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6 Box Sets You Need In Your Life Right Now

It was that show that everyone’s been talking about, but you never had the time to watch. There’s no time like the present, and there’s nothing quite like a good, long series binge.

There’s absolutely no way you’re going to miss any episodes of your favourite shows this May! The initial FOMO period has come and gone, leaving you with hours of binge-worthy television you just have to sink your teeth into. There’s a dose of action, true crime, reality and dystopia available on the Box Sets this May.

We’re not talking about your traditional box of DVDs here! A Box Set is every episode in a season of a show, available to stream from DStv Now, no matter where you are.

How do you get a BS?

Well, it’s really simple – all you need is an Explora, which you’ve connected to the Internet with a DStv Wi-Fi connector, an ethernet cable, or you can download the DStv Now app for Android or iOS.

Take a look at the Box Sets available this May

The Bachelor SA S2

Marc Buckner’s journey to find love has had Twitter lighting up every Thursday since premiering in February. With no shortage of drama, tears or laughs, season two of The Bachelor SA has captured the hearts and minds of DStv customers, as Marc edges ever closer to finding his future partner. This month, we’ll see the women Marc sent home return to confront him in The Women Tell All – so binge the series from the beginning to catch up in time!

Watch the entire box set on DStv Now

Somizi & Mohale: The Union

Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung formally invite you to witness not only the union of their love but also the merging of their families and their respective Zulu and Sotho cultures.

Walk the road to wedded bliss in this four-part special, which kicks off with an episode that captures all the magic of their traditional wedding in trademark glamour. Settle in and enjoy your front-row seat to one of the most glamorous weddings Mzansi has ever seen by bingeing this Box Set from the beginning on DStv Catch Up.

Watch now on DStv Now

Little Fires Everywhere

Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. It stars powerhouse award-winning actresses Kerry Washington and Reece Witherspoon, and it’s available to binge as a Box Set right now on DStv!

Binge from the beginning on DStv Now

Still Breathing

This gripping and deeply moving drama series has taken South Africa by storm with its outstanding production, courageous acting and captivating script. Focused on a group of old friends who have drifted apart as they have grown older, Still Breathing introduces audiences to the group when they are brought together after tragedy strikes… causing forgotten wounds to break open, old flames of passion to rekindle and secrets which lay buried, to finally be uncovered. It’s the storyline that everyone’s talking about! Binge it as a Box Set on DStv.

Watch now on DStv Now

Noughts + Crosses S1

Written by British author Malorie Blackman, this dystopian series’ selling point is that it tells a completely different “us vs. them” story, one that puts black people at the top of the elite list. The series was filmed in South Africa, and stars Mzansi’s very own Masali Baduza (Sephy) and British actor Paterson Joseph, known for his roles in Law & Order: London and Timeless. Noughts + and Crosses tells the story of Sephy and Callum who live in an alternate 21st century Britain. Here, the black ruling class know as Crosses and white people known as the Noughts, live completely separate as centuries of black empowerment in Africa and the subsequent conquering of Europe by the Crosses, lead to racial segregation. But Sephy (a Cross) and Callum (a nought), do everything in their power to keep their relationship alive.

Binge the entire box set here

Westworld S3

There is no doubt it feels like we are living in a dystopian world right now, although Margaret Atwood would disagree. (She told The Guardian that “our locked-down world might be an unpleasant, frightening, disagreeable place you don’t want to be”, but it is not dystopian. It’s not a deliberate arrangement”.)

We would have to agree it’s not exactly Westworld. Imagine living in a place where your every desire, no matter how dark, can be fulfilled. That’s exactly what you get in the adult theme park setting of Westworld. This dystopian sci-fi series has won awards across all major categories, including three Emmys in 2018 and four in 2017, while also having been nominated for two Golden Globes. The stellar cast include some of Hollywood’s greatest like Ed Harris, Thandie Newton and Anthony Hopkins. In season three we see how Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood) truly comes into her own when she teams up with Caleb (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul) in neo-Los Angeles.

Head over to DStv now for the box set of season 3

Lockdown S5

Ah, the irony of watching this prison drama during lockdown … one thing’s for sure, you’ll not be disappointed as this Mzansi original has all the grit, action and drama crammed into one amazing prison series. When season four ended, it left us with many questions, like what’s going to happen now that Masabata has been murdered, how is Deborah going to deal with her rape that resulted in a pregnancy and is the unlikely friendship between MaZet and Tyson all a ruse for something bigger? Well, season five is definitely going to tie up loose ends and even introduces a new character – a disturbed head nurse Palesa played by veteran actor Sophie Lichaba.

Catch Up on the Lockdown season 5 Box Set

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.

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