What’s hot on the box this week

2010-03-29 00:00

KATE Winslet won a Golden Globe award for best actress for her performance in her soon-to-be-ex-hubbie Sam Mendes’ film Revolutionary Road, and you can see that award-winning performance at 9.30 pm on M-Net tonight.

Winslet and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio play a married couple in this gritty deconstruction of the American Dream, set in the 1950s.

Frank and April fall in love and move to the suburbs. She’s a stay-at-home mother and he’s a worker in the city. They have a lovely house, nice neighbours, but deep down they are dissatisfied, and wonder if this is all life holds.

When Kate suggests they pack up and move to Paris, their relationship perks up — until Frank learns he has been promoted. This, along with some brutally truthful comments from a neighbour, send the relationship into free-fall.

Other highlights this week include:


Grey’s Anatomy — M-Net, 7.30 pm: As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year pass, Miranda is visited by her father, William, who disapproves of the choices she has made in life.


Everybody Hates Chris — SABC2, 7.30 pm: When Chris offers to move his father’s car, things go from bad to worse as he drives to school to show off to Tasha.

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens — M-Net, 11 pm: A documentary tracing the life and work of celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has photographed rock stars, celebrities and politicians aplenty.


The Oprah Winfrey Show — SABC3, 5.35 pm: Five-time Emmy-winning comedian Chris Rock takes on some “ticked-off” viewers who have something to say about his award-winning documentary Good Hair. Then, actress, comedienne and talk-show host Mo’Nique talks about her performance in the critically acclaimed movie Precious.


90210 — M-Net, 7.30 pm: The new series reveals how the West Beverley teens were forced to attend summer school, following Naomi’s after-prom party.

As a result, Naomi, Silver and Adrianna form a close friendship, but Annie isolates herself from her friends and family, worried about her hit-and-run accident on prom night.

The Mating Game — SABC2, 9.30 pm: Grace gets deeper into her affair with a married man, Roxanne is being stalked by two men, and Sara decides to get over Bianca and have a baby on her own.


Gary Unmarried — M-Net 7 pm: Newly divorced after 15 years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend.

In the opening episode of the new series, Gary decides to call up his old friend Curtis, who works at a local radio station, and is thrilled to be offered a job, thinking he’s going to be the next sports newscaster.

The Game — SABC1, 8.30 pm: In the second season of this series, Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry), a first-year medical school student, has given up an offer of admission to Johns Hopkins University’s medical school in Baltimore to follow her boyfriend Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), a professional football player, to San Diego, against the advice of her parents.

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