Between not paying for DSTV and streaming series, I had to find a perfect balance between my TV watching and streaming. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised with the line-up on SABC3 and also some new series .
Here are a few of my new favourite shows at the moment.
The first season of The Hostess ended a couple of weeks ago but I never for a million years thought I would enjoy this show as much as I did. The production was incredible, Top Billing quality, that had me hooked from the start. What I sincerely and thoroughly enjoyed about the show was that it was practical, I never know you could stretch R2500 to serve up a gourmet feast for ten people. I also liked the fact that the dishes were simple enough to make and replicate at home. (I have tried a lot of their dishes). Let’s not forget Lorna Maseko’s crazy, break-into dance, ingredient innuendo character. Her relationship with Thabo, the assistant was cute too. Overall it was funny, entertaining and taught me to whip up a few good meals on a budget. Cannot wait for the second season.
The Intern by David Tlale
I am a sucker for a reality TV show especially if the HQIC is someone like David Tlale. I live for the drama darling and that chair that has flown to many provinces than most of us. Seriously though, kudos to the great production. I like how David is real and has high expectations of the up and coming designers. He might be a little shady and a tad saucy but he is pushing for the designers to be the best there is and who better to learn from than the king himself. I am slowly easing into it and I hope that there’s interesting challenges coming our way.
Odd Mom Out
If you’re in the mood for a hilarious sitcom, the Odd Mom Out is just the perfect one to watch. The show navigates, friendship, fitting in (in society in this case the upper east in New York), marriage. The writing on the show is funny AF, you will be in stitches when you see and here how they comically ridicule the wealthy, Wall Street, Chanel wearing, Luncheon organising wives of the upper east side. I recommend it for a pick me up after a day of adulting.
PS: It is not that new, I just caught up to it.
The Bold Type
I just discovered this series via Twitter (read Zamani). It is the second coming of Sex and the City. It is young, fresh and sexy. The series follows the lives of three girls in their early twenties who have just started working full time at magazine house, very Cosmopolitan magazine-ish. They are navigating careers, friendship, sex and sexuality while looking hot. Oh, to be young and carefree.
Daytime Divas is a new TV show based on Star Jone’s best-selling book, Satan’s Sisters. The show is also loosely based on Star’s days at The View. It stars one of my favourite people ever, Vanessa Williams who plays the role of Maxine Robinson, the creator of The Lunch Hour, a daytime talk show with a panel of four/five different women, from all walks of life who share their point of views on everything. There have also been guest stars like Tamera Mowry-Housely, Eve, Tichina Arnold, Patti Labelle and Tasha Smith. Daytime Divas is (in my opinion) one of the best all-female-led “Dramedy” shows since Desperate Housewives.
This Is Us
I am not going to say much about this is us, except that it gives me all the feels. It is by far one if not the best TV show to come out this year. We are waiting for season two but boy oh boy, this show has me doing the ugly cry every single day. The stories are beautifully told and written, you cannot help but connect with every character on some level. Do yourself a favour watch a trailer and I promise you, you will be on the This Is Us bandwagon.
Are you watching anything interesting? Do share!