Binge the best series as a Box Set this June
Your Honor, The First Wives Club, The Station and Die Byl – just 4 of 35 fabulous new reasons to stay indoors and keep warm with some great TV this winter
Brr! It’s cold out there and if you’re looking for 1 more reason to snuggle up on your couch and enjoy a break, DStv has 48 of them – all in Box Sets.
DStv’s Box Sets let you binge your favourite shows in your own time, hold viewing marathons, replay favourite scenes, and go back to check out clues – however you want to watch, that remote control is in your hands.
June’s big Box Sets include the gripping Bryan Cranston drama series Your Honor and with it now in a Box Set, you can appreciate the intricate way that the consequences of his character’s actions play out. The First Wives Club is 1 to watch with your busy besties, and with it on Box Set you can see each episode together as a group on the night when you can all make it work – it’s so much more fun when you can cackle together. Plus, if you’re looking for a brilliant addition to your friends’ comedy night, A Black Lady Sketch Show S2 is coming to Box Set, too. Local drama series The Station carries its tale of money, greed, and backstabbing on the backs of some brilliant performances, so give it the love it deserves – pull up to your local DStv service station and fill up your TV tank with all 13 episodes. And if you’re in the mood for some crime thrills, the cat and mouse game between Byl and his least favourite serial killer ratchets up the intensity this season in Die Byl. Get the Box Set and look out for the clues you might have missed between episodes. There’s also the documentary series The Real Manhunter, about a real-life serial killer-catching cop.
Chase away the winter blues by the light of a DStv Box Set. It’s sizzling hot TV.!
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June’s Main Attractions
Your Honor S1
New Orleans judge Michael Desiato (Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston) sparks a tragedy when he conceals evidence to protect his teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), from deadly retaliation after Adam kills the son of Mafia kingpin Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg) in a hit-and-run accident. Michael has already lost his wife and Adam is all he has. But when Michael’s actions accidentally frame a young gang member for murder, it could lead to an all-out war that’ll take down the city. This 10-episode nail-biter is adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo.
Binge from Tuesday, 1 June to Tuesday, 29 June (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
First Wives Club S1
This comedy series is based on the 1996 film of the same name and the original 1992 First Wives Club novel by Olivia Goldsmith. 3 fabulous best friends – frustrated surgeon and cheated-on wife Bree (Michelle Buteau), R&B diva Hazel (Jill Scott), whose husband wants to trade her in for a younger model, and attorney-turned-bored-politician’s wife Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), gang up for sisterly comfort and maybe even revenge after their marriages fall apart. S2 is already in the works, so in the words of the women themselves: “Don’t get mad, get everything!” – and now you can with this Box Set.
Binge from Wednesday, 16 June to Wednesday, 14 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
The Station S1
4 working-class heroes named Slee, Fix, Cynthia and Caesar inherit a petrol station from its owner, their mysterious boss, Don. But while they’re happy to embark on their fresh start as business owners, they aren’t prepared for the vultures who’ll start circling once word gets out that Don is out of the game. And the new owners don’t have time for drama to come knocking, they have enough trouble of their own at home in their personal lives and even reaching any kind of agreement amongst themselves.
Binge from Monday, 28 June until Monday, 26 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family)
Die Byl S3
Colonel Piet van der Bijl, better known as Die Byl, and his team are back investigating serial killers in this Leon Kruger series. As the season begins, Byl is still reeling under the guilt he feels for what happened to his team during S2, while Sergeant Stuurman’s physical and psychological process of recovery will place strain on his relationship with Dr. Shani van Rooi, and Captain Lena Maree battles to juggle career and family in a profession that forces the demands of parenthood to take a backseat.
Binge from Tuesday, 29 June until Tuesday, 27 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact)
The big list of Box Sets!
FBI S3Fresh from the US, FBI’s 3rd season is bringing Maggie back from her undercover work, but she and OA aren’t necessarily going to click back into place as easily as they would have assumed, thanks to Maggie’s romance on the side with her undercover agent lover. The season’s also off to a topical start with the agents wearing masks thanks to COVID-19, and investigating a mass shooting perpetrated by a white nationalist organisation. And Scala is getting a new partner from the NYPD. Binge from Thursday, 10 June until Thursday, 8 July DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
The Weather Files S2Weather experts explain the phenomena behind extreme conditions, seen in live footage. This documentary series also speaks to people who’ve lived through monster storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, and firestorms about their experiences. We’ll see what happens when a hurricane-blizzard hits a coastal city, leaving some areas beneath nearly 2 metres of snow, and when Hurricane Dorian flattens the Bahamas. But we’ll also see how a hurricane’s rain could bring water where it’s needed, and how artificial glaciers are helping drought-stricken areas. Binge from Wednesday, 2 June until Wednesday, 30 June (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family)
FBI: Most Wanted S2Series showrunner David Hudgins has indicated that the pandemic will be coming into FBI’s Most Wanted’s storylines in intriguing ways -- as it would in a world where so many people are wearing masks. This season we can expect to find out more about the team’s personal lives, particularly with some of them having to adjust to children staying at home. And we’ll meet Jess LaCroix’s dad, played by Lost’s Terry O’Quinn, along with a troublesome bounty hunter named Jackie, played by Amy Carlson. Binge from Wednesday, 2 June until Wednesday, 30 June (DStv Premium, and Compact Plus)
Baghdad Central S1This British-made crime thriller is set in Baghdad in Iran around 2003, shortly after Saddam Hussein was ousted. Ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) is wrongfully arrested and tortured by US troops while searching for his missing daughter, Sawsan (Leem Lubany). Later he is recruited by an ex-British policeman, Frank Temple (Bertie Carvel) to become a police officer in the Green Zone, the centre of international activity in Baghdad, but he starts to suspect Frank of being involved in crimes committed in the Green Zone. Binge from Thursday, 3 June until Thursday, 1 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
Chasing Classic Cars S12Car collector Wayne Carini travels around the US looking for the finest vehicles ever made. This season he haggles with a seller who has a 1930 Stutz roadster with cut-down doors, and races his own Stutz against his buddy Ralph’s Packard Speedster (loser forfeits their car). Then he’s off on the trail of a 1969 Lincoln Mark 3 and a Mark 5, too. And when a New York Government office needs a touch up job done on former US President Roosevelt’s 1932 Packard, they reach out to Wayne. Binge from Sunday, 6 June until Sunday, 4 July (DStv Premium)
Grey's Anatomy S17Grey’s is launching with double-bill episodes, and the big news this season is the return of T.R. Knight as George O’Malley and Patrick Dempsey as Meredith’s love, Derek Shepherd. Their “back from the dead” adventures start in episode 2, when Meredith contracts COVID-19, faints and sees Derek on a beach. Grey’s pulls no punches as it shows the strain on the hospital staff dealing with massive workload and death toll from the pandemic, as it hits the staff on a personal level. Binge from Monday, 7 June until Monday, 5 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
Delilah S1Years back, Delilah Connolly (Maahra Hill) left her job as a high-powered lawyer and started her own firm so that she’d be able to take the cases that she wanted, while still being around to raise her children. Now she finds herself representing the underdog as she takes on the rich and powerful in cases that the big legal firms won’t touch. When we meet her, she’s about to face off with one of her old friends on opposite sides of a court case. Binge from Monday, 7 June until Monday, 5 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Man With A Plan S4In the sitcom’s 4th and final season, Matt LeBlanc returns as now 50-year-old construction company owner and dad Adam Burns. Adam buys a boat without consulting with wife Andi, then sets them up with a fake relationship counsellor who always takes the husband’s side. There’s mother-in-law trouble, the kids are flunking school and wanting to drop out, and even Adam and Andi’s friends seem to want to fly the nest. With their 20th anniversary coming up at the end of the season, Adam and Andi had better sort out their issues. Binge from Monday, 7 June until Monday, 5 July (DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access)
Fast Foodies S1In this cooking show narrated by Andrew Morgado, celebrity guests present Top Chef winners Kristen Kish and Jeremy Ford and Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland with their all-time favourite fast food item. The 3 chefs then race to do 2 things: Create a perfect copy of the dish, then reinterpret it as a 5-star dish. But the winner of round 1 will be able to pick a tricky way to handicap the other 2 competitors going into round 2, and something nasty awaits the episode’s losers. Uh oh. Binge from Tuesday, 8 June until Tuesday, 6 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
SEAL Team S4S3 ended with a kiss between Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Mandy Ellis (Jessica Paré), but with Jessica leaving the show soon after the double-episode S4 premiere (directed by David), it looks like that storyline will be coming to a dead end. The show will open with the team on the hunt for a terrorist leader in the Spin Ghar Mountain Range. They’ll also be on the lookout for the son of a high-profile target who Jason had a run-in with early in his career. Binge from Wednesday, 9 June until Wednesday, 7 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Total Bellas S5Ex-wrestlers Brie and Nikki Bella are packing up their WWE wrestling careers and tackling all-new, all-scary changes in their lives. Nikki’s full throttle romance with Dancing With The Stars dancer Artem has the family asking questions, and the twins’ newly released book is causing a ruckus. The Bellas discuss whether they should return to the ring, but a pregnancy announcement and engagement ring shopping hints at other plans. The sisters have a lot on their plates this season, especially when construction on Nikki’s house leads to a fight. Binge from Sunday, 13 June until Sunday, 11 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Station 19 S4The firefighters come to grips with COVID-19 in a crossover with Grey’s Anatomy S17 (episodes 1 and 2). Sullivan has a new job -- getting sober -- while he and his wife Andy are on a mandatory 90-day break from one another. Andy has enough relationship drama on her plate, as she tries to connect with her presumed dead mother, who abandoned her 20 years ago. We’ll see more of Grey’s Carina as Station 19 explores her relationship with Maya. And find out why there’s a tiger in the firehouse! Binge from Monday, 14 June until Monday, 12 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey S11Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider are back, but the girls are going to have to keep an eye on blabbermouth Teresa, who starts the season rumourmongering about Evan Goldschneider’s and Joe Gorga’s infidelities. We’ll see the results of Margaret and Dolores’s latest plastic surgery, and find out why Jennifer’s mom isn’t welcome at family dinners anymore. Meanwhile, Teresa’s divorce is finalised, she’s struggling to sell her home, and she throws a wild pool party. And a psychic has bad news for Dolores. Binge from Monday, 14 June until Monday, 12 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
A Black Lady Sketch Show S2It’s hands down one of the funniest sketch comedy series on TV. While the laughs stem from the comic struggles that black women in America experience, the sisterhood is universal. Get ready for Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman, Pre-PhD because she has opinions – on COVID, social justice and such, and she’s here to share. And we experience the unique joys of an all-Black Lady courtroom, the invisible spy returns on a blind date, and Robin, Skye, Gabrielle, Laci, and Ashley live through an alternative apocalypse. Binge from Monday, 14 June until Monday, 12 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Landbouweekliks S13Presenters Elma Postma and HemelBesem are back on the road calling on farmers around South Africa to explore the latest innovations and developments. They’ll be seeing how farmers are nurturing heritage species and using environmentally friendly farming methods to preserve the soil, and we’ll also see the ways in which farmers are diversifying their land use to make their farms and finances more resistant to the whims of market forces. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to get an apple into your lunchbox, check it out. Binge from Tuesday, 15 June until Tuesday, 13 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
Gesondheid, Prontuit S2Dr. Rust Theron shares remarkable stories of people who survived challenging medical conditions. He’s hoping to show what can be accomplished and overcome if we’re diligent with our help, go for regular check-ups, and manage our lifestyles as a form of preventative medicine. Dr. Rust will also talk about some warning signs that you need to check out, ASAP. With his focus on Lipidology, Hypertension, and Diabetes Mellitus, Dr. Rust has his finger on the pulse of some of South Africa’s deadliest silent killers. Binge from Wednesday, 16 June until Wednesday, 14 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
VIP Invite S1Gospel singer Hle has a special invitation for you and your family. You can join her and her guests like Ntokozo Mbambo, Lebo Sekgobela, and Dr. Rebecca Malope, as they lead you in praise in the comfort of your own home. As well as featuring singing and worship, the series will take you on a journey into time and music and each of Hle’s guests looks back over their careers and sings 5 special songs. And studio audience members will share their moving testimony. Binge from Sunday, 20 June until Sunday, 18 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
The Twilight Zone S2Jordan Peele delivers 10 more eerie tales to keep you up at night. From a man who commits murder at the urging of a voice in his head, to a hotel manager who finds herself surrounded by people who’re suddenly frozen in place (in an episode directed by Jordan), or a bank robber who can take over people’s bodies, it’s all classic pulp fiction. Look out for the Groundhog Day-like episode 9, titled Try, Try, about a stalker (played by Topher Grace) who keeps reliving the same day. Binge from Tuesday, 22 June until Tuesday, 20 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
The Equalizer S1BWhen last we saw ex-secret agent-turned-vigilante Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), she was organising the public exposure of a sexual predator and politician. As we return, Robyn searches for a kidnapped back woman who might be the victim of a serial killer, but the case might end up pitting Dante against Robyn. When Robyn’s past comes calling, she pulls some old strings in the intelligence community but is forced to fly to France to sort things out herself. And Robyn is forced to come clean to Aunt Viv. Binge from Tuesday, 22 June until Tuesday, 20 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
The Buzz S5Anele Mdoda hosts this 30-minute talkshow which features 5 women from across the African continent who share opinions and anecdotes to help viewers who have written in with their dilemmas. Anele’s pals include Pearl Umeh from Nigeria, Rachel Mwangemi from Kenya, Zanna Katoka from the DRC, and Davina Mavuwa from Zimbabwe. With such widely different personalities and cultural backgrounds on offer, viewers are sure to get a well-rounded perspective on any problem, from romance and relationships with family and friends to health and side hustles. Binge from Tuesday, 22 June until Tuesday, 20 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Checked Inn S1This new reality series from the Oprah Winfrey Network centres on Monique Greenwood, the former editor-in-chief at Essence Magazine who left behind the hustle and bustle of the press to concentrate on the Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, her and her husband Glenn’s chain of B&Bs, to create a legacy for their daughter, Glynn. The main action is set at Akwaaba’s Mansion, where celebrity guests like musician Peabo Bryson, black hair care entrepreneur Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter, and Pastor John Gray and his wife, Aventer, go to unwind. Binge from Wednesday, 23 June until Wednesday, 21 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
Keerpunt S3Real South Africans tell the stories of dramatic turning points in their lives in this documentary series. Find out how a gory motorboat accident turned a fun weekend with friends into a nightmare and robbed a man of his Springbok dreams. See the dramatic footage that 1 climber took as he fell 80 metres down a rockface. And 1 woman’s holiday in Thailand landed her in a wheelchair for 7 months, but her desire to dance again kept her moving. Find out about their struggles, and more. Binge from Thursday, 24 June until Thursday, 22 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
Bob Hearts Abishola S2TV’s most romantic comedy series is back. Bob is going engagement ring shopping but Abishola has an even tougher mission ahead of her if she wants to divorce her Nigerian husband and get her village back home’s blessing on her union with Bob – 1 of the major storylines for the season. And when Chukwuemeka announces that he’s taking his mom to Paris, Olu mischievously suggests that if Chukwuemeka’s girlfriend, Kemi, wants to be treated like his mom, she should act like his mom. Binge from Thursday, 24 June until Thursday, 22 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact)
Becoming S1Ramazan, Gugu, Yaya and Gina grapple with issues of what it means to be trans in South Africa. There’s a lot for us all to learn as they chat to each other and compare notes on what it has been like growing up in the wrong body, the challenges that they’ve faced in transitioning, and the struggles of gaining acceptance. We’ll also see them take the huge step of sitting down with their families to tell them their truth, and about their intention to fit into a truer identity. Binge from Wednesday, 30 June until Wednesday, 28 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
Bull S5BWhen we last saw Bull, Benny scored points in his race to become DA when TAC defended the innocent wife of a dead domestic terrorist. Going into the season’s 8 episodes, we’ll see TAC tackle an ugly case in which a pharmaceutical company could be suppressing life-saving research, Danny finds out what happened to her father, and in the final 2 episodes, we’ll see what happens as Benny’s race to become DA heats up, and wedding bells will ring for 2 members of the TAC family. Binge from Thursday, 24 June until Thursday, 19 August (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
Love In The City S1In this reality series from the Oprah Winfrey Network, celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright and her best friends Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones have regular lunches and dates in their Harlem neighbourhood to discuss what’s happening in their lives. As well as inspiring and supporting one another, they egg each other on with their competitive spirit. As the series starts, Kiyah is splitting with her boyfriend and moving house, while Chenoa’s marriage is over, too, and Bershan is facing fertility issues, while some old beef is plaguing Tiffany. Binge from Friday, 25 June until Friday, 23 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
Rockville S5How the mighty have fallen! The pandemic has laid waste to J.B.’s businesses and with no money coming in from the night life, his creditors are circling. He can kiss his fleet of fancy cars, his warehouse, his personal home and car, and possibly even his marriage to Lindi, goodbye. With J.B. in ruins, a new shark in the pool, Bongani, is snatching up his empire piece by piece while a new Black Diamond on the rise, Buhle, sets her sights on annihilating J.B.’s family. Binge from Sunday, 27 June until Sunday, 25 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
Love Back S5Get ready to tell the 1 who got away to come back and stay. Thomas Gumede plays Cupid in this relationship reality show, and as he quips about the new season on social, “Maybe the pandemic reminded you what’s important, maybe uyajola99 caught up with you, whatever the reason, write in…” Whether you’re here for the reunion, the romantic dates and reconciliation, or you just love those car crash-style moments that show why 2 people are not meant to be, Love Back is always welcome back. Binge from Tuesday, 29 June until Tuesday, 27 July (DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family)
The Real Manhunter S1Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton’s name is associated with the arrest and conviction of serial killer Levi Bellfield and “Night Stalker” Delroy Grant, but he did so much more in the course of his 30-year career. In this series, Sutton revisits cases he led and takes viewers through everything from the crime itself to the moment that led to a suspect being identified and arrested. We’ll see key locations and Sutton will explain how he and his team managed to gather enough evidence to secure a conviction. Binge from Friday, 25 June until Friday, 23 July (DStv Premium and Compact Plus)
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