Weekly Highlights 13-19_July_2018

Watch online: great shows this week on DStv

International series this week

Queen Sugar S3 (New Season) on 1Magic (DStv 103) and streaming live on DStv Now on Monday, 16 July 2018

When we last saw the Bordelon clan, it seemed that everything they had worked for was beyond repair. The future of the Queen Sugar mill hangs in the balance and Charley’s plan to revive it is not a sure bet. Heartbreakingly, the betrayal between Ralph Angel and Darla means that nothing will ever be the same between them. The complete ramifications of Darla’s secret about Blue’s paternity have yet to be seen. Despite all of this, the Bordelons are back.

The upcoming third season of OWN Network’s Queen Sugar will focus on the journey of fatherhood, the series’ new showrunner Kat Candler said at PaleyFest in Los Angeles. “I’m excited about just watching the complexities of that relationship unfold,” she said. “The revelation of baby Blue’s true paternity, and particularly Siriboe’s performance, apparently moved Winfrey so much she contacted him to tell him so."

The City and the City (Brand New) on iTV Choice (DStv 123) and streaming live on DStv Now on Tuesday, 17 July     

Adapted from the extraordinary, critically acclaimed novel by renowned fantasy writer China Miéville, The City and the City is a distinct and compelling thriller that will bend the mind as well as the senses.

From the team behind global hit Victoria, this original new drama follows Inspector Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad as he investigates the murder of a foreign student whose body is found on the streets of Besźel. It seems to be just another run of the mill case for the Inspector – until he discovers evidence that the dead girl had been visiting Besźel’s prosperous twin city, Ul Qoma.

This shouldn’t be possible as citizens of each city are forbidden from seeing or interacting with each other and the borders are policed by the all-powerful and terrifying Breach. In an attempt to solve the case, Borlu comes to realise he has a personal connection to the crimes and must embark on an odyssey of the mind to find the truth he has always been seeking.

Will & Grace S8 (New Season) on M-Net (DStv 101) and streaming live on DStv Now on Wednesday, 18 July 2018   

The long-awaited return of the most fabulous comedy show features the original cast and blatantly refused to acknowledge the existence of the last season, behaving rather as if it never happened.

Suits S8 (Express from the US and New Season) on M-Net (DStv 101) and streaming live on DStv Now on Thursday, 19 July 2018      

Meghan Markle is now the Queen's BFF and has a string of royal titles following her spectacular wedding to Prince Harry. Her character in Suits, Rachel, also celebrated her nuptials to Mike (with Donna working her magic to make sure everything was perfect). This season sees a new partner, Samantha Wheeler, played by Katherine Heigl entering the firm. As this new storyline emerges, the fearsome threesome, Pearson, Specter and Litt will need to decide whether she is their greatest new asset or most dangerous acquisition.


Local Series this week

Lockdown now on Catch Up

It's not too late to get into this top-notch local drama, starring a host of A-Listers including Lorcia Cooper, Pamela Nomvete, Linda Sebezo as well a guest appearance from Tichina Arnold in Season 3!

Season 1 & 2 are on Showmax and Season 3 has just started airing on DStv, with episode 1 available on Catch Up on the DStv Explora and DStv Now.

The Herd S1 (Brand New) now on Catch Up                        

It's not too late to get into this brand new local gem! It began on the 8th of July and is available on Catch Up.

Love, power and the pursuit of material wealth can drive a man to sacrifice his soul. The Herd, a new drama with an enigmatic supernatural storyline, will explore the extent to which people will go to obtain their heart’s desires. Starring, Sello Maake Na Ncube, Winnie Ntshaba, Sparky Xulu, Paballo Mavundla and Cindy Mahlangu."

Fynskrif S1 (Brand New) now on Catch Up                          

Fynskrif is kykNET's brand new drama with a huge heart. Centred around law firm, Van Wyk & Vennote. The lawyers must deal with a new case in each of the 13 episodes, while trying to find their way through their own personal and family dramas.

Described as a mixture of The Good Wife, Boston Legal, Parenthood and Brothers and Sisters, the cast is a veritable who's who of SA drama, featuring the likes of Neels van Jaarsveld, Kim Cloete, Tinarie van Wyk Loots, Chris van Niekerk, Clintaine Schutte, to name but a few.

Die Kasteel S2 (New Season) now on Catch Up                 

The shenanigans in Die Kasteel continue in the new, hilarious season as new guests are welcomed every week but no one in the hotel really know what they are doing.

Movies this week

Thor Ragnarok (Sunday night movie) on M-Net (DStv 101) and streaming live on DStv Now on Sunday, 15 July 2018

All Saints (Sunday night movie) on MM Premiere (DStv 104) and streaming live on DStv Now on DStv Now on Sunday, 15 July 2018

Trolls (Kids Sunday nights) on MM Smile (DStv 105) and streaming live on DStv Now on Sunday, 15 July 2018           

American Fable (Premiere) on Sundance TV (DStv 108) and streaming live on DStv Now on Sunday, 15 July 2018

Eleven-year-old farm-girl Gitty has been avoiding the reality of her family’s financial troubles by living in her imagination, but when she discovers that her father and brother are holding a wealthy man for ransom in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to pull off the blinders.




Mandela 100 Pop-Up from 18-22 July

Mandela Moments on History Channel (DStv 186) and streaming live on DStv Now from 16-22 July

 Plus, look out for exclusive clips on Catch Up, where the biggest celebrities from around the world recount their Mandela Moment.

Have your own moment? Download the HISTORY App and record you moment.

Panorama: Weinstein: The Inside Story on BBC Brit (DStv 120) and streaming live on DStv Now on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Highly topical as Harvey Weinstein faces new charges, including two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life, upon conviction.

Harvey Weinstein was once one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history, but beneath the glitz and glamour, there was a dark story of threats, bullying and allegations of sexual assault. As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the 90th Academy Awards, Panorama investigates Weinstein's spectacular fall from grace and the extraordinary efforts he made to silence his accusers. This one-hour special, co-produced with PBS Frontline, examines the complex web of lawyers, journalists and private detectives deployed to keep Weinstein's secrets hidden.

Sharkfest on Nat Geo WILD (DStv 182) and streaming live on DStv Now on Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 July 2018              

Nat Geo WILD’s sixth annual SharkFest gives viewers a whole week of fin-tastic good shark TV. We have got the latest insights from the top shark researchers, a comprehensive look at the many shark species in all their glory and a week of our top shark shows.

- Shark vs Tuna

- 700 Sharks

- Big Sharks

- Shark Attack



 Animanimals S1 (Brand New) on Jim Jam (DStv 310) and streaming live on DStv Now on Sundays  

Kid-e-CAts (New Eps) on Nick Jr (DStv 309) and streaming live on DStv Now on Monday, 16 July 2018

The Regular Show (New Eps) on Cartoon Network (DStv 301) and streaming live on DStv Now 

Regal Academy (New Eps) on Nicktoons (DStv 308) and streaming live on DStv Now from Monday, 16 July




Idols SA S14 (New Season) on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and streaming live on DStv Now from 8 July – and on Catch Up       

Randall, Unathi, Somizi and Proverb return to find the voice that stands out above all others in the 14th season of the Saunday-night staple and Mzansi's biggest reality show, Idols SA.

Project Runway SA S1 (Brand New) on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and streaming live on DStv Now from 10 July – and on Catch Up   

12 passionate, aspiring fashion designers will live together for a 6 week period. They will compete in weekly challenges that stretch their creativity, resilience, design and practical skills. The contestants will be judged by a panel of top fashion personalities, including judges Noni Gasa and Rahin Rawjee, who will decide who stays in the competition and who is out until only three remain...

The three finalists will create their own collection for a prestigious fashion event, but only one fashion designer will make the cut and take the prize to showcase at Paris Fashion Week 2019.

BET Awards Highlights Weekend on BET (DStv 129) and streaming live on DStv Now on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 July 2018

If you missed all the glitz and glam from this year’s BET Awards, tune in to highlight weekend, featuring international and local recap specials taking viewers behind the scenes of the biggest weekend and awards show of the year!

Twee Blondines op Toer S1 (Brand New) on Via (DStv 147) and streaming live on DStv Now on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Besties Anelma le Roux and Irusha Kröhn – of VIA’s proposal show Sê Net Ja – decide to go on one last girls’ trip before starting the next chapter of their lives: Motherhood. They have 15 days to travel through ten cities in seven countries in Eastern Europe. Add a tight budget and two opposing travel styles to the mix and watch as hilarity ensues.