Latest on TV today: Friday 10 April: What is New? The SouthAfricaPortal team brings to you the latest happenings on TV today. Stay Tune.
Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Reality series which gives couples the platform to tell their significant other that they are no longer happy and want out of the relationship.
A Zulu expression for “I’m tired!”, Seng’Khathele brings together couples seeking closure and allows them to unpack all the reasons that have bought them to the point of wanting to end the relationship.
The reasons for wanting to break up include deceit, drug addiction, infidelity, financial problems, abuse and bedroom problems.
The series is hosted by Lerato Mvelase, with post counselling and therapy being offered to the couples featured on the show.
In the Season 2 premiere: When the two first met they were #CoupleGoals, even going as far as planning marriage.
But when Xoli conceived her first child, her life of misery started.
Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Photographer Estevan Oriol and artist Mister Cartoon turned their Chicano roots into gritty art, impacting street culture, hip hop and beyond.
This documentary is an exploration of the culture and landmarks of the chicano and street art movement that cemented Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol’s status as behind-the-scenes hip hop legends.
Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Garrett Modi (Kal Penn) was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens.
But instead of spending his time in office helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics.
When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career.
Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong.
That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption.
As long as he remembers where he came from.
Science of Stupid 8
Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Science, Comedy, Clip Show
Dallas Campbell investigates a host of new mishaps featuring fearless, if foolhardy, individuals from around the world.
The series uses bespoke animations and super slow motion cinematography to explain the science behind these epic failures.
Each programme shows between 40 and 50 clips of misadventure – ordinary folk making extraordinary mistakes and paying the price.
Grand Designs 17
Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Home Improvement
Designer and author Kevin McCloud is back for another mind-blowing and inspiring season where he goes to and meets more people and finding more amazing homes.
This season includes a cliff-side house in West Scotland and a contemporary barn in Warwickshire with wheelchair access woven into its very fabric.
In the Season 17 premiere, “Galloway”: It’s a particularly brave, or perhaps foolhardy person who even thinks about building a new house right on top of a sheer cliff, 100 feet above crashing seas and jagged rocks.
But that’s exactly what former structural engineer Andy Stakes and textile industry expert, Jeanette Hardy, are planning to do on the west coast of Scotland.
They want to spend 250,000 pounds on a two-bedroom, glass-fronted, earth-sheltered home for themselves and their two beloved Newfoundland dogs.
But construction on such an exposed site, just feet from the cliff edge, is fraught with danger.
Whilst Jeanette travels abroad for work, Andy is left in charge of the build.
In the face of gale force winds and pounding rain, Andy and a small team must battle to piece together this dramatic viewing box of a home out of industrial materials like concrete and steel.
Regardless of extreme weather, budget overruns, schedule delays and an unexpected emotional shock, it’s a major last-minute design change that begs the biggest question – even if Andy finishes the house, will Jeanette actually like it?
Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Two rival brothers must work together to keep their brewery in business, but shenanigans keep foaming up their company with chaos.
Brews Brothers follows two estranged brothers, Wilhelm and Adam Rodman, who find themselves running a brewery together.
Each one is a beer genius… a braumeister, but they couldn’t be more different in their beer-making techniques and personalities.
A lot of times in a show you see two people who complete each other. These two don’t even make a full person.