“Bridgerton, Drag Race”,“ ”and a “Suvivor ”podcast top this week’s Must List

See EW’s top pop culture picks for the week of May 17 — also featuring a twisty mystery novel and a new album from Jessica Pratt.

Can you feel it? Summer’s getting closer. And what better way to celebrate the season of sun and fun than by… staying inside watching TV. Following our Summer Movie Preview, this week we launched our TV Preview with a gorgeous cover celebrating HBO’s House of the Dragon. A special thanks to Chase Hall, the brother of EW editorial director Gerrad Hall, who helped our creative team choreograph actual chess moves to tell the story of Westeros’ two queens at war. Go watch the cover to see it in action. Patrick Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

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<p>CBS; Netflix; Paramount +</p> A 'Survivor' podcast, 'Bridgerton,' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9' lead EW's Must List

CBS; Netflix; Paramount +

A 'Survivor' podcast, 'Bridgerton,' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9' lead EW's Must List


<p>Liam Daniel/Netflix</p> Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan on 'Bridgerton'

Liam Daniel/Netflix

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan on 'Bridgerton'

For two seasons, Bridgerton has delivered steamy romance, stunning wardrobe, and a near-perfect score. And the great news, dearest gentle reader, is that season 3 has all that and more as the Netflix series focuses its attention on Colin (Luke Newton) and Penelope (Nicola Coughlan). There’s just something about watching two characters you already know fall in love that makes everything feel richer. And the season is only helped by the Lady Whistledown drama, now that at least one person knows the prolific writer’s true identity. By the end of this one, you’ll be reminded why the friends-to-lovers trope is a classic. Samantha Highfill, Senior Editor

Jessica Pratt’s Here in the Pitch

<p>Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty</p> Jessica Pratt

Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty

Jessica Pratt

 On her fourth album, Jessica Pratt expands her intimate folk with spacious, dreamy arrangements that never once overpower the strength of her songcraft — or her haunting, singular voice. Personal faves include orchestral-pop opener “Life Is,” bossa nova-inflected “Better Hate,” and woozy ballad “World on a String.” This Pitch is perfect. —Chuck Kerr, Creative Director

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9

<p>Albert Sanchez/World of Wonder/Paramount+</p> 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9'

Albert Sanchez/World of Wonder/Paramount+

'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9'

Mama Ru’s returning Drag Race queens are dressed to the nines on All Stars 9. But they’re also serving congenial realness in episodes that see eight competitors vying for a $200,000 charity check — with a no-elimination twist to boot (or, uh, not to boot, in this case!). Joey Nolfi, Senior Writer

The Return of Ellie Black

<p>Simon and Schuster</p> 'The Return of Ellie Black' by Emiko Jean

Simon and Schuster

'The Return of Ellie Black' by Emiko Jean

Author Emiko Jean gives us a “missing girl” mystery novel like we’ve never read before. Ellie Black has been found in the woods after disappearing two years ago, but the teen won’t say what happened — and Chelsey, a Japanese American detective, is determined to find answers. Haunting and evocative, with magnetic prose and shocking twists, I was locked in through the very last page. —Morgan Sanguedolce, Associate Producer

The Pod Has Spoken

<p>CBS</p> Jeff Probst on 'Survivor 46'


Jeff Probst on 'Survivor 46'

Survivor 46 has been nothing but chaos — which makes for can't-miss TV. But I would be completely lost without The Ringer’s “The Pod Has Spoken,” hosted by legendary Survivor winner Tyson Apostol. It's required listening ahead of the May 22 finale as Tyson, co-host Riley McAtee, and rotating Survivor alums expertly break down every illogical vote-out and idol sent home in someone’s pocket. Sydney Bucksbaum, Staff Writer

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