This is what you should be watching this week

2018-03-25 00:00
 

Johannesburg - Here's what City Press says you should be watching this week.

SUNDAY - 25 MARCH

Cut from a Different Cloth

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

Actor Idris Elba is the furthest thing from a fashionista imaginable, but the big man (known best for his Golden Globe-winning turn in Luther) has always been fascinated by the transformative power of clothes.

Jane

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:10

Using a treasury of footage that had never been seen before, this is the story of Jane Goodall’s early explorations in Tanzania, focusing on her ground-breaking fieldwork and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study.

John Wick: Chapter 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Keanu Reeves returns as the lethal assassin in this nonstop action thriller. John Wick comes out of retirement to help an old associate, pitting him against deadly killers.

MONDAY - 26 MARCH

Ukuqonywa

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

In this local film that was made for TV, a young man faces the difficulties of being a single parent after losing his wife in a car accident.

Model Squad

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00 

They’re the hottest of the hot, the elite New York City supermodels who set the superstylish standards that all the up-and-coming models aspire to. Join the supermodel superstars as they set their sights on New York Fashion Week.

TUESDAY - 27 MARCH

NEW SEASON - Better Call Saul

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

In the season premiere of this critically acclaimed drama, Jimmy (Golden Globe nominee Bob Odenkirk) looks forward to mending fences with his brother, after admitting that he forged documents.

SEASON FINALE - The Five

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 22:00

After figuring out Jesse’s true identity, Pru and Slade make a shocking discovery, in the season finale of this gripping crime thriller.

WEDNESDAY - 28 MARCH

NEW SHOW - The Next 15

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Karamo urges his son to have a better work ethic. Meanwhile, New York gives Aktion an ultimatum.

I Remember Me

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10

A women-centred docu-series that explores what it means to be raised in a township. This episode features Thabo Makheta, Swaady Martin and Ntsiki Mkhize.

THURSDAY - 29 MARCH

Ayesha’s Home Kitchen

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 20:00

Model and foodie Ayesha Curry is cooking up a storm and sharing her delightful dishes with friends and family in her new series.

Startup

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Rask hurries to tie up loose ends. Alex drops a bombshell on GenCoin, forcing Izzy into a compromising position.

SEASON FINALE - Snatch

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

In a thrilling season finale, Vic is in the back of Jone’s van with the gold as Albert and Hate’em tail them in desperation. Brit crime dramedy based on the acclaimed film of the same name.

NEW SEASON - Atlanta

Channel: FOX (DStv 125)

Time: 22:00

Two cousins work through the Atlanta rap music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Donald Glover serves as executive producer, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover.

FRIDAY - 30 MARCH

I Catfished My Kids

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

A team of faux predators goes undercover to show two families how far their children will let things go with a stranger online. Will the kids turn up to meet their online “friend”?

Lila & Eve

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez come together for this film about loss, pain and revenge. Two grieving mothers hunt down the men who killed their children.

Born With Three Arms: Body Bizarre

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 22:00

Guarab, two, was born with an extra arm, growing from his back. His family weighs up the pros and cons of an operation to remove it. We also meet Christian who was born without any limbs.

SEASON FINALE - Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:40

A legend in country music circles, Blaze Foley burnt brightly on the Texas music scene before being silenced well before his time. Animated doccie series.

SATURDAY - 31 MARCH

NEW SHOW - Home Alone

Channel: ID (DStv 171)

Time: 21:55

In this true-crime documentary series, young single mother Erin installs a security system after the realisation that someone is watching her. Featuring interviews with those close to the events, investigating officers delve deep to reveal the horrifying events that took place.

NEW SEASON - Gomorrah

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:45

In the season premiere of this Italian crime drama, Ciro and Conte join forces to establish a new alliance to run the turf together. Critically acclaimed foreign-language thriller.


Pick of the Picks

One Strange Rock 

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Day and time: Wednesday, 20:05

Produced by renowned film maker Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream) and produced by the illustrious Jane Root, this nine-part National Geographic event series is not to be missed. Hosted by Will Smith, it shows the extraordinary story of Earth as told by an elite group of astronauts who provide unique perspectives and relate memoirs of our planet as seen from outer space. It promises to be a mind-bending trip within and beyond planet Earth.

Pick of the Stream

Touki Bouki

Available: ShowMax

Ever noticed how Beyoncé and Jay-Z keep using African art, but never come to Africa?

Their latest inspiration was from Djibril Diop Mambety’s Touki Bouki, a classic Senegalese film from 1973.

Available to stream on ShowMax in Africa, Touki Bouki is the story of two lovers – a cowherd and a university student – who dream of escaping to Paris from Dakar. Winner of the Fipresci Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, Touki Bouki is widely considered a classic of world cinema, regularly appearing on lists such as Sight & Sound’s 100 Greatest Films Of All Time and Empire’s 100 Best Films Of World Cinema.

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