TV highlights: July 18 – 24

2010-07-16 08:50

Sunday, 18 July 2010

District 9

If you missed the film that put South Africa on the ­map with four Oscar nods, here’s your chance to understand why “prawns” were such a big deal last year.


Scores of people will once again stand in endless queues in the hope of ­becoming the next South African pop star. Hopefully, Season 6 will have one ­winner.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Survivor: Micronesia

Hilarity should follow after a clever castaway carves out his own immunity idol after finding the original on Exile Island. Genius, pure genius!


Zod releases a virus that turns humans into zombies. Lois is infected and Clark’s blood is the ­only way to save her, but he risks outing himself to Zod.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Cake Boss
Discovery Channel

Buddy has to create a ­wedding cake: tall, ornate and filled with live birds. Freaky! Meanwhile, a ­dad-to-be has a bizarre ­pastry order for his wife.

History Channel

A sailor survived the ­Persian Gulf, but he didn’t survive three days at home. Police claim that he was ­welcomed back home by his wife’s teenage lover. Yikes!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Cream Cartel

Season 1’s dramatic ending left the Cartel in suspense over the outcome of their fashion efforts. Does Somizi play it straight and spill the beans about the garment?

No Reservations

Carol Bouwer, Bassie ­Khumalo, Michelle Garforth and Jennifer Su join forces for a new talk show about everything from shoes to sex. Could this be SA’s ­version of The View?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Where The Heart Is

A pregnant 17-year-old is alone and broke when her boyfriend dumps her at a supermarket. She ­becomes an overnight celeb after ­giving birth in the store.

Brothers & Sisters

The Walker family is back to keep us entertained. The opening episode of Season 3 sees Kitty carrying a ­secret that will rock the family to its core. We can’t wait.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Circle Of Friends

As far as romcoms go, this one is right up there with the best. It stars Chris O’Donnell and Minnie ­Driver, and it’s a real gem. Not to be missed.


If you ever wondered what the world was like before computer-generated images, now is your chance to see how creepy creatures were portrayed on screen. Judge for yourself.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

X-Men Origins: ­Wolverine

Wonder no more as the ­origin of the dark and ­mysterious Wolverine is ­revealed in this action-packed adventure flick. It’s awesome.


Two gym owners settle their differences in a ­winner-takes-all dodgeball competition. What’s ­dodgeball? It’s ... er, when someone throws a ball at you and you dodge it. ­Simple, hey?

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