THIRST! On At The Cape Town Fringe Festival

Celebrating the upcoming anniversary of Nobel prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill and the topical issue of water scarcity in Cape Town, Sugar-daddy presents, THIRST! On at the Cape Town Fringe Festival for a limited run. October 1-8 only, Alexander Bar cafe, Strand Street, Cape Town.
Try your luck at the door or book on: capetownfringe.co.za

 

CTIFM&F: Walk The Red Carpet With South Africa’s Best

Opening Night & World Premieres: South African Films in the Spotlight
Walk the Red Carpet with South Africa’s Best

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. Taking place from October 12th – 21st at the V & A Waterfront, the CTIFM&F will be a celebration of film from across the world and also of the best in South African film.

The Cape Town International Film Festival will open with the South African premiere of the South-African-Dutch co-production, An Act of Defiance: The Bram Fischer Story with director Jean van de Velde in attendance along with many of the families of the original Rivonia trialists. The film is a political thriller that tells the true story of how after ten men are arrested on a farm in Rivonia for conspiring to commit sabotage and violent acts against the repressive South African government, tenacious lawyer Bram Fisher steps up to the challenge as lead counsel.

A diverse and exciting range of South African Films will have their World Premieres at the CTIFM &F with glamorous red carpet events taking place at Nu Metro at the V & A Waterfront.

All red carpet events will be attended by the film directors amongst other invited guests; tickets can also be purchased from October 2nd via www.filmfestival.capetown.

South African films having their World Premieres include:

District Six: Rising from the Dust: The memory of District Six is an iconic to Cape Town as Table Mountain,  and each story is unique. Filmmaker Weaam Williams’ mother Nazley Hartley was on of the 60 000 t0 80 000 people were forcibly removed form District Six. The documentary is a deeply personal story, that examines the microcosm within the macrocosm and the legacy of intergenerational pain and dispossession of wealth.

Woodwind: The extraordinary work by Fin Manjoo, Woodwind, is a deep journey of a doubter, a composer who would rather believe in his own madness than the existence of the extraordinary. The feature film, made in India and South Africa, and was shot by Swiss cinematographer Nicolas Joray (The Yellow Star, Bye Bye Berlusconi and Baltic Storm), who’s three decades of experience was invaluable during the most challenging conditions in India. Durban born director Manjoo is now based in Cape Town where the film was partly shot.

Change of Heart: The Operation that Changed the World: Daughter of late Dr. Marius Barnard’s daughter, Naudene Leisegang has made this film in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.

http://www.africanfilmco.com/afc-history-documentaries.html

Gracie:  Director Liana Hassimtells the story of Gracie, a Zulu girl born to a mother who was not ready to have a child. Gracie’s world view shows the harshness of the city of Durban in the grip of xenophobic attacks, but her child-like point of view creates an artistic world of sketches which make some sort of sense of beauty out of the apparent chaos.

Limits: This short documentary tells the story of a severely mentally challenged 30 year old woman who has had major limitations placed on her ability to achieve goals which would be considered easy for most of the population. Imagine her taking part in the New York Marathon.  It is a dream which all of us would give absolutely no chance of success at all. This is Donna’s story.

The Recce:  Ferdinand van Zyl’s South African war movie features a stellar cast:  Marius Weyers, Christia Visser, Greg Kriek, Elsabe Daneel, De Klerk Oelofse , Maurice Carpede, Grant Swamby and Albert Maritz. After the SADF wrongfully declares young RECCE Henk Viljoen dead behind enemy lines, it’s up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife.

Indoda:  John Warner directed this story of Vuyisa, a young boy on the eve of his Xhosa initiation rite who makes a decision causes his life to spin out of control. With no friends or family to turn to he is all alone in the wilderness. Through the healing embrace of nature and some odd -ball characters he meets along the way, he grows emotionally and ends up confronting the age-old question of what it means to be an “INDODA” – A MAN.

South African Premieres

Matwetwe:  Kagiso Lediga’s crime-comedy film fuses local oral storytelling traditions to the American indie ethos and tells the story of Lefa, whose life is on the cusp of major change. Accepted into university to study botany, he’s about to leave the ghetto township that has been his home behind if only his deadbeat father will come through with his school fees.

All event information, tickets, schedules and more details will be available on the website from October 2nd.  www.filmfestival.capetown

 

Shakespeare In Love – Coming To Fugard

Shakespeare in Love
The hit West End play
Opens 10 October

A romantic comedy … of errors

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production (and South African premiere) of Shakespeare in Love from 10 October 2017 at the Fugard Theatre. Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

This South African premiere features 20 actors, and a dog, and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, Champ).

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block … the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

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Coming Up On My Kitchen Rules SA

Teaser: My Kitchen Rules SA
Sparks fly at Brent and Andrew’s Instant Restaurant

It’s officially “game on” this week on My Kitchen Rules South Africa as the second group of home cooks reach the halfway mark in their Instant Restaurant phase of the competition. Last week, Bloemfontein husband and wife Jamandi and Machiel managed to earn an impressive score of 68 out of 100, narrowly beating Charnell and Kerry’s initial score of 67 in week one. With the competition officially heating up now, the claws are likely to come out when it comes to scoring the rest of the Instant Restaurants.

“At this stage if there’s one couple that intimidates us and makes us feels the pressure, it’s Brent and Andrew,” Jamandi admitted ahead of Brent and Andrew’s Instant Restaurant in Dainfern, Johannesburg this week. Best friends Charnell and Kerry – who now find themselves at the bottom of the leader board – were also curious about what the fiancés have up their sleeves for this week. “The boys have been performing at the tables, but let’s see if they can perform in the kitchen,” Charnel noted.

Brent and Andrew, who are the self-confessed “good guys” of the competition will undoubtedly be hoping for positive ‘vibes’ throughout the evening, but will the rest of their competitors be impressed enough by their food to vote generously?

My Kitchen Rules SA is broadcast on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday night at 18:00. Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/mkr to watch exclusive interviews with the judges and contestants, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #MKRSA or on the official M-Net Facebook page.

Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 1 October 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 1 October 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

 

 

Gauteng Health

Recently furniture and office equipment were seized from the Gauteng Health Department to settle a medical negligence claim. This may seem like a particularly low point for the department, but it follows years of mismanagement and maladministration in the province. Meanwhile, more medical negligence claims are piling up for which the department cannot legally budget. Carte Blanche asks: is Gauteng health facing an imminent financial crisis?

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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High-tech Rabbiting

The Riverine Rabbit is one of the rarest mammals on the planet, with less than 300 remaining. Now a new project involving a specially-trained border collie with a GPS-enabled collar and a state-of-the-art thermal imaging is helping to save this endangered animal. Carte Blanche joins the team working to prevent the total extinction of these elusive creatures.

Producer: Jason Boswell
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
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David Patient

South African Aids activist David Patient died last week at the age of 56. Diagnosed as far back as 1983, Patient was an icon in the age of HIV stigma and an activist for LGBTQI rights. For 34 years he showed that it was possible to live ‘positively’ with HIV. Carte Blanche reflects on his remarkable will to survive and victory over the idea that his diagnosis was a death sentence.

Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Derek Watts

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

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Academy Museum Receives Landmark $50-Million Gift From Cheryl And Haim Saban

Ron Meyer To Lead Newly Established Museum Board Of Trustees

Museum leadership, curatorial staff, and plans for museum experience unveiled

Image: ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S./ Images from L’Autre Image

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings the museum’s fundraising success to $288 million, nearly 75% of its $388 million goal. In recognition of their generosity, the May Company Building will now be named the Saban Building. The Museum further announces that Ron Meyer, the distinguished entertainment industry executive, will head its newly established Board of Trustees. Meyer is Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal and with 23 years as the head of the studio, he is the longest serving studio chief. He is also a co-founder and former President of Creative Artists Agency. In addition, the Museum also unveils a first glimpse at concepts for the museum content, including the permanent exhibition, located in the 1939 former May Company building on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles. The first of its scope and scale devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and moviemaking, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed Museum is scheduled to open in 2019.

Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, says, “We could not be happier with the momentum the museum is experiencing on all fronts—from fundraising and governance to content and construction. We are thankful to Cheryl and Haim Saban and to Ron Meyer for their vital support and leadership in bringing the Academy Museum to the world.”

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company and Chair of the Museum Campaign Committee, says, “We are deeply grateful to Cheryl and Haim for understanding the need for a superb museum of film in the moviemaking capital of the world. With their tremendous commitment, they set a magnificent example for others and bring our dream closer to reality.”

Cheryl and Haim Saban have demonstrated a lifetime of passionate devotion to philanthropic endeavors and have donated over $325 million to charitable organizations to date. Together, the Sabans started the Saban Family Foundation in 1999, which supports medical, children’s and education programs, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Saban Community Clinic, Soroka Children’s Hospital in Israel, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the Friends of the IDF, the Saban Leadership Seminars through the American Israel Education Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Saban Theatre, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group, Inc., and his wife Cheryl, say, “We are delighted to further our commitment to Los Angeles with this gift to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. This new home for film will offer incredible experiences for visitors from our community and around the world to enjoy the rich history of our industry. We feel honored to contribute to its creation and thrilled to have our name associated with this historic building and visionary project.”

Ron Meyer says, “I am proud, and humbled, to chair and build the Academy Museum’s new Board of Trustees. The museum has already made great strides in raising funds and developing plans for what will become an essential cultural destination for Los Angeles. It is an honor to be part of such a significant project.”

John Bailey, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says, “Thanks to the vision of the Academy’s Board of Governors, our goal for a museum celebrating the art and sciences of the movies is around the corner. We are proud of our collaborative achievements and believe Ron Meyer, and his Board of Trustees, will be excellent stewards for our project moving forward.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti says, “People from across the globe come to Los Angeles to be inspired, and to see things they have only imagined become real through storytelling. It is only fitting that the filmmaking capital of the world will soon have a space dedicated to its industry and artistry. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will add another world-class institution to our city’s cultural landscape, and touch the lives of Angelenos and visitors for generations to come.”

The Museum Experience

The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and moviemaking. Brougher has three essential goals: to convey the power of movies, to give viewers a look behind the scenes into how movies are made, and to explore movies’ impact on culture and our lives.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano with Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed two distinct buildings that will form the Academy Museum’s 300,000- square-foot campus: the Saban Building—a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument—and a soaring spherical addition that features a state-of-the-art theater and a terrace topped with a spectacular glass dome. More than a museum, Museum Director Kerry Brougher envisions a dynamic film center that is simultaneously experiential, immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. The buildings will include 50,000 square feet of gallery space, two theaters, cutting-edge project spaces, an outdoor piazza, the rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills, an active education studio, a restaurant, and store.

Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy, says, “The millions of people around the world who make and love movies will be able to come to the epicenter of filmmaking and experience the magic of this art form. They’ll see firsthand the vast collections of the Academy and the work of our members. And, they’ll be able to do that all year—not just on Oscar night.”

A permanent exhibition tracing the evolution of moviemaking is planned for the second and third floors of the museum. Combining sets, large-scale moving images, costumes, props, sound installations, and dramatic immersive environments, this journey will evoke the power and emotion of film as visitors move through time. The second floor showcases the earliest experiments in converting still images into the illusion of lifelike movement, the invention of new methods of storytelling on screen, and the evocation of atmosphere and mood through the fundamentals of light and shadow. It culminates with Hollywood’s Golden Age and the systemization of the studio’s dream factory. On the third floor, visitors will encounter how filmmakers broke free in the post-studio era and moved beyond the soundstage and into the real world. The final section of the exhibition takes them to faraway galaxies and to places they could only dream of going as they witness the constant quest to push beyond the possible to invent new worlds. Separate from the core exhibition, the third floor also features an Oscars experience, using innovative technology to place visitors on Hollywood’s most prestigious red carpet and stage and give them the rare chance to hold a real Oscar as they accept their award.

Brougher announces that the designers for the core exhibition are the celebrated film production designer Rick Carter, a two-time Academy Award® winner (for Avatar, 2010 and Lincoln, 2013), and the London-based firm of Gainsbury & Whiting, acclaimed for its designs of exhibitions including the Alexander McQueen retrospective Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

In addition to this long-term installation, the museum’s temporary galleries will be venues for a lively program of ever-changing exhibitions. These presentations will include retrospectives of major filmmakers, focused explorations of a specific aspect of filmmaking, artist projects and thematic explorations of cultural and social issues, and focused explorations of a specific aspect of filmmaking.

The 1,000-seat theater located in the spherical building will not only be an unforgettable part of each visitor’s experience, but will also become a hub for major film events including premieres, openings and special presentations with the world’s leading filmmakers. A more intimate 288-seat theater will be the museum’s “cinematheque,” offering screenings ranging from Saturday morning matinees for children of all ages to global cinema series. Both theaters will be home to an array of live performances, lectures, panels, and other events that will bring the most notable artists working in film to Los Angeles. Both theaters will be equipped to present film with multidimensional sound experiences and superior screen quality.

Museum Leadership and Curatorial Teams

The Academy Museum’s senior leadership team includes Rich Cherry, Chief Operating Officer; Katharine DeShaw, Deputy Director, Advancement and External Relations; and Deborah Horowitz, Deputy Director, Creative Content and Programming.  The Museum’s curatorial team includes Jessica Niebel, Acting Head of Curatorial Affairs; Doris Berger, Exhibition Curator; Ryan Linkof, Associate Curator; Bernardo Rondeau, Associate Curator and Head of Film Programs; J. Raul Guzman, Curatorial Assistant; Dara Jaffe, Curatorial Assistant; Robert Reneau, Film Program Coordinator; and Ana Santiago, Curatorial Assistant.

World-Class Collections

The Academy Museum has actively been acquiring three-dimensional, motion picture objects since 2008. Its holdings now number approximately 2,500 items, representing motion picture technology, costume design, production design, makeup and hairstyling, promotional materials, and awards.

Highlights include the ruby slippers by Adrian from The Wizard of Oz (1939); the doors to Rick’s Café Américain from Casablanca (1942); a collection of objects from Shirley Temple including the tap shoes and portable wooden practice-steps given to her by legendary dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson for their famed dance routine in 1934’s The Little Colonel; the original production-used Steadicam created by Garrett Brown; the Aries 1B spaceship model from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) the only surviving full-sized shark model from the original mold used on Jaws (1975); a creature head from Alien (1979), designed by H.R. Giger; and handmade characters and a set from LAIKA’s films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

The Academy Museum’s collection has grown through recent, generous gifts from the Jim Henson Company and the Henson Family, Mattel, Inc., Pixar Animation Studios, the Shirley Temple Black Foundation, the Akram Miknas Pre-Cinema Collection, Universal Studios and Ron Howard, Anjelica Huston, Jeffrey Kurland, and JC Backings.

The Museum will also draw from the unparalleled collection of the Academy, which contains a vast range of motion picture production and history-related objects and technology, works on paper, still and moving images covering the history of motion picture in the United States and throughout the world. The collections include more than 12 million photographs, 190,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays, 50,000 posters, and 20,000 production and costume design drawings. The collection also includes more than 1,600 special collections of film legends such as Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Huston. These special collections contain production files, personal correspondence, clippings, contracts, manuscripts, scrapbooks, storyboards, and more. The Academy’s collecting divisions work collaboratively to acquire, preserve, digitize, and exhibit the broad range of materials entrusted to their care by generations of filmmakers and collectors.

The Campaign for the Academy Museum

The Campaign for the Academy Museum Board is chaired by Bob Iger and co-chaired by Annette Bening and Tom Hanks. Its goal is to raise $388 million to support the construction of the buildings as well as its opening exhibitions and programs.

For more information please visit www.academymuseum.org.

Gold (DVD) : Review

Film

Gold, the dramatic tale of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey – Sing, Interstellar), a prospector seeking fortune, and hoping to find a big deposit of the precious metal. Wells teams up with Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramírez – The Girl On The Train, Joy), and together, the team head into the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Being a fourth generation prospector, Wells is driven. With the recent, and sudden death of his father, he now has something to prove, seeking posthumously for his fathers approval. The search for gold in Indonesia is beset with many pitfalls, and as he pushes himself more, running out of money, his relationship with girlfriend Kay (Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World) are souring by the day.

With a decidedly straight forward plot, and a slow, yet steady pace to the story, Gold makes for interesting viewing, no thanks in much part to the stars, and likes of McConaughey’s acting talent. The story itself is likely not to have much rewatch value amongst viewers, but don’t pass up a least one viewing of this film.

There are the usual back-stabbing people, cut-throat business deals, and corrupt government officials. But the tenacity of Wells is evident throughout. He may not be the nicest guy around, as he gets wrapped up in his new found riches, but he is sure determined.

Gold, a dramatic tale of rags to riches, of never giving up, and the unethical persons one might encounter along the way. Some escape for lovers of drama, presented by some talented cast.

Disc

Overall, the disc is of a decent technical quality, with a good movie for the main feature. It is however devoid of any bonus features.

Gold is available now, to purchase on disc, in South Africa.

Video

Video of the main feature is encoded at a high average bitrate, with no visible artefacts on-screen. Colour are vibrant, where appropriate. There is no visible colour bleed, and good detail is maintained in darker scenes.

Viewers with the necessary hardware or software could scale up to a larger, or higher resolution screen, should they wish.

Audio

Audio is encoded in a high average bitrate, and presented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, with a 2.0 downmix. The audio choices can only be accessed via the player controls, as there is no menu selection for them.

Dialogue is clear via the centre speaker, with the weight of the soundtrack carried on the front channels. There is infrequent use of the surround channels, which serve merely to widen the on-screen world, and help draw the viewer into the story with some environmental and ambient noise.

Navigation

Navigation is simple, and easy to follow, with a static main menu, and accompanying music. There are options to play the main features, or to access the scenes sub-menus.

The scenes sub-menus comprise of four small, colour, motion thumbnails each, for a total of twelve chapters. While the thumbnails are numbered, they are not labelled, and coupled with their smaller size, will mean there is a need for some guesswork when wanting to navigate to a specific part of the main feature.

Bonus Features

There are no bonus features on the disc, however there are trailers for Brimstone, The Circle, and The Promise.

These can be individually skipped, and fast-forwarded. They can not be accessed again via the disc menus.

 

Vuzu TV Highlights – October 2017

SUNDAY 01 OCTOBER

Britain’s Got Talent Season 11 at 18h00

[Episode 13 – Semi-Final 3 Part 2 + Results 3]

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams join in on the eleventh season of the popular reality competition series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h00

[Episode 5 – Birthday Blowout]

Natalie is tired of playing nice and begins to let her real personality shine through. Later, Dani is annoyed when her birthday celebration is overshadowed by Judi’s drama.

Below Deck Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 12 – Bemily]

Kelley suffers the repercussions of stranding Dean on an isolated beach. Captain Lee makes a decision regarding the exterior team that shakes Kelley to his core.

MONDAY 02 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 7– THE POLITICS OF FRIENDSHIP]

Carole and her mom go canvassing in Pennsylvania, and later Carole and her friends watch the results come in while at her party.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop Season 3 at 20h00

[Episode 3 – Start from Scratch]

Siya faces a big decision as her struggle with the law continues. Elsewhere, Lee worries about leaving her family behind in the wake of a frightening experience at gunpoint.

Imposters Season 1 At 21h00

[Episode 7 – Frog-Bikini-Eiffel Tower]

A trip home puts Ezra at a crossroads about his future, while Maddie and Patrick’s getaway has both romance and deception.

The Arrangement Season 1 At 22h00

[Episode 7 – Trips]

Kyle accompanies Megan on a trip to her hometown to officiate her best friend’s wedding. This dark drama follows a contractual marriage between a Hollywood star and an aspiring actress.

TUESDAY 03 OCTOBER

Real Housewives of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 6 – Wishful Invitation]

Carole attends the memorial service Dorinda has for her husband who died five years ago.

Two Broke Girls Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 20 – And the Alley-Oops]

Caroline tries to embrace Bobby’s hobby of bowling, but she fears she is his bad luck charm when she accidentally injures his teammate’s hand and threatens their chance for a championship.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2 at 21h00

[Episode 11 – Josh Is The Man Of My Dreams, Right?]

When the Santa Ana winds blow into town they cause everyone in West Covina to act a little strangely and question their relationships and priorities. Golden Globe winning comedy.

Reign Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 5 – Highland Games]

Catherine and Narcisse work to repair King Charles’ reputation after rumours spread about his strange behaviour.

The Good Place Season 1 at 23h00

[Episode 3 – Tahani Al-Jamil]

Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) stars as Eleanor in this unique comedy, and in this episode, she gets an introductory lesson in ethics.

WEDNESDAY 04 OCTOBER

Two Broke Girls Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 21 – And The Rock Me On The Dais]

The girls are excited when they are invited to a press junket to promote the film about Caroline’s life, but Caroline is shocked when her ex-boyfriend, Candy Andy, shows up.

Black-Ish Season 3 at 19h30

[Episode 24 –  Sprinkles]

Like any parents, Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

Strut Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 6 – The Next Chapter]

Ren gets a big break as a ground-breaking trans cover girl, yet her inexperience jeopardizes the shoot.

The Bold Type Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Three Girls in A Tub]

Richard is determined to get to know Sutton’s friends outside of the office and invites the girls to dinner, but things don’t quite go as planned.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 at 22h00

[Episode 17 – I Was Feeling Epic]

In this final season do not miss as our heroes rebuilt their world without Elena, and complicated relationships began.

THURSDAY 05 OCTOBER

Two Broke Girls Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 22 – And 2 Broke Girls: The Movie]

As the big premiere of the film about Caroline’s life arrives, the girls and the diner gang prepare for their night on the red carpet.

Kingin With Tyga Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5 – Making Changes]

The crew heads to the factory for Tyga’s clothing line and goes undercover to see what really goes on there.

Love and Hip Hop Season 7 at 21h00

[Episode 5 –Past & Present]

There’s mama drama and couple’s drama, and it lands everyone on the therapist’s couch.

FRIDAY  06 OCTOBER

Baby Daddy Season 6 At 19h00

[Episode 1 – To Elle & Back]

In the Season 6 premiere, Riley and Danny seek out a doctor to assist with the pregnancy; and Ben continues searching for his enigmatic dream girl.

Winging It Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4]

Intrepid travellers Siv and Janez take viewers on an unforgettable adventure to Hong Kong, a multicultural hub of activity, danger and delight.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h30

[Episode 7 – Rocky-Ing The Boat]

A blowout between Rocky and Sarah creates chaos and tension in the house, leading to Judi losing her grip on reality.

The Good Place Season 1 at 22h30

[Episode 6 – What We Owe To Each Other]

Michael enlists Eleanor’s help with an important task. This unique comedy was created by the Emmy-winning writer of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.

SATURDAY 07 OCTOBER

MasterChef Junior USA Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 11 – Head of The Class]

Talented young cooks vie for the top honour of MasterChef Junior, in the US version of the hit culinary competition.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 6 – Messy Games]

After Gizelle is kicked out of Monique’s party with her coat between her legs, Ashley continues to shuffle the deck and deals Charrisse a low blow about her marriage.

Once Upon A Time Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 6 –  Dark Waters]

Emma tries to convince Aladdin to work with Jasmine to help Agrabah, while Regina teams up with Snow and David to free Archie from Zelena. Emmy nominated fantasy drama.

SUNDAY 08 OCTOBER

Britain’s Got Talent Season 11 at 18h00

[Episode 15 –Semi-Final 3 Part 2 + Results 3]

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams join in on the eleventh season of the popular reality competition series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h00

[Episode 7 – Rocky-Ing The Boat]

A blowout between Rocky and Sarah creates chaos and tension in the house, leading to Judi losing her grip on reality.

Below Deck Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 14 – 50 SHADES OF BEN]

Sierra spirals out of control after another round of words with Kate. Emily questions if Ben is truly just friends with Kate which puts their relationship at odds.

MONDAY 09 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives Of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 10 – Black Out And Get Out]

Bethenny and Ramona’s fight reaches an explosive level. Carole shows Tinsley an available apartment.

Sisterhood Of Hip Hop Season 3 at 20h00

[Episode 4 – Show Up & Show Out]

Siya’s anxieties soar due to pressures and problems. Meanwhile, Lee mulls over leaving Philadelphia but she may face an obstacle in her family.

Imposters Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 8 – In The Game]

Ezra, Richard and Jules give Maddie some life-altering information. Dark comedy from the producers of ‘Girlfriends Guide To Divorce’.

The Arrangement Season 1 at 22h00

[Episode 8 – The Betrayal]

Megan begins a new TV gig with her childhood idol, and Kyle and DeAnn clash over Kyle’s next project. From the Emmy-winning producer of ‘Mad Men’.

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

Real Housewives Of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 11 – A Countess No More]

Bethenny hosts her annual holiday party, but Ramona’s not invited. Ramona gets advice on her situation with Bethenny from her daughter.

Baby Daddy Season 3 at 19h00

[Episode 3 – Ben Rides a Unicorn]

Danny winds up in a wrestling match after running into an old friend who is a professional wrestler and learns Bonnie might have a past with him.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2 at 21h00

[Episode 12 – Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?]

After getting overwhelmed by a stressful situation Rebecca realises she must rely on her friends to cope. Emmy winner Seth Green guest stars in this episode.

Reign Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 6 – Love & Death]

Mary must deal with the political repercussions of a potential marriage to Lord Darnley. Political intrigues and royal liaisons are the centrepieces for this period drama.

The Good Place Season 1 at 23h00

[Episode 8 – Most Improved Player]

Chidi contemplates his next moves while still harbouring a secret. The Emmy-winning writer of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ penned this unusual comedy.

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER

Real Housewives Of NYC Season 9 At 18h00

[Episode 12 – Regency Reunion]

Sonja’s love triangle gets more complicated. Tinsley goes apartment hunting. Carole and Adam bicker over items he left behind in her apartment.

Baby Daddy Season 3 at 19h00

[Episode 4 – A Mother of a Day]

Tucker is nominated for a prestigious television award, prompting his mom to surprise him as his guest to the ceremony.

Project Runway Season 15 At 20h00

[Episode 1 – Road to The Runway Season 15]

Heidi and Tim welcome the designers at a Season 15 launch party. The designers are shocked to learn that the decor for the party will also be their materials for their looks.

The Bold Type Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 8 – The End Of The Beginning]

As rumours of layoffs at Scarlet sweep through the office leaving everyone unsettled, Jane learns of a potential opportunity at a rival publication.

The Originals Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 1 – I Was Feeling Epic]

On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule.

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives Of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 13 – A Bronx Tale]

Tinsley breaks down in a therapy session. Despite the tension between Ramona and Bethenny, all of the ladies head to Vermont for a snowy weekend.

Baby Daddy Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 5 – When Elle Freezes Over]

Sam returns in hopes of giving her relationship with Ben another chance, but Ben hesitates because he’s still searching for the mysterious Elle.

Love and Hip Hop Season 7 at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Secret’s Out]

Bianca seeks revenge on Mariahlynn while Drewski tries to win Sky over. Rich tips off DJ Self about Cisco and Yandy drops a bomb that changes the game.

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

Baby Daddy Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 6 – The Third Wheeler]

Bonnie learns that her boss may be the reason Brad is in jail, so she schemes with Tucker to gather evidence and set Brad free.

Winging It Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

Siv and Janez get lost in a world of Samurai, Cosplay, and a Cafe Culture that subverts all expectations.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h30

[Episode 9 – Mama Drama]

Family weekend brings a group of colorful parents to the Bad Girls Club household. While the brewing tension between Jada and Camilla reaches the point of no return.

The Good Place Season 1 at 22h30

[Episode 11 – What’s My Motivation]

Chidi confides in Eleanor after learning some interesting news as Eleanor and Tahani hatch a plan. Kristen Bell stars in this unusual comedy about a woman who ends up in the wrong place after dying.

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

MasterChef Junior USA Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 12 – The Finale]

Talented young cooks vie for the top honour of MasterChef Junior, in the US version of the hit culinary competition.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 8 – War Of The Darbys]

Ashley and Michael’s marriage is tested when she unveils a new menu for their restaurant at a press event and Michael attempts to shut it down.

Once Upon A Time Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 8 –  I’ll Be Your Mirror]

Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other. Ginnifer Goodwin stars in this fairy-tale fantasy.

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER

Britain’s Got Talent Season 11 at 18h00

[Episode 17 – Semi-Final 5 Part 2 + Results 5]

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams join in on the eleventh season of the popular reality competition series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h00

[Episode 9 – Mama Drama]

Family weekend brings a group of colourful parents to the Bad Girls Club household. While the brewing tension between Jada and Camilla reaches the point of no return.

Once Upon A Time Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 8 – I’ll be your mirror]

Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other. Ginnifer Goodwin stars in this fairy-tale fantasy.

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives Of NYC Season 9 At 18h00

[Episode 15 – Oil and Vinegar]

This New York edition features several confident women, that included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop Season 3 at 20h00

[Episode 5 – Check Yo Self]

The ladies try to regroup after reeling from a drama and head to a retreat with rap luminary MC Lyte.

Imposters Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 9 – Ladies and Gentlemen, The Doctor Is In]

With the wedding drawing closer, Maddie struggles to keep her plan on track, while Patrick tries to make a deal with Ezra. Dark comedy ensues in this twisted dramedy.

The Arrangement Season 1 at 22h00

[Episode 9 – Sins]

Megan and Kyle must deal with the studio’s troubling publicity campaign for The Kill Plan. A contractual marriage is the basis of this stylish, provocative drama.

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER

Real Housewives of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 16 – Three Tequila…Floor!]

York Edition Features Several Confident Women, That Included Entrepreneur and One-Time Talk-Show Host Bethenny Frankel.

Baby Daddy Season 3 at 19h00

[Episode 8 – You Cruise, You Lose]

Danny and Riley go on their babymoon cruise, but Bonnie decides to tag along after Danny reveals he hopes that he and Riley will elope.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2 at 21h00

[Episode 13 – Can Josh Take a Leap of Faith?]

Rebecca’s father makes a surprise appearance, which gets her hopes up for her future, while Josh takes a hard look at himself in the season finale of the musical comedy.

Reign Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 6 – Hanging Swords]

Darnley gets a surprise visitor, putting his marriage to Mary in jeopardy. The scandalous exploits of Mary, Queen of Scots are explored in this period drama.

The Good Place Season 1 at 23h00

[Episode 13 – Michael’s Gambit]

When Fake Eleanor and Jason make it back to the Good Place, Shawn has to make a call on whether Chidi and Tahani still belong in the Bad Place, in the season finale of this unusual comedy.

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Real Housewives of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 17 – Tequila-Thon]

York edition features several confident women, that included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel.

Baby Daddy Season 3 at 19h00

[Episode 9 – The Rebound]

Bonnie and Riley bond while camping out in a department store to score a sale on a crib; and Danny tries to babyproof his and Riley’s apartment.

Project Runway Season 15 at 20h00

[Episode 2 – An Unconventional Launch Party]

The designers must create an outfit that flatters all body types, this challenge however, proves to be more difficult for some than others.

The Bold Type Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 9 – Before Tequila Sunrise]

Jane, Sutton, Alex, Pinstripe and Jacqueline are all trapped in the Scarlet offices due to a massive traffic jam.

The Originals Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 2 – No Quarter]

The Mikaelson siblings join Hayley in rescuing Klaus from captivity, and Vincent investigates a haunting that will prove to be much more sinister than he could have imagined.

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives of NYC Season 9 at 18h00

[Episode 18 – Make Out, Make Up]

York edition features several confident women, that included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel.

Baby Daddy Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 10 –What’s in The Box?]

Riley and Danny deal with his spontaneous marriage proposal. Ben decides to find “his Riley” and immediately hits it off with a new neighbour.

Love and Hip Hop Season 7 at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Coo Coo For Koko]

Papoose surprises Remy Ma with a gift while Yandy meets with a mystery someone who might have some news about Samantha.

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

MasterChef Junior USA Season 5 At 18h00

[Episode 1 – Quest for An Apron Pt. 1]

Young culinary champions compete for the ultimate title of MasterChef, in the junior version of this popular reality competition series.

Winging It Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 6]

Japan continues to shock and surprise, as dapper duo Janez and Siv find themselves being slapped around in more ways than one-when they step into a Sumo Wrestling Ring.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h30

[Episode 11 – Girl, Bye]

Camilla tries to own up to her past mistakes, but manages to reignite house tensions. Rocky makes the brave decision to come out to her father, will he be receptive?

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER

Kicking & Screaming Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 1 – Welcome to The Jungle]

Ten expert survivalists are partnered with a pampered group of civilians to face the toughest challenges of their lives, in this unique reality competition series.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 10 – Welcome to The Bermuda Triangle]

The ladies’ bonding trip to Bermuda turns cold after Karen leaves some of the women out of a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 10 –  Wish You Were Here]

When she learns that our heroes possess a weapon capable of defeating her, the Evil Queen steals Aladdin’s magic lamp from Jasmine and makes a wish that could sideline the Savior forever.

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER

Britain’s Got Talent Season 11 At 18h00

[Episode 19 – The Final – Part 2]

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams join in on the eleventh season of the popular reality competition series.

World of Dance Season 1 at 19h00

[Episode 1– The Qualifiers 1]

Jennifer Lopez serves as a judge and producer on this reality competition series that gives elite dancers the opportunity to compete for a life-altering grand prize.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h00

[Episode 11 – Girl, bye]

Camilla tries to own up to her past mistakes, but manages to reignite house tensions. Rocky makes the brave decision to come out to her father, will he be receptive?

Once Upon A Time Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 10 – Wish You Were Here]

When she learns that our heroes possess a weapon capable of defeating her, the Evil Queen steals Aladdin’s magic lamp from Jasmine and makes a wish that could side line the Saviour forever.

MONDAY 23 OCTOBER

Young & Hungry Season 1 at 19h00

[Episode 1– Young & Punch Card]

In the Season 5 premiere, Gabi and Josh try to prove that they can remain friends with benefits without their feelings getting involved.

Sisterhood Of Hip Hop Season 3 at 20h00

[Episode 6 – None of Your Business]

Diamond’s clothing line premieres, but the other ladies might not attend the launch due to her dustup with Audra.

Imposters Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 10 – Always Forward, Never Back]

In the season finale of this thrilling comedy following the exploits of a professional scammer, the long-awaited showdown between the con-artists and FBI plays out.

The Arrangement Season 1 at 22h00

[Episode 10 – The New Narrative]

In the season finale of this provocative drama, Megan and Kyle must deal with a secret from Megan’s past. Christine Evangelista (The Walking Dead) and Josh Henderson (Dallas) star.

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER

Young and Hungry Season 5 at 19h00

[Episode 2 –Young & Valentine’s Day]

Gabi and Josh assume they can skip Valentine’s Day, but they each grow convinced the other bought a heartfelt gift, and Gabi turns to her neighbour for advice.

Powerless Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 1 – Wayne or Lose]

Set in the DC comic book universe, this spunky new comedy follows Emily, who, in the series premiere, starts her dream job in a chaotic city that’s home to superheroes and villains.

Riverdale 1 at 21h00

[Episode 1 –Chapter One : The River’s Edge]

In the series premiere of this subversive teen drama, the seemingly wholesome town of Riverdale reels from the death of a student. Produced by Emmy-winner Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, Arrow).

Reign Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 8 – Uncharted Waters]

Elizabeth encounters a traitor to Spain, who petitions her to support an expedition to the New World. This period drama follows the fictionalised story of Mary, Queen of Scots.

WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 19h00

[Episode 3 – Young & Kiki]

Elliot’s promise to Sofia and Yolanda for VIP tickets to a Beyoncé concert falls through, so he tries to convince them that they attended the show and can’t remember it.

Project Runway Season 15 At 20h00

[Episode 3 – Just Fabulous!]

In Project Runway’s first black light challenge, the designers must create a look that sparkles not only in daylight, but under black lights on the runway as well.

The Bold Type Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 10 – Carry The Weight]

After how things were left with Adena, Kat is distracted while trying to throw a memorable NY Fashion Week party for Scarlet.

The Originals Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 3 – Haunter of Ruins]

Klaus tries to reconnect with his daughter and Elijah mediates a conflict between Hayley and Freya. Meanwhile, Vincent tells Marcel terrible secrets about his ex-wife.

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 19h00

[Episode 4 – Young & Josh’s Dad]

Yolanda is convinced she’ll die at the same age as her mother, so she goes on a strict diet, but it’s Elliot who may be at risk.

Powerless Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 3 – Sinking Day]

When the team loses a client due to Van’s incompetence, Emily seeks to clinch a deal with the people of Atlantis.

Love And Hip Hop Season 7 at 21h00

[Episode 11 – Creepin’ Back]

Cardi B gets an unexpected letter from Tommy. Remy Ma surprises Papoose with a special gift and Kimbella puts Yandy in the middle of her relationship with Juelz.

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h00

[Episode 5 – Young & Softball]

Josh’s dad struggles to find common ground with his son, so Gabi brings him to Josh’s softball game, but he assumes that Josh is gay since he’s filling in on Elliot’s team in a gay league.

Winging It Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 7]

Gambling with guinea pigs and playing with firecrackers come highly recommended in this city.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h30

[Episode 13 – Reunion Part 2]

Sarah’s frustration comes to a boil and tensions rise between Jada and Camilla.

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

Kicking & Screaming Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 1 – The Hunger Pains]

Ten expert survivalists are partnered with a pampered group of civilians to face the toughest challenges of their lives, in this unique reality competition series.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 12 – Home Is Where the Truth Is]

The ladies question Karen’s quick move out of Potomac after she reveals the location of her new home. Robyn finally confronts her ex-husband Juan about their relationship.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 12 –  Murder Most Foul]

David asks Hook to help him uncover the truth about his father’s death, while Regina works to help Robin adapt to life in Storybrooke. Favourite fairy-tale characters come to life in this fantasy drama.

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER

World of Dance Season 1 At 19h00

[Episode 3 – The Qualifiers 3]

Jennifer Lopez serves as a judge and producer on this reality competition series that gives elite dancers the opportunity to compete for a life-altering grand prize.

The Bad Girls Club Season 13 at 20h00

[Episode 13 – Reunion Part 2]

Sarah’s frustration comes to a boil and tensions rise between Jada and Camilla.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 12 – Murder Most Foul]

David asks Hook to help him uncover the truth about his father’s death, while Regina works to help Robin adapt to life in Storybrooke. Favourite fairy-tale characters come to life in this fantasy drama.

MONDAY 30 OCTOBER

Young & Hungry Season 1 At 19h00

[Episode 6 – Young & Couchy]

Elliot drags Yolanda to a weight-loss group, where she reconnects with the rabbi from Elliot and Alan’s wedding, but he’s scared to introduce Yolanda to his mom.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop Season 3 at 20h00

[Episode 7 – Papa’z Songs]

Siya is uncertain about reconnecting with her father. Meanwhile, Audra clashes with her manager about her new project’s visuals.

Beyond Season 1 at 22h00

[Episode 1 – Pilot]

Holden Matthews miraculously wakes up from a devastating coma to the wonderment of his parents Tom and Diane and younger brother Luke.

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER

Young and Hungry Season 5 at 19h00

[Episode 7 –Young & Bridesmaids]

Gabi and Sofia scheme to convince their high-school frenemy to make them her bridesmaids after hearing that she’s throwing a lavish destination wedding with all expenses paid.

Powerless Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 6 –I’ma Friend You]

Van goes on a witch hunt- and has his eyes set on Teddy, Ron and Wendy. Spunky workplace comedy, set in a comic book universe where superheroes do more harm than good.

Superhuman Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 1 – Pilot]

Ordinary people with extraordinary abilities show off their skills in a never-before-seen competition that will test the limits of belief.

Riverdale 1 at 21h30

[Episode 2 –Chapter Two : A Touch Of Evil]

Pressure mounts on Cheryl, as rumours about her brother’s death run rampant. Loosely based on the comic book, this dark teen drama follows the unravelling of a seemingly wholesome town.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle : Review

The suave spies, in their bespoke suits are back. When their headquarters are destroyed, and once more the world held hostage, the Kingsman seek the help of an allied spy organisation in the US, the Statesman. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Onward Eggsy (Taron Egerton – Sing, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Merlin (Mark Strong – The Brothers Grimsby, The Imitation Game), fearless in their pursuit of justice. The Kingsman and the Statesmen, lead by Champ (Jeff Daniels – Hell or High Water, R.I.P.D), must now band together to defeat a common enemy, and formidable enemy. With the Statesman codenames following various liquor names, in line with their location of their secret base, one can detect a hint of rivalry.

The Golden Circle takes what we were introduced to in The Secret Service, and expands the story. We get more of the organisations history, we get more action, more intrigue. There is enough of the same, and enough new. The laughs are all there, the polite action, the extravagant locations. And a thrill ride set to thrill audiences.

Helmed once more, by director Matthew Vaughn, the film features a good many cameos, including none other than Elton John. One suspects he had a great deal of fun with his scenes, as the character feels so over the top, much like his real life persona.

Action packed, and a thrill ride. A good many laughs, and an enjoyable tale to boot, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a film to enjoy, to escape into, and emerge on the other side feeling as if one was along for the ride as the world is save.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens 29 September 2017 in South African cinemas.

Wedding Bashers: Ballroom Dancing vs Musical Theatre

Ballroom dancing vs musical theatre!
Bashers get their groove on in second batch of weddings

Celebrity Wedding Bashers Cindy Nell, Siba Mtongana, Zavion Kotze and Denise Zimba were on the hunt again tonight for the South African wedding of the year! In episode two of M-Net’s brand new, original local series, the Bashers visited a picturesque Golf Club in Paarl for Secunda-based engineers – and ballroom dancers – Chanelle and Devon’s nuptial celebration, which was inspired by a Kardashian wedding and came with a generous budget of R300 000. They then jetted off for a rustic but chic Barnyard-inspired bash in sunny and serene Muldersdrift for musical theatre performers Lizaan and Jonathan’s special day.

At each wedding that they attend, the four Bashers are tasked to discreetly rate the big day after having joined in the festivities. As the show’s resident fashion expert, Cindy has been tasked to share her thoughts about the wedding gown, garments and accessories while Siba will dish out remarks on the culinary experience. Zavion will evaluate everything  that brings ‘fabulosity’ to the event, or not – from the overall décor to the theme, flower arrangements and visual impact. To impress Denise, there should be proof that the guests had an amazing time, with on-point entertainment of course.

The Bashers had mixed reactions about both weddings, with party girl Denise being less than impressed with the overall entertainment at Chanelle and Devon’s wedding, while Siba’s expectations about the food at Lizaan and Jonathan’s big day weren’t met either. Despite this, serenading entertainers Lizaan and Jonathan out-performed the dirty dancing engineers in each category, with Chanelle and Devon scoring slightly lower ratings in comparison. While The Wedding Bashers may disagree about the finer details concerning the fashion and beauty, food, décor and entertainment, their final overall score for the wedding – which is only revealed at the end of the season – will be vital, however, because the newlyweds at the top of the list will win a wonderful wedding gift from the show: prizes to the value of over R800 000.

On top of the celebrity squad’s feedback, viewers can have their say too by rating the weddings on www.mnet.tv/weddingbashers. Be sure to tune in to see how your opinion will count – and maybe win you some great weekly prizes too, including R100 000 from 1st for women!

Next Sunday on The Wedding Bashers, Cindy, Denise, Zavion and Siba will turn their microscopes to two weddings in Pretoria. What do you get when you cross a tropical thunderstorm with a Gauteng beach wedding, and what happens when an iconic  steam train becomes the main attraction? Tune in next week to find out.

The Wedding Bashers is produced by [sic] Entertainment and will be broadcast on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday night at 17:00. Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/weddingbashers to watch exclusive interviews with the Bashers and bridal couples, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #WeddingBashers or on the official M-Net Facebook page.