There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

“Out of Africa,” a season 2 episode of Samantha Who?, an ABC sitcom that aired from 2007 to 2009. Christina Applegate stars as Samantha Newly, a successful but colossally selfish Chicago realtor who develops amnesia after an accident and undergoes a personality change, becoming a kinder person in reaction to stories and fleeting memories of how obnoxious she once was. In “Out of Africa,” Sam is embarrassed when she realizes she can’t follow through on a pledge to do charity work overseas. To preserve her new image as a do-gooder, she pretends she took the trip, while secretly partying in Miami with her friends Andrea (Jennifer Esposito) and Dena (Melissa McCarthy). Then an outbreak of violence in the country where she’s supposed to be threatens to expose the lie.

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