New on TV today: Thursday 5 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Aug 2021
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Narco Wars 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Narco Wars 2

Explores how opportunistic smuggling networks in Latin America turned into powerful and ruthless drug cartels with the power to destabilize and tear apart whole countries.

The series combines access to cartel members and the law enforcement agencies opposing them with a deep dive documentary exploration of the geo-political, social and cultural factors that led the cartels' rise.

First-hand accounts blow the lid off the myth that the mafia didn't deal drugs.

Real players - from the mafia hit men to undercover law enforcement and mob families - reveal the extraordinary story of how the American Mafia got America hooked on drugs and laid the foundations of America's crippling drug problem today.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Heroin Don": Carmine Galante was the mafia boss who industrialised heroin smuggling into the United States in the 1970s.

A brutal psychopath, he let nothing stand in his way and recruited ruthless Sicilian henchmen.

Killing Eve 2

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Thriller

Killing Eve 2

Killing Eve is a story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act: Eve, an MI6 operative; and Villanelle, the beautiful, psychopathic assassin that she has been tasked to find.

Season 2 begins 30 seconds after the final episode of the first. Eve is reeling and Villanelle has disappeared.

After everything that happened in Russia, Eve went rogue. Turning up at Villanelle's home and coming face to face with her, in a moment that shocked even Villanelle, she has just stabbed her in the stomach.

Now Eve is alone in Villanelle's flat with nothing but a knife, her handbag and a rising sense of panic. Meanwhile, Villanelle is already on the run and using all her many skills and instincts to survive.

She's wounded in more ways than one, and if she can escape the wrath of her Russian handlers, she is heading straight to London.

Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does, but unfortunately, she's not the only person looking for her...

The Neighborhood 3

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

The Neighborhood 3

When Dave Johnson and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbour, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Welcome to the Movement":  The Butlers and Johnsons unite when a member of their community is the victim of racial injustice.

Secrets at the Hotel

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 15h05
Genre: Telenovela

Secrets at the Hotel

The story of Secrets at the hotel begins in 1908, when Julio Olmedo and Isabel Alarcón travel on the same train to the Gran Hotel, property of the Alarcón family.

Both of them are unaware of the fact that their lives will take a new twist there, brought about by love, treason and the secrets hidden there.

Julio travels there looking for his twin sister, Cristina, who stopped writing to him months ago.

Isabel comes after being summonsed by her mother, the matriarch Teresa Langre Widow of Alarcón, who has fixed her wedding with Diego Montejo, who is part of the Gran Hotel's management.

A series of murders take place in the town where the hotel is, along with Cristina Olmedo's vanishing, and detective Serapio Ayala arrives from the capital city to clear them up.

Nevertheless, during his stay, the mysteries around the place pile up and become more difficult to figure out every time.

Ayala is a science lover and he relies on it to solve any case he is assigned to.

Olmedo joins the Gran Hotel as a waiter and there he meets Andrés Salinas, son of Ángela Gómez, the housekeeper.

A good friendship grows between Julio and Andrés, which turns into a brotherhood. Andrés helps Julio investigate what happened to his sister.

Andrés is in love with Belén García, an unscrupulous maid who manages to convince Andrés that the child she is expecting is a product of her affair with Diego Montejo.

Sofía Alarcón is Teresa's oldest daughter, married to Alfredo Vergara, the heir of a traditional family lineage.

Sofía is pregnant, but she loses her baby and her obsession with having a child finally undermines her weak mental health.

Felipe Alarcón is a young man who has always lived under the protection of his mother.

She has made him a weak man and now he is very far from being the heir his father always wanted him to be.

Ángela Salinas, the housekeeper of the Gran Hotel, knows every corner of the place and every person that has been in there in the past 30 years.

Her implacable face hides secrets she refuses to reveal, mostly to protect her son Andrés.

In Secrets at the Hotel, mysteries accumulate on a daily basis and the love between Isabel and Julio grows stronger day by day, meaning they must confront the obstacles placed in front of them.


Channels in this post: National Geographic Channel, SABC3, Vuzu, FOX Africa


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