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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.

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.

 

#831

The ‘True Detective’ Discourse, the ‘Monsieur Spade’ Finale, and ‘Madame Web’

Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘True Detective’ has been renewed for Season 5 with Issa Lopez at the helm, and some of show creator Nic Pizzolatto’s comments about the latest season (1:00). Then, they talk about two Apple shows they have been watching, ‘Masters of the Air’ and ‘The New Look’ (23:55), and how they define the company’s take on historical fiction. They then discuss the finale of ‘Monsieur Spade’ (41:11), before talking about their experience seeing ‘Madame Web’ (56:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:46

22 Feb 2024


#830

The Finale of 'True Detective: Night Country'

Chris and Andy break down the finale of 'True Detective: Night Country,' and this season as a whole. They talk about how the show ultimately spent too much time in the past (1:00), whether or not the reveal of who killed Annie and the scientists landed for them (14:27), and where the 'True Detective' franchise goes from here (33:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

55 MINS

55:12

19 Feb 2024


#829

‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ Episodes 7 and 8 With Cocreator and Showrunner Francesca Sloane

Chris and Andy briefly talk about the announcement of the new ‘Fantastic Four’ cast (1:00). Then they are joined by ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ cocreator and showrunner Francesca Sloane to talk about the finale of the show (15:08), working with Donald Glover to bring the story to life (34:10), and choosing Maya Erskine for the role of Jane (43:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Francesca Sloane Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:48

15 Feb 2024


#828

Super Bowl Trailers and Ads, and ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Episode 5

Chris and Andy talk about some of the trailers that aired during the Super Bowl, including ‘Wicked’ (1:00), ‘Deadpool 3’ (15:05), and the remake of ‘Twisters’ (20:22). Then, they talk about the penultimate episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ and how the emotional moments really shined in this episode while there seems to be a lack of interest in depicting that actual detective work (31:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

59 MINS

59:30

12 Feb 2024


#827

Sports Goes Back to Bundles, Apple TV's Upcoming Slate, and 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Episodes 3-6

Chris and Andy talk about the news that Fox, Warner Bros., and ESPN will launch a joint sports streaming platform this year (1:00) and what ripple effects this could have in the scripted TV world (28:48). Then they talk about Apple TV's upcoming slate of shows, including the Colin Farrell show 'Sugar' (38:46) and Episodes 3 through 6 of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' a show where the lack of backstory for the main characters works to its advantage (54:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:42

09 Feb 2024


#826

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Episode 4 and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ and talk about whether or not the show’s use of multiple mystery plotlines is muddying the story (1:00). Then they talk about being pleasantly surprised with ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ after the show’s long road to production (40:08), before briefly discussing the premiere of the final season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (59:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:35

05 Feb 2024


#825

The Health of the IP-Verse and ‘Expats’ With Joanna Robinson

Andy is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the strength of various big IP franchises like Marvel, Star Wars, and Harry Potter (1:00), and what upcoming projects, if any, to look out for from these properties (19:47). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Expats,’ the new Amazon show starring Nicole Kidman (38:31), and preview this Sunday’s episode of ‘True Detective: Night Country’ (52:31). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:40

02 Feb 2024


#824

Double Detective: 'True Detective: Night Country' Episode 3 and 'Monsieur Spade' Episode 3

Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of 'True Detective: Night Country.' They talk about how the lack of easter-egging in this episode worked in it's advantage (1:00) and the dynamic between Danvers and Navarro (24:07). Then they talk about the latest episode of 'Monsieur Spade' and the show's very dense plotline (35:55). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

52 MINS

52:18

29 Jan 2024


#823

'The Curse,' ‘Fargo,’ and the Last Gasp of Prestige TV

Chris and Andy talk about some of the news from the week, including Jon Stewart returning as a part-time host of 'The Daily Show' through the election (1:00) and the Oscar nominations (18:27). Then, they talk about the finales of ‘The Curse’ (21:41) and ‘Fargo’ (1:07:02), and whether these shows are proof that prestige television can still be made, or if they are the last of a dying breed. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:44

26 Jan 2024


#822

Breaking Down 'True Detective: Night Country,' Episode 2

Chris and Andy discuss the second episode of 'True Detective: Night Country.' They talk about some of the callbacks to 'True Detective' Season 1 in this episode (1:00), the horror and paranormal elements that are becoming more prominent this season so far (17:49), and the way the environment plays a role in the plot (26:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

47 MINS

47:17

22 Jan 2024


#821

What the Emmys Can Tell Us About the State of TV. Plus, ‘Monsieur Spade’ With Clive Owen.

Chris and Andy talk about the delayed 2023 Emmys that were held this week and what the sweep of awards by shows like ‘The Bear,’ ‘Beef,’ and ‘Succession’ says about the state of the TV industry (1:00). Then they break down the first episode of ‘Monsieur Spade’ (30:12) before being joined by the lead, Clive Owen, to talk about his decision to take on the iconic detective character Sam Spade (50:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Clive Owen Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Jan 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:54

18 Jan 2024