New on TV today: Tuesday 21 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Jan 2020
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Black Tax

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Black Tax

Sitcom which revolves around a successful professional woman and her family after the sudden arrival of her parents into her modest suburban townhouse.

The concept of "Black Tax" refers to paying it forward - a means of showing appreciation for all that your family has sacrificed to help propel you in life - a phenomenon that affects many families.

The series revolves around Thuli Dlamini (Jo-anne Reyneke) as she deals with the unspoken law of payback to the community of people that helped her get to where she is.

In the series, she navigates life as a single parent who juggles relationships, career and the slightly unhelpful arrival of her demanding mother and father.

Other starring cast members include Clementine Mosimane in the role of Thuli's mother, Martha; and Mandla Jwara as Sizwe, her father.

Other featured actors include Jason Goliath, Sne Dladla and Daniel Janks; as well as Mamodibe Ramodibe and Bahle Mashinini, who play the youngsters in Thuli's family.

This is a show about a young family, trying to find their feet after things go horribly wrong for their grandparents. It's about coming together and being thankful for what you have, no matter how little.

In the series premiere, "The Cost": What is Black Tax? When you're Thuli Dlamini, it means your father losing his pension and your parents moving in with you.

In the second episode of the premiere double bill, "Maya Angelou": To mark Sizwe and Martha's relocation to her house, Thuli holds a ceremony to alert the ancestors, where a goat will be slaughtered. This leaves Sihle in an awkward position.

TVSA Show Page: Black Tax

Tiaan Onthou

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Food, Afrikaans

Tiaan Onthou

Tiaan Langenegger, winner of Kokkedoor 1, presenter of Makietie and now a Koekedoor judge, is back with a nostalgic trip through culinary jewels of yesteryear.

Tiaan pays a visit to the best recipe keepers in the country – the grandmothers and grandfathers that can make the best milk tart, mince pies, curry and rice, as well as other dishes we grew up with.

They show Tiaan their traditional recipes and then it's Tiaan's turn to give a new spin on the recipe.

Tiaan Onthou will not only get you cooking and baking, but will evoke memories of Sunday lunches and smells that made Grannie's kitchen so special.

Queens of Mystery

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

Queens of Mystery

Follows the adventures of three crime-writing sisters - Beth, Cat and Jane Stone - and their 28-year old niece Detective Sergeant Mattie Stone.

Using their knowledge of crime - both real world and fictional - together they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh.

But no matter how many cases they are able to crack, the unsolved mystery that haunts all the characters is that of Mattie's mother's disappearance 25 years ago.

Animal Kingdom 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Drama

Animal Kingdom 4

This season, Smurf is back on top reminding her boys who's boss no matter whom she hurts in the process.

Trapped with Smurf and becoming increasingly unhinged, Pope has found new and dangerous ways to deal with his anger.

J continues to scheme about how to take over the family business, Craig plots one of their most difficult heists and Deran is worried about his future with Adrian.

As always, outsiders move in to threaten the Cody's fragile peace, including Angela, the former best friend of J's deceased mother and a recovering junkie, who tries to snake her way back into the family's good graces.

A new criminal crew is also introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Janine": the Codys pull off a risky robbery that results in a big realisation for Craig.

The relationship between Smurf and Pope remains rocky even as Pope tries out a new outlet for his anger.

Deran involves Adrian in the family business despite warnings from Craig, as J tests the waters of his new identity outside the Cody empire.

A new criminal crew is introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys.

The Resident 3

Channel: FOX (DStv 125)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Medical Drama

The Resident 3

The doctors of Chastain are surrounded by new rules and doctors, as Red Rock Mountain Medical takes over the hospital.

Conrad finds himself in a dangerous situation when the construction for a new neurosurgery centre causes a gas explosion at Chastain.

Meanwhile, new hotshot neurosurgeon Barrett Cain (Morris Chestnut), is put to the test with a complicated surgery and Mina acts as a support for Nic, who is struggling with a devastating loss.

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty

Southern-born comedian, writer and actress Fortune Feimster is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special.

The comedian recalls her childhood misadventures as a former Girl Scout, debutante and (disqualified) swim meet champion; her family's complicated relationship with Hooters; and how a movie helped her realise she was a lesbian.


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21 Jan 2020 10:58

I love Animal Kingdom and I enjoyed season 4. Looking forward to season 5 to see how things unfold following the huge change in the family dynamics from season 4 (dont want to give it away).

23 Jan 2020 10:42

You're so well TV-versed Timone - you have a perspective on SO much.

24 Jan 2020 15:10

I actually used to be such a movie fanatic but then the series craze hit me, and it hit me hard 

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