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, here is a handy guide to help you find your new favourite show or movie.
If you liked Real Housewives of New York/ Atlanta/ Beverly Hills – try The Single Wives SA
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.
Thursday’s on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 18:00
If you liked Killing Eve – try Inconceivable
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.
Thursday’s on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:00
If you liked Escape from Pretoria – try Human Capital
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.
Saturday, 5 September on TNT (DStv Channel 137) at 20:00
If you liked Lockdown – try Loving Thokoza
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.
Sunday, 6 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 20:00
If you like Geordie Shore – then try Darcey & Stacey Season 1
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?
Thursday, 10 September on TLC (DStv Channel 135) at 21:00
If you liked Brooklyn Nine-Nine – try The Good Place
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.
Friday, 4 September on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 22:00
If you liked Playing with Fire – try The Substitute
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.
Saturday, 5 September on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) at 19:20
If you liked Battle for the Pride – then try Animal Instincts: Lions – Power of the Pride
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.
Wednesday, 9 September on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185) at 20:00