TV pick: October 5-11

2014-10-05 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

Big screen on the small screen

Frozen (2013)


Sunday, 8pm

This smash-hit Disney animation tells the ­story of a young princess who becomes her kingdom’s only hope after it’s trapped in eternal winter.

Catch .44 (2011)

Mzansi Magic

Sunday, 9pm

A team of women operate under strict instruction from their crime boss, who wants them to intercept a drug shipment. They soon learn that things are not as they seem, and no one is who they say they are. Starring Forest Whitaker and Bruce Willis.

Rocky II (1979)

Friday, 8.30pm

Rocky announces his retirement after sustaining massive injuries at the world championship. Despite this, boxing fans clamour for a rematch. The ring beckons once more.

Lokshin Bioskop: When Days Are Dark (2013)

Mzansi Magic

Saturday, 7pm

A young woman moves back home ­after an abusive fight with her live-in boyfriend and finds her father drinking with his two best friends. The three friends decide to abduct the abusive boyfriend and teach him a lesson. Then things spiral out of control.

Wild Wild West (1999)

Mzansi Magic

Saturday, 10.30pm

Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld takes Will Smith to the Wild Wild West in this action comedy about two hired guns trying to save the US president and the country.

Barbershop (2002)

Saturday, 8pm

Calvin inherits a barbershop in Chicago from his father. As the business struggles, he sells the shop to a local loan shark. Calvin later regrets his decision. Starring Ice Cube and Cedric the ­Entertainer.

On the box

SUN 05.10

Star Wars Rebels

Disney Channel, 10.30am

In this new StarWars series, a motley group of rebels struggles against the oppressive Galactic Empire as they attempt to build a Rebel Alliance.

The Ride

MTV, 8.30pm


This new music-driven series gives today’s biggest artists an opportunity to tell fans their story, revealing the most game-changing moments that “made them” and transformed their lives.

Totally Insane Guinness World Records

Discovery Channel, 9.10pm

Witness the furthest distance to throw a person, the longest time held by suction using the stomach and the most stairs climbed using your head.

Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

E! Entertainment, 8pm

Morgan’s anxiety about covering the Trendabl event starts to get the best of her. Roxy sets out to prove that her interior design career is reaching new heights.

MON 06.10

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

MTV, 6pm

Featuring 5 Seconds of Summer, the band behind the smash single She Looks So Perfect. The hilarious Jimmy Fallon has his finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary culture and has celebrities chewing the fat, playing games and getting silly.

Jersey Belle

M-Net, 8.30pm


Entertainment publicist Jaime Primak Sullivan is an outspoken and successful career woman whose life was turned upside down after she married Michael Sullivan, an eligible bachelor straight out of Alabama. Now, this New Jersey native is going against the grain of becoming a Southern darling.

TUE 07.10

Dragons’ Den SA

Mzansi Magic, 7pm

Enter the dragons – Lebo Gunguluza, Vusi Thembekwayo, Polo Leteka Radebe, Gil Oved and Vinny Lingham, alongside veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala – as aspirant entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in the hope of securing the vote of venture capitalists.

NCIS: Los Angeles

M-Net, 9.30pm

The high-stakes NCIS: Los Angeles team are charged with apprehending the most dangerous criminals by cleverly infiltrating the underground and weeding out the bad guys, one case at a time. In the season six premiere, Callen is in a desperate situation when he is held hostage by terrorists.

Wild Botswana: Lion Brotherhood

Nat Geo Wild, 6pm

As the male heirs of the powerful Xakanaka lions, Tau and Banda’s success is not a birthright. When they come of age, like all juvenile males, they are exiled from the pride and must survive as nomads.

WED 08.10

Are You The One?

MTV, 9.15pm


If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? Mirroring last season’s successful formula, the show will follow 10 single women and men to an exotic location in the hope they’ll leave their bad relationship habits behind and surrender to their perfect match.

The Fashion Fund

Vuzu, 4pm

First impressions are everything when the 10 finalists show off their lines to the selection committee in a presentation at Vogue’s head office. Fifteen minutes could make all the difference as early frontrunners emerge while other finalists fall behind.

THU 9.10

La La’s Full Court Life

Vuzu, 3pm

La La Anthony’s dream of being a movie star is finally coming true. She learns that her small role in the blockbuster Think Like a Man has been turned into a leading role for the sequel, Think Like a Man Too. With La La stuck in Las Vegas without her husband, son, or friends to keep her company, her dream turns into a nightmare.


CBS Drama, 8.10pm

A captivating series inspired by the life story of Allison Dubois, a law student interning at the district attorney’s office while juggling her life as a wife and mother of three. When she starts to experience paranormal events, she wonders if she is psychic or psycho.

Psychic Detectives

Crime and Investigation Channel, 11pm

Real detectives, real cases and based on true stories, this reality show profiles extraordinary cases where the police have had to put their scepticism aside, and trust their intuition and psychic vision to solve murder cases or locate missing people.


M-Net, 9.30pm


Decorated Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody and CIA officer Carrie Mathison are the naturally suspicious parties in a world of terrorism in this Emmy Award- winning series. After last season’s dramatic events, Carrie finds her career at the CIA taking off in season four.

The Glamorous Lie

Mzansi Magic, 10.30pm

The documentary about a billboard campaign that exposed the eight-and-a-half-year relationship between high-profile executive Charles E Phillips Jr and YaVaughnie R Wilkins. When she began dating Phillips Jr, Wilkins never dreamt that his betrayal would be so deep. She makes it her mission to expose his deceit, whatever the cost.

FRI 10.10

Come Dine with Me: Supersized

BBC Lifestyle, 8pm


With each show having its own comedy, drama and cooking disasters, five total strangers take turns hosting the ultimate dinner party for their fellow contestants, who give points for the night based on the food and atmosphere.

Pond Stars

Nat Geo Wild, 7pm

Pond Stars follows the wild world of pond building, as this talented team transforms uninspired spaces into water-feature wonderlands, bringing wildlife into back yards and public areas all across the US.

SAT 11.10

Marrying the Game

Vuzu, 4pm

After their first night together in almost a year, Tiffney and Game reconnect over breakfast and discuss the possibility of getting a family home.

Reality Check, 6.05pm

Boity Thulo, Somizi Mhlongo and Bongani Fassie are challenged to work with young photographers from underprivileged backgrounds to teach them a new skill.

The Close Up, 7.30pm

This week, the show gets up close and personal with renowned music maker DJ Zinhle.

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