TV pick: November 9-15

2014-11-09 15:00

What to watch this week.

Big screen on the small screen

RoboCop (2014)


Sunday, 8.05pm

A slick and revamped version of the original 90s movies. This futuristic action film transforms an ­ordinary man into part man, part machine and all ­weapon. Starring Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton.

Women of Plans (2013)

Mzansi Bioskop

Sunday, 6pm

A group of unemployed women are living in a cramped backroom, and their only means of survival is ­exploiting their boyfriends for money.

Haywire (2011)

Mzansi Magic

Tuesday, 9.30pm

A highly skilled covert operative is double-crossed and left for dead during an ­international mission. She becomes ­determined to return home and exact ­revenge on the agency that betrayed her. Starring Gina Carano, Ewan ­McGregor and Michael Douglas.

Adventureland (2009)

Saturday, 9.20pm

Recent college graduate James Brennan is forced to take a summer job at a ­run-down local amusement park, where he has unforgettable learning experiences about life. Starring Bill Hader, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the ­Silver Surfer (2007)

Mzansi Magic

Saturday, 8.30pm

The arrival of a mysterious silver being on a surfboard interrupts a very special wedding and heralds the possible ­destruction of our planet. Can our superheroes find the secret of the surfer’s powers before mankind is destroyed? ­Starring Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington.

On the box

SUN 09.11


SABC1, 2pm

Challenges viewers to investigate and explore technology, and think about how it affects our everyday lives.

Soul Sessions

Mzansi Magic, 4pm

A one-hour musical extravaganza with SA musos Ray Phiri, The Soil, Kabomo, Brian Temba, and The Muffinz. Takes viewers through their musical journey and the inspiration behind the music of these artists.

Kasi My Kasi

Kasi+ (Channel 105, OpenViewHD), 6.30pm

Home to Sesotho speakers, Botshabelo (place of peace) near Bloemfontein is one of many townships created by the apartheid system. The township falls under the spotlight in this episode.

Africa Calling

SABC3, 7.30pm

This episode features outstanding and talented women breaking the mould in South Africa’s science and technology sectors. In this half-hour show, they share the thrills and challenges of their industry, and encourage young women to take up opportunities.

New and Fresh

Mzansi Magic Music, 9pm

Mzansi Magic Music is all about showcasing the freshest local and international music videos. New and Fresh features talented legends, R&B crooners, and popular musicians currently on the charts. There is no better music catch up.

House of DVF

E!, 10pm

Fashion designer and style icon Diane von Fürstenberg has created a fashion empire with her House of DVF range. In this drama-filled reality series, one of eight young women has the chance to become an ambassador of her exclusive empire.

MON 10.11

Making Moves

SABC1, 2.30pm

This award-winning show celebrates and promotes young, successful entrepreneurs. Each episode profiles a new go-getter.

Mystery Girls

Vuzu, 7pm

To prove they are not ghosts, Charlie Contour (Jennie Garth), Holly Hamilton (Tori Spelling) and Nick (Miguel Pinzon) are hired to spend an evening in an allegedly haunted house.

Made in Chelsea

Vuzu, 9.30pm

Don’t miss another episode of this Bafta award-winning reality series chronicling the affluent youth of west London. Spencer whisks Lucy away on a romantic date, Andy takes Louise bowling while Jamie, Josh, Proudlock and Spencer get ready for a day at a car test track.

uSkroef noSexy: Save the Date, 9.30pm


Two strangers become friends under mysterious circumstances and find they have a common dream of escaping poverty.

TUE 11.11

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

MTV, 11pm

Catch Fallon’s topical monologues, comedy sketches, guest interviews and a musical performance.

Jonah from Tonga

Vuzu, 10pm

Fourteen-year-old Jonah has been banished to Tonga to live with his uncle after misbehaving at school, but this makes him cause more trouble than ever before.

The Sopranos

M-Net Edge, 10pm

After finding out that his daughter, Meadow, hosted a party at Livia’s house, where things go wrong, a police officer pays Tony a visit.

WED 12.11

Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Discovery Channel, 8.05pm

Magician extraordinaire Dynamo heads to India on an epic adventure that sees him travel from the streets of Mumbai to the sacred city of Varanasi for the annual Holi festival. Along the way, he goes to Bollywood.

My Perfect Family

SABC1, 7.30pm

The story of a teen soap star returns for another season of social awkwardness, growing pains, and teen realisations in this locally brewed sitcom.

90 Plein Street

SABC2, 9.30pm

Dealing with the Constitution and how it plays out on the ground, this political drama series spotlights how politicians deal with power and policy, and how these policies interact with the citizens and our democracy.

THU 13.11

Man Cave

SABC3, 7.30pm

In this second episode of the popular show, sexy “alpha males” Lunga Shabalala and Janez Vermeiren set off for Los Angeles. The two take a walk on Venice Beach while doing the Walk of Fame, get to drive a muscle car through Rodeo Drive and meet The Wolf of Wall Street.

FRI 14.11

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Vuzu, 7.30pm

In this gripping, three-part Beverly Hills reunion, Andy Cohen questions the women about the dramatic twists and turns of season four.

The Real Jozi A-Listers

Vuzu Amp, 7pm

Funnyman and TV host Tol A$$ Mo, comedian and actor Trevor Gumbi, model and actor Masego “Maps” Maponyane and rapper Da L.E.S give local viewers an up close and personal experience in this fictionalised and comical version of Real Husbands of Hollywood.


MTV, 7.30pm

Amateur chefs take mundane munchies and turn them into a fully baked art form. In this episode, contestants use classic holiday leftovers and one mystery munchie as they compete for a chance to win cash and a spot in the Snack-Off cookbook.

SAT 15.11

eKasi: Our Stories: Hostage, 6.05pm

A young auditor, Zaid Prince, is held captive by a group of kidnappers who want to swap him for a hefty ransom to be paid by his rich employers.

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