New on TV today: Wednesday 2 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Dec 2020
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Gold Digger

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

Gold Digger

Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in the noir drama Gold Digger, about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the affect it has on her already damaged family.

Julia Day (Ormond) wakes up on her 60th birthday alone. The first she's spent by herself in the 35 years she was married to Ted, before he left her.

Determined to have a good day, Julia leaves her Devon home and heads to London to celebrate with her children - but one by one they let her down.

Leo, her youngest, simply because he forgets.

Della, her only daughter, marooned abroad and guilt-stricken, and her firstborn Patrick who is struggling to maintain a hectic work and home life - all whilst fighting an attraction to a colleague.

Feeling adrift, Julia's at a low ebb when she happens upon a young man in a museum, Benjamin (Barnes).

The pair get talking and before she's quite sure what's happening they're beginning a whirlwind romance. All that's left to do - introduce him to her children.

But they are suspicious of this younger man's motives, and soon start plotting how to remove him.

Temptation Island 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Temptation Island 2

Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives - or should go their separate ways.

Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women.

There, they live the "single life," in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

Now the show is back for a second season, with four new couples and 24 new singles.

The couples are here to learn if their relationships are built to last. The singles are here in search of love.

For one tempestuous, tantalising, and tempting month, the couples will live apart; the men will live with 12 single women, and the women will live with 12 single men.

The stakes are high. Anything could happen.

Little Women: Terra's Big House

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Docu-Reality, Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Little Women: Terra's Big House

Little Women: LA's Terra Jole and her husband Joe have been saving for years to buy their first home, and now they have finally done it.

But as these new homeowners discover, it's going to take a lot of hard work to make their new house into their dream home.

With the help of home renovation experts Cory McCrummen and Stephanie Ballard, Terra and Joe will transformation their fixer upper while trying to stay on schedule and on budget.

With ever-changing visions, unexpected obstacles and two small children on top of it all, Terra and Joe have their hands more than a little full.

Alien Worlds

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Sci-Fi, Wildlife, Nature

Alien Worlds

Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

In the last two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system; they believe there are trillions more.

If life exists on only a fraction of them, then the cosmos must be teeming with alien species.

But what do those aliens look like? How do they feed, reproduce and evolve?

By applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the universe, it is possible to imagine what lives beyond - on Alien Worlds.

Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) narrates the speculative nature series.

Dans in Jou Taal

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music, Afrikaans

Dans in Jou Taal

Reality competition hosted by Angelique Gerber in which dance schools across South Africa battle it out for a cash prize.

In each episode, two young dancers compete against each other to be chosen as the winners by a panel of judges.

Slow Down and Enjoy Life

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary

Slow Down and Enjoy Life

In our hectic world so much seems to pass us by.

All around us dramas are playing out, but they often happen so fast that we don't even see it: blink and you'll miss it.

But when you slow down the action a whole new world is revealed.

Little lizards become velociraptors and hummingbirds aerobatic pilots.

Using technology we can start to fully understand the remarkable feats of speed, power and precision found in the natural world.

Slow down a little, you might be surprised by what you see.

Deadly Sins 5

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 23h30
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Deadly Sins 5

Deadly Sins examines the true evils that push everyday individuals beyond the limits of the law.

From gluttony and greed to lust, envy, sloth, wrath and pride, this series reveals scandalous crimes driven by the most basic of human instincts.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Prey for Me": In Washington State, a greedy pastor decides that one woman just isn't enough, and fills his odious appetite with the ladies in his congregation.

Later, a single mother finds love with a young man carrying a troubled past, only to be torn away by sin.

In the second episode of the weekly triple bill, "A Vote for Death": An ambitious politician wins his first election, getting a sweet taste of success. When his hunger for power emerges, he will know no bounds.

Later, a small-town funeral home sets the stage for death, with unbridled lust, and cold-blooded murder.

In the third episode of the night, "Deacon of Death": In Plant City Florida, a promising young Deacon finds love, happiness and virtue in his high school sweetheart, but darker, bloodier impulses lay beneath the surface.

Later, a sweet single mother yearns for a high, turning to porn, drugs, and murder.

Ghost Brothers 2

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Reality

Ghost Brothers 2

Ghost hunters Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey are budding paranormal enthusiasts on a mission to find out if legendary haunted locations are the real deal.

These charismatic characters blend natural curiosity with comedic flair, bringing humour and good manners to the spirit world.

The Ghost Brothers take a passionate hobby to the next level investigating historically haunted and often abandoned locations, testing their own spirit along the way.

All raised in religious households, the Ghost Brothers were taught that "messing" with the dead is dangerous business, but some unexplained experiences of their own drove them to find out firsthand just how spooky the supernatural can be.

Dalen, Juwan and Marcus enlist local historians and caretakers to provide the history of the property to better understand what they are facing.

When night falls, join the antics of their afterlife investigation as the trio uses local experts, investigative equipment, trigger objects, and most importantly, their southern charm, to help make contact with the other side.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Thornhaven Manor": the Ghost Brothers travel to New Castle, Indiana to investigate paranormal claims at the historic Thornhaven Manor.

Reported to house negative energy that targets men - allegedly caused by a murder victim, his family members and the murderer, himself - the guys set out to discover what the phenomena actually is.

Other haunted hot spots explored in the second season include a desolate sawmill nicknamed the "Mill of Death" in the bayou of Louisiana; the maze-like home of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose; a haunted elementary school in Middletown, Ohio; the "White Witch" of Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica; and more.

Snapped: Killer Couples 3

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Snapped: Killer Couples 3

Featuring the true crime stories of America's most dangerous duos, this series takes a deep dive into the turbulent lives these couples led.

Each episode examines the evolution of their relationships and the passion that drove them to commit murder.

Through reenactments and first-hand accounts, each episode tells a story of what ultimately drove them to commit the crime, as well as destroy the lives of those around them.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Pike/Shipp": A pair of troubled teens take their dark obsessions to the extreme when their romance is threatened by a fellow classmate.


1 Comment

02 Dec 2020 15:35

Gold digger sounds interesting

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