Pick of the TV week

2014-04-06 14:00

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The Other Guys

e.tv, Sunday, 8pm

The hero cops in this film are played by cool cats ­Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. The desk ­jockey cops are Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. The nerds find that being a hero is really, really hard.

Wabuya uMaDlamini

Mzansi Bioskop, Sunday, 8pm

Just when Jonas thought he escaped the controlling clutches of his domineering wife, she returns as a ghost. And she’s colder and meaner than ever. The film is conceived and written by the brilliant young Lwazi Mvusi.

Looper

M-Net, Sunday, 8.05pm

A more than competent sci-fi mind-bender. In the ­future, the mob sends hit men into the past to kill those who have become persona non grata because murder is impossible in the world of the future (oh, if only it were so). Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star as the same guy.

Royalty to Royalty

Africa Magic Movies, Monday, 9.15pm

This Nollywood offering is about a man who ­marries a young princess but loses his pride when she turns him into a palace slave. The prince thought he could intimidate his new wife and the tables are turned. Starring Nkem Owoh and Njideka Okeke.

Baki ya Lerato

Mzansi Bioskop, Wednesday, 6pm

In this drama, Thabo was happily in love with his ­childhood girlfriend, until one night when he decides to go out and have some fun with his friends at a nearby nightclub.

Rewinda

Mzansi Bioskop, Friday, 8pm

DJ Kwazi is in an abusive long-term relationship with a gold-digging model, Vuyiswa. Despite warnings from Fish, his best friend, Kwazi can’t find the courage to leave her. Vuyiswa suddenly breaks up with him and leaves him heartbroken, until he stumbles across a mysterious CD from Limpopo that gives Kwazi the ­ability to travel back in time. Will he time-travel and prevent the girl of his dreams from breaking up with him?

Soweto Drift

Mzansi Bioskop, Saturday, 7pm

A young aspiring car spinner loses his brother in a ­mysterious car accident, and then finds himself trapped in a complicated web of secret schemes ­plotted by the very same killers who took his brother’s life. Will he get revenge?

On the box

Sunday

Big Brother Mzansi

Mzansi Magic, 7pm

After 63 days under the glare of lights and

cameras, tonight either Mandla, Iris, MK, Loko, Kat or Sol will be declared the winner of Big Brother.

MetroFM Music Awards

SABC1, 8.30pm

Catch the glamour of this year’s edition of the second biggest music awards ceremony in the country.

Monday

Africa’s Next Top Model

Africa Magic World, 8pm

SA style maestro Carl Isaacs gives the 12 finalists

makeovers with disastrous consequences as some don’t like their new looks. Tantrums ensue.

Preachers of LA

Vuzu, 8.30pm

Tonight, Bishop Gibson attempts to rescue his

drug-addicted sister from a crack house, while

Bishop McClendon’s family have a terrifying scare.

Tuesday

Our Perfect Wedding

Mzansi Wethu, 7pm

Zionist Church Pastors Vusi and Dimakatso will finally walk down the aisle now that the date is set.

Checkpoint

eNCA/e.tv, 8.30pm

This is a new 30-minute current affairs investigative show hosted by Nkepile Mabuse. It’s more than a

replacement for 3rd Degree. It’s part of the investigation unit being built at eNCA. Checkpoint will not just be all about bringing down the bad guys. The producers say they also want to empower the viewers.

Thola

SABC2, Tuesday, 9.30pm

New series alert! Dibuseng Makwarela (Nthati Moshesh) is a 38-year-old, materialistic, class-conscious housewife obliviously enjoying life until

her husband Rudzani (Fumani Shilubana) has an accident at one of his construction sites and falls into a coma.

Wednesday

Storage Wars

History Channel, 8.05pm

Someone told me this series is a setup. It wasn’t much of a surprise. After all, there can’t be that many dozy Americans who forget about their storage lockers after putting priceless family heirlooms in them. But if you haven’t figured out that reality TV is totally fake yet, which Survivor island have you been ­languishing on?

Thursday

Lifelines: The quest for global health

Al Jazeera, various times

Everyday African heroes are profiled in this documentary series about African and Asian health professionals ­saving their communities from diseases. It was filmed by South African producers. It shows ­dramatic ­breakthroughs at the front line of public health. The first episode tackles river blindness in Uganda and trachoma in Ethiopia.

Friday

Grimm

M-Net Series Showcase, 9pm

David Giuntoli is Nick, a homicide detective in Portland who discovers he’s a descendent of a family of hunters who fight supernatural beings. Based – a bit – on fairy tales handed down by the Brothers Grimm, this addictive series has really stepped up a notch in its second season.

Saturday

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots

Mzansi Magic, 7.30pm

It’s high drama in the soapie tonight as Wyatt kills a little girl in a hit-and-run. Jim is unsure of what to do next once his campaign begins to fall apart and Benny ends up on life support.

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