What to Watch on IFC: November 28 – December

What to Watch on IFC: November 28 – December (photo)

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Holy holly, it’s December already. We are in the lull between putting away the decorative gourds and untangling the Christmas lights so you can create your own holiday display that would put even the Griswolds to shame. When you’re done finding the one bulb that is shorting out the entire string of lights, come relax on the couch, because we have some great things to unwind to.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


You know how we feel about both Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, so it should come as no surprise that we very strongly recommend that you watch “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” when it airs tonight at 8/7c.


Because some things are just too good to share with the kids, we’re showing Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” at 11 p.m. ET.


“Fight Club” and “Seven” director David Fincher steps behind the camera to tell the mysterious tale of the infamous Zodiac killer. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. star in this re-telling of the true story behind the Zodiac murders that many crime scholars believe to be the most perplexing series of unsolved crimes in modern history. “Zodiac” starts at 8 p.m. ET


We’re just going to keep showing “The Shining” throughout the holidays because it’s awesome and we can. Plus nothing says Christmas more than little Jimmy saying “Redrum! Redrum!” over and over again and freaking the pants off of grandma. Tonight it shows at 8 and 11 p.m. ET


TGIF, because not only are acronyms fun, but it’s been an entire week since we had a brand new episode of “Onion News Network” to make us LOL. Tonight, O’Brady Shaw joins Brooke Alvarez on FactZone as her cohost to promote his new special “The Cries of the Children.” Brooke does not share well with others. Tune in at 10/9 c to see what happens.


Spend the holidays in a lovely little “Hostel” we know. There’s no chestnuts roasting and no crackling fire or Bing Crosby playing, but we think you’re going to like it anyway. We’re showing “Hostel” and “Hostel II” back-to-back beginning at 8 p.m. ET to really ring in the holidays IFC-style.


Recover from your late night watching “Hostel” and “Hostel II” by staying in and watching a mini-marathon of “Whitest Kids U’Know” beginning at noon. You’re welcome.

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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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