Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 in South African TV - A Review

It's time for that usually dreaded -- for some -- year in review post that always promises to be fun for spectators. As a TV watcher I've been watching programmes and productions with my Judgy McJudgings face on and committing it all to memory. 

This is 2013 in South African TV - the good, the bad, the sad and the ugly:

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Single Guys

single guys comdey, zola nombona, sabc 1 comedy, afda students work,

On Monday I was watching (and live-tweeing it, obv) Single Guys on SABC 1. This is a new show that's been on for a while, but got interrupted for the durationof So You Think You Can Dance was on. It took me to getting to the second episode to really get into this show, which I now love. The show stars Motlatsi Mafatse, Thomas Gumede and Thabo Malema as the lead cast. The show features Nolwazi Shange as the lead characters' "we love you like a sister" neighbour and Zola Nombona as Khaya's girlfriend Lerato.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Isidingo: Doing The Most

Isidingo new opening title sequence logo

I love Isidingo. I've been watching it as far back as late primary school/early high school. I was there when we lost Ashely and subsequently Leone Haines. Iwas also there when  Leti Matabane was killed off suddenly. I was there when the Le Rouxs came to town and when the Sibeko family too arrived in dusty Horizon Deep to shake things up and add some glamour. I was watching when Vusi Moletsane found Duncan Haines' body and way back when Refiloe fell pregnant with Bra Zeb's baby. Last year, when their sets burnt down I hurt along with the cast and crew - and perpetuated some whodunit conspiracy theories on social media on the side. When the writers came up with the "a mad man is poisoning Horizon Deep's water" storyline to get everyone onto a new set I clapped and stayed tuned. So I'm a fan.