Since ancient times going outside was risky. Whether you were getting plucked up like so much take out for a dinosaur’s dinner or running into one of those biblical plagues (frog falls? no thank you) it was always safer to stay inside. There’s a hard rain gonna fall, but only if you’re outside, right? So do yourself a favor and stay inside. Watch TV. Your life may depend on it.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
If the only Swedish star you know is the Swedish Chef, tune into Lasse Hallstrom’s “My Life As A Dog” at 1:30 p.m. ET. The heartwarming and occasionally searing film is based on the autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson.
Get a box of tissues and some alone time to watch “Dancer in the Dark.” Lars Von Trier’s dark tale of evil and sacrifice airs at 11 a.m. ET.The film garnered star Bjork almost as much attention as the swan dress she wore to the Oscars that year. The film is beautifully harsh and the soundtrack is equally brilliant:
Get in touch with your inner sad sack swinger when Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm” airs at 7 p.m. ET Then, declare your love for “Undeclared” when it airs at 10 p.m. ET. Stick around for The Ben Stiller Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion” brings Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio program to life at 3:30 p.m. ET. You don’t get a tote bag for watching, though.
We are showing “Meatballs” at 8 p.m. ET. This is what Winning feels like.
Before he was battling the undead in “Zombieland” and law suits in “The Social Network”, Jesse Eisenberg was fighting werewolves alongside Christina Ricci in Wes Craven’s “Cursed”. Tune in at 9 p.m. to see a young fake Mark Zuckerberg fight the sign of the beast.