What to Watch: 05/24/2018

Tonight’s Thursday line-up is mostly about crossing the i’s and dotting the t’s on the official 2017-18 season, but there’s still some fireworks to be had. Our rec’s focus on vicious mermaids, killer queens, and those certain kinds of hipster bros that the Inuit probably have a word that works perfectly for it.

Siren [Freeform, 8p]
Two dudes are enchanted by a Siren’s song in the season one finale, promising that yes, men might be sung to their water graves, just like I hoped they would!

RuPaul’s Drag Race [VH1, 8p]
Last week Mama Ru decided not to send anyone home from the lip sync battle (bless), does that mean a double elimination is on its way? We are a little over the halfway mark and with just six queens left, there is little room for error. I would love to see Monét X Change turn up the volume and pull ahead. She has been getting consistently great remarks and then being just shy of winning. I’d love to see her get one. I think I’m supposed to be excited that Kameron Michaels is coming out of her shell, but it’s a little too late for me. Tonight the queens are giving makeovers to social media stars. I’m really more partial to when they give makeovers to the crew members, but a makeover is a makeover so I’m not complaining.

VICE News Tonight [HBO, 10:30p]
Summer is rapidly approaching so a lot of our favorite shows are on hiatus, but the bros(?) at Vice Magazine are still covering the days news for HBO. I’d give some kind of hint as to what might be on it tonight, but with president cuckoo bananas in charge who knows what the days news will bring.



  • The lifetime–or more specifically, the mysterious sudden 2009 end of that life–of the King of Pop is examined once more, this time by ABC. His estate is not exactly pleased about all this (if that reels you in). It’s The Last Days of Michael Jackson.
  • Israeli spy thriller Fauda returns on Netflix today.
  • Hustle & Flow and Empire star Terrence Howard has a prank show. We’re not kidding. It’s called Terrence Howard’s Fright Club. We wonder if maybe a star who’s trying to evade stories of a dark past of possible real-life villainy might not be pushing it.
  • We love the title of WE’s Growing Up Hip-Hop, going into its fourth season tonight. Its content is, well, what it is.

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