New on TV today: Friday 22 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Oct 2021
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Atlanta 2: Robbin' Season

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

Atlanta 2: Robbin' Season

In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.

Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin's career off the ground.

Alfred Marks is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life.

Darius is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary and Vanessa is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Alligator Man": Al sends Earn over to their Uncle Willy's to smooth things over when Willy locks his girlfriend in the bedroom.

Darius notices a weird atmosphere, which has probably got something to do with the alligator in the bathroom.

Slim Vang sy Baas 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Game Show, Afrikaans

Slim Vang sy Baas 2

In each episode of this fun-filled game show, two families go head to head in a livingroom-style studio where they must duke it out through a series of trivia-based and enjoyable challenges.

Teammates are friends, family, colleagues or even neighbours and although things may seem casual, the battle is no joke.

Each team that participates gets R1,500 and there are also big cash prizes at stake.

Slim Vang sy Baas is hosted by Beer Adriaanse.

In the Season 2 premiere: Teams representing Bok Radio and MFM compete against each other in general knowledge and nostalgia games to see who walks away with R10,000.

The Murder of Laci Peterson

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

The Murder of Laci Peterson

This six-episode series explores the infamous Scott Peterson trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America's criminal justice system and the ways in which outside influences can affect that system.

The mystery of Laci Peterson's disappearance on Christmas Eve 2002 captivated the USA.

Eight months pregnant, she vanished without a trace.

Her body and that of her unborn child, Conner, appeared four months later on the shores of the San Francisco Bay causing a media frenzy on both a local and national level.

To this day, no one knows exactly when, where or how she died, only that her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, despite the absence of DNA evidence or eyewitness testimony.

Scott Peterson's conviction was less a tribute to the efficacy of the legal system than it was a case study for the overwhelming power of modern media to deliver the facts of news in a way that creates irresistible tabloid fodder.

The Murder of Laci Peterson takes a fresh, new look at the case, reexamining the circumstantial evidence and assessing the media's influence on the case and its outcome.

This series includes access to Scott Peterson and his family as they speak directly and candidly about Scott's conviction.

In addition, the series includes interviews with an expansive and impressive list of key eyewitnesses, experts, lawyers, cops, journalists, detectives (professional and amateur), including Nancy Grace, Gloria Allred, Amber Frey, and Detectives Jon Buehler and Ed Steele.

There are also journalists Ken Auletta and Maureen Orth, reporters Gloria Gomez and Garth Stapley, Scott Peterson's trial co-counsel Pat Harris, his appellate attorney Cliff Gardner, attorney and CNN and ABC contributor Chris Pixley and local reporter turned CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands among many others.

Inside Job

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

Inside Job

Lizard people? Real. The moon landing? Fake.

Managing the world's conspiracies is a full-time job for an awkward genius and her dysfunctional co-workers in this  adult animated comedy featuring the voices of Lizzy Caplan and Christian Slater.

Inside Job is about the shadow government - and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world's conspiracies.

From convoluted coverups to secret societies to masked orgy etiquette, navigating office culture at Cognito Inc. can be tricky, especially for anti-social tech genius Reagan Ridley.

Even in a workplace filled with reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms, she's seen as the odd one out for believing the world could be a better place.

Reagan thinks she can make a difference - if only she could manage her unhinged, manifesto-writing father, her irresponsible coworkers, and finally snag the promotion she's been dreaming about.

Adventure Beast

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

Adventure Beast

An adult-animated comedy series about life in the wild that takes us deeper into the wonders of nature than we probably should go.

Each episode follows Bradley Trevor Greive, a semi-indestructible wildlife expert who travels the globe studying and rescuing animals.

Along the way, he shares with us truly astonishing, sometimes risqué facts that other wildlife shows would be too polite to mention.

BTG is joined on these expeditions by his fearless Junior Field Assistant and favourite niece Bonnie, and his fearful-of-absolutely-everything Senior Field Assistant, Dietrich.

Jungles, deserts, oceans, glaciers... no matter where the mission takes them, the team constantly finds themselves surrounded by all kinds of fascinating animals that are just waiting for the chance to kill them.

And, every adventure is told through BTG's unique voice and twisted view of nature.

Dynasty 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Soapie, Drama

Dynasty 4

In the Season 4 premiere: Fallon and Liam plan their wedding, with some unsolicited input from Alexis, which leaves Fallon questioning if Alexis could be right.

Alexis and Jeff have a photo shoot to announce their new "power couple" status.

Dominique runs into hiccups with her new fashion line and turns to unexpected sources for help.

Meanwhile, Blake is determined to work on his relationship with Cristal and Culhane advises Sam on his current state of affairs.

Lastly, as Anders does some digging and is shocked by what he finds and Adam's confession to Kirby is met with surprising results.

Locke & Key 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Supernatural, Horror

Locke & Key 2

Locke & Key is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez.

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death.

As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.

From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.


Channels in this post: SABC3, VIA, eReality, Netflix South Africa

1 Comment

22 Oct 2021 09:51

Atlanta season 2 was brilliant. Can we have season 3 already!!! 

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