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What to Watch on IFC: March 21 – 27

What to Watch on IFC: March 21 – 27 (photo)

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Winter is over (well, don’t tell that to the expected snow in NYC), SXSW is almost a distant memory (although the smell might remain for a while), and summer vacation shares are starting to fill up. Does this mean that spring has finally come and we should go outside? Never! Spring means hay fever, mud, and hungry hungry mosquitos. As always, stay inside, watch some great television.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Loyal readers (all two) will know that The Whitest Kids U’Know are coming back on April 15. We are putting them on the schedule at 11 p.m. ET Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. So if you don’t know “Sexy Hitler” now is your chance.

Tuesday

Remember when Natasha Lyonne was a hot up-and-coming actress who was the face of young Hollywood? Harken back to the good old days when “The Slums of Beverly Hills” airs at 7 p.m. ET

Wednesday

Guillermo Del Toro’s haunting through-the-looking-glass tale, “Pan’s Labyrinth” airs tonight at 7 p.m. Watch it again for the first time. Or just watch it again. Re-runs of “CSI” can’t compete.

Thursday

Surprise! “The Crying Game” airs at 1:35 a.m. ET. Make a decision that doesn’t end with a jaw-dropping reveal and watch the film.

Friday

We have an Onion News Networks marathon from 7:30 p.m. ET – 10:30 p.m. ET. Catch up on all the news you’ve missed while watching other, lesser, quieter networks with uglier anchors.

Saturday

Get your Saturday night scares with IFC beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET when we show “Darkness”, “Shadow of the Vampire”, “Near Dark”, and “Turistas”. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Sunday

Since it is Sunday, we’re letting comedian Bill Maher takes us on a tour of world religions in “Religulous” at 8:45 p.m. ET.

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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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