TV highlights: October 24 – 30

2010-10-22 09:54

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Hangover

M-Net

8.05pm

Hilarious, outlandish and ­ridiculous. Three words to describe one of the better, more original comedies to come out of the noughties.

Top Gear

SABC3

7.30pm

SABC 3 brings speedsters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and ­Richard Hammond to the small screen as they test-drive some of the best cars in the world in the most original ways.

Monday, 25 October 2010

SA’s Got Talent

SABC2

9.30pm

Who will make it into the all important voting stage of the competition? From singers to fire-blowers, it’s obvious SA’s got some ­serious talent.

My Family

SABC3
7.30pm

The neurotic dentist, Ben, and his family return for a new season. This time around Ben is asked to ­become a sperm donor for a couple. Laughs are sure to fellow.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Lie to Me

M-Net
9.30pm

A troubled teen believes he was abducted as a child, and goes to the Lightman Group for answers, and of course, they supply him with all of them.

Deadly Women

Discovery Channel

10.45pm

The mind of a killer is shaped by many things. Do people become evil, driven by events in their lives, or are some killers ‘born bad’?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Top Chef
SABC3
8pm

Twelve new contestants must impress guest judge Hubert Keller. In the ­premiere episode they are thrown straight into the famed restaurant Fleur de Lys for the challenge.

Tonight with Trevor Noah

M-Net
7.30pm

Love him or hate him, there’s no way of ignoring him (mainly ‘cos his face is on the side of any major building), Tonight is the last episode of his talk show which has garnered a lot of talk.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Because I said So

e.tv
8.30pm

An over-meddling mother ­(Diane Keaton) sets her single daughter (Mandy Moore) up with what she thinks is the man of her dreams. Keaton is her usual OTT self but is still fun to watch.

True CSI

Discovery Channel

10.45pm

Modern science meets grim murder as each episode ­explores the criminal mind, telling a complex story riddled with mystery. It’s like the ­series but way cooler.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Cape Fear

SABC3

9.30pm

Starring Nick Nolte and Robert De Niro, a convicted rapist who is released after serving 14 years in prison begins stalking his defending attorney. Freak stuff.

Little Black Book

MM Starts

7.30pm

Stacy Holt is confounded by her boyfriend Derek’s unwillingness to talk about his past. She sneaks a look at his personal organizer, and begins to set up a series of interviews with his exes.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Julie and Julia

M-Net

9pm

Julia Child’s story of her ­beginnings in the cooking ­profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. It’s simply lovely.

Meet the Fockers

e.tv

8pm

The sequel to Meet the ­Parents remains an original as Pam and her family go back to meet Greg’s hippie parents played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara ­Streisand.


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