5 fake South African TV shows we wish were real

2014-03-13 12:08
Cape Town – During a recent news meeting we started to imagine what it would be like if some of our favourite international TV shows had a local equivalent.

What if CSI had a Jozi version or Nataniël was the host of SA’s answer to Ru Paul’s Drag Race? Of course we had to get right on it and dreamed up some pretty realistic fake TV shows that we totally wish were real.

To make it clear:  These shows don’t exist. But we kind of wish they did!

Here are 5 fake South African TV shows we wish were real:

1) CSI: Jozi:

This South African crime drama television series follows Johannesburg criminalists working for the South African police service (SAPS) as they use physical evidence to solve murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama. With uniquely South African themes this gripping crime show explores the scary corners of SA’s dark underbelly.

2) Zuma’s Housewives:

In a world-first, president Jacob Zuma invites cameras into his Nkandla homestead to capture his most personal moments as he balances the pressures of being the president of South Africa with being a loving husband to his four wives. This reality television series follows the lives of the affluent, bourgeois housewives as they perform their First Lady duties. The series' base concept and name are provided by the television series Desperate Housewives. However, while the fictional series details the life of one suburban neighbourhood, Zuma’s Housewives features the women that live in Nkandla. The struggles of SA’s most powerful household is gripping to watch.

3) Girls of the Kunene Mansion:

The series focuses on the lives of Kenny Kunene's girlfriends who live with him at the Kunene Mansion. Kenny is often on the show along with various models and other celebrities. The series not only showcases events at the mansion (like sushi night and the Twister board game festival), but also sheds light on other social events Kenny is involved with. Filled with nudity and strong language this show is not for the faint of heart.

4) Keeping up with the Van Jaarsvelds:

They are South Africa’s answer to the Kardashians. Cameras follow Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld as they travel across the country performing at music events under the watchful eye of their momager, Ronel. The talented Afrikaans singers share their most personal moments as the audience gets a glimpse into their star-studded lives. From Bobby’s daily gym routine to Karlien’s diaper duty with the twins, it’s all there for fans to gawk at.

5) Nataniël’s Drag Race:

Nataniël’s Drag Race is a South African reality competition TV series looking for SA’s next drag superstar. Nataniël plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, which details the best of the best of the local drag scene. With a uniquely local taste and feel - the show follows 12 fabulous contestants as they do their best to impress. Between the colourful lip-syncing scenes Nataniël gives helpful hints and tips on how to create the perfect bobotie.

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