What to Watch on IFC: November 14 – 20

What to Watch on IFC: November 14 – 20 (photo)

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Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


It may be the middle of November, but there’s no reason not to watch the best summer camp movie ever. We’re talking about “Meatballs,” of course, and it airs at 10 p.m. ET.


We know it’s a little early for Christmas presents, but we just couldn’t wait to let you watch back-to-back episodes of “Arrested Development.” So thank the Thanksgiving fairy when you watch the misadventures of the family Bluth beginning at 7 p.m. ET.


Stay up late, wake up early or just set your DVR like a boss, because we’re showing the gruesomely festive “Black Christmas” at 3:30 a.m. ET. Fun fact: This “Black Christmas” is a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name by director Bob Clark, who later made a less-threatening film about the Yuletide season, “A Christmas Story.”


Tune in at 10:15 p.m. ET to see Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter take a turn in Tim Burton’s version of a Stephen Sondheim musical, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. Take a deep breath, parse that sentence, see that we’re right, and then watch a great dark twisted movie tonight.


Catch the “Onion News Network” on its new night at 10/9c. To help boost ratings during sweeps, it’s “Sex in America” week on the FactZone. We will be covering the most important sex-related stories of the moment including a robot that warns you when someone’s about to walk in on you masturbating. How can you not watch that?


Just to remind you of things to be thankful for as we ramp up to Thanksgiving, we’re showing “Full Metal Jacket.” Stanley Kubrick’s stark look at the Vietnam War will have you crying in gratitude for your turkey, mashed potatoes, and even dirty Uncle Stanley. The fun starts at 8:05 p.m. ET.


And on the seventh day, God created Brooke Alvarez. So he won’t mind if you skip church to stay home and watch a marathon of the second season of the “Onion News Network”. Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, Brooke will explain all the latest news in small words even you can understand.

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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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