Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon in Empire

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There is a thrill that can only be channeled from the finer things in life. It is the thrill you get every time you get home just in time to catch your guilty pleasure on DStv Explora. Or when you are stuck in traffic, and you take out your phone to indulge in the latest episode of Downton Abbey on DStv Now. Here are some more thrills that you do not want to miss:

1. This is war

Lee Daniel’s Empire is the best thing that has happened to TV in 2015, so far. But there is no talking about Empire without mentioning the coveted role of Cookie Lyon who dishes out zingers like she's in a war zone and her words are the only artillery. This is how Cookie gives directions when asked about the bathroom: “Yeah, straight down the hall to the right. Then jump out the window and straight down." For some thrilling entertainment, venture into the Lyon’s den, Wednesdays at 22:00 on FOX.



2. Gladiator in a suit

It was a tense moment for viewers when Liv was kidnapped but a gladiator in a suit always finds her way back home. DC is always full of filthy rich men messing up, and as usual, Olivia Pope is called upon to do what she does best - fix things. How do you become a gladiator in a suit like Liv? You watch The Fixer S4 on Thursdays at 19:30 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now.



3. Red will find you

Poor Lizzie. If your husband who’s not really your husband goes AWOL and you are accused of a murder he committed, how do you explain that to the judge? I bet Reddington will find a way. He will turn every stone until he finds Elizabeth Keen’s fake husband Tom. You want more of that, don’t miss The Blacklist S2, Wednesdays at 20:30 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now.



4. Shonda Rhimes’ thrilling wrap

Frank killed Lila. Oliver has HIV (I loved this guy). Rebecca is murdered. Welcome to the intrigues of How to Get Away with Murder and the finale that left us all sad and edgy for a season 2. If you feel just a little bit clingy like the rest of us, the Keating 5 are still on DStv Now for you to catch up with all the episodes you missed.



5. Behold, the villain sits in the White House

I first saw Kevin Spacey as Keyser Soze, the ‘legendary villain’ in The Usual Suspects, a persona that he seems to have taken with him to House of Cards. Now the President, Frank Underwood (Spacey) is in the best position to manipulate power and seek retribution however he pleases. Brace yourselves, this rise to power will get even more brutal. Catch the brand new House of Cards S3 on Wednesdays at 20:00 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now.



6. The past rears its ugly head

Just when FBI agent Ryan Hardy has managed to put his serial killer nemesis Joe Carroll behind bars, Mark Gray reappears hungry for flesh and blood in The Following S3. Even with a new woman by his side, Ryan can never catch a break, can he? Be on the edge of your sofa as you watch thrilling new episodes on Fridays at 20:00 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now.



Please note, DStv Now is only available to Premium subscribers, who have paid their PVR access fee, make the switch to enjoy all the thrilling offerings.