Mon 05 Feb 2018, 08:19
From royal lovers like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to awkward lovers like Sheldon Cooper and Amy to on and off lovers like Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert to car lovers like the Fast and Furious gang, we are hitting the month of February hard with brand new seasons, new shows, fresh movies and chilling exposés. You don’t want to miss out on all the good things DStv is serving up; check out what's in store:
1. Tamar and Vince S5
Tamar Braxton and her estranged husband make a comeback to your screens with the fifth season of their reality show Tamar and Vince. In this season 5 premiere, Tamar confronts Vince when her performance goes wrong and the pressure on her careers reveals the cracks on their marriage. Tune in to the drama from Monday 5 February at 19:00 on 1Magic or stream it on DStv Now.
2. Love Hurts
Love shows an ugly side in a series of shows that highlight what happens when love goes wrong. From Kiss of Death which tells the true stories of love turned deadly to Married With Secrets which examines what happens when “happily-ever-after” goes horribly wrong, to the poignant Love Kills that tells the story of twisted couples who are willing to do anything – even kill – in the name of love. Tune in to all these chilling tales from Wednesday 7 February at 21:00 on IDx or stream it all on DStv Now.
3. The Big Bang Theory S11
Season 11 picks up from where we left off last season when Sheldon followed Amy all the way to Princeton and proposed to her. What happens next? Will Amy say yes? And as is expected with every major decision Sheldon has ever made, how will this proposal affect the dynamics of their relationship? We just can’t wait to see the whole gang back to quantum physics, comic books and every normal thing in between. Tune in to The Big Bang Theory S11 on Wednesdays from 14 February at 19:00 on M-Net which you can also stream on DStv Now.
4. Young Sheldon
A spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon looks at the younger years that shaped the socially awkward genius that is Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Narrated by Parsons, the show takes us back to 1989 when Sheldon is just 9 years old trying to fit in as a child prodigy in high school and be understood by the rest of the world. Fans of the older Sheldon will get to see where some of his major obsessions came from, for instance his love for trains and the Soft Kitty song. Tune in from Wednesday 14 February at 19:30 on M-Net or watch it onlinstream on DStv Now.
Here’s an interesting fact about Young Sheldon: Zoe Perry, the actress who plays young Sheldon’s mother Mary Cooper, is actually the daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
For more mind-blowing shows with child prodigies, tune in to Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader where everyday adults go up against a class of clever fifth graders to test their knowledge and win big money, Saturdays at 18:30 on Discovery Family.
5. The Fate of the Furious
Dom, Hobbs, Shaw and the whole team are back but it looks like there is trouble in paradise with the introduction of a new femme fatale. The new villain is none other than Charlize Theron taking on the role of an elusive cyberterrorist called Cipher who lures Dom from his crew and forces him to betray them. Tune in on Sunday 18 February at 20:30 on M-Net or watch it online on DStv Now.
6. Prince Harry and Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply
With the royal wedding coming in May, this documentary takes a deeper look at Meghan Markle’s life from her childhood, her career as an actress, model, businesswoman and civil rights ambassador. Leaving no stones unturned, the doccie examines how the woman who some have labeled as “un-royal” just because she wore ripped jeans can fit into the British Mornachy and into Prince Harry’s royal obligations. Tune in on Thursday 15 February at 20:00 on ITV Choice or stream it on DStv Now.
7. The Healer
Labeled by some as a celebrity quack, Charlie Goldsmith is the centre of this documentary that examines his energy healing work and if it is actually possible that you can cure someone using only your mind. Is it a farce or does it actually work? See for yourself, The Healer premieres on Tuesday 13 February at 20:00 on TLC or stream it on DStv Now.
8. The Perfect Suspect
We’ve all heard of cases where suspects are convicted not because they are guilty but because they look guilty even though they didn’t actually commit the crime. The Perfect Suspect examines horrifying murder cases and the suspects behind them, putting every aspect of their lives under a microscope to uncover the truth. Did they commit the crime or are they just the perfect suspect? Tune in from Thursday 15 February at 22:00 on IDx or stream it on DStv Now.
9. Homeland S7
This award-winning thriller returns for yet another season where Carrie (Claire Danes) is now working to secure the release of 200 members from the intelligence community arrested after the assassination attempt on President Keane. But she soon realizes that there are more powerful forces at play than she thought. Tune in from Wednesday 21 February at 21:00 on M-Net or stream on DStv Now.
10. Back from break, The Walking Dead S8
After breaking our hearts with the death of Carl Grimes in the first half of season 8, The Walking Dead now comes back from break with Carl’s father Rick and his team ready to launch an offensive and take down Negan and the Saviors. Catch The Walking Dead, from Monday 26 February at 21:00 on FOX or stream it on DStv Now, fresh from the US.
11. Who Killed Tupac?
It’s been two decades since Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas but the rapper’s murder is a mystery that the world will never stop investigating. This six-episode investigative series Who Killed Tupac takes a different approach to try and shed new light on the case. Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Cump together with journalist Stephanie Frederic talk to witnesses (even some who’ve never been interviewed before), review evidence and examine many theories in order to re-stage the crime scene in Las Vegas. Tune on Wednesdays from 21 February at 20:15 on History.
More premieres to watch out for:
Trial and Error, 9 February at 23:10 on M-Net
Here, Now, Monday 12 February at 21:00 on M-Net
The 90s: How they Changed Our World, Sunday 18 February at 20:15 on History
Chicago Fire S6, Tuesday 20 February at 19:00 on M-Net
Chicago PD S5, Tuesday 20 February at 20:00 on M-Net