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What to Watch on IFC: February 14 – 20

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It’s Valentine’s Day! While you stuff your face with candy hearts and rose petals, be on the look out for a winged chubby infant who wants to shoot you in the back with love arrows. Down champagne and stare lovingly into your sweetheart’s eyes (or into the mirror, this is a no judgment zone) while pink fluffy hearts appear over your head and birds spontaneously burst into song. But man (and woman) can’t live on Whitman’s Samplers and love alone. So by the end of the week when the chocolates all gone and all that remains of the love is the handles, watch some television on IFC to soothe your soul and warm the cockles of your heart. We love you long time.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

If you don’t have a special relationship of your own, you may as well spend the evening watching Michael Bluth and Marta elevate their relationship on Arrested Development. Besides, you’re so pretty when you laugh. Tune in at 10 p.m. ET.

Tuesday

Ready to yell, “Cacao!” at all the schlocky Valentine’s Day nonsense? Watch “Maximum Overdrive” at 8 p.m.. Nothing like demonic semi trucks to cleanse your palate from all that love. Make sure to stay tuned for Portlandia at 9:30 p.m. We hear the Mayor is openly reggae.

Wednesday

By now you are probably ready to throttle the next display of half-off chocolate-filled hearts you see on display at the drugstore. Do we have the antidote to sugar for you: “Hard Candy” airs at 11:45 p.m. ET.

Thursday

Daniel Craig serves up a slice of “Layer Cake” at 8 p.m. ET. Trust us, it’s sweet, but it’s not sweet, if you know what we mean.

Friday

Friday night means new episodes of the nation’s number one news source, The Onion News Network, and Portlandia, where a new music festival has the residents in a tizzy. But it wouldn’t be Friday without an awesome movie, too, say watch Evil Dead 2 at 11:35 p.m. ET

Saturday

Spend the afternoon in Los Angeles. Or at least in the quirky, kinky, surreal version of Los Angeles as captured in the Coen Brothers film, “Barton Fink“, which starts at 3:15 p.m. ET.

Sunday

Didn’t make it to church on Sunday? No fear, you will spend lots of time praying when you watch one of the scariest movies of all timeThe Vanishing — when it airs at 2:30 p.m. ET. Prefer to spend the day laughing? We have back to back episodes of the Onion News Network, too, beginning at 12:20 p.m. ET. Here’s the ONN reporting on the election of the nation’s first openly drunk senator:

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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