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Thursday, September 3, 2020


There’s so much to watch on TV right now and it’s easy to get lost in all the quality programming available on DStv. To help with decision fatigue, DStv has put together a handy guide to help find your new favourite show or movie.

The Single Wives SA

If you liked Real Housewives of New York/ Atlanta/ Beverly Hills - try The Single Wives SA

Thursdays on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 18h00

Can you ever have enough drama in your life? Of course not. For those of you who have been looking for a new reality series with a local edge, look no further than The Single Wives SA. Get ready to join six previously-married women who are ready to find love again. Fortunately, they will have the help of diverse experts:  transformational coach Justin Cohen and leadership maven Mapaseka Mokwele. An amazing and emotional thrill ride, this show will add some spice to your weekly viewing.



If you liked Killing Eve - try Inconceivable

Thursdays on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20h00

After the back-to-back season of Killing Eve, you may find yourself craving a female-driven drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Luckily, here is just the show for you - and it just happens to be local too! Friends since high school, the nature of Rachel and Marieke’s relationship is evolving as they struggle with balancing career, relationships and infertility in their mid-thirties. As competitiveness to succeed in all aspects consumes them, it takes a toll on their dynamic. For anyone who has experienced the ebb and flow of drama that comes from being part of a close circle of friends, this show will be a stern reminder to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


Human Capital

If you liked Escape from Pretoria – try Human Capital

September 5 on TNT (DStv Channel 137) at 20h00

All the TNT Original Movies have been a star-studded thrill ride. But if you loved seeing Daniel Radcliffe’s incredible performance last month, then Human Capital will make your head spin. Two families are about to become intricately intertwined after a tragic accident. With heavy hitters like Marisa Tomei (What Women Want), Live Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Peter Sarsgaard (Blue Jasmine) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), this gripping mystery is elevated by the cast’s commitment to authentic storytelling.


Loving Thokoza

If you liked Lockdown - try Loving Thokoza

September 6 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 20h00

Directed by Lockdown creator, Mandla N, this feature film (Mandla’s first) does not disappoint. Shot in just nine days, this story about the complicated educational system and the changes schools experienced just before South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 will leave you speechless. A teacher dreaming of a job in a Model-C school reluctantly takes a job in a government school. When she tries to set up a debating society, she discovers the value of freedom of speech.


Darcey & Stacey Season 1

If you like Geordie Shore – then try Darcey & Stacey Season 1

September 10 on TLC (DStv Channel 135) at 21h00

If you’re invested in the world of Geordie Shore, then your thirst for fresh new drama is about to be quenched. It’s hard to forget Darcey and Stacey Silva – twins who are so in sync, they ended up signing divorce papers on the very same day. They are now ready to look for love again, but with the same taste in men, will there be more drama to come?


The Good Place

If you liked Brooklyn Nine-Nine – try The Good Place

September 4 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 22h00

For anyone who loves smart comedy, they know that Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Rec) is a creative genius. Although The Good Place is his shortest running show, it is not for a lack of awesome entertainment. The concept was always going to be a limited season creation. Get to know four humans – Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason – who find themselves in the afterlife. As they learn to navigate their heavenly paths, they realise that some of the people are not supposed to be there. Funny and charming, you will enjoy watching this over and over again.


The Substitute

If you liked Playing with Fire – try The Substitute

September 5 on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) at 19h20

If you’re looking for some feel-good family content – then this show will give you the weekly dose of comedy and substance you didn’t know you needed. Celebs go undercover as substitute teachers to surprise unsuspecting students. Using a team of special effects artists, stars like John Cena tackles the daunting world of high school. To make this prank even better, each star will also surprise the school with a $25 000 donation.


Lions – Power of the Pride

If you liked Battle for the Pride – then try Animal Instincts: Lions – Power of the Pride

September 9 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185) at 20h00

It’s not just a battle for survival against Mother Nature. We finally get a show that looks at lions as they thrive in their true paradise of East Africa. You will get an unusual view of these socially-dependant animals in their element. From cubs learning to trust instincts to power-struggles within each group, this show is awe-inspiring.

 Here are a range of other highlights for the week of September 4 – 10.



Line of Duty

September 6 on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20h05

Action and adventure await in this crime thriller. Hunky Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) plays a disgraced policeman looking for a way to redeem himself after a series of mishaps. When the police chief’s daughter is abducted, he decides to go rogue and save her. When his actions catch the attention of a live-streaming news channel, he decides to get help from the journalist covering the story.


Red Joan

September 7 on Showmax

Inspired by the life of Melita Norwood, a British civil servant and KGB spy, this story of Joan Smith is told in two timelines. Seven-time Academy Award nominee, Dame Judy Dench plays Smith in her older years as she is questioned by the Special Branch for her role in sharing information with the USSR. Sophie Cookson (The Golden Circle) plays the young Smith, who becomes involved with radical politics and believes her betrayal will ‘level the playing field’ and maintain peace.


Our Girl Season 4

September 10 on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20h00

This British series has had its fair share of drama on and off the screen. In its final season, fans can enjoy the drama of life in the military for Lance Corporal Georgie Lane. Despite her offer to continue training in the UK, Georgie feels compelled to return to Afghanistan to support new recruits – who each have interesting reasons for enlisting.


Y’ Africa

September 4 on Curiosity Channel (DStv 185) at 19h00

Take a dive into the beautiful, diverse culture of Africa in this brand-new series. Enjoy seeing the creative process of three artists as they share influences from their hometown, the journey to finding their disciplines and the meaning behind each piece. This blend of countries and creativity should leave you mesmerised.


Surviving Jeffrey Epstein

September 7 on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20h05

A dark miniseries, this documentary tells the story of sex offender and celebrity pal, Jeffrey Epstein. He was able to cover up his dirty deeds using his incredible connections and large fortune. When survivors started to come forward about the abuse they experienced as underage teens, their stories led to his arrest. After his mysterious death in prison that was ruled a suicide, many questions were still left unanswered. Eight women bravely share their stories to reveal just how deep inside the entertainment industry paedophilia runs.