Couch potato: by Danie Jacobs

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New Season: Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self comes from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine - until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans.
This detective series starts on M-Net at 20:30 on Saturday July 31.

Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan; a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin; Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson, and amiable burnout Ace.

The five of them must team up to clear their own names - encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew.
And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl.

Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.

On the box

Friday July 23: It’s time for the world’s biggest spectacle! Tune into the opening of the Olympic Games for stadium theatre, without any spectators. Chad le Clos will carry the SA flag. Supersport/SABC3, 13:00.

Saturday July 24: Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. etv, 20:00.

Sunday July 25: New SA crime series Reyka pictures a criminal profiler investigating a string of murders. M-Net, 20:00.

Monday July 26: Unusual British crime series Father Brown shows an attack on a guide during the opening of Pryde Castle. BBC Brit on DStv, 21:00.

Tuesday July 27: The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency investigates the case of a missing husband. SABC2, 21:30.

Wednesday July 28: Twelve amateur bakers gather for The Great Kenyan Bake Off. BBC Lifestyle on DStv, 20:00.

Thursday July 29: Vance seeks a clue that may unlock the mystery of Flight 828 in Manifest. M-Net, 20:40.

Friday July 30: Bernard and Huey is a comedy about two old friends who reunite after 25 years and the women who complicate their lives. M-Net Movies 1 on DStv, 20:00.

Saturday July 31: Zoey returns to find everything different in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. M-Net, 19:30.

Sunday August 1: A home-schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her in the movie Run. M-Net, 21:05.


Couch potato: Danie Jacobs

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New Series: Reyka

Reyka follows a flawed but brilliant criminal profiler, Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht). Haunted by her past, she investigates a string of brutal murders committed by a serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal. Having been abducted as a child by a farmer named Speelman (Iain Glen), Reyka is traumatised by the experience but this also helps her enter the minds of Africa's most notorious criminals and turn them inside out. Catch it at 20:00 from Sunday July 25. 

ON the small screen

Friday July 16: Moonbase 8 is a new space comedy with subpar astronauts. M-Net, 22:30.

Saturday July 17: Toorbos is the classic SA love story about choosing to live in the forest or moving to town. Afrikaans with English subtitles. Kyknet, 20:00.

Sunday July 18: Convicts wreak havoc on a family visiting their lake house in Becky. M-Net, 21:05.

Monday July 19: Tolkien is a biopic about the SA-born author of The Lord of the Rings. M-Net Movies 1 on DStv, 20:00.

Tuesday July 20: Pooch Perfect tracks the search for the best dog groomer. BBC Brit on DStv, 20:00.

Wednesday July 21: The Gallagher children, Debbie, Carl and Liam, feature in “They grow up so fast”, a documentary of Shameless Hall of shame. M-Net, 22:30.

Thursday July 22: In Survivor SA, 12 castaways move forward as one tribe in the episode called “Merge”. M-Net, 19:30

Friday July 23: Live opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games. SABC2/Supersport, 12:00.

Saturday July 24: Go beyond hotel lobbies to see the inner workings in Amazing hotels: Life beyond the lobby. BBC Lifestyle on DStv, 23:00.

Sunday July 25: Annette Benning can be seen in Film stars don’t die in Liverpool, a classic love story between a young actor and a leading lady. M-Net Movies 1 on DStv, 23:55.




Couch potato by Danie Jacobs for this weekend

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New Series: Moonbase 8

Moonbase 8, on M-Net from Friday July 16, is a new comedy series about three astronauts stationed at NASA's Moon Base Simulator in a remote part of the Arizona desert. While working vigorously to qualify for their first lunar mission, they encounter many obstacles including loneliness, self-doubt and their own incompetence. In spite of it all, they remain determined to prove they have the right stuff to reach the moon.

Couch potato by Danie Jacobs - what to watch this weekend

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Fargo is back on TV

The fourth season of Fargo, an American anthology black comedy–crime drama television series created by Noah Hawley, premieres on July 5 on M-Net City on DStv. It consists of 11 episodes. As an anthology, each Fargo season possesses its own self-contained narrative, following a disparate set of characters in various settings and eras, albeit in a connected shared universe centered on the Midwestern United States and the titular city of Fargo, North Dakota.

The fourth season is set in November 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri and follows two crime syndicates as they vie for control. The cast is led by Chris Rock, who plays Loy Cannon, the head of a crime syndicate made up of black migrants fleeing the Jim Crow South who have a contentious relationship with a fictionalized portrayal of the Kansas City mafia. Other cast members include Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, and Jack Huston.

More highlights

Friday July 2: Landscape artists fall in love while building a garden at Versailles in A little chaos. M-Net Movies 3 on DStv, 23:45.

Saturday July 3: Pinocchio comes to life a very dark version of the fairytale. M-Net, 15:55.

Sunday July 4: A Mumbai teenager is accused of cheating on a game show in Slumdog Millionaire. SABC3, 19:30.

Monday July 5: Max and Miranda must find the murderer of a food critic on The Mallorca Files. BBC Brit on DStv, 20:00.

Tuesday July 6: New reality show It takes a church helps single parishioners find love. SABC2, 22:30.

Wednesday July 7: Tom Hanks can be seen as the beloved Mr Rogers in A beautiful day in the neighbourhood. M-Net Movies 2 on DStv, 20:00.

Thursday July 8: Bull represents a teenager who is on trial for carjacking and assault. M-Net, 20:40

Friday July 9: Anthony’s Bourdain’s food and travel show Parts Unknown visits Scotland. Curiosity on DStv, 21:00.

Saturday July 10: Bollywood arrives in primetime with a classic Indian love story in Kadhanayagan. SABC3, 19:30.

Sunday July 11: Can love overcome the past? Find out in the love story After we collided. M-Net, 21:05.


This weekend: Couch Potato

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by Danie Jacobs

The Galaghers are back on TV

Shameless double bill

It’s the last call for the Gallaghers and you’re invited to the party to end all parties. After a decade of dysfunction, the South Side’s favourite clan is going out with the biggest bang ever. It’s going to be a wild last ride, but changes are coming that will force each of them to either step up or hit the road. And while devolving may come more naturally than evolving in a family where excess never gets old, they know one thing for certain – Gallaghers may grow up, but they’ll never grow apart.

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