New on TV today: Monday 1 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Mar 2021
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Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: Drama, K-Drama


New Korean drama channel tvN Africa launches tonight with four K-dramas including Encounter, one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.

In the series, Cha Soo-hyun is the daughter of a politician whose life has always been under the control of those around her.

After a recent divorce from her unfaithful husband, she goes on a business trip to Cuba.

There she meets Kim Jin-hyeok, a free spirited young man, and falls in love despite their differences.

But what happens when they meet again in Korea?

The 78th Golden Globe Awards

Channel: M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104) and M-Net (Dstv 101)
TX Time: 03h00 (live) and 22h30
Genre: Awards

The 78th Golden Globe Awards

The 78th Golden Globe Awards will honour the best in American television of 2020, as well as film in 2020 and early 2021, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The ceremony takes place nearly two months later than normal, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema and on television.

This will be the first bi-coastal ceremony, with Tina Fey co-hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Amy Poehler co-hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

The Crown is the most-nominated television series with six noms, followed by Schitt's Creek with five.

For all the goss and nominations, go here:

2021 Golden Globes: all the nominees

Destination Mars

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Science, Technology, Docu-Drama

Destination Mars

How will humans take the next step into outer space - traveling to Mars not to visit, but to stay?

The Mission

The United States and China are considering launching manned missions to Mars - in 25 years.

But Netherlands-based Mars One has a bold plan to land humans on Mars in 2027.

Is the mission fueled by wishful thinking and unproven science - or will private exploration get us there?

The Astronauts

When Mars One invited citizens to journey to Mars, 200,000 people applied.

The final 100 include a military jet pilot, an ER doctor, and an IT consultant - all willing to leave their loved ones forever.

They share a common dream - and a willingness to endure almost unimaginable isolation.

The Journey

The trek from earth to Mars is fraught with difficulties, from surviving radiation en route to landing in a space craft not yet designed.

Mars One founder Bas Lansdorp attends the Mars Society Convention in Washington, DC, to debate the risks and rewards with scientists from around the world.

Surviving on Mars

From a greenhouse in Holland to a desert landscape in Iceland, scientists are using the earth to tests ways to keep a Mars settlement alive and well.

It's the ultimate survival challenge, requiring major innovations to find water, grow food and clean the air.

A Return Journey

Mars One plans one-way missions to Mars; the goal is not simply to explore, but to colonise the red planet.

A one-way trip saves billions and eliminates the risk of a return voyage. But can the crew survive in such utter isolation?

Some candidates for the mission reflect on this challenge.

Grow Cook Eat

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Food, Documentary Series, Lifestyle, Gardening

Grow Cook Eat

Presented by Michael Kelly and Karen O'Donohoe, Grow Cook Eat explores the journey that our food takes before it reaches our tables.

Each episode focuses on a particular vegetable and takes you through the entire process, from sowing the seed, to harvesting and cooking.

Along with the step-by-step guides to growing vegetables, there are features on building raised beds, making a compost heap and improving soil fertility.

So, whether you have an interest in growing your own food, but have little or no knowledge on how to go about it, simply want to know where your food comes from, or are in search of tips to improve your crop, this is the show to watch.

On the Shoulders of Giants: A Zulu Creative

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series

On the Shoulders of Giants: A Zulu Creative

This four-part documentary series celebrates the lives of four writers from our past - men who influenced the course of history and who contributed to the building blocks of this generation.

In this series we go back and learn from a generation that espoused black excellence in a time of hardship, of colonial and apartheid rule in South Africa.

Through the lives of John Langalibalele Dube, Anton Muziwakhe Lembede, Jordan Kush Ngubane and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, we position art and leadership in its varied forms, as a useful tool of genius in the struggle to transform society.

This project is about drawing from the strength of those giants who struggled against social injustice to inspire the present day generation to care deeply about society and continue the fight against injustice.

It is also about giving symbols of black excellence to today's generation in their "popular living memory".

The series explores strong themes such as the philosophy and importance of education, the might of the pen and the power of journalism, custodianship and what it means to be African.

In the series premiere, Anton Muziwakhe Lembede: What does it mean to be African?

Anton Lembede (1914 – 1947) was in many respects an architect of African nationalism in South Africa.

He was one our first great intellectuals, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Law degree as well as a Masters in Philosophy.

He was a linguist and the founding president of the ANC Youth League.

He died at 33 but left an indelible mark on our history having stood for African excellence, hard work, grit and education.

What was its that drove him to break the institutional barriers placed before him? How did he inspire a new generation of artists and leaders, setting foundations for African brilliance?

This episode explores how this remarkable man inspired so many young people today to achieve their own greatness.

Alaska: The New Pioneers

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Alaska: The New Pioneers

The next generation of Alaskans play by their own rules, rebelling against society norms and surviving Arctic climates.

Michael Manzo travels nomadically in search of opportunity.

Alex Javor leaves life in Virginia behind to build his dream cabin.

The Rowlands instill critical lessons of survival to their children.

And Brent and Ida work 24/7 on their business while navigating life as a new couple.

Another Miss Oh

Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: K-Drama, Comedy-Drama

Another Miss Oh

Park Do-kyung, a sound director, suddenly develops the ability to see the future.

After a fateful encounter with the mysterious woman in his visions, he finds out that she shares the same name as his ex-fiancée.

Love After Lockup 4

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Docu-Reality

Love After Lockup 4

This series follows lovebirds hoping to make their way down the aisle with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them.

Whether it's dodging a parole officer, negotiating with a halfway house, or being stuck under house arrest with someone they hardly know, the realities of being on the outside are starting to hit these newly released prisoners.

Will they break the law and go back to jail, or save themselves and leave their lovers broken hearted?

From the first lusty meet-ups outside of prison walls to awkward meetings with mom, 'Love After Lockup' doesn't miss a moment of every romantic, cringy, and heartbreaking journey.

New couples this season include:

Jessica and Maurice (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Jessica was immediately smitten when she stumbled upon Maurice's profile on "Plenty of Fish", only to realise later that he was in prison.

After three short months of dating, Maurice, serving time for first degree burglary, got down on one knee, ring-less, and proposed to Jessica; who immediately said yes and proceeded to buy her own ring for two dollars.

The couple tied the knot in a prison wedding shortly after their engagement and hopes to have a big Vegas wedding following Maurice's release... but will Jessica's family accept this new union?

Shawn and Destinie (Las Vegas, Nevada)

After striking up an immediate connection online, Shawn and Destinie now talk twice a day - but there's one big catch: the couple has never met in person.

How will the mother of Shawn's six children react when he reveals the new love of his life, an ex-con, is moving in?

John and Kristianna (Cresco, Iowa and Mitchellville, Iowa)

John and Kristianna struck up a relationship online and fell head over heels for each other after just three months.

Unbeknownst to Kristianna, John is planning for a wedding ceremony on the very day of her release.

Will John move too fast for his newly released love?

Scott and Lindsey (Olive Branch, Mississippi and Dublin, California)

51-year-old entrepreneur Scott uprooted his New York life for 27-year-old Mississippi belle, Lindsey, who landed in jail for possession of drugs and a firearm.

Though they've never met in person, Scott has been supporting the former cheerleader and honour student throughout their relationship.

He plans to move Lindsey and her daughter into the dream home he is renovating to her specifications.

Tyrice and Chanda (Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Kansas)

Tired of the games women play on the outside, Tyrice - who is pushing 50 - found 28-year-old Chanda on a website for prison pen pals.

Tyrice is hoping to settle down ASAP with the love of his life, but is Chanda on the same page?

His three grown children are happy he's found a mate, but they do not trust her one bit.

Shavel and Quaylon (Olathe, Kansas)

Incarcerated for over a decade, Quaylon met Shavel seeking companionship during his lengthy sentence.

After months of calls, visits and letters, their friendship quickly turned into something more.

After two years together, Shavel is looking forward to the release of the love of her life and starting a life with her 5-year-old daughter in Kansas City.

What she doesn't know is Quaylon's family expects him to return to Texas upon his release.

Cheese in the Trap

Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, K-Drama

Cheese in the Trap

In this adaptation of a popular webtoon, a poor student trying to navigate college life gains the attention of a wealthy upperclassman with a dark side.

After a few unfortunate run-ins with her seemingly perfect senior Yoo Jung, Hong Seol catches his attention and the two begin an unlikely relationship.

Jung is the rich and popular heir to the Taerang Group and has a seemingly perfect life.

However, although he seems nice and kind to everyone around him, he is manipulative - with a penchant for destroying those that irritate him, often by using others.

When Seol catches on, her life becomes so miserable that she decides to take time off school.

When she returns through a scholarship that was intended for Jung, he is unexpectedly nice to her and asks her on a date.

Although she isn't sure what kind of person he is, they begin an awkward relationship that is complicated by the distance between them as well as the aftermath of his various schemes.

The situation is further complicated by the arrival of Baek In-ho and his sister In-ha, childhood friends of Jung who have since had a falling out.

The Walking Dead 10 resumes

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 03h00 and 20h45
Genre: Horror, Drama

The Walking Dead 10 resumes

The extended 10th season returns with six new episodes, beginning with Episode 17: "Home Sweet Home".

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle.

The survivors were trapped and separated from one another.

Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta and eliminating the threat of the horde.

In these six new episodes, we'll see the survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake.

The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides.

As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

The complex interpersonal challenges of forging a future while struggling to overcome the shadows of the past will come to the fore.

New guest stars to be featured in the extended third season episodes include Robert Patrick as Mays, Hilarie Burton as Lucille along with new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari as Elijah, among others.

Real Health 12

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Talk Show

Real Health 12

Holistic health experts and professionals join Real Health host Michael Porter to discuss real-life health conditions.

They explore causes, symptoms and holistic ways of treating these conditions and how these solutions, when practiced correctly, can lead to a healthier mind, body and soul.

In each episode, the experts delve deep into the root of what happens at biological, physiological and psychological levels when healthy living is practiced holistically.

They inform the viewer of the roles played by diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices on their overall well-being, and the viewer in turn learns about the diverse approaches to health that suit different lifestyles, personalities and beliefs.

Whether it's conventional Western medical solutions or Eastern disciplines that have been practiced for thousands of years, modern nutritional viewpoints or age old remedies, each episode of Real Health aims to inspire, transform and enlighten.


Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: K-Drama, Police Procedural, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy


Park Hae-young, a cold case profiler, comes across a mysterious walkie-talkie that connects him to a detective living in 1989.

With the power of fore and hindsight, the two solve crimes together and even prevent some from ever taking place.

Grave unintended sequences follow.


Actors in this post: Robert Patrick, Hilarie Burton

1 Comment

01 Mar 2021 09:48

Encounter and Signal sound great.  I'm definitely recording for binging.

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