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What to Stream This Weekend: Candy Crime, Rescue Rangers, Letterman & More

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This image released by Disney+ shows characters Dale, voiced by Andy Samberg, left, and Chip, voiced by John Mulaney, in "Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers." (Disney+ via AP)
This weekend take some time to binge through Cheddar's recommendations of true crime, cartoon friendship, real talk, high school hijinks, Viking vengeance, Vegas acts, and life in the Windy City.

Candy - Netflix

**Picked by our special guest, Head of Content Lauren Babbage
If you love murder stories, scandal, lust, and a little bit of nostalgia ... then I suggest turning on Hulu's new limited series Candy. Based on real events from the '80s, Jessica Biel stars (and is amazing) as Candy Montgomery, a woman who brutally murders her lover's wife in the 'burbs of Texas with an ax. Harsh, I know. Not for the faint of heart. The series brings to life small-town drama in a big way, but it's more than just a story about crime. It's about how a series of small actions can unravel what you once thought was a perfect marriage, friendship, or family. It leaves you wondering how some people sleep at night. Also, it's a quick binge. Five episodes in total. It brings you through what leads up to the murder, how each character copes with the brutal reality that there is a murderer among them, and finally the trial. If you haven't Googled the case, don't. The ending will be that much more shocking. 

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers - Disney+

Picked by Digital Editor Mike Nam
Nostalgia never goes out of style. Everything from Bel-Air to Kids in the Hall have been getting the reboot, reimagining, or revival treatment — and now, Chip 'N Dale's Rescue Rangers. Part of Disney's afternoon cartoon dominance during the late '80s and early '90s, it's returning as a feature film, a hybrid of live-action and animation, this Friday. Seemingly a spiritual successor to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the movie features cartoons living alongside humans and is set in present-day Los Angeles. The story follows the two protagonists who have drifted apart following the cancellation of their original series. A CGI-animated Dale (voiced by Andy Samberg) then reaches out to his still-hand-drawn former partner Chip (John Mulaney) to tackle crime and mayhem just like in the good ol' days.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman - Netflix

Picked by Producer Jack Gallop
I won’t bury the lede: Will Smith is one of the featured interviews in a new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which is releasing in full on Netflix, Friday, May 20. Unfortunately, the interview with late-night legend David Letterman was taped before "The Slap," but even still, it will be fascinating to see what Smith says, and how the world reacts to seeing him for the first time on-screen since the dramatic Oscars incident. In Letterman’s show, the A-list celebrity interviews aren’t always late-night style. He also goes remote, immersing himself in their personal lives by visiting their homes and partaking in their hobbies; this season, the 75-year-old even goes go-karting with Billie Eilish. In addition to Smith and Eilish, guests for the new season include Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Ryan Reynolds.

Senior Year - Netflix

Picked by Sr. News Editor Dina Ross
I watched Senior Year as soon as it dropped on Friday, and while the film is a tried-and-true teen rom-com, it was the end-credits montage that had me dancing on the couch. So if you appreciate '90s pop (with a fair share of it bubblegum pop), see it all the way through. The movie itself tells the story of a popular high school girl who falls into a coma after a cheer prank gone wrong. When she wakes 20 years later in the present day, she goes back to her school now full of new technology and a strange new high school social strata. The team behind Senior Year has the formula for a high school teen comedy down pat. We've got the mean girls. We've got the hot love interest. We've got spontaneous flash mobs. We've got so, so much pop music. And we've even got '90s teen film icon Alicia Silverstone! However — if you don't consider flicks like Clueless, She's All That, or 10 Things I Hate About You to be classics — then you should probably skip this one.

The Northman - Amazon Prime Video 

Picked by Reporter Alex Vuocolo 
Director Robert Eggers is a master of capturing the almost alien perspectives of human beings from different time periods. In The Witch, he does this with a family of Puritans living on the Massachusetts frontier in colonial America. In The Lighthouse, he repeats this trick with a pair of lonely sailors whose minds are brimming with horrifying aquatic folklore. But I think his latest, The Northman, takes the cake in its almost insane commitment to dragging the viewer kicking and screaming into the past. It's about a Viking Berserker who is hell-bent on avenging his father, and it has all the historical fidelity of Eggers' previous films, but with a rollicking adventure plot that is frankly way more entertaining than most other movies about the medieval world. Don't expect Braveheart, though. This is one funky flick. Eggers doesn't shy from plummeting into the almost psychedelic depths of a mind that is obsessed with violence and vengeance. 

Hacks - HBO Max

Picked by Growth Associate Keara O'Driscoll
When Deborah Vance, a Joan Rivers-type comedian, is told that she will lose her Las Vegas residency if she doesn’t curb her crude comedy, her agent suggests a joke ghostwriter. They turn to Ava Daniels, a struggling, young comedy writer with a style that is the polar opposite of Deborah's. The unlikely duo finds friendship, but of course not without bickering along the way. Needless to say, the show's hilarious. Hacks: Season Two premiered on May 12 with episodes dropping in twos each Thursday.

The Chi - Showtime

Picked by Producer Lawrence Banton
Chicago is such a unique city: great food, gorgeous downtown views, and you'll find it absolutely necessary to bundle up in October as the frigid cold sets in earlier than expected. With that said, Showtime's The Chi shines a light on the inner city and very obviously tries to dispel misconceptions about the locale that have been portrayed in mainstream media (i.e. the seemingly never-ending conversation around gun violence). Executive produced by Chicago's own Lena Waithe, the series explores how everyday people cope with unorthodox family structures, the city's political corruption, and its criminal underworld. There are stretches that will leave you with a bellyache from laughing, but you might also find yourself shedding a few tears (FYI - I AM NOT A CRIER!). Season Five is set to premiere in just over a month so you have time to catch up! 
Looking for more to watch? Check out our recommendations from last week and the week before.
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