We are all excited for our new shows to start. Between “Whisker Wars,” “Young, Broke, And Beautiful,” and “Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings,” we know that come June we will be spending warm summer days indoors watching. But for now, we wait. Luckily there are plenty of great things to watch to help us while away the hours until “Whisker Wars.”
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
“Freaks & Geeks” and “Undeclared” are even better when shown back-to-back. Tune in at 6 p.m. ET for the pilot episode and see where all the freaks and geeks started. Then, at 7 p.m. catch another great episode of “Undeclared.” You can thank us later.
Catch Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” at 1:45 p.m. ET. The heartbreaking and beautiful work is the astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby — a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound.
Don’t Panic: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” airs at 3:45 p.m. ET. If you didn’t get the joke, you should definitely watch.
The FDA is now recommending at least one dose of Quentin Tarantino a day for longevity, liver function, and bone strength. Get your RDA when “Reservoir Dogs” airs at 8 p.m. ET.
Be cool, stay in school. Or at least learn your American history. The Whitest Kids U’Know make it easy with their film “The Civil War on Drugs.” Chapter 5 airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.
If you loved “Black Swan” then you owe it to yourself to watch director Darren Aronofsky’s earlier work, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s darker, harsher, and has fewer ballerinas, but a lot more drugs. It airs at 10 p.m. ET.
Of course you’re going to watch “Alien” every time it airs, because it is one of the scariest and best horror movies ever. So don’t even bother pretending that you’re not going to watch it when it airs at 8 p.m. ET.