What to Watch: 08/11/2016

Sure there’s a bevy of new programs – and of course the 2016 Olympics – but we’ve decided to go with three films that are essentially explorations of how friendships can go wrong, right, wrong, and right again. So, thank you, all readers, for being a friend!

The Peanuts Movie [HBO, 8p]
A kids movie that’s really for kids, and honors the original? Yes. The efforts and failures of Charlie Brown are true real, packed with the emotion and drama that really existed (and continues to exist) in elementary school.

Friday [VH1, 8p]
Even if you have a job tomorrow and/or have stuff to do – and even if like Craig, you don’t have a particular hobby – you should watch this classic 1995 comedy tonight, with or without enhancement.

Jackie Brown [HBO Signature, 9:30p]
Jackie Brown was Quentin Tarantino’s first and only foray into adapting another’s work for the screen (in this case, Elmore Leonard’s “Rum Punch”), and it includes memorable performances by Pam Grier, Robert De Niro and Samuel L Jackson (not to mention Oscar nominee Robert Forster) make this a modern classic.



  • Anybody know much about Queen of the South? It’s most of the way through its first season on USA and tonight there’s a heist and some undercover moves that sound pretty damn cool.
  • Johnny might have a hit with a charity single, among other things, on FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
  • The CW’s twist on a classic fairy tale, Beauty & the Beast, steams towards an end as we may just find out the identity of Vincent’s mystery buyer.
  • Finally, swimming and gymnastics are highlights of NBC’s coverage of tonight’s events at the 2016 Summer Games.

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