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New on TV today: Thursday 2 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Nov 2023
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Entangled 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Drama

Entangled 2

Season 2 opens with the complicated yet magnetic journey of Sharon (Phuti Khomo) and Sizwe (Sisanda Henna, taking over the role played by Vuyo Ngcukana in Season 1).

Amidst the chaos of their individual lives, each sense the undeniable spark that persistently binds them together, regardless of their commitments to other partners.

This season, Sharon thinks she has successfully put Sizwe in her past until life's unexpected, comical and heartbreaking turns draw her back towards him.

The attraction is still there despite the fact that she has a new love interest, played by Solomon Sebothoma.

The burning question remains: Will Sharon sail into the sunset with this new love, or does her heart whisper Sizwe's name with its every beat?

Vuyo Dabula, who starred as Julius Tshabalala in Season 1, makes a brief appearance in Season 2.

TVSA Show Page: Entangled 2
 

History: The Interesting Bits

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Factual

History: The Interesting Bits

It's safe to say that never has there been so much history as there is now.

Most of it is a matter of opinion. Much of it is really hard to understand. Half of it is probably wrong.

And a lot of it, frankly, isn't very interesting.

So what's needed is a totally fresh, different, exciting look at history's Interesting Bits. History with the boring bits taken out.

This eight-episode, fast paced show uses animation, archive and recon to reveal the funny, disturbing, weird, but always interesting bits of history.

In the series premiere, "How to be President": We look at the men and women who've run and, in some cases, won the Oval Office.

We meet lawyers, war heroes and crooks, and discover which POTUS shut down a nuclear plant in meltdown and which was almost eaten.

What is the real cost of the top job and why have they all been men so far?
 

All the Light We Cannot See

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

History: The Interesting Bits

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See is a limited series that follows the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, who flee German-occupied Paris with a legendary diamond to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.

Relentlessly pursued by a cruel Gestapo officer who seeks to possess the stone for his own selfish means, Marie-Laure and Daniel soon find refuge in St. Malo, where they take up residence with a reclusive uncle who transmits clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the resistance.

Yet here in this once-idyllic seaside city, Marie-Laure's path also collides inexorably with the unlikeliest of kindred spirits: Werner, a brilliant teenager enlisted by Hitler's regime to track down illegal broadcasts, who instead shares a secret connection to Marie-Laure as well as her faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.

Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner over the course of a decade, All the Light We Cannot See tells a story of the extraordinary power of human connection - a beacon of light that can lead us through even the darkest of times.
 

Border Protection Spain

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Border Protection Spain

The Spanish Coastguard are a team of elite professionals who risk their lives daily to protect the 8,000 kilometres of Spanish coastline.

We follow these men and women who fight to intercept drug smugglers, human traffickers and illegal poachers.

The team are also on call day and night to launch rescue missions to those in peril.

In the series premiere, "On Patrol 24/7": The team gets busy with an alleged case of domestic violence, while an attempt to smuggle drugs into the country raises alarm bells at headquarters.
 

Dalgliesh 2

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Period Drama

Dalgliesh 2

Based on P.D. James's global bestsellers, this mystery series stars Bertie Carvel as enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.

A recent widower and acclaimed poet, Dalgliesh employs his exceptional empathy and insight to plumb the darker depths of the human psyche while investigating complex crimes in 1970s England.

This season kicks off with the discovery of a young girl's body in a remote part of Norfolk in Death of an Expert Witness (Episodes 1 and 2).

The post-mortem seems routine enough, but when the forensics laboratory is shaken by the murder of its senior biologist, Dalgliesh is called in to lead the inquiry.
 

Swartskaap 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime, Afrikaans

Swartskaap 2

Docuseries about the most notorious gang leaders and mobsters in South Africa.

From gang leaders to sex workers, this in-depth series sheds light on the fringe figures of our society.

This season we will be given a glimpse into the worlds of everyone from the gangs of the Cape Flats to the bikers' clubs of Johannesburg and even high-class escorts.
 

Ugliest House In America 4

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Ugliest House In America 4

Hosted by Retta, known for her roles in Parks and Recreation, the new season will showcase tours of 15 properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is among the worst in the country.

During the season, Retta will share her hot takes and reviews of each horrendous property, commenting on wacky layouts, clashing designs and severely outdated styles.

Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house will be deemed the "ugliest house in America" by HGTV and the network will award its homeowners $150,000 renovation completed by Alison Victoria.

Throughout the new season, Retta will travel to five regions of the US to see the best of the worst and gleefully react to houses featuring all sorts of bad design, ranging from mural monstrosities and shellacked wood paneling to velvet wallpaper and garishly patterned wall-to-wall shag carpeting.

In the end, the home deemed "the ugliest" will be transformed from a beast into a beauty.

In the Season 4 premiere, "The Ugly Southwest": Three homes in the Southwest duke it out for a chance at a $150,000 home makeover from Alison Victoria.

It's between a shiny dome with a gross past, a former museum with a thing for skeletons and a castle held together with styrofoam.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Go West For Ugly": It's between a creepy and wood-carved world of whimsy, a tile-mad dwelling with views into every bathroom, and a cramped and convoluted hut.
 

Unefa! 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h00
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.

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.
 

Great Film Composers

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Music

Great Film Composers

Explores the history of soundtrack music, from its beginnings in the 1930s through to the 2000s and the greatest composers to have made soundtrack music their medium.

In the series premiere, "The Birth of the Film Score": The birth of the music soundtrack drew influences from across the world and the 1930s saw the arrival of sound.
 

The Real Housewives of Orange County 17

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

The Real Housewives of Orange County 17

Ready to take back her orange after she was last seen in a bush, Tamra Judge makes her triumphant return to the franchise to shake things up joining veteran Housewives Shannon Storms Beador, Heather Dubrow, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.

New housewife Jennifer Pedranti is introduced to the ladies through her friend Tamra and quickly finds her voice in the group.

No stranger to the franchise, RHOBH veteran Taylor Armstrong marks the first housewife to switch cities as she joins the OC ladies as a friend.

Coming up this season:

After a two-year break, Tamra Judge is back with a new perspective and is ready to repair a few broken friendships.

After almost 10 years in business, Tamra and Eddie close their beloved gym CUT Fitness.

Tamra comes in hot and her reconciliation with Shannon does not go as planned.

Tamra is holding everyone accountable, especially her friend Jennifer, but when the narrative doesn't add up, it leads to some explosive confrontations.

Shannon Storms Beador is trying to keep the positive energy around as she looks to mend her fractured friendship and rebuild trust with her former bestie Tamra.

Once Tamra and Shannon clear the air, it makes way for the Tres Amigas to reunite as the OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson joins the fun for tequila and keg stands.

When the group brings up concerns about the status of her relationship with John Janssen, Shannon continuously reassures them everything's fine.

The spotlight on her relationship makes Shannon question who she can trust in the group.

As the whispers become louder, things quickly take a turn for the worse during a long weekend in Mexico and she struggles to keep her relationship afloat.

With her twins off to college on opposite coasts, Heather Dubrow embraces a new chapter of her life.

Heather is determined to dive back into her acting career and launch a new business venture, but she questions whether she can accomplish it all.

Planning for the future, Heather and Terry purchase a high-end getaway penthouse in one of the ritziest buildings of Los Angeles.

With the ladies, Heather lands herself in the middle of Tamra and Shannon's feud, but when they finally reconcile, she wonders where she fits in between their friendship.

Gina Kirschenheiter and Travis join forces in real estate, hoping to be a dynamic duo, but first she has to pass the exam and get her license.

When one of the ladies tells a story about infidelity, it sets Gina back emotionally and she is forced to deal with repressed emotion about her ex's affair.

She is informed that her style of friendship is not up to Heather's standards, but as Gina works to prove her loyalty, she feels continually shut down.

With Tamra back in the group, Gina feels it's complicating her bond with the women, and when she gets involved in the chatter about Shannon's relationship, her past comes back to haunt her.

With her husband Shane working as a full-time lawyer, Emily Simpson fulfills her dreams of being a stay-at-home mom as she supports Annabelle's modeling aspirations, while continuing to help the wrongly convicted as part of the California Innocence Project.

In a turn of events, Emily reconnects with Tamra, as the two develop a close friendship after working through their tumultuous past.

Never leaving room for unanswered questions, she seeks the truth from all her friends, but finds herself in hot water with Shannon and Heather when she shares her own opinions.

Brought into the group through Tamra, new Housewife and yoga studio owner Jennifer Pedranti is a mother of five with children ranging from 5 to 18.

A strong advocate for fostering children and animals, she recently adopted her youngest child Dominic.

She is currently navigating her recent split from her husband, Will, who runs her family business, as they share a home.

Her alleged affair with her now boyfriend and CUT Fitness member Ryan has been the subject of the gossip mill in town.

Her friendship with Tamra is put to the test, as she is forced to explain the rumours and confront difficult truths.

Taylor Armstrong moved to Orange County nearly 10 years ago and is brought into the circle after becoming fast friends with Tamra.

As Taylor pursues an acting career and is offered her first movie role, she seeks coaching and advice from Heather.

However, Taylor feels slighted when Heather dismisses her offer to be a part of the cast, causing a tidal wave of discussions with the group about Heather's character, and an epic showdown about IMDB credits.

 

Shows in this post: Entangled



1 Comment

Timone
02 Nov 2023 10:00

Looking forward to Sisanda's potrayal of Sizwe, Vuyo is currently killing his role in 1802: Love Defies Time so I'm not complaining at all, I get to see both of them on my screen at the same time 


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