It’s almost time for mince pies and merriment! While you wait for all the festive fun, DStv has plenty of entertainment to help you count down the days.
When a woman decides to document the drama of life during the festive season with her fiancé and his very Afrikaans family, she gets some unexpected fame in A Boere Krismis. But things begin to unravel when her storytelling makes them look more silly than serious.
Have you ever wondered how your fur baby would survive without you? In Pets United, a series of unfortunate events leaves pampered pets alone without their human owners. They must learn to overcome major obstacles and band together to survive.
Gaining a remarkable 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, Knives Out is an ensemble movie that throws back to the old days of ‘whodunits’. Film fans and critics are united in their praise: with plenty of star power, this movie is filled with talent and showmanship.
In a limited series, the first season of The Third Day stars Jude Law as a grieving father drawn to a small island off the coast of England. When he begins to experience unusual activity, the locals’ reaction makes his visit more concerning.
For those who love unsolved mysteries, the story of Jessica Chambers may be familiar. In Jessica Chambers: An ID Murder Mystery, a 19-year-old girl is found next to her car with burns all over her body. To this day, the locals of the small town where the gruesome attack took place are still startled and mystified at who could have done it.
And for creepy crawlies of a different type, Swamp People: Serpent Invasion looks at the growing and nearly unstoppable domination of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades. Fortunately, the Cajun Navy are up to the task of hunting and relocating these dangerous beasts.
With all this entertainment, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from 4 to 10 December – only with DStv.
A Boere Krismis (Comedy)
A failed actress is spending the holidays with her Afrikaans fiancé and his family. As she experiences their unusual way of life, she decides to document all the antics leading up to Christmas day. But as her show gains popularity, her future in-laws begin to feel her motives are not so pure. Starring Lara Toselli, Johann Vermaak and Albert Maritz, this movie shows that all families are a little disastrous when it comes to the festive season.
Saturday, 5 December on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 21:00
Pets United (Animation, Comedy)
A motley crew of pampered pets all spend their days at a luxury daycare. When a robot invasion scares away all the humans, the spoilt pets must band together and save the day. The high-stakes, action-packed adventure is even funnier as they struggle to overcome their indulgent ways. Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) lends her voice to this family-friendly film.
Saturday, 5 December on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 15:30
Knives Out (Mystery, Comedy)
With a stellar ensemble cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, this critically acclaimed mystery was rated by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2019! The film follows a master detective who is investigating the death of wealthy mystery novelist Harlan Thromby (Plummer). On the day of his death, which was also his 85th birthday party, he had made many threats to those in attendance. Now that everyone is a possible murderer, private eye Benoit Blanc (Craig) has more motives than suspects. Having received three Golden Globe nominations, this film is an entrancing return to smart filmmaking.
Sunday, 6 December on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 17:00
The Third Day S1
This limited series explores the separate journeys of two people who arrive at a mysterious island at different times. The first part, ‘Summer’, stars Jude Law as Sam, a man who is still in mourning for his son who died nine years earlier. During his ritualistic pilgrimage, he decides to make a stop at an island off the British coast. As he gets to know the locals, he realises their strong motives for preserving their way of life has little to do with tradition and everything to do with the strange young boy he sees hiding in the woods.
Monday, 7 December on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and Showmax at 22:30
Jessica Chambers: An ID Murder Mystery
This two-part unsolved mystery documentary will leave you in chills. Cortland, Mississippi is a small town of just 500 people and the locals are shocked by the gruesome attack on a 19-year-old girl set alight in her car. Found walking towards first responders with severe burns over her entire body, Jessica Chambers attempts to identify her attacker who poured flammable liquid down her throat, up her nose and over her body. She later succumbed to her injuries. Years later, people still speculate what the motive and, more importantly, who her attacker, was.
Sunday, 6 December on Investigation Discovery (DStv Channel 171) at 21:00
Swamp People: Serpent Invasions
Native to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Burmese pythons were a trendy exotic pet during the 1970s. Discarded when they became too dangerous, these deadly serpents have taken over the swampy grounds of the Florida Everglades. With no natural predator, a special team is called in to help contain these aggressive and invasive reptiles. A motley crew known as The Cajun Navy travel from Louisiana to Florida to hunt and capture the pythons. Join “King of the Swamp” Troy Landry, his son Chat, ‘gator wrestler Bruce and others as they use a variety of methods and tools to accomplish their mission.
Tuesday, 8 December on History (DStv Channel 186) at 21:05