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New on TV today: Tuesday 22 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Sep 2020
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Ekstra Medium

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Afrikaans

Ekstra Medium

Comedy-drama series about a man in his thirties who finds himself at a crossroads, which forces him to take stock of himself and his life.

Bertie Heyns is an unpolished diamond on the wrong side of 30. He is supposed to be a grownup, according to society's rules.

But he takes a huge knock when his wife divorces him and suddenly he is left with nothing but the disco ball that used to hang in his man cave.

He ends up sleeping on his sister's couch, making impulsive decisions and meeting unique people on his search for the truth.

To make things worse, he buys a cursed building that a councillor is also interested in. And suddenly it becomes a home for friends, family and strangers.

What he thinks he is looking for, is not what he finds. What he eventually finds, is much more.

We not only get to know Bertie through his crisis, but also his sister and her family, all of whom he includes in his plans.

The series explores family themes from all sides, as well as from different ages. The youngest character is eight and the oldest in his seventies.

And, as is sometimes the case in real life, one doesn't always know who the adult is.

Bertie is not somebody that will make the front pages for his exciting life, but if you look closer you will realise that the ordinary is sometimes more exciting than you think.

Ekstra Medium is one man's search for the perfect cocktail and a life that is at once exciting, colourful and extra medium.

The role of Bertie is played by Wilhelm van der Walt and his sister, Sophia, by Cintaine Schutte.

Others in the cast include Marvin-Lee Beukes as Kevin, Llandi Beeslaar as Kleintjie, Gerben Kamper as Uncle Eddie, Dean Balie as Slappies, Mila Guy as Elke, Amalia Uys as Ingeborg and June van Merch as Grandma Raleigh.

TVSA Show Page: Ekstra Medium
 

Kompleks

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Kompleks

Drama series set in two parallel universes which tells the story of two teenagers that fall in love during a winter holiday and how the future will be decided on the decisions they make.

In one of the universes it is the winter holiday of 2019. Sean and Mika (played by Arthur Falko and Melissa Myburgh) are two teenagers. They are at home and their friends are away.

Sean's parents (Milan Murray and Stian Bam) exist in silence, while Mika's parents (Therese Bam and Paul du Toit) are about to divorce.

Then by pure chance - which includes a wasp and a dog leash - the two teenagers meet, and everything changes.

Through random conversations, planet hunting and a shared love for music, a relationship starts that will define their entire existence.

In another universe, similar to this one yet different, it is the beginning of 2019. In this universe Sean and Mika are much older.

Sean (Armand Aucamp) is an actuary and his friends think he is lonely. Mika (Roeline Daneel) is a widow, and her daughter thinks she's lonely.

Then Sean meets Belinda (Greta Pietersen) and Mika meets Tristan (Ivan Botha).

Both decide to give love another chance, but in the back of their minds is a winter holiday many years ago and the forgotten dream of a friendship.

The two universes are brought together with Koos Kombuis as the narrator of the story. Deon Meiring is responsible for the theme song and his, as well as Kombuis' songs, are used throughout the series.

The series makes use of several unique storytelling techniques such as hearing the teenagers' thoughts, split screens, and the use of abstract imagery to portray emotions.

The series is not only for young people, but for anyone who has lost their hearts at some stage.

The series tagline is "two universes, four hearts, one soul".

Kompleks also stars Crystal-Donna Roberts, Stephren Saayman, Wian Taljaard, Nicol Steyn, Keeno-Lee Hector, Daniah de Villiers and Nancia Dorland.

TVSA Show Page: Kompleks
 

The Playbook

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

The Playbook

Coaches with championship résumés share their personal rules for success in sports and life in this reflective and inspiring documentary series.

Through emotional and in-depth interviews, each coach reveals the critical moments in their personal lives and careers that ultimately helped form their coaching philosophies.

Featured coaches include the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers and two-time FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, the winningest coach in US soccer history.

Also featured is the Premier League's José Mourinho, one of the most decorated football managers of all time; Serena Williams' famed tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou; and hall of fame basketball player and coach Dawn Staley.
 

Koskaskenades 3

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality, Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Koskaskenades 3

Follows the adventures of chef and food stylist Anna Carolina Alberts, better known as Caro, as she is set loose in the kitchens of everyday South Africans, catering for their special events.

The main ingredients are sourced from their own pantries, fridges, freezers and store cupboards.

Caro reveals the secrets to preparing glorious dishes that wow the host's guests and make viewers at home salivate.

Caro is a true country girl who grew up on the family farm situated 50km from Piet Retief, in Mpumalanga. It was there that she learned to cook from scratch.

Her ingredients were vegetables from the garden and milk directly from the cow.

Caro is still passionate about her food roots and making the most of what you have and it is this belief and passion that she brings to Koskaskenades.

In the Season 3 premiere: Milande surprises Shongy with a party after going through a hard time and never managed to have a dinner party.

Caro makes them a special dinner with ingredients that Shongy loves.
 

I am the Night

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Miniseries, Drama, Thriller

I am the Night

Inspired by true events, I Am the Night tells the story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada.

Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything.

As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Chris Pine), haunted by the case that undid him.

Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in some of Hollywood's darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.
 

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Travel

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father 4

Jovial comic Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, take unusual and amusing trips to foreign lands in an attempt to strengthen their bond.

This season finds the pair taking on Australia.

 

Shows in this post: Ekstra Medium, Kompleks

Channels in this post: kykNET, Netflix South Africa, SABC2, M-Net



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