What to Watch on IFC: August 29 – September 4

What to Watch on IFC: August 29 – September 4 (photo)

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How did it get to be September already?! If you’re as taken aback as we are, you’ll want to curl up on the couch and ponder the passing of days. Or maybe make a fort and watch some quality programming. Either way, we have some shows to comfort and entertain you while hang out in sofa city.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


Alicia Silverstone stars as the object of a lot of attention in “The Babysitter.” Based on a disturbing short story by Robert Coover, the drama presents a non-linear account of a perfectly mundane event: A couple calls for their babysitter. She arrives, they go out, her boyfriend comes over, and the weirdness begins. At 10: 05 p.m. ET.


Pick your color and tune into the adventures of Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange, Mr. White and more when “Reservoir Dogs” airs at 10 p.m. ET. The movie kick-started Quentin Tarantino’s career, so the least you can do is watch.


Rumor has it that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are working on a remake of “The Gambler.” To really impress your friends and have stuff to talk about over the walls of your cubicle, be sure to catch their earlier work, “The Aviator,” when it airs at 8 p.m. ET.


Nineties nostalgia is all the rage these days, so tune into one of the finest films from 1990 when Kid N’ Play’s “House Party” kicks into gear at 8 or 10 p.m. ET. Get your dance party going with our “Hour Party” playlist.


Hide your pipe, because we’re showing three episodes of the original Australian version of “Wilfred” beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. Then, get your fake beards ready because a new episode of “Whisker Wars” starts at 11 p.m. ET.


Cancel all your plans now, because with “Meatballs,” “The Slums of Beverly Hills” and “House Party” playing back-to-back you’re never going to leave the house on Saturday. Fun starts at 4 p.m. ET.


Catch up on the bearded battles in a “Whisker Wars” marathon beginning at 2:30 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.


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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