Discover Serinda Swan’s Guilty pleasures

Serinda Swan, Star of Coroner on Universal TV (ch. 117), shares her guilty pleasures as well as her favourite shows and movies with DStv.

Serinda Swan plays the darkly complex, Jenny Cooper, in Coroner, we have yet to find out what Jenny might watch but we did find out, within episode 6, that her father’s favourite show is called “Fernandes” – a show about a coroner!

This particular episode was created by writer, Seneca Aaron and show runner, Morwyn Brebner to pay homage to the consulting coroner for season one, John Fernandes, who would, according to Seneca, “have these wonderful, simple, medically-based solutions for these insane ideas we’d come up with. He was a joy to work with and speak to.” Sadly, Fernandes passed away following a long battle with cancer but will live on forever as the 70s crime-fighting pathologist, ‘Fernandes’ that Brebner and Aaron knew John would enjoy and find funny.

Watch Coroner episode 6 now.

What does Serinda Swan watch?

Serinda Swan gave us some surprising answers to the question when we spoke to her about what she watches.

If you’d like to try out some of Serinda’s guilty pleasures or you have similar taste in shows, here’s some quick links to get you hooked up in now time!

What does Serinda Swan watch

The Bachelor: South Africa

South Africa’s yummy Bachelor, Marc, has the seemingly impossible task of finding true love in a bevvy of very, very competitive beauties within the mansion of dreams. Each episode brings a new rose ceremony and a new shock wave.

Sundays, at 19:00 on M-Net (ch. 101)
Also Available on Catch Up


Say Yes to the Dress

Randy Fenoli hits the road to surprise brides across the US with an invitation to Kleinfeld for their dream dress, culminating in an epic wedding event in NYC. “Sandra, are you saying yes to the dress?”

Sundays at 19:00 on TLC (ch. 135)
Stream TLC on DStv Now

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Millions of years ago, huge forces ripped apart the Earth’s crust, creating seven spectacular continents. Over time, each continent developed its own, remarkable wildlife. From the depths of the South American jungles to the frozen peaks of Asia and from the cities of Europe to the vast plains of Africa – Seven Worlds, One Planet features extraordinary animal behaviours and untold wildlife stories from each continent. We discover how our seven worlds gave rise to the great diversity of life on earth today, and reveal the challenges now faced by animals in a world shaped by mankind.

From Sunday 29 March at 16:00 on BBC Earth (ch. 184)

Downton Abbey

It’s never too late to discover the immersive show that audiences quickly became addicted to. This is as authentic as period drama gets and actual historical events shape the plotlines about the Crawley family and the servants who live with them in Downton Abbey.

Binge from the Beginning on Showmax


Game of Thrones

One of the biggest shows in history, changing the landscape and expectation of TV forever, this epic series divided and united the globe at the same time! If you still don’t know if you are more allied to House Lannister or House Stark, now is the time to dive in and get your dragon-fuelled binge on.

Binge from the Beginning on Showmax



We think this is a show Serinda might enjoy, since she uses TV shows as case-studies. Traces is a suspense-filled crime thriller told from a fresh point of view, where forensic science takes centre stage. Set in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science, Traces introduces us to three compelling and very different female characters - Emma Hedges, Prof. Sarah Gordon and Prof. Kathy Torrance.

When 23-year-old Emma Hedges returns to Scotland to take up a new position as a lab assistant at SIFA, she signs up to an Online Open Course - which teaches the principles of forensic science. But she soon discovers that the fictitious case study has a striking similarity and shocking link to her past. As Emma's sleuthing takes her into darker corners and unpicks more and more secrets, it becomes clear that she should trust no-one. It will be Sarah and Kathy's exacting minds that will ultimately bring a killer to justice.

Similar in format to Coroner, running alongside Emma's central story, other cases and different forensic disciplines shine a spotlight on science's contribution to solving some of the most impossible and mysterious cases, if you like Coroner, check this one out!

From Sunday 29 March at 20:00 on BBC First (ch. 119)


Juliet, Naked

Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke are hilarious in this romantic comedy about a relationship on the rocks, a lifelong obsession and the reasons you should never meet your idols! From the author of About a Boy and High Fidelity this is a warm, smart, funny date night movie that will revitalise your romance!

Watch now of DStv Now


Life Itself

From the creator of This is Us and the writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love, comes a charming and far-reaching romance starring; Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde as a couple who knew the moment they met they would never be with anyone else, ever again. What they didn’t know is a random moment that happened before they were born will shape their entire lives in a movie that reminds us that we are all part of a much greater story.

This all-star cast also includes; Mandy Patinkin, Oliva Cooke, Laia Costa and Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas

Watch now of DStv Now


Mother’s Day

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day in this hilarious family comedy, directed by the late Gary Marshal and starring the Internet’s darlings; Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikas.

Watch now of DStv Now


In this second season of the ground-breaking series about Jenny Cooper, Coroner, mother, girlfriend and woman, trying to hold it all together, we see how Jenny’s life has changed following her discovery of the dark secret that has haunted her since childhood and meet a new, far more sinister adversary than she’s ever faced.

This show has always led with heart when it comes to the diversity depicted in its casting and storylines as well as the authentic representation of Jenny’s own mental health struggles and now, they have joined the ranks of the likes of Grey’s Anatomy and The Resident in donating their medical supplies to those who need it most.

Mondays at 20:00 on Universal TV (ch. 117),
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