Calling all David Bowie fans
New TV series The Man Who Fell to Earth will start on M-Net at 22:30 on Jul 11. This science fiction television series is a sequel to the 1976 film starring David Bowie. The series stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as an alien who arrives on planet Earth and Bill Nighy, playing the role originally played by Bowie in the 1976 film.
Each episode is named after a David Bowie song - Hallo Spaceboy, Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed, New Angels of Promise, Under Pressure, Moonage Daydream, Changes, Cracked Actor, The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell, As the World Falls Down and The Man Who Sold The World.
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 82% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10, based on 22 critic reviews. The website’s critics consensus reads, “The Man Who Fell to Earth may not be out of this world, but a commanding Chiwetel Ejiofor gives this space oddity an earthy gravitas.”
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
Friday July 1: Bond must defeat a high-roller in Casino Royale. M-Net Movies 2 on DStv, 20:00.
Saturday July 2: Mary and George must deal with Meemaw and Dale’s breakup in Young Sheldon. M-Net, 19:00.
Sunday July 3 No time to die is Daniel Craig’s last film as James Bond. Rami Malek is the new villain. M-Net, 20:05
Monday July 4: Maxx is a sitcom about a boyband star turned drug-shamed laughing stock. SABC3, 22:00.
Tuesday July 5: Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend in Marco Polo. SABC1, 21:00.
Wednesday July 6: Sins of the flesh looks at how people started choosing their own rules when it comes to morality. SABC2, 22:30.
Thursday July 7: Salma Hayek plays a holistic healer in Beatriz at dinner. M-Net Movies 3 on DStv, 23:15.
Friday July 8: Tulip Fever is a love story set during the tulip mania in 17th century Amsterdam. M-Net Movies 1 on Dstv, 21:35.
Saturday July 9: Learn more about the famous jazz pianist Nina Simone in Nina. SABC2, 19:00.