8 new things to watch this weekend

The Fab Five in Japan! (Kelli Falls/Netflix)
The Fab Five in Japan! (Kelli Falls/Netflix)

Cape Town – It's Friday, and we're feeling the weekend vibe.

In our handy weekend viewing guide, we have something for everyone – from people saying their final goodbyes, to the Fab Five changing lives, to the grand finale of Idols SA, and a whole new Charlie's Angels movie.

1) Flashy Funerals

Friday, 15 November

22:52 - BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

A warm and surprising exploration of some of the UK's most extraordinary final goodbyes, meeting families who spend weeks arranging the last act of remembrance and personalise every detail.

2) Welcome to Marwen

Saturday, 16 November

20:01 - Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Steve Carell stars in this heartfelt movie that's based on a true story. After surviving a brutal attack, a man creates a unique and therapeutic world to help cope with his trauma.

3) Idols SA

Sunday, 17 November

17:00 - Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Who will be crowned the winner of the 15th season of the popular local reality singing competition? Luyolo Yiba and Sneziey Msomi will face off against each other for the last time this season to grab the title and an awesome prize package. (READ MORE HERE)

4) His Dark Materials


Based on the books by Philip Pullman, this highly anticipated HBO series takes place in a rich fantasy world where humans all have animal familiars, and where an orphan uncovers a dangerous secret. (READ MORE HERE)

5) Queer Eye: We're in Japan


The Fab Five - Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion) - will bring their expertise to Tokyo, working with Kiko Mizuhara as their guide in every episode and Naomi Watanabe as special guest comedian to make-better a group of heroes, and learn and experience Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture first-hand.

Now showing in cinemas

Charlie's Angels

When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Motherless Brooklyn

In 1950s New York, Lionel Essrog is a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, trying to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the entire city in the balance. (READ MORE HERE)


When a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her that she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. (READ MORE HERE)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.