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New on TV today: Friday 15 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Jul 2022
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Country Queen

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

Country Queen

What happens when the past and the present collide?

Follow the tangled story of love, betrayal and power in the first Netflix series from Kenya.

A Nairobi event planner returns to her village after 10 years, where she confronts her past — and a mining company that threatens to destroy her home.

Melissa Kiplagat shines as Akisa, the ambitious young event planner.
 

Go-Big Show 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talent Search, Reality Competition, Variety

Go-Big Show 2

Go-Big Show showcases supersized talents on a scale never before seen on television.

Featuring monster trucks, alligator and snake trainers, stunt archery, world record holders and other radical feats, the program celebrates daring acts alongside personal, behind-the-scenes stories from the challengers as they battle head-to-head to impress the judges and advance toward the finale's ultimate $100,000 prize.

Bert Kreischer hosts the show with celebrity judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes.

With some of the most extreme and death-defying acts from around the USA, the second season spotlights everything from underwater escape artists, bull jumpers and incredible feats of strength to trick riders and world-record holders.

In the Season 2 premiere, "We're Back, Bigger Than Ever": Go-Big Show returns on a scale you won't believe.

The dangerous acts risk fire, ice, extreme heights and their stomachs to win a shot at the $100,000 prize.
 

Monster Garage

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Reality Makeover, Docu-Reality

Monster Garage

Infamous fabricator Jesse James returns to the garage.

He challenges incredible teams of builders to transform ordinary vehicles into one-of-a-kind monster machines in only five days.

In the series premiere, "Pulsating Power": While people have strapped rockets to cars before, no one has ever attempted to propel a 1965 Jaguar with a 12-foot pulse jet.
 

Farzar

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

Farzar

Prince Fichael lives in a human colony on an alien world and vows to rid the planet of evil — but then learns his dad's the biggest evildoer of them all.

Farzar is an outrageous sci-fi comedy that follows Prince Fichael and his crew as they venture out of their domed human city to fight the evil aliens that want to kill and/or eat them.

Egotistical human warrior Renzo liberated the planet Farzar from the evil alien Bazarack, and then established a human settlement under a huge dome, becoming the Czar of Farzar.

Years later, Farzar is under attack by the evil aliens once again and Renzo's well-meaning and not-so-bright son Prince Fichael ventures out with his special crew S.H.A.T. (Special Hostile Assault Team!), made up of a human-solider-turned-cyborg (Scootie), clashing conjoined twins (Val and Mal), an unhinged scientist (Barry Barris), a highly incapable mutant (Billy) and a mischievous little alien known as a chaos-celot. (Zobo).

As they begin their journey to fight the aliens that want to kill/eat them, Fichael quickly discovers that all is not what it seems and he may be living a lie.
 

Eat Me (Or Try Not To)

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Food

Eat Me (Or Try Not To)

Quirky series that unravels the surprising and compelling realities about the foods we turn to the most.

There are mind-blowing facts and encounters with marketers who have launched these products and made them cross-cultural successes.

There are also international quests to find their true origins, surprising stories about people, about money and about survival.
 

Unefa! 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Unefa! 2

We all wish we had a rich aunt who left us a sizable family inheritance so we can get the financial boost we need to finally make ends meet - or simply level up and live comfortably for the rest of our lives.

This series follows the lives of South Africans who are surprised by the fact that they have an unclaimed inheritance.

The show's premise is created on the fact that every year many South Africans pass on, leaving their loved ones with the gift of an inheritance, but every year many South Africans miss their blessings and never receive that money.

This may be due to incorrect personal details (where their information was either wrongly logged or not updated) or the beneficiary is a minor at the time of death, resulting in payment where the money is held by the Guardian's Fund.

Others don't receive their funds for sneakier reasons, such as lack of transparency between family members.

The show traces the relationship between the family and the deceased, while sharing the beneficiary's healing process.

Each episode culminates with their reaction during the moment of truth when the big surprise is revealed: that they will be receiving an inheritance.

Unefa! is hosted by Motlatsi Mafatshe.

Season 2 also starts a run on Mzansi Magic on Wednesday 20 July.

In the Season 2 premiere: Hope lost both her parents by the age of five.

She had no one to turn to and slept with older men to survive.

Her dad's inheritance will help with her dream to become a teacher.
 

Remarriage & Desires

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: K-Drama

Remarriage & Desires

Through an exclusive matchmaking agency that caters to the ultrarich, a woman plots revenge against her ex-husband's scheming mistress.

"Marriage is a business."

At Rex, the exclusive matchmaking agency, the highest tier is called the 'Black Level'. In this business, desire is just a transaction.

A scandalous tale of fiery vengeance unfolds.

Kim Hee-seon (Tomorrow) and Lee Hyun-wook (Mine) star in this soapy series.

 



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