New on TV today: Monday 1 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Oct 2018
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Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Telenovela which revolves around a semi-private high school on the Cape Flats run by the Cupido family, in the fictitious community of Arendsvlei.

A brother and sister, both teachers, are determined to make a difference by giving as many children in the community as possible access to quality education.

Unfortunately, they need to overcome various stumbling blocks at work and in their personal lives.

TVSA Show Page: Arendsvlei


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Telenovela

Telenovela which started as a modern-day reimagining of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, with characters such as Simi (Red Riding Hood), Banzi (the Big Bad Wolf) and Zamani (the Woodcutter), who becomes the rescuer to the damsel in distress.

The series follows the lives of two young people who come to the City of Gold in search of not just their fortune but familial ties, opportunity and education.

It's a millennial migrant story that digs deep into the lives of Mzansi youth today, their ambitions, choices and the consequences.

TVSA Show Page: Isithembiso

Mr. Mercedes 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 23h05
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Horror

The second season takes place a year after Brady Hartsfield's thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state.

Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency.

But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Gebroke Harte

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Turkish telenovela dubbed into Afrikaans which follows two women, Gülseren and Dilara, whose lives become intertwined after their babies are accidentally switched at birth.

Fifteen years later, Gülseren lives with her 'adoptive' daughter Hazal and sister-in-law Keriman in a modest apartment and Dilara lives with her 'adoptive' daughter Cansu and biological son Ozan in a luxurious villa in the seashore of Bosphorus.

As Gülseren works hard to make ends meet, Dilara's relationship with her husband Cihan, a rich businessman, is on the brink of collapse. The drama comes to a head as the ladies' lives cross paths again.



Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Prison drama set in a fictional high security prison for women, in which the back stories of the inmates unravel to reveal the paths that led them into prison and behind locked gates.

The motley crew of Lockdown's female inmates is led by the tough Ma Z (Dawn Thandeka King), a leader who wants nothing more than to gain her freedom so that she can become a good and present mother to the daughter she left on the outside.

Cunning and not beyond using manipulation, she co-ops those she can – be they other inmates or wardens – to meet her end goal.

TVSA Show Page: Lockdown

Sharp Objects

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h05
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Based on the book of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn, this eight-episode series tells the story of a reporter who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Tierra de Reyes

Channel: eBella (OpenView HD 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Telenovela

Also known as A Passion for Revenge or Land of Honour, this novela follows three hunky brothers on a mission to avenge their sister's death.

The Gallardo brothers believe that their pregnant sister Alma was murdered by her lover's powerful family, the del Juncos, who own a valuable horse ranch.

In order to get their revenge they need to be close to the family so they change their identities, get themselves jobs on the ranch and soon find themselves in a web of complications when they meet the del Junco sisters.

More: Tierra de Reyes Teasers

How to Get Away with Murder 5

Channel: 1Magic
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Murder, deception, fear and guilt are the ties that bind Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to her long-time associates Frank Delfino, Bonnie Winterbottom and her students.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Your Funeral": Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton and juggles job offers from competing firms, all while the Keating 4 attempt to move on from last semester's turmoil.

And in a startling flash-forward, a new mystery is introduced and it shakes things up for everyone.

TVSA Show Page: How to Get Away with Murder 5



Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved.

Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance.

But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realise they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.

Saints and Sinners 3

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Full of angst and personal turmoil, this season's storyline is layered with a cocktail of emotions: from hypocrisy and moral dilemmas, to ethical decisions and conflict.

Season 3 picks up from the cliffhanger of last year, with Mamohato being carted off to prison.

This sees the family suffering far-reaching consequences: Phindi cuts all ties with her mother, Boni is left bewildered, and Ndumiso's loyalty to her mother is put to the true test as she accepts why her mother resorted to criminal actions.

TVSA Show Page: Saints and Sinners 3


Actors in this post: Dawn Thandeka King, Viola Davis

Channels in this post: kykNET & kie, Mzansi Wethu, M-Net, eExtra, eBella, 1Magic


02 Oct 2018 10:12

Sharp objects sounds interesting

21 Oct 2018 12:25

It is - started watching it this week and I'm hooked. It's totally Sundance, even though it's made by HBO.

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