This Memorial Day weekend, settle down with plenty of good ol' American reality TV drama, a new season of an old 'What to Stream' favorite, and a quick, deep look at how much we mess up other people's names.
Vanderpump Rules Reunion - Bravo
Picked by Reporter Alex Vuocolo
The spectacularly scandalous 10th season of Bravo's Vanderpump Rules is over, but as reality TV show fans know all too well, the cast comes together one more time for a reunion that often spans multiple hour-long episodes. The first aired Wednesday night and two more are expected in the coming weeks. Without spoiling anything, the reunion offers more than a re-thread of the season. New information about Tom Sandoval's affair with Raquel Leviss, and two cast members almost get in a fight.
Bama Rush - Max
Picked by Growth Associate Keara O’Driscoll
Have you ever wondered what its like to rush a sorority at as school with one of the most established Greek life organizations in the country? Well. you're not alone. Viral hashtag #RushTok gave TikTokers an inside look into the process in real-time. The craze fueled this documentary which follows college students who are going through the sorority recruitment process at the University of Alabama. The film uncovers secrets, some unbeknownst to those not involved which includes an ominipotent group referred to as “The Machine,” racism, and the pressure around “rush.”
I Think You Should Leave: Season 3 - Netflix
Picked by Newsletter Writer Graison Dangor
The third season of this goofy, highly meme-able sketch series (a What to Stream favorite) premieres on Tuesday, so I've been rewatching the first two. It only takes a couple of short episodes to know whether you're into the show's SNL-but-warped vibes, so give it a try. You might be bemused and stressed out by the bizarre, sometimes frantic sketches. Or you may become their newest devotee, watching both seasons over the long weekend, eagerly awaiting Season 3 because you know now that triples is best.
Coffee Shop Names - Max
Picked by Senior Editor Dina Ross
In just eight minutes comedians Danny Pudi, Karan Soni, Kausar Mohammed explain how something as simple as sharing your beautifully unique name in mundane situations can create a crisis of confidence. Most of us have given our names to a well-intentioned barista so that we don't accidentally get someone else's iced caffe mocha with an extra shot of espresso. But how many of us hear our names called out correctly when our order is ready? Some people have started providing fake common names to just make the whole process easier, but at what cost? You can check it out on the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max.