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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Jan 2019
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True Detective 3
True Detective 3

True Detective 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h10
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Playing out in three separate time periods, the third season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades.

Mahershala Ali stars as state police detective Wayne Hays, with Stephen Dorff starring as Roland West, the detective who investigated the case with Hays, and Carmen Ejogo starring as schoolteacher and writer Amelia Reardon.

In 2015, retired detective Wayne Hays, his memory failing, looks back at the disappearance of 12-year-old Will and ten-year-old Julie Purcell, recalling the days and weeks immediately following the 1980 crime, as well as developments in 1990, when he and his former partner, Roland West, were subpoenaed after a major break in the case.

What started as a routine case becomes a long journey to dissect and make sense of the crime.

TVSA Show Page: True Detective 3

Railroad Alaska 3

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

An elite crew of railway workers battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska's critical, 500-mile long, railroad rolling through the extreme winter.

This season, a snowstorm and faulty equipment threatens the freight crew's journey as they race to deliver a heavy load.

And, a rogue gunman threatens to derail a military cargo worth over a quarter of a billion dollars.

Vera 9

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery

DCI Vera Stanhope is called to the tragic scene of the murder of Joanne Caswell. Joanne's body is found dumped on a landfill site.

Joanne was a trainee forensic psychologist with the promise of a bright future and a sterling reputation. Despite rifts between her parents, Joanne's life seems to be perfect and doesn't indicate any reason why someone might have a motive to kill her.

Eventually Vera alights on the fact that Joanne had been investigating the original crime of a former prisoner. Vera must continue to follow the trail that Joanne had left behind to uncover who might have had a motive to kill her.

Giada at Home 7

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Food, Lifestyle

Join Giada as she gives her daughter Jade and her friends a kids' cooking class, with a menu featuring pound cake sandwiches with strawberry whipped cream.

Then, after taking an adventure through LA's Koreatown, Giada returns home to recreate some Korean dishes for her friends, including spicy sesame bok choy and kimchi pancakes.

Plus, Giada shares some of her quick and easy favourites that can be prepared in just minutes, like Calabrian chilli pasta and red snapper openfaced sandwiches.

Can a Computer Write a Hit Musical?
Can a Computer Write a Hit Musical?

Can a Computer Write a Hit Musical?

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Technology, Music

A computer listened to hundreds of musical theatre songs. This data was used to teach another computer about musicals.

And that computer – Android Lloyd Webber – composed "Beyond the Fence" with the help of two human composers. But is this first piece of musical theatre generated by computers any good?

Blindspot 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

On a mission in Tokyo, the team retrieves one of Roman's data caches revealed by the necklace he gave to Jane before dying.

The data reveals that the ZIP poisoning in Jane's body is slowly killing her, and some symptons start showing up as she hallucinates about Roman, whose "vision" encourages her to take down the FBI.

Jane contacts with former Sandstorm operative Dolan Osmond and devises a plan to trigger a tattoo case that leads the team on the hunt for a criminal bank.

American Greed 10

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h20
Genre: Reality

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina by accepting bribes and corrupting the rebuilding efforts in the Big Easy.

Nagin is accused of bilking the devastated city out of an estimated $500,000, taking expensive trips in private jets for him and his family, and orchestrating an exclusive granite contract for his son's company.

He is convicted and is serving 10 years in federal prison.

Bones 5

Channel: Universal Channel (DStv 117)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

It's been six weeks since Booth and Brennan have seen each other. Booth has been recovering from brain surgery, and Brennan has been on a dig in Guatemala.

Angela's psychic, Avalon Harmonia (guest star Cyndi Lauper), reveals while reading Angela's tarot cards that there are multiple bodies buried under a Washington, DC fountain.

Angela shares the information with Brennan and Booth, but they're both a little skeptical considering the source. The lead pans out, and the duo find the remains of 11 bodies exactly where the psychic said they would be.

TVSA Show Page: Bones 5


Actors in this post: Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Cyndi Lauper

Shows in this post: True Detective, Bones

1 Comment

16 Jan 2019 12:59

Say whaaaaaat?!!! A new season of True Detective?! This is great news!! 

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