Your Friday Five For May 16–20

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readMay 20, 2022


We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

Alex Garland movies

  1. Annihilation (2018)
  2. 28 Days Later (2002)
  3. Never Let Me Go (2010)
  4. Ex Machina (2014)
  5. Sunshine (2007)
  6. Dredd (2012)
  7. Men (2022)

The only one that isn’t good is … Men?

NBA Conference Finals Teams by How Much I’m Cheering For Them

  1. Golden State
  2. Miami
  3. Boston
  4. Dallas

Root for Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Al Horford and Luka Doncic. Root against Mark Cuban and the city of Boston.

Remaining NHL Playoff Teams, by the Same Metric

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. New York Rangers
  3. Edmonton Oilers
  4. Colorado Avalanche
  5. Calgary Flames
  6. Tampa Bay Lightning
  7. Florida Panthers
  8. Carolina Hurricanes

Remember: The Blues winning makes Jon Hamm happy. Isn’t that what we all want?

I think it is.



Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.