There’s no shortage of gripping TV this week as we go on a journey with celebrities in preparation for a memorable homecoming in Terugkeer. There’s a treat for the whole family as we join a bougie pupper as he learns to live without the finer things in life in Trouble and laugh out loud as teams compete by sharing their most embarrassing moments on Misery Index. And for those who enjoy the darker side of life, there’s the tale of Mississippi strippers in P-Valley. 21 Bridges and Draft Day are two divine movies that are not-to-be-missed and showcase the incredible talent of recently departed Chadwick Boseman of Marvel’s Black Panther.
Here’s just a taste of what’s in store for the week of 30 October to 5 November – only on DStv.
Get ready for a show with a meaningful difference. You’ll get to see two sides to an event as celebrities are given the opportunity to go back to their hometown to celebrate a special day. Emotions run high as the now-famous person prepares to see friends and family again. On the other side, we’ll hear from the restaurateur preparing this amazing event. Get ready to walk down memory lane with some famous faces and hear stories from an important time in their lives. With stars like former Springbok De Wet Barry, comedian Shimmy Isaacs and actress Rolanda Marais, this is a must-watch show.
Monday, 2 November on VIA (DStv Channel 147) at 19:30
What happens when a pampered pooch has his life of luxury taken away from him? In this hilarious family film, we meet Trouble, the beloved fur-baby of an elderly woman of means. He is given the best of everything, including a butler and private lessons with famous animal trainer Cesar Milan. When his owner dies, her greedy niece and nephew swoop in to claim her millions. They quickly remove Trouble from his life of leisure – only to find out that their inheritance has a clause that requires them to treat the terrier mix as a treasured possession in order to get any payout. With a stellar voice cast that includes Big Sean, Lucy Hale, Joel McHale, Damon Wayons Jr, Jason Mraz, Snoop Dog and Betty White, this movie is certain to be a hit with parents and kids alike.
Saturday, 31 October on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 15:30
Gaining a magnificent 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics and viewers are in awe of the richly crafted characters and heartfelt storytelling in this neon noir series. A tiny strip club situated in the Mississippi Delta, The Pynk is an oasis for some and a prison for others. From the owner struggling to keep the club open to dancers in various stages of their career, their stories are hauntingly beautiful. Using only female directors for the first season, you’ll be drawn in by the connection of this pseudo-family. Available as a box-set, this is as captivating as it is binge-worthy.
Tuesday, 3 November on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 21:30
If you have ever accidentally texted a comment to the wrong person, worn the wrong outfit to a family event or laughed at the most inappropriate moment then this show is for you! Hosted by Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), this comedy game show sets two teams up against each other while a panel of judges rank real-life cringeworthy events on a scale of 1 to 100. Stories are judged on three categories: Physical pain, emotional trauma and long-term psychological impact. This is feel-good fun that will make you see the bright side of your own blunders.
Weekdays from Thursday, 5 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 16:30
Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Rising to prominence after his incredible performance as Black Panther in 2016, Chadwick Boseman’s struggle with cancer was kept from the public eye. After his untimely death earlier this year, some of his previous work have become sleeper hits. His co-star in 21 Bridges, Sienna Miller, has revealed that Boseman took a pay cut so she could be equally compensated.
21 Bridges (Action)
In one of his final roles, Chadwick Boseman stars as Andre Davis, an NYPD detective with a reputation for tracking down ‘cop killers’ and bringing them to justice. Assigned to a hot new case, he is given until 5am the next day to find two criminals who killed officers in a burglary-gone-wrong. The countdown calls for drastic action – and Davis convinces his captain to block all the exits leaving Manhattan. With all 21 bridges closed off, the manhunt begins. But as Davis narrows in on the suspects, the ugly face of corruption steps in. Expect powerful performances from the entire cast, which includes Sienna Miller, J.K Simmons and Keith David.
Sunday, 1 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:05