Every night you switch on your TV and welcome local actors into your lounge. The villains are always hatching schemes, the lovebirds always together and the pastors in everyone's business.
It's easy to forget that they have lives outside of the screen. But when they are not in character, your faves are often completely different people.
Some characters you love to hate, but it is nice to see a fun side to them when they are between takes.
Here is some behind-the-scenes footage that has given us a glimpse into a different side of actors.
1. Durban Gen
In between takes, cast members singing with Meshack Mavuso, who plays Dr Thabo Dlamini, leading the song.
2. The River
Her character is a no nonsense ruthless woman, but when the director yells 'cut' Sindi Dlathu is always game for some musical entertainment on set. She plays Lindiwe Dikana.
There is always a new dance challenge that South Africans are doing and Uzalo cast members did not want to be left behind from the #itaintme challenge.
4. Skeem Saam
They said #JohnVuliGate, so it was only natural for the Skeem Saam cast to get their John Maputla (played by Afrika Tsoai) to vuli gate too.
TV personality Moshe Ndiki was fed up with Melusi Dlamini's (Zolisa Xaluva) antics on Gomora and airing out his grievances on social media was not enough, he just had to go to the Gomora set and get it all off his chest.