New on TV today: Tuesday 8 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jan 2019
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Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Drama series set in the fictional Karoo town of Maanhaarsdrif, which is populated by interesting and mysterious residents.

Annabel (Tinarie van Wyk-Loots), a journalist, returns to the town after receiving death threats in Cape Town when she worked on a story about corruption.

Her father, Frans (Albert Maritz) and her meter maid sister, Ragel-Lee (Erica Wessels), still live in Maanhaarsdrif, while her childhood sweetheart, Stian (Jacques Bessenger) is also still in town.

But old memories soon come to haunt Annabel and there are a whole lot of skeletons hidden in each character's closet.

TVSA Show Page: Dwaalster

Basketball Wives LA 7

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

This season on Basketball Wives, family ties will be tested, emotions will explode louder than ever before, and friendships that once seemed rock solid will be shaken to the core.

Season 7 has everything from unexpected wedding proposals to risqué business ventures and some new cast members that will give the OG women a run for their money.

L.A has never been hotter than this.

Shades of Blue 2

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Following his discovery that Harlee collaborated with the FBI, Wozniak is confronted with a gut-wrenching dilemma of his own.

The crew is under tight scrutiny from Stahl and the FBI, as well as from Internal Affairs, in the form of a gregarious detective, Verco, who investigates the disappearance of one of their own.

Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia Ayres runs for mayor and her complex relationship with Harlee and Wozniak comes to the fore. Neither Harlee nor Wozniak anticipates that Ayres' corrupt connections will trap them in a dangerous war with the Mafia.

TVSA Show Page: Shades of Blue 2

Yobe 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Docu-reality series created and hosted by Siyabonga Thwala which documents the journey undertaken by perpetrators of crime seeking forgiveness from their victims and their families.

The docu-series unpacks the stories of the perpetrators as they take accountability for their actions by apologising to their victims.

Setting the tone for the dialogue is the victim, recalling the events that changed their lives. The incident which resulted in the offender being jailed is then delievered through a re-enactment.

TVSA Show Page: Yobe 2

War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Sci-Fi, Miniseries

Set in Edwardian England, this new adaptation of H.G. Wells' seminal tale - the first alien invasion story in literature - follows George (Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to defy society and start a life together.

Rupert Graves is Frederick, George's elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer and scientist.

The War of the Worlds tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

God Code

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Religion, Special

Behind locked doors in St. Petersburg, Russia, is the Leningrad Codex, the world's oldest complete text of the Hebrew Bible, because of its ancient origins. It is a purer version of the Bible, containing words and characters lost in later translations.

Timothy Smith, an antiquities expert, believes he's found an intricate code hidden within its text, one that may not show up in later translations. If it is, could this be the actual word of God?

The code is said to point to a diverse variety of historical events from the rise of Hitler to the threat of North Korea and it may even point to the location of one of the greatest treasures of all: the lost Ark of the Covenant.

Primal Survivor: Most Extreme

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Hazen Audel takes us behind the scenes of Primal Survivor in a series of Primal Survivor specials.

He shows us how the series is filmed in some of the most extreme locations in the world, tells of some of the incidents he and the film crew have had to endure to bring the incredible footage to your screens, and he reveals more about the extraordinary lives of tribes he visits.

Featuring the best and most exciting moments of Hazen's adventures so far, Primal Survivor: Most Extreme will show us how different cultures have stood the test of time and survived the planet's most extreme environments.

God Friended Me

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Comedy-drama about Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist. Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need.

Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.

Celeb Feasts with Zola Nene
Celeb Feasts with Zola Nene

Celeb Feasts with Zola

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Food, Reality

Culinary reality series in which chef, food stylist and TV personality Zola Nene cooks up a variety of tasty, colourful dishes while entertaining her celebrity guests.

Set in Zola's cosy studio kitchen, each episode sees Zola personalise a culinary three-dish experience for a celebrity and their mentor.

Guests on the first season of the show include Boity Thulo, Zahara and Trevor Gumbi.

TVSA Show Page: Celeb Feasts with Zola


1 Comment

Petmore M Ndlovu
08 Jan 2019 14:48

Sometimes we get to a point where we are fed up with trying to convince and prove ourselves to people. Going out of your way and sometimes losing oneself in the process. 
We then end up being fake just because we feel like we need to possess certain traits in order to belong to the particular group we think is cool. If it inspires you, however, let it be like a seed planted somewhere within. Water it and nurture it so that it grows and one day produce good fruit. Not forgetting the seasons that will come inevitably to wither the leaves. Also bearing in mind that there is severe need for pruning to take place along the process. This means letting go of the people and habits we think we can't do without. That is one big step to facing our fears and learning to stand on our own feet, believing we can do it. That is when our humility is also put to the test, to say when we try and fail, we can still reach out to the right people and ask for help. People we know can freely do so with the right intentions of seeing us succeed, expecting so little. That being said, never get too relaxed and comfortable to take advantage of the people who stand by you. They have feelings too!
About a decade ago, I read a book written by Ellen G White. It explained how proper salvation and transformation works. This has nothing to do with affiliation of faith, but rather a good, humane lifestyle that makes us a disciplined, happier and better people. In that book, she said it all starts inside, out. The conviction within the heart and willingness to change, will ultimately affect our behavior, attitude, character and the way see things among many other best characteristics that constitute to a strong and beautiful personality. 
Once we allow situations to push us to the edge, whereby we see the need to "fake it until we learn it", that is when we get it all wrong. It's usually hard to begin transformation from the outside, in. As they say, charity begins at home. How can you be a good leader who can usher people to the best stages in life when you can't face your own fears? Often times we observe from afar and give the best advice and opinions towards the situations of other people in life. But would we really be able to apply the same if we were in the ring ourselves, faced with the same situation?
Now, let people appreciate you for who you are; the real you. Whoever you may think is the best person could simply be the best version of themselves. We can't all be the same. That's what actually makes this world beautiful - our different personalities and character.
There are times when we face challenges and we conquer, sometimes we fail. Sometimes we work as a team where we get compared to the next person. If that is the case, then what is the use of having teams? As teams we cover up each other's weaknesses and complement the strengths of the other. We may find ourselves faced with a situation where we have to prove ourselves. 

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