New on TV today: Saturday 10 February 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Feb 2024
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Marry Me Now SA 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Marry Me Now SA 2

Reality television series based on the "Marry Me Now" format in which women plan an entire wedding with the help of friends and relatives before 'ambushing' their partners with on-the-spot proposals.

Each week the show follows one woman who has had enough of waiting for a ring.

She takes the lead in her life and relationship and prepares her own wedding in just a few days - without the groom-to-be's knowledge.

The bride-to-be has just three days to plan her proposal and dream wedding.

She is supplied with a wedding planner and a set wedding budget.

She chooses her dream décor, cake, flower arrangement, food menu, her partner's suit and wedding dress.

Her family and friends as well as her partner's relatives are all in on the scheme.

It's her task to get them all to show up on her big day and keep her plan a secret until her big reveal.

On the third day she surprises her partner in her wedding dress with an ambush proposal.

If he says no, it's all over... but if he says yes, they tie the knot on the spot.

The brides are not only planning a life-changing event in record time, they're also handling the complexities of cultural paths that lead to the altar.

The question is, will their bold moves break traditional norms and win hearts, or will cultural obstacles prove too strong for these surprise ceremonies?

This season is hosted by Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo, taking over from Talitha Ndima who hosted the show in Season 1.

In the Season 2 premiere: Having dealt with his cheating and drug abuse, Cynthia feels that proposing to Fuzi might be the thing they need to get a fresh start.

Will he say yes?

TVSA Show Page: Marry Me Now SA 2


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


Legally blind filmmaker James Rath explores accessibility, technology and what it's like to truly travel without barriers.

In the series premiere, "Los Angeles": James returns to his former home city of Los Angeles, where he reconnects with old friends working in accessibility in the entertainment industry.

He enjoys Korean BBQ, some LA street food, and then hits the beach for a little surfing.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Seattle / Vancouver": After a surprise invite to visit the head of accessibility at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle, James heads to Vancouver.

This is Canada's jewel of the Pacific Northwest, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and self-proclaimed title of "most accessible city in the world".

Big Little Journeys

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Big Little Journeys

Follow the real-life adventures of six tiny animals as they journey into the unknown - across rainforests, mountains and wetlands.

The cast of animals includes a family of endangered golden-headed lion tamarins in Brazil, gymnastic bushbabies in South Africa and the rare Taiwanese Formosan pangolin - the world's most trafficked animal.

Against the odds, the animals overcome huge obstacles, giant predators and natural disasters in their quest for food, family and survival.

Working with scientists and conservationists around the world, the series captures the dramatic adventures faced by these tiny but mighty creatures.

In the series premiere: A tiny female turtle hatchling struggles out of her egg and emerges onto the roadside.

She heads out alone, searching for a wetland pond she can call home. However, she faces an almost impossible task - crossing Highway 60.

With the wetland somewhere on the other side of the road, she faces trucks and roadside predators like ravens and foxes.

But she has no choice - she must cross the highway.

In the middle of an acacia forest is a family of tiny nocturnal primates: a male bushbaby, his sister and their mother.

The bushbabies emerge to hunt moths, groom and play. However, life for the young male is about to change, because his mother is pregnant.

With more mouths to feed, the territory can't support them all. His mother turns on him.

Tiny, scared and alone in the forest, the bushbaby is at risk from predators and must find food.

Kom ons Braai: Familie en Vriende 19

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality, Afrikaans

Kom ons Braai: Familie en Vriende 19

South Africa's favourite pasttime is a social experiment in this foodie reality series.

Three couples – who are either related to one another or are friends – braai against one another for points and prizes.

Each couple has a chance to throw a braai party at their own home and the duos score one another efforts in terms of braai technique, taste and entertainment.

The Real Housewives of Gqeberha

Channel: Mzansi Magic Music (DStv 321)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Gqeberha

Follows the lives of relatively affluent housewives and professional women in suburban Gqeberha.

It is the fifth South African show in the franchise after Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria.

Set in a city known for its stunning coastlines and friendly residents, the cast of RHOGQ are ready to show you a side to Gqeberha that you've never seen before.

It is one where the circles are tight and where the women bond through power.

For pics and profiles, visit the show page:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Gqeberha


Actors in this post: Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo, Talitha Ndima

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, Curiosity Channel, BBC Earth, VIA


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