Couch potato by Danie Jacobs - A "move" to NY for Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey ‘moves’ to NY

Get ready for NY in 1882… M-Net has bagged the new period drama by Julian Fellowes, producer of Downton Abbey. The series will start at 20:50 on Tuesday January 25. It will start in the US on the same day.

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon).

Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon).

Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

Couch Potato by Danie Jacobs

Friday January 21: Ramy, son of immigrant Muslims in America, has to navigate life torn between faith, his community and new age ideals. SABC3, 21:00.

Saturday January 22: A Star is Born is the remake starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It shows a star helping a young protégé while alcoholism destroys his life. SABC3, 19:30.

Sunday January 23: Strangers you Know features the death of Anene Booysen. M-Net, 20:30.

Monday January 24: Miranda has to make a life-changing decision in And just like that…. The episode is called “Bewitched, bothered and bewildered”. M-Net, 20:35.

Tuesday January 25: Driveways shows a lonesome boy and a retiree becoming friends. SABC3, 23:00.

Wednesday January 26: James Bond has to save MI6 in Skyfall. Javier Bardem is the villain. M-Net Movies 3 on DStv, 21:50.

Thursday January 27: British series Honour shows the murder of Banaz Mahmod, who was murdered for falling in love with the wrong man. M-Net, 22:30.

Friday January 28: It’s Halloween on Ghosts and no, the ghosts don’t celebrate it. M-Net, 22:35.

Friday January 29: Man v Food shows Adam Richman visiting pig out spots in America and eating insane servings of food. Discovery on DStv, 19:05.

Friday January 30: Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman can be seen in The Father, one of the year’s best and most disturbing films. He can be seen as man fading away due to Alzheimer’s. M-Net, 21:05.

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