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New on TV today: Wednesday 25 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 25 Aug 2021
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Clickbait

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Thriller, Miniseries

Clickbait

When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.

Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier, Entourage) is a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears.

A video appears on the Internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says "I abuse women. At 5-million views, I die".

Is this a threat or confession? Or both?

As his sister (Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick) and wife (Betty Gabriel, Get Out) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn't know existed.

An eight-episode limited series told from revolving points of view, Clickbait is a high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.
 

Motel Makeover

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Lifestyle, Home Improvement, DIY

Motel Makeover

Two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario — just as the COVID-19 pandemic hits.

Amid project pitfalls and a pandemic, these besties-turned-business partners bring their design magic to a rundown motel and revamp it into a go-to getaway.
 

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

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

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world's most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed brings us the shockingly untold story of the prolific landscape artist and host of The Joy of Painting.

With a keen appreciation for nature, and a kind and gentle demeanor, Bob encouraged everyone he met to embrace their creativity and believe in themselves, becoming a cultural phenomenon along the way.

The man who famously said that there were no mistakes - just happy accidents - brought sheer delight to the world for decades.

Beyond the iconic hair, soothing voice and nostalgic paintings lies a mystery that many have yet to discover.
 

I Am Not Your Negro

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

I Am Not Your Negro

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House.

The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material.

I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, it challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

 

Actors in this post: Adrian Grenier, Zoe Kazan

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, SABC3



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