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May 2020 Highlights – M-Net Binge – The Home Of HBO

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Friday 1 May 2020

20:50 Game of Thrones 07 0001 18VNL Season 7 Starts

The seventh season premiere of the fantasy drama opens with Jon Snow (Emmy-nominee Kit Harington) organising the defence of the North as Daenerys makes her way home.

21:50 Game of Thrones 07 0002 18VSNL

Season 7 episodes 3 and 4 (Saturday 2 May at 21:40 and 22:45), episodes 5 and 6 (Monday 4 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 7 (Tuesday 5 May at 21:00)

22:50 Six Feet Under 04 0001 Season 4 Starts

This multiple award-winning HBO drama follows of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

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*Season 4 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 4 May 23:10 and 00:05), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 5 May 23:15 and 00:10), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 6 May 23:20 and 00:15), episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 7 May 23:30 and 00:25), episodes 11 and 12 (Saturday 9 May 00:00 and 01:05)

Saturday 2 May 2020

00:35 True Blood 01 0001 R18VSNL Season 1 Starts

Golden Globe winning drama starring Anna Paquin (X-Men) as Sookie Stackhouse. Living in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, Sookie meets a vampire for the first time in the series premiere.

01:35 True Blood 01 0002 18VSL

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*Season 1 episode 4, 5, 6 (Sunday 01:20, 02:10 and 03:05), episode 7, 8, 9 (Saturday 9 May 02:00, 02:55 and 03:50), and episode 10, 11, 12 (Sunday 10 May 01:10, 02:00 and 02:55) *

19:00 Project Greenlight 04 0001 13VL Season 4 Starts

Executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck helm this reality-doccie following a first-time director’s film project. The new season begins with a call for directors on Facebook.

19:40 Project Greenlight 04 0002 13L

*Season 4 episodes 3 and 4 (Saturday 9 May 19:00 and 19:30), episodes 5 and 6 (Saturday 16 May 19:00 and 19:30), and episode 7 and 8 (Saturday 23 May

19:00 and 19:30).

Sunday 3 May 2020

20:00 Succession 02 0001 18L Drama Season 2 Starts

Power, politics and money weave their way through this drama following the Roy family- a patriarch and his four children who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

21:00 Succession 02 0002 18SL Drama

*Season 2 episode 3 and 4 (Sunday 10 May 20:00 and 21:00), episode 5 and 6 (Sunday 17 May 20:00 and 21:00) episode 7 and 8 (Sunday 24 May 20:40 and 21:40) and episode 9 and 10 (Sunday 31 May 20:25 and 21:25) *

Monday 4 May 2020

20:00 Silicon Valley 01 0001 16L Season 1 Starts

It’s the latest nerd comedy on TV. A group of super smart Silicon Valley engineers in the 80’s wonder how they’re going to use their smarts to make it big, while trying to have some sort of social lives.

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*Season 1 episode 3 and 4 (Tuesday 5 May 20:00 and 20:30), episode 5 and 6 (

Wednesday 6 May 20:00 and 20:30), and episode 7 and 8 (Thursday 7 May 20:00 and 20:30). *

Tuesday 5 May

01:00 Banshee 04 0001 R18VSNL Season 4 Starts

The Emmy-winning thriller returns for a fourth and final season of gritty action and drama. In the season premiere, Lucas returns to Banshee to find everything dramatically changed.

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02:45 Banshee 04 0003 R18SNL

Season 4 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Wednesday 6 May 01:05, 01:55 and 02:45) and episode 7 and 8 (Tuesday 12 May 00:45 and 01:30)

22:20 Game of Thrones 08 0001 18VSL Season 8 Starts

The premiere sees Daenerys making her arrival at Winterfell alongside Jon Snow – who receives some news. The critically acclaimed HBO series makes its final debut in this last season.

Season 8 episode 2 and 3 (Wednesday 6 May 21:00 and 22:00), episode 4 and 5 (Thursday 7 May 21:00 and 22:15) and episode 6 (Friday 8 May at 21:00)

Thursday 7 May

02:10 Ballers 01 0001 18VSNL Season 1 Starts

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this comedy from the Emmy nominated producer of ‘Entourage’. In the series premier, retired football superstar, Spencer, tries to build a post-football career in Miami.

02:40 Ballers 01 0002 18L

03:10 Ballers 01 0003 18NL

03:40 Ballers 01 0004 18SL

*Season 1 episode 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Friday 8 May 01:20, 01:45, 02:15, 02:40, 03:10 and 03:40) *

Friday 8 May 2020

20:00 Silicon Valley 02 0001 16SL Season 2 Starts

Golden Globe nominated comedy about a group of developers with a million dollar idea. In the season premiere, the team become the hit of Silicon Valley, but it forces Richard to make some major decisions.

20:30 Silicon Valley 02 0002 16SL

*Season 2 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 11 May 20:00 and 20:30), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 12 May 20:00 and 20:30), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 13 May 20:00 and 20:30) and episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 14 May 20:00 and 20:30) *

Saturday 9 May 2020

21:25 The Wire 01 0001 18VNL Season 1 Starts

Emmy nominated crime drama about the gritty inner-city drug scene, starring Dominic West as Detective McNulty who finds himself in the doghouse after a witness’s death makes the news.

22:25 The Wire 01 0002 18VL

*Season 1 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 11 May 21:00 and 21:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 12 May 2020 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 13 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 14 May 21:00 and 21:55), and episodes 11 and 12 (Friday 15 May 21:00 and 21:55).

Sunday 10 May 2020

23:05 Sex And The City 04 0001 Season 4 Starts

The girls get ready for a Saturday night out at an engagement party but are dismayed when they see the invitation which announces that the couple has Two souls, one thought.

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*Season 4 episode 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Monday 11 May 00:05, 00:35, 01:05 and 01:35), episode 7, 8, 9 , 10 and 11 (Sunday 17 May 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30 and 00:00), episode 12, 13, 14 (Monday 18 May 00:30, 01:00 and 01:30), and episode 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Sunday 24 May 22:00, 22:30, 23:00 and 23:30).

Monday 11 May 2020

22:55 Six Feet Under 05 0001 Season 5 Starts

This multiple award-winning HBO drama follows of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

23:50 Six Feet Under 05 0002

Season 5 episodes 3 and 4 (Tuesday 12 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Wednesday 13 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 7 and 8 (Thursday 14 May 22:50 and 23:45), episodes 9 and 10 (Friday 15 May 22:50 and 23:45), and episodes 11 and 12 (Monday 18 May 23:00 and 23:55)

Tuesday 12 May 2020

02:30 True Detective 01 0001 16VNL Season 1 Starts

Nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, this acclaimed crime drama starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey centers around two detectives who take us back to a dark case they worked on years ago.

*Season 1 episodes 2, 3 and 4 (Wednesday 13 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:50), and episodes 5, 6, and 7(Tuesday 19 May 00:50, 01:50, 02:50), and episodes 8 (Wednesday 20 May 00:45).

Thursday 14 May

00:45 Ballers 02 0001 18VNL Season 2 Starts

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this comedy from the Emmy nominated producer of ‘Entourage’. In the series premier, retired football superstar, Spencer, tries to build a post-football career in Miami.

01:15 Ballers 02 0002 18NL

01:45 Ballers 02 0003 18L

02:15 Ballers 02 0004 18NL

02:45 Ballers 02 0005 18L

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*Season 2 episode 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Friday 15 May 00:40, 01:10, 01:40 and 02:10) *

Friday 15 May 2020

02:45 Ballers 03 0001 18LSeason 3 Starts

Spencer hustles hard to pay back his load from Ricky. Elsewhere, Reggie lands Vernon a lucrative sponsorship with High Powered, a legal cannabis distributor.

03:15 Ballers 03 0002 18NL

*Season 3 episodes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Thursday 21 May 00:45, 01:15, 01:45, 02:15, 02:45 and 03:15) and episodes 9 and 10 (Friday 22 May 00:45 and 01:15).

Saturday 16 May 2020

00:40 True Blood 02 0001 R18VSNL Season 2 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

01:40 True Blood 02 0002 R18VSNL

02:35 True Blood 02 0003 R18VSNL

*Season 2 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Sunday 17 May 01:00, 01:55 and 02:50), episodes 7, 8 and 9 (Saturday 23 May 00:45, 01:40, and 02:35), episodes 10, 11 and 12 (Sunday 24 May 01:35, 02:30, and 03:25) *

22:15 The Wire 02 0001 18VL Season 2 Starts

Season 2 episodes 2 and 3 (Monday 18 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 4 and 5 (Tuesday 19 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 6 and 7 (Wednesday 20 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 8 and 9 (Thursday 21 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 10 and 11 (Friday 22 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 12 (Saturday 23 May 21:50

Tuesday 19 May 2020

22:55 Big Love I 0001 16SL Season 1 Starts

Polygamist Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) juggles his business demands with those of his three wives and seven kids.

23:50 Big Love I 0002 16SL

*Season 1 episodes 3 and 4 (Wednesday 20 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 5 and 6 (Thursday 21 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 7 and 8 (Friday 22 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 9 and 10 (Monday 25 May 23:00 and 23:55), and episodes 11 and 12 (Tuesday 26 May 23:00 and 23:55) *

Wednesday 20 May 2020

01:40 True Detective 02 0001 18VSNL Season 2 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

02:40 True Detective 02 0002 R18VSNL

*Season 2 episodes 3, 4, and 5 (Tuesday 26 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:45, episodes 6, 7 and 8 (Wednesday 27 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:55).

Friday 22 May2020

01:50 Ballers 04 0001 18NL Season 4 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

02:20 Ballers 04 0002 18L

03:20 Ballers 04 0003 18L

03:45 Ballers 04 0004 18L

*Season 4 episodes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Thursday 28 May 00:50, 01:20, 01:50, 02:20, and 02:50) *

Saturday 23 May 2020

22:50 The Wire 03 0001 18LSeason 2 Starts

Emmy nominated crime drama that explores the dark and gritty drug scene in Baltimore. After the notorious Franklin Terrace Towers are demolished, the Barksdale drug crew try to regroup in the season premiere.

Season 3 episodes 2 and 3 (Monday 25 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 4 and 5 (Tuesday 26 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 6 and 7 (Wednesday 27 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 8 and 9 (Thursday 28 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 10 and 11 (Friday 29 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 12 (Saturday 30 May 21:50)

23:50 Big Little Lies 01 0001 16VSL Season 1 Starts

Set in an affluent community, the premiere of this critically acclaimed drama opens with a suspicious death at a school fundraiser. Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon star.

Season 1 episode 1 (Sunday 24 May 00:40) episode 3 (Saturday 30 May 23:15), episode 4 (Sunday 31 May 00:10), and episode 5 onwards (June)

Monday 25 May 2020

00:05 Sex And The City 05 0001 Season 5 Starts

As Fleet Week kicks off in New York City, Samantha, Carrie and Charlotte begin to adjust to Miranda’s new life with baby Brady.

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Season 5 episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Monday 1 June 22:25, 22:55, 23:25 and 23:55).

Wednesday 27 May 2020

23:00 Big Love II 0001 16S Season 2 Starts

Season 2 of the hit drama series continues with the story of Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), a polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children.

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*Season 2 episodes 3 and 4 (Thursday 28 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Friday 29 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 7 onwards (June) *

Thursday 28 May 2020

02:55 Ballers 05 0001 18VL Season 5 Starts

Season 5 episode 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Friday 29 May 00:15, 00:40, 01:10, 01:40, 02:10 and 02:40)

Saturday 30 May 2020

00:50 True Blood 03 0001 R18VSNL Season 3 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. Sookie and Eric search for a missing Bill in the season premiere.

01:40 True Blood 03 0002 R18VSNL

02:35 True Blood 03 0003 R18VSNL

*Season 3 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Sunday 31 May 01:05, 02:00 and 03:00), episodes 7 onwards (June) *

Documentaries

Saturday 2 May 2020

20:15 Kareem: Minority of One PG13VL Documentary

A riveting documentary looking at the life of one of America’s sporting icons, basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Saturday 9 May 2020

19:55 United Skates 13L Documentary

An all-star mix of musicians and actors start in this film about a community that fights to keep an underground subculture alive in a racially charged environment.

Saturday 16 May 2020

20:00 One Nation Under Stress 13VL Documentary

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. Sookie and Eric search for a missing Bill in the season premiere.

Saturday 23 May 2020

20:10 Manhunt: The Search For Bin Laden 13V Documentary

CIA operatives work tirelessly to gather information on an infamous war criminal. Although they make a breakthrough in their investigations, their methods border on questionable.

Saturday 30 May 2020

19:00 Saving My Tomorrow Part 1 PG13V Documentary

A four-part series from HBO and the American Museum of Natural History featuring Tina Fey, Pharrell Williams and a host of children who want to save the earth they will be inheriting.

19:30 Saving My Tomorrow Part 2 PG

20:00 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Documentary

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a personal journey across the U.S. to meet entrepreneurs, community activists and ordinary citizens who are pioneering the use of clean energy technology, often in the most unlikely places, to create jobs, turn profits, and make Americans’ lives healthier.

Movies

Monday 4 May 2020

02:10 Share 16VL Drama Documentary

A powerful, poignant and pertinent movie about sexual assault. After discovering a disturbing video of her that she doesn’t remember, a teen must deal with her trauma and fallout.

Monday 11 May 2020

02:05 Beware the Slenderman Documentary

A very disturbing and riveting documentary based on true events. Follow the terrifying account of two 12-year-old girls who try to kill their friend to appease the Slenderman.

Monday 24 May 2020

02:45 Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ 16SL Movie

Comedian Amanda Seales presents her stand-up debut in this special, sharing everything from her memories of romance in school, to what it means to be a black woman in America today.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za
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