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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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‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch

EWe preview Hulu’s upcoming original series ‘Looking for Alaska’—the first TV adaptation of a John Green novel (0:54). Then we talk about how ‘Looking for Alaska’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ are two prime examples of content that would’ve been made into a movie in a previous decade but are now being serialized as TV (15:30), before running down the list of Apple streaming shows set to release soon (22:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

50 MIN6 hours ago
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‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch

The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch

EAndy calls in to talk about the finale of ‘Succession’ as well as the second season as a whole (0:40). Then they dive into ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ and the continuation of the Jesse Pinkman story line (21:30). Finally, your number one boys dissect the 'Succession' finale (39:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald

67 MIN2 days ago
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The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch

Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch

E‘El Camino’ is the heavily marketed movie follow-up to ‘Breaking Bad’—can that proposition ever live up creatively to the titanic achievements of the original AMC series? We share our reactions to the film, Aaron Paul’s continuation of the iconic Jesse Pinkman character, and the balance of fan service and creative ambition in the era of the commercialized Thursday-night Netflix release. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey

44 MIN5 days ago
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Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch

A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch

EAndy is back in the studio to catch up on all things entertainment, including ‘Joker.’ Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about superhero movies, the return of ‘Mr. Robot,' and the state of modern TV and consumerism (0:40) before your number one boys break down Season 2, Episode 9 of ‘Succession’ (47:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald, Jason Concepcion

69 MIN1 weeks ago
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A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch

It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch

ESeason 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ premieres on Netflix tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get into the show (2:00). We talk about the surprisingly stacked cast (9:36), our favorite characters on the show (27:05), and what else we’re watching on TV right now (29:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman

39 MIN1 weeks ago
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It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch

The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch

EIn just over a week, ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ will extend the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, so we revisit some of our favorite episodes and moments from the show (1:51). ‘Stranger Things’ is leaving Hawkins for Season 4 (6:14) and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ feels like it could go on forever (14:23). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E8, “Dundee” (21:42). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andrew Gruttadaro and Jason Concepcion

44 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch

The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch

EMarvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is being tapped to develop a new ‘Star Wars’ movie for Disney, and we discuss what this could mean for the franchise (4:16). Andy gives some lukewarm takes on the latest episode of ‘Succession' (12:50). Plus, we break down the season premiere of ‘Survivor’ (17:54). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Riley McAtee

31 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch

The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch

EAfter the lowest number of viewers in history, the Emmys are suffering from an importance problem (1:42). J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri on ‘Succession,’ joins the show to talk about her character’s unique role within the family (22:23) and and the differences between Season 1 and Season 2 (35:23). Plus, breaking down S2E7 of ‘Succession,’ “Return” (40:29). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, J. Smith-Cameron, and Jason Concepcion

60 MIN3 weeks ago
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The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch

NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch

ENBC launched its streaming service Peacock this week, and its backlog of shows like ‘The Office’ and ‘30 Rock’ make it an instant contender (1:00). September continues to be a very good month for television, with shows like ‘Top Boy’ (7:30) and Ken Burns’s newest documentary ‘Country Music’ (27:37). Plus, we have to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Righteous Gemstones’ (43:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Donnie Kwak and Jason Gallagher

51 MIN3 weeks ago
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NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch

September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch

ESeptember is shaping up to be a great month for television. We talk about 'Unbelievable' (1:15) and 'Undone' (14:34), two shows that premiered over the weekend on Netflix and Amazon Prime, respectively. Plus, breaking down 'Succession' S2E6, "Argestes" (22:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Kaya McMullen and Jason Concepcion

45 MINSEP 17
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September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch

Latest Episodes

‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch

EWe preview Hulu’s upcoming original series ‘Looking for Alaska’—the first TV adaptation of a John Green novel (0:54). Then we talk about how ‘Looking for Alaska’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ are two prime examples of content that would’ve been made into a movie in a previous decade but are now being serialized as TV (15:30), before running down the list of Apple streaming shows set to release soon (22:50). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

50 MIN6 hours ago
Comments
‘Looking for Alaska,’ Adaptation in the Post-Movies Age, and the Apple Content Slate | The Watch

The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch

EAndy calls in to talk about the finale of ‘Succession’ as well as the second season as a whole (0:40). Then they dive into ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ and the continuation of the Jesse Pinkman story line (21:30). Finally, your number one boys dissect the 'Succession' finale (39:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald

67 MIN2 days ago
Comments
The ‘Succession’ Finale and a Farewell to the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe | The Watch

Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch

E‘El Camino’ is the heavily marketed movie follow-up to ‘Breaking Bad’—can that proposition ever live up creatively to the titanic achievements of the original AMC series? We share our reactions to the film, Aaron Paul’s continuation of the iconic Jesse Pinkman character, and the balance of fan service and creative ambition in the era of the commercialized Thursday-night Netflix release. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey

44 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Does ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Live Up to Its Predecessors and Marketing? | The Watch

A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch

EAndy is back in the studio to catch up on all things entertainment, including ‘Joker.’ Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about superhero movies, the return of ‘Mr. Robot,' and the state of modern TV and consumerism (0:40) before your number one boys break down Season 2, Episode 9 of ‘Succession’ (47:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Andy Greenwald, Jason Concepcion

69 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
A Cultural Roundup and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 | The Watch

It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch

ESeason 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ premieres on Netflix tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get into the show (2:00). We talk about the surprisingly stacked cast (9:36), our favorite characters on the show (27:05), and what else we’re watching on TV right now (29:58). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman

39 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
It’s Not Too Late to Get Into ‘Peaky Blinders’ | The Watch

The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch

EIn just over a week, ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ will extend the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, so we revisit some of our favorite episodes and moments from the show (1:51). ‘Stranger Things’ is leaving Hawkins for Season 4 (6:14) and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ feels like it could go on forever (14:23). Plus, breaking down ‘Succession’ S2E8, “Dundee” (21:42). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andrew Gruttadaro and Jason Concepcion

44 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The Shelf Life of Beloved TV Shows and Breaking Down 'Succession' S2E8 | The Watch

The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch

EMarvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is being tapped to develop a new ‘Star Wars’ movie for Disney, and we discuss what this could mean for the franchise (4:16). Andy gives some lukewarm takes on the latest episode of ‘Succession' (12:50). Plus, we break down the season premiere of ‘Survivor’ (17:54). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald and Riley McAtee

31 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39 | The Watch

The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch

EAfter the lowest number of viewers in history, the Emmys are suffering from an importance problem (1:42). J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri on ‘Succession,’ joins the show to talk about her character’s unique role within the family (22:23) and and the differences between Season 1 and Season 2 (35:23). Plus, breaking down S2E7 of ‘Succession,’ “Return” (40:29). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Andy Greenwald, J. Smith-Cameron, and Jason Concepcion

60 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The 2019 Post-Emmys Report, a Conversation With Gerri From ‘Succession,' and Breaking Down ‘Succession’ S2E7 | The Watch

NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch

ENBC launched its streaming service Peacock this week, and its backlog of shows like ‘The Office’ and ‘30 Rock’ make it an instant contender (1:00). September continues to be a very good month for television, with shows like ‘Top Boy’ (7:30) and Ken Burns’s newest documentary ‘Country Music’ (27:37). Plus, we have to talk about this week’s episode of ‘Righteous Gemstones’ (43:09). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Donnie Kwak and Jason Gallagher

51 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
NBC Enters the Streaming Wars and September Television Stays Winning | The Watch

September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch

ESeptember is shaping up to be a great month for television. We talk about 'Unbelievable' (1:15) and 'Undone' (14:34), two shows that premiered over the weekend on Netflix and Amazon Prime, respectively. Plus, breaking down 'Succession' S2E6, "Argestes" (22:51). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Kaya McMullen and Jason Concepcion

45 MINSEP 17
Comments
September TV Lineup: 'Unbelievable,' 'Undone,' and 'Succession' | The Watch

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