), the best episode of ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 so far (26:41), and the 10-year time jump in the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (36:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27
1 hr 3 min
'Andor' Creator Tony Gilroy on the 'Star Wars' Show We’ve Been Waiting For
Chris and Andy talk about the first few episodes of 'Andor' and what makes it stand apart from other 'Star Wars' shows created thus far (1:00). Then, they are joined by series creator Tony Gilroy to talk about how working on 'Rogue One' prepared him for 'Andor' (21:06), and how he decided to structure the show (38:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tony Gilroy Producers: Kaya McMullen and Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21
1 hr 3 min
'Industry' Season 2 Finale, 'House of the Dragon' Episode 5, and 'Atlanta' Season 4
Chris and Andy break down the Season 2 finale of 'Industry,' reflecting on the season as a whole and where the characters might go from here (1:00). Then, they talk about how 'House of the Dragon' is starting to feel static (36:35), before talking about the first few episodes of the fourth and final season of 'Atlanta' (51:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19
1 hr 10 min
The Highs and Lows of the 2022 Emmys. Plus, 'Industry' Season 2, Episode 7.
Chris and Andy talk about what worked and what didn't during the 2022 Emmys ceremony, including how the awards represent TV at large (1:00) and why the broadcast itself continues to be weird (16:10). Then, they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Industry' and how the show continues to draw inspiration from 'Mad Men' (26:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15
42 min
‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 4 and ‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3
Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ and talk about the lack of set pieces in this episode (1:00) and whether the show is spending too much time on setting up history the average viewer might not care about (15:24). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘The Rings of Power’ and what is motivating the plot of the show (37:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11
57 min
‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Doing Something Unique. Plus, ‘Industry’ S2E6, ‘The Patient,’ and ‘Paper Girls.’
Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Industry’ and how a ‘Mad Men’ reference reveals that this show is on another level (1:00). Then they talk about the second season of ‘Reservation Dogs’ and what makes it like a Richard Linklater film (35:22), before talking briefly about two new shows; ‘The Patient’ and ‘Paper Girls’ (44:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 8
1 hr 10 min
'The Rings of Power' Episodes 1 & 2 Vs. 'House of the Dragon' With Mallory Rubin
Chris is joined by The Ringer's own Mallory Rubin to discuss the first two episodes of Amazon Prime Video's 'The Rings of Power.' They examine the show's incredibly expensive production, its painstaking attention to detail, and some of the more notable scenes (1:33). They then juxtapose and compare elements of 'The Rings of Power' with 'House of the Dragon,' highlight each show's methods of adapting original material, and debate the value of both series being released simultaneously (20:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Mallory Rubin Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 4
48 min
'Industry' Creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on Episodes 4 and 5. Plus, 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient'
Chris talks about some new shows he has been checking out, including 'Bad Sisters' and 'The Patient' (1:00). Then he is joined by 'Industry' creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about how this season has turned this into a show about family (13:37) and the characters beginning to reckon with their bad decisions (34:36). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 1
1 hr 3 min
'House of the Dragon' S1E2
Chris and Andy break down the second episode of 'House of Dragon,' talking about some of the reservations that they had about this episode (1:00), the intricate politics the show is introducing (21:12), and more moments from the episode (33:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28
51 min
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