The Ringer & The Watch
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 State of Comedy on Television, Plus a ‘True Detective’ Recap | The Watch (Ep. 323)
With the third episode of ‘True Detective’ there seems to be some pull between the writers and the director (6:30). The popular legal drama ‘Perry Mason’ will return as an HBO series (26:50). Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’ is playing at a higher frequency (35:36), and we share other TV comedies we’re watching (47:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Black Monday’ here.
Breaking Down the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Teaser, Plus: Steven Soderbergh's Culture Consumption | The Watch Ep. (322)
What this week's teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' means for the franchise (4:01). News broke this week that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie—his father directed the original in 1984 (8:24). Plus: A trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s new movie ‘High Flying Bird’ dropped this week (27:21). Host: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Juliet Litman
Cautiously Optimistic About ‘True Detective,’ Plus: ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Sparks a Trend | The Watch (Ep. 321)
Discussing ‘The Passage,' which feels like a cable or streaming show trying to fit into a network mold (2:18), casual optimism about the third season of ‘True Detective’ (14:23), and what else you should look out for on television in the coming months (19:44). Plus: The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ is inspiring people to clean out their homes and offices (27:04). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Alison Herman and Alyssa Bereznak Read Alison Herman on 'The Passage' here. Read Alison Herman on 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' here.
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