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  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    A Eulogy for ‘Tokyo Vice’ With Mina Kimes. Plus, the Case for ‘Presumed Innocent.’

    Chris makes the case for the new David E. Kelley show ‘Presumed Innocent,’ the pulpy courtroom drama the summer needs (1:10). Then he is joined by Mina Kimes to bid goodbye to ‘Tokyo Vice’ after it was canceled this week after two seasons. They talk about whether or not the show ended in a good place (11:06) and how it really came into its own in the second season (29:14). They end by talking about the comforting middleness of Apple TV+ shows and some of their favorites on the streamer (46:38).


    Host: Chris Ryan

    Guest: Mina Kimes

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    13 June 2024, 8:57 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    ‘Hit Man,’ ‘Fantasmas,’ and ‘Top Chef’ Episode 12

    Chris and Andy talk about the success of the new Richard Linklater movie, ‘Hit Man,’ on Netflix over the weekend and how its streaming success compares to that of ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ at the box office (1:00). Then they talk about the strange new HBO comedy ‘Fantasmas,’ from comedian Julio Torres (38:05), before discussing the latest episode of ‘Top Chef’ (54:19).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    10 June 2024, 8:41 pm
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
    Can ‘The Acolyte’ Break Through the 'Star Wars' Institution? Plus, the ‘Hacks’ Season 3 Finale.

    Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ director Shawn Levy is potentially being tapped to direct the next ‘Avengers’ movie (1:00). Then they talk about the first two episodes of ‘The Acolyte’ and how director Leslye Headland is doing her best to walk a tightrope between making a show that is appealing to a general audience and also hard-core ‘Star Wars’ fans (12:21). Finally, they talk about the season finale of ‘Hacks’ and how they felt about Season 3 as a whole (46:50) before playing an extra snippet of their conversation with Rembert Browne about ‘Clipped’ (1:10:53).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    6 June 2024, 9:13 pm
  • 1 hour 12 minutes
    What’s Missing From Our TV Screens Right Now. Plus, Do the Movies Need Marvel?

    Chris and Andy talk about the underperformance of movies like ‘Furiousa’ and ‘The Fall Guy’ at the box office, and whether or not a lack of Marvel movies in theaters could be to blame (1:00). Then they talk about some types of shows they feel are missing from their screens right now—like an hour-long drama that could go for multiple seasons, or a splashy adaptation (33:47). Finally they talk about the new HBO docuseries ‘Ren Faire,’ which is like ‘Succession’ set in the world of Renaissance fairs (1:02:38).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    3 June 2024, 9:01 pm
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    'The Bear’ Season 3 Trailer, ‘Tires,’ and Rembert Browne on Making ‘Clipped’

    Chris and Andy talk about the full trailer for ‘The Bear’ Season 3 that was released this week (1:00) and the first few episodes of ‘Tires,’ the new series from comedian Shane Gillis (14:44). Then they are joined by ‘Clipped’ staff writer Rembert Browne to talk about how his 2014 article in Grantland about the scandal involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling led him to work on the show (27:37) and why this story is still worth telling (44:38).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Guest: Rembert Browne

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    30 May 2024, 9:07 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Netflix’s Plan for ‘3 Body Problem,’ Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums, and ‘Top Chef’

    Chris and Andy talk about ‘3 Body Problem’ creators Benioff and Weiss promising that there will be more seasons of the show, and why Netflix is being so vague about its plans for officially renewing the sci-fi drama (10:31). Then they talk about the news that a live-action ‘X-Men’ movie officially has a screenwriter (18:13), before talking about Apple Music’s 100 best albums list (35:37), and why these last few episodes of ‘Top Chef’ just haven’t had the juice (56:22).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    23 May 2024, 8:48 pm
  • 58 minutes 50 seconds
    Steven Zaillian on Creating the World of ‘Ripley.’ Plus, More ‘Shogun’ and ‘Yellowstone’ News.

    Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Yellowstone’ has started production on the last episodes of it’s final season (1:00), and news that ‘Shogun’ will actually be coming back for two more seasons (9:54). Then they are joined by ‘Ripley’ creator Steven Zaillian to talk about what drew him to make another adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel (21:08), and working with actors like Andrew Scott, Kenneth Lonergan, and John Malkovich on the show (38:14).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    20 May 2024, 9:34 pm
  • 1 hour 27 minutes
    New Seasons of ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Rings of Power,’ and the State of Franchise TV. Plus, ‘Big Cigar’ and Adrien Brody on ‘Winning Time’ and ‘Succession.’

    Chris and Andy discuss standing ovation culture at the Cannes Film Festival (01:29), and Bob Iger’s admission that he tried to tell too many stories at the start of streaming (05:47). They talk about the many prequels being announced, starting with ‘Dune: Prophecy’ (12:31), as well as the companies’ commitment to getting a return on investment for their IP. They then get into the trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Rings of Power’ and ‘House of Dragon’ (17:25), and the renewal of ‘3 Body Problem’ (29:53) and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ (45:26),. They also express their excitement over new stories being told that aren’t ancillary projects. Later, they note their disappointment in the safe choices made in ‘Big Cigar’ (49:26). Finally, they interview Adrien Brody on his roles in ‘Winning Time’ and ‘Succession’ (58:57).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Guest: Adrien Brody

    Producers: Kaya McMullen and Olivia Crerie

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    16 May 2024, 9:36 pm
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    ‘Ripley’ Is the Best Show of the Year So Far. Plus, ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting News and ‘Hacks.’

    Chris and Andy talk about the just-OK box office performance of ‘The Fall Guy’ and what that says about the state of the movie industry right now (11:09). Then they talk about some more casting news for ‘Fantastic Four’ (19:07) before discussing the first four episodes of ‘Hacks’ Season 3 and the crossroads where the show finds itself right now (27:19). Finally, they talk about the final three episodes of ‘Ripley’ and why it is their favorite show of the year so far (37:43).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    13 May 2024, 7:11 pm
  • 55 minutes 25 seconds
    ‘Shogun’ and ‘The Bear’ News, the Disney-Hulu-Max Bundle, and ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’

    Chris and Andy remember the legendary engineer and producer Steve Albini, who passed away this week (1:00). They then talk of news that the third season of ‘The Bear’ will be out this June (13:25) and that ‘Shogun’ will be getting a second season (18:30). Next, they talk about Disney and Warner Bros. reaching a deal to offer a Disney+, Hulu, and Max bundle (28:44), before diving into their new favorite delight on Netflix: John Mulaney’s quasi-late-night show, ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’ (36:33).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    10 May 2024, 8:12 pm
  • 1 hour 43 seconds
    Scott Frank on 'Monsieur Spade' and Lessons Learned From Over 25 Years of Screenwriting

    Chris and Andy are joined by screenwriter Scott Frank to talk about making 'Monsieur Spade' and what pulled him toward that adaptation (1:00), how he shifted from being primarily a script doctor to running his own shows (21:39), and how he feels about the shifting ways in which people consume TV and movies (41:49).


    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Guest: Scott Frank

    Producers: Kaya McMullen and Eduardo Ocampo

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    2 May 2024, 7:53 pm
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