What to watch on TV tonight: A local soapie, a political drama, and a fantasy epic

Téa Leoni in 'Madam Secretary.' (Photo: DStv)
Téa Leoni in 'Madam Secretary.' (Photo: DStv)

Cape Town – It's Thursday and we can almost taste the weekend!

Get into relax mode with our three recommendations for what to watch on TV tonight.

From Horizon Deep, to the White House, to a fantasy world set in the Victorian era – you'll go on a trip without leaving the couch.


19:30  - SABC3 (DStv 193)

One of South Africa's longest-running soapies which follows the lives of people in the small mining town, Horizon Deep. Newbie Mayekiso threatens Nina's world, Phindile hosts a WCW event that doesn't go as planned, Gatanga finds himself in a love triangle, and Majola turns bad cop.

Madam Secretary

21:00 - M-Net (DStv 101)

Téa Leoni returns as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst and political science professor turned Secretary of State. In the first episode which takes place in the aftermath of a deadly attack, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear deal from falling apart. Former US Secretaries of State guest star in this season premiere.

Carnival Row

Amazon Prime Video

This Amazon Prime original stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. With a serial killer loose on Carnival Row, and a government that turns a blind eye to the deaths of its lower-class citizens, Rycroft Philostrate, a war-hardened investigator, is the only person willing to stop the murders and maintain the fragile peace. But when Vignette Stonemoss, a faerie refugee, turns up in the Burgue, she forces Philo to reckon with a past he's tried to forget.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.