Amah-zing local shows for you to watch


Looking for lekker shows and movies? Look no further than this week’s local line-up on DStv.

HONEY (DStv channel 173) is the newest channel to the DStv family, bringing neverending entertainment with two new shows – and loads of women to inspire us. The Buzz is a panel-style show with five South African personalities offering solutions to difficult problems all females encounter in their everyday lives. Also piloting on Honey is the new reality show Pastor’s Wives, which shines a light on the women behind the men of the pulpitConsidered the most influential members of their communities, watch as they work to balance households, various religious activities and close relationships.

A movie with complexity and surprise, Kranksinnig on kykNET (DStv channel 144) is the story of Elna Brink, a woman who has been living in an old-age home for one year. She doesn’t get along with the other residents, but things take a dramatic turn when she discovers an evil secret society known as ‘Die Sosatie’ are taking over her retirement village.

In Umlaleli on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), an ordinary man, whose love for radio DJ Lady Pru has been unrequited for years, embarks on a journey to confessing his feelings. As the pair get to know each other, Lady Pru shows him that love doesn’t require grand gestures.

If you’ve always wondered what happens after you send your letter to the column, then Liewe Antie Mona S1 on VIA (DStv channel 147) is the perfect new show for you. Discover what it takes to keep the most popular agony aunt column running – from who writes the answers to why the various questions are chosen.

First on Showmax, DAM is the story of a prodigal daughter with a history of depression who returns home to bury her father, only to be tormented by the spirits in his house. While she struggles with her demons, she must reveal the truth before it is too late to save those she loves – or lose them forever and succumb herself to the same fate.

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The Buzz

A new weekly talk show where a panel of five women from across the continent share their stories and experiences on topics submitted by viewers. Four days a week, join everyone’s favourite outspoken Saffa, Anele Mdoda, and her four co-hosts as they discuss various problems that women face in the 21st century. Covering topics from romance and relationships to health, there’s more to this show than simply getting advice from an agony aunt; it’s all about women supporting women.

Monday – Thursday from Monday, 22 February on Honey (DStv channel 173) at 19:00

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Kranksinnig (Drama)

Elna Brink has been staying in an old age home for a year but doesn’t get along with the other residents. In short, she is lonely and the urge to escape breeds within her. A whisper in a dark corridor leads her to discover a secret group called Die Sosatie. At the head of Die Sosatie is the mysterious Blou Buffel who is after a mysterious hidden box. When Elna finds out what the box contains, she tries to convince the secret society to help her escape from the home.

Sunday, 21 February on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Umlaleli (Drama)

This film is a love story... in the end. Tumelo Serero takes over his family’s farm from his hardworking father but is faced with the struggles of being the breadwinner. As he goes about his daily life, his yearning for love is answered by the sweet voice of radio DJ, Lady Pru. As their romance unfolds, she teaches him that there’s more to love than grand gestures.

Saturday, 20 February on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30

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Pastors’ Wives

Many spouses of pastors have thousands of dollars to spend on extravagance. With all the opulence this show reveals, it’s no wonder that these women often become well-known – from the pulpit to the mainstream media.

Friday, 19 February on Honey Channel (DStv channel 173) at 17:00

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Liewe Antie Mona S1

Watching a problem being solved is incredibly satisfying – and that’s exactly what this show does. It takes the popular Antie Mona column from Die Son newspaper and makes it accessible to everyone. Each episode follows the format of an Antie Mona column with the three presenters explaining the problem, visiting the reader and then suggesting a solution — which usually involves a clumsy first date or a long-awaited marriage proposal.

Thursday, 25 February on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 20:00

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South Africa with Gregg Wallace

Gregg’s journeys follow his love of travel and food in equal measure. For him, exploring new places is all about discovering new flavours and new ingredients, which are best tasted when you go native. Follow along as Greg digs deep into South African culture, trying dishes that are most emblematic of each area he visits.

Wednesday, 24 February on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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DAM (Psychological Thriller)

A prodigal daughter with a history of depression returns home to bury her father, only to be tormented by spirits in his house. What follows is a tale of mistaken identity, dark secrets, tormented souls and a plot that’s twisty enough to confuse anyone who isn’t sure if what they are watching is real or not.

Monday, 22 February on Showmax

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New episodes to keep you entertained all the way to payday

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Celebrity Game Night SA S2

Sunday, 21 February on E! Entertainment Television (DStv channel 124) at 20:00

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Boer Soek ‘n Vrou S13

Thursday, 25 February on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Legacy S1

Monday – Thursday from Wednesday, 24 February on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:00

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