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New on TV today: Friday 16 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Apr 2021
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Dead Places

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dead Places

Paranormal drama series in which an author haunted by his sister's death as a child returns to South Africa to investigate a series of supernatural occurrences for his new book.

The show follows the ghostly adventures of Will (Anthony Oseyemi), Kelly (Shamilla Miller) and Joe (Rea Rangaka), an unlikely trio who go on the hunt for supernatural entities.

Will secretly begins his own investigation into the death of his sister in a water canal 20 years ago, with every episode leading him closer to the truth of what happened all those years ago.

The series was shot in 50 locations across South Africa including Cape Town, Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind and Thabazimbi.

TVSA Show Page: Dead Places
 

Lawless Lawyer

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

Lawless Lawyer

A gangster turned lawyer, Bong Sang-pilisn't afraid to use his fists and taking advantage of legal loopholes to win his cases.

After opening his own law firm, he is joined by Ha Jae-yi, an idealistic young lawyer, and together they fight corruption and pursue justice.

Whatever gets the job done. Bong Sang Pil grew up living the gangster life, full of tough physical fights and evading the law.

When his mother dies a tragic death, he is determined to avenge her death.

Sang Pil becomes a lawyer and begins to go after people with absolute power who think they are beyond the law.

With the cunning and skills from his previous life, Sang Pil uses both his fists and legal loopholes to amass an impressive winning record.

Ha Jae Yi is a young lawyer who believes the law is sacred and fights for justice. But her license gets suspended when she hits a judge over an unjust ruling during a trial.

Jae Yi ends up going to work for Sang Pil so that she can continue to pay off her father's debts.

When Sang Pil and Jae Yi get involved in a case that involves Cha Moon Sook, a senior judge who wields a great deal of power, and Ahn Oh Joo, a former gangster who is now the CEO of a corporation, can they figure out a way to beat the most powerful people in the city at a very dangerous game?
 

The Bachelor 25

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

The Bachelor 25

Matt James, the charismatic and engaging star of The Bachelor, will hand out the roses for its 25th season.

After meeting Matt as a prospective suitor for The Bachelorette, Bachelor Nation swooned when they learned he would take on the role as the lead of his own love story.

Matt is the total package with strong family values, a great career, and has used his growing platform for good.

His emerging legion of fans can't wait to follow the 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder on his journey to find love during this season.

Although Matt hasn't been in love before, he feels he is ready now to welcome it into his life - no matter what challenges he will face - as he starts his search for his happily ever after.

A record-breaking 32 beautiful women have come from all over the USA to leave their everyday lives behind for the opportunity to meet the heartthrob from North Carolina.

The bachelorettes pull out all the stops to catch his eye.

One woman causes a stir by arriving in nothing but black lingerie and asks Matt to help her pick out an outfit from a rack of clothes.

But the drama is ratcheted up when dueling ladies arrive: one in a chauffeur-driven gold Bentley, only to be upstaged by another being carried in on a throne like Cleopatra, wearing a gold crown.

Behold "the Queen"!

However, nothing can stop the first blossoms of romance from blooming between Matt and the women.

One who was born deaf and has a cochlear implant wins his admiration, but will she garner the coveted first impression rose?

Matt finds his first rose ceremony overwhelming, discovering it difficult to say goodbye to the women he really didn't want to disappoint.

Twenty-four hopeful bachelorettes remain to join him on his romantic adventure to find the love of his life who could be his future wife.
 

This Is Us 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

This Is Us 5

Sometimes life will surprise you. This series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways.

We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect, which will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Forty: Part One": The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday while musing about the day they were born.
 

Why Are You Like This

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

Why Are You Like This

Three best friends negotiate work, fun, identity politics, hookups and wild nights out in this satire of 20-something life in Melbourne, Australia.

When Mia loses her job (for being fundamentally useless) and Penny's R U OK Day presentation is hijacked by a male co-worker, these young women, armed with their modern-day moral codes, confront complex social issues head on... with somewhat disastrous results.

 

Shows in this post: Dead Places

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, 1Magic, M-Net



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