The TV shows you can't miss this week

2017-07-02 00:00

So much to watch, so little time. Here are the awesome TV shows you can't miss this week.

SUN 02.07

Pure Genius
M-Net City (DStv channel 115), 6pm
A billionaire based in Silicon Valley dreams of building a hospital fitted with cutting edge technology in the hopes of treating incurable diseases.

The Strain
Fox (DStv channel 125), 8.50pm
A plane arrives at JFK International. It’s making its way across the runway but suddenly stops. All the window shades are closed but one. The lights are all out and the plane is unresponsive... Brace yourself for this horror drama.

Seven Year Switch US
Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 9.30pm
Four married couples try to save their marriages by entering this experiment. What happens is that these couples swap spouses for two weeks ... enough said.

Bridget Jones’s Baby
M-Net (DStv channel 101), 8.05pm
Oscar winner Renée Zellweger reprises her role as unlikely heroine Bridget Jones, who, in this sequel, finds herself pregnant and only 50% sure of who the father could be. Eye Candy in Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.

In Too Deep
Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 9.30pm
In this cautionary crime thriller about what can happen when people get in over their heads, Omar Epps plays Jeff Cole, an undercover cop who befriends his target, Dwayne Gittens, played by LL Cool J.

MON 03.07

Judge Judy
CBS Reality (DStv channel 132), 4.35pm
This woman is one of the wealthiest celebrities around. I’m not just saying that, she actually is balling out of control, all off the strength of this show.

Married To Medicine
Vuzu (DStv channel 116), 5.30pm
Follows a group of successful and educated women, including doctors and wives of doctors, who are connected to the world of medicine in Atlanta. In the third season, the lines between personal and professional become blurred.

TUE 04.07

Man vs Expert
Discovery Family (DStv channel 136), 3.10pm
Watch a bold man go through intense challenges against world-class experts to find out if he can beat them at their own game.

Ancient Top 10
History Channel (DStv channel 186), 6.30pm
A fun countdown detailing all the really advanced things ancient societies once did.

Supercar Megabuild
National Geographic (DStv channel 181), 10.05pm
For all my gasheads. Supercars and how they work – perfect right?

WED 05.07

Safari Live
Nat Geo Wild (DStv channel 182), 7.15pm
You’re probably from Africa so you know how our wildlife lives. Strictly instincts out here; follow yours and watch this.

Pink Panther
Boomerang (DStv channel 302), 8.01pm
Everything from the music to the drawings ... just sauce. Classic toon!

The Kitchen
Food Network (DStv channel 175), 4pm
Get to cooking with a little help. This even airs right before you start thinking about dinner. It could provide some tips.

THU 06.07

Instant Mom Extra (DStv channel 195), 6pm
A young woman who enjoys her independence and the party scene has to put all that on pause when she marries an older gentleman with three children. Eish.

Broken Vows (DStv channel 194), 8pm
Local is lekker, ne! This show is picking up in popularity; don’t be left behind by the wave.

Discovery (DStv channel 121), 9pm
These insects annoy us all quite a bit. Imagine living in fear that the next mosquito bite you get could kill you.Can you believe the world’s greatest agent of death in modern human history is the mosquito? The global crisis is highlighted in the worldwide premiere of the upcoming Discovery Impact film Mosquito. The mosquito’s unceasing, accelerating expansion around the globe is driven by factors such as increasing global travel and trade, and a warmer world that is more hospitable to mosquitoes. This is a timely in-depth look at this very tiny, very dangerous creature.

FRI 07.07

What Happens at The Abbey
E! (DStv channel 124), 8pm
Goes behind the bar and takes an inside look at the lives of the employees of the world-famous nightlife spot.

Rhino Blog
People’s Weather (DStv channel 180), 10.45am
Presenter Bonné de Bod spends this episode in the company of legendary primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace and world renowned environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall. Dame Jane talks about her love of rhinos and how her organisation, Roots and Shoots, is having an impact in Africa and China.

BBC Brit (DStv channel 120), 8pm
Shot on the streets of New York, this documentary follows “copwatchers” – men and women who track the NYPD in a cat-and-mouse game to try to film arrests and possible cases of brutality.

SAT 08.07

Grey’s Anatomy Binge
M-Net Binge (DStv channel 900), 9.30pm 
Shonda Rhimes put it down, like it or not. Now you can binge-watch lots of eps at a time.

Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Disney Junior (DStv channel 309), 9.30am
Mickey the classic. This man built Disney by himself. Pay respect to the illest mouse to ever do it.

Owami Nami
Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 7.30pm
An insecure young woman turns to muti to stop her boyfriend from pursuing another woman, but she gets more than she bargained for.

Britain’s Spending Secrets
ITV Choice (DStv channel 123), 10.55pm
Investigates just how British people spend their money. Consumers from across the wealth, or lack of, spectrum have their spending habits put on the spot.

Charly’s Cake Angels Extra (DStv channel 195), 5pm
Dani and Roche take a wrong turn to a country wedding and end up on a rough road with a fragile cake.


El Chapo
Available on Netflix

If you’ve experienced Narcos, brought to you by the same network, then you can only imagine how crispy this must be. Real trap lord, original gangster. This show will take you to the early days of El Chapo. You’ll see his infamy rise, along with his influence and power. We all know that in these kinds of films, the bad guys die ... probably. I’ll try not to watch the end. This guy was doing his thing from the 80s and only met his downfall in 2016.

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