New on TV today: Friday 5 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Feb 2021
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Candy Land

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Candy Land

Food Network brings out the childhood imagination of five teams made up of professional cake and sugar artists on Candy Land, inspired by the classic Hasbro children's game.

Through six episodes, Kristin Chenoweth hosts and guides the teams through the fantastical world of Candy Land, challenging them to create heavenly confectionary showpieces, all the while being thrown curveballs every step of the way by Lord Licorice that puts the teams' skills to the ultimate test.

Each episode features the teams stepping into one of the eye-popping lands come to life, including giant candy canes in the Peppermint Forest, life-size gumdrops at the Gumdrop Mountains, a real life gingerbread house at Chocolate Mountain, enormous and luscious lollipops in the Lollipop Woods, and lemons growing right off the vines in the Lemon Lime Springs.

The players must forage for flavours and unique ingredients within each land to use for their sugar masterpieces before presenting to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira, who determine which teams advance down the board game path based on creativity, technical execution, and how well the candies of the land were incorporated.

The first team to make it to King Kandy's Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000.

In the series premiere, "Candy Creatures": Kristin welcomes the players to Candy Land before presenting the teams with their first challenge to create mystical and magical creatures the likes of which have never been seen before.

Each team must present their work of art to the judges to see which team's time in Candy Land has come to an end.

Other episodes feature the teams designing inventive and edible means of transportation for the citizens of Candy Land, creating beautiful upgrades for the town squares within each land; and a final challenge with the last teams standing thinking outside the box to deliver a one-of-a-kind gift that will need to impress King Kandy.

Strip Down, Rise Up

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

Strip Down, Rise Up

In an effort to reclaim their bodies and lives, a group of women explore the intersections of movement and meaning in a powerful pole dancing program.

From Academy Award–nominated director Michèle Ohayon comes Strip Down, Rise Up, an intimate film about a diverse and vibrant group of women who heal their trauma and body image issues through sensual movement and the art of pole dancing.

Sacred Relationships

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela

Sacred Relationships

Set in Rajkot, the story follows the journey of Mishti Aggarwal and Abir Rajvansh as they question age-old concepts of arranged marriages and relationships.

Mishti is a kind and down-to-earth girl who believes in independence and compatibility in a relationship.

Estranged from her parents, Naman and Karishma, she was raised by the Maheshwari family.

On the other hand, Abir is a cheerful and positive boy who expresses his emotions through his art and poetry.

Mishti is expected to settle for an arranged married by her family. However, she feels that she must get a chance to know her life partner well before tying the knot with him.


New! Sacred Relationships Teasers - February 2021

Agatha Raisin 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Agatha Raisin 2

Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) returns in the adaptations of MC Beaton's best-selling novels.

The series follows a London PR whizz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem and murder when she opts for early retirement in the country.

Season 2 features three television movies: The Wizard of Evesham, The Fairies of Fryfam and The Curious Curate.

The Wizard of Evesham follows Agatha returning from Cyprus with a broken heart, a frizz from hell and in need of a renewing pick me up.

The local ladies all deem Mr. John a to-die-for wizard, so Agatha makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser.

And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when a murderer strikes at the busy salon.

Agatha places her life in jeopardy to bring the killer to justice and once again finds herself embroiled in a murder case.

Was it one of Mr. John's many customers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets?

Mexico Life 4

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h45
Genre: Reality

Mexico Life 4

Mexico Life showcases homebuyers in search of their own slice of Mexican paradise.

Episodes feature oceanfront house hunts near the white sand beaches of Tulum to the surfing mecca of Puerto Vallarta.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Building a New Life in Cabo San Lucas": A fun-loving Indiana couple relocates to Cabo San Lucas to spend more time together at the beach.

They hope to find a fully-furnished, modern home with a pool, ocean views and room for company to visit.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Working Out in Cabo San Lucas": A fitness-loving couple from Colorado wants to ditch the snow for a home close to the beach in Cabo San Lucas.

He wants a move-in ready condo with tons of amenities, including a gym.

However, she's concerned about sticking to their budget.


Actors in this post: Kristin Chenoweth, Ashley Jensen


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