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New on TV today: Friday 28 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 May 2021
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The Crowned Clown

Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: K-Drama, Period Drama

The Crowned Clown

An adaptation of the movie Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King, also known as Masquerade.

In the midst of extreme political turmoil in Joseon, King Lee Hun brings a clown named Ha Sun into the palace to take his place on the throne in order to avoid assassination.

The kingdom of Joseon is plagued by disorder, with violent political uprisings breaking out, and a power struggle surrounding the ruthless King Lee Hun.

To avoid assassination attempts on the king's life, a clown named Ha Sun, who happens to look exactly like the king, is brought to the palace to act as his double.

As Ha Sun takes the throne and tricks the court into believing he truly is the king, he begins to fall for the beautiful Queen Yoo So Woon.

This series is an adaptation of the movie “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King” (also known as “Masquerade”), starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo. “The Crowned Clown” is a 2019 Korean drama series directed by Kim Hee Won.
 

The Kominsky Method 3

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

The Kominsky Method 3

Final season!

Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) has to navigate what ageing looks like without his longtime friend Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin) by his side in the final season of The Kominsky Method.

Life only becomes more complicated with the arrival of Sandy's ex-wife Roz Volander (Kathleen Turner).

The pair's famously volatile relationship is further inflamed when she comes to LA to spend time with their daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker) and her boyfriend Martin (Paul Reiser).

This season deals with money, death, love, murder and dreams coming true. In other words, the usual.

Lisa Edelstein, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers and Haley Joel Osment reprise their guest starring roles.

The third and final season consists of six episodes.
 

Cornwall with Simon Reeve

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Cornwall with Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve travels through glorious Cornwall during a summer like no other, as the county emerges from lockdown and businesses are in a race to survive.

Cornwall is hugely reliant on tourism and the pandemic has highlighted how precarious people's livelihoods are.

Simon journeys through some of the most beautiful coastal locations Britain has to offer and meets the incredible Cornish characters who make the county unique.

For the Taco Boys, a group of enterprising young entrepreneurs selling their homemade food on the beach, lockdown has been a disaster, and they must now put everything into earning enough money to make it through the winter when all their work dries up.

Like many of the young people Simon meets, they are forced by the precarious tourist economy to live in temporary accommodation to make ends meet.

Later in his journey, Simon meets a woman who lives in a shed and who blames the thousands of outsiders who own second homes and have forced housing prices to almost London levels in one of the poorest parts of Britain.

Before tourism became so huge, this was a county built on mining.

Britain's biggest mineral export after North Sea oil is still china clay mined in Cornwall, but just like the better known coal mines in the North of England and Wales, the collapse of Cornwall's tin mining industry in the 1980s left whole communities bereft.

Simon visits one of the poorest estates in Britain to see what hope locals have for the future and meets an ex-mining engineer who has set up one of Britain's biggest food banks.

The pandemic has brought into focus just how reliant Cornwall is on tourism and seasonal work, but Simon learns how new industries and even a return to mining could promise a better future.

Going back to Cornwall at the end of the summer, Simon learns how the people he's met up with have fared and whether fears that the tourist influx could bring Covid-19 with it have come true.
 

My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? 6

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? 6

This series catches up with the lives of formerly super-obese women and men as they continue their turbulent weight-loss journeys.

While under the care of weight-loss expert Dr. Younon Nowzaradan, they shed hundreds of pounds. But along the way, each encountered new emotional and physical challenges.

After undergoing life-saving weight-loss surgery, they must adjust to the changes to their bodies - which can include painful flaps of extreme excess skin that requires additional surgery.

As well as undergoing drastic physical transformations, these individuals are also reassessing their relationships, with their families and loved ones as well as with food.

Is excess weight the only thing they stand to lose after surgery?

In the Season 6 premiere, "David & Benji & Erica": In Year 3, Erica is succeeding on her weight loss journey, when romantic misfortune sends her spiraling backwards.

Benji Bolton must reach his goal weight without the support of his brother David, after a disagreement leaves the two brothers estranged.
 

Beachfront Bargain Hunt 19

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 20h35
Genre: Reality

Beachfront Bargain Hunt 19

An all-new season of the show that documents the journeys of everyday people as they search for their dream 'home away from home' without breaking the bank.

Each episode features families touring a number of affordable properties before selecting the one they feel best fits their budget and wish list.

In the Season 19 premiere, "Tailor-Made on St. Thomas, USVI": A former Olympic swimmer who currently lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands wants to move to the east end of St. Thomas.

He brings along his interior designer friend to help him envision the potential of each property as he searches for a bachelor retreat.
 

Ted Bundy: Serial Monster

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h25
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Ted Bundy: Serial Monster

Beautiful women are disappearing, found murdered throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Police have little to go on, but similarities come to light: a charming, handsome stranger with a broken arm and a Volkswagen Bug.

But the crazed murderer stays one step ahead of the authorities, leading to a devastating sorority house massacre on the other side of the country.

You might think this is the plot of a horror film, but it's all too real.

The psychopath who inspired the character Buffalo Bill in the movie Silence of the Lambs, this is the shocking true story of Ted Bundy: Serial Monster.

A handsome gentleman on the outside, a terrifying, depraved monster on the inside.

A chameleon so deceptive that he charmed more than 100 women to their cruel, unfortunate deaths.

From his beginnings as an innocent paperboy, to an admired high school athlete, to a budding attorney and rising politician, no one recognised him as the bloodiest mass murderer in US history.

This series reveals Ted Bundy's disturbing roots and deranged obsessions, his psychological trickery, and murderous masterminding.

We uncover how he outwitted an army of investigators and reveal how, even behind bars, there was no way to stop him.

Twice he escaped from supposedly escape-proof prisons and killed again.

And even after he was captured and facing the electric chair, Ted Bundy repeatedly outsmarted the press and judicial system.
 

The K2

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

The K2

A fugitive soldier gets swept up in personal and political intrigue when he's hired as a bodyguard for the family of a presidential candidate.

Code-named "K2", Kim Je-ha is a former mercenary soldier who gets hired as a bodyguard for a presidential candidate.

He is assigned to guard his boss' illegitimate daughter, whom he later develops feelings for.

 



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