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2010-02-03 15:58

It's TV that you've never seen before. Is it reality? Yes, but there are no soppy back-stories and talent isn't a factor. Is it lifestyle? Of course - the Cape Town lifestyle. Is it rude? F#*k yeah!  But most importantly: Is it any good?

It's fanny-flippin-tastic. Cape Town's a sexy city, but this show dresses her up for the red carpet. Slick production, beautiful scenic shots and clever editing make this one of the best local TV productions on our screens yet.  It's four guys experiencing life and lays in a sexy city and nothing is off limits.

But what about the men?

Let's put it this way. A Cape Town newspaper ran a review of the show with the headline: "With men like those in MAN, it's no wonder we stay at home!"

I do believe however that they are purposefully shown up in their worst light. Who's to say other men don't refer to a Friday night out as 'hymen hunting'? Maybe they're just too scared to say it out loud. Essentially this show aims to make you clasp your mouth in horror, gasp out loud and giggle uncomfortably at the candid expressions of real men in real-life dating situations. No Momma's Boys, no marriage-seeking bachelors. Just dudes.

Maurice is the pivotal character. One minute you despise him for his awful comments on women and sex, and the next you want to pat him like a puppy dog because he couldn't get a date. The other guys spend much of their monologue explaining Maurice's dating foibles, or offering him advice. And Maurice LOVES to talk. He'll say anything to get a rise – out of you or himself.

WARNING: The following video contains explicit content and may offend sensitive viewers.

Watch Maurice reveal the details of how he lost his virginity in this no-holds barred video.

Then there's Kaizer, the charming computer engineer who uses his smooth tongue to charm the chicks and Trevor, a gay waiter who is less into grooming than his cast-mates.  In episode four we will meet Henri, a male model who joins the cast to complete the foursome.

Read Maurice's blog to find out how he's handling the 'fame'.

MAN airs on SABC 3 every Friday night at 21h30.

If you haven't watched SABC 3's risqué new show MAN, then you're in for one hell of a surprise.

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