August 3, 2021


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‘Siende Blind’, ‘Small Foot’ and more on DStv this week

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The 2020 American Music Awards has a phenomenal line-up of performances that include J-Lo and Shawn Mendes. For family-friendly fun, Small Foot will make you laugh at the Yeti adventures to find a mythical, hairless creature known as ‘human beings’. Spider-Man and friends try to take a holiday but as we all know, crime never sleeps. Join him on his new adventure in Spider-Man: Far from Home

For a darker turn, Siende Blind is a new drama that follows a professional psychological profiler who starts to recognise some dangerous behaviour from members in her home. Star Wars director, Ron Howard, tries his hand at documentary filmmaking as he follows the path of recovery after a massive fire for a small California town in Rebuilding Paradise. In a timely release, The Comey Rule focuses on the 2016 US elections and the true contribution of former FBI Director, James Comey.

If you need some light-hearted fun with undertones of self-confidence, then look no further than the newly reimagined Dr 90210. With an all-female practice, the concept of surgical enhancement is taken to a new level. With all this entertainment, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from 20 to 26 November – only with DStv.  

American Music Awards 2020 (LIVE)

Awards season just keeps on giving us reasons to dance in the lounge! Hosted by dynamic award-winning Taraji P. Henson, the music community is ready to celebrate various artists that made 2020 just a little bit brighter. Get ready to shake what your mama gave you with live performances by Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Bab Bunny, BTS and Dua Lipa. Recently confirmed performances by Maluma and Jennifer Lopez will certainly be unmissable television moments, too. Stay up and watch the live show at 02:00 or catch the rebroadcast at 20:30.

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Monday, 23 November on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 02:00 (LIVE) and 20:30 (Re-broadcast)

Siende Blind

A new and thrilling drama series, Siende Blind tackles life in the time of lockdown for a psychological profiler who works for the South African Police Service (SAPS). As she spends time with her husband, mother-in-law and stepson, she begins to identify some alarming traits of people within her household.

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Monday, 23 November on kykNET (DStv Channel 144) at 20:30

Small Foot

There are always two sides to every story – and this fun-filled family movie showcases a different side to the mysterious Yeti. Migo (voiced by everyone’s favourite male dancer, Channing Tatum) is a yeti who is often laughed at by his tribe because of his belief that strange creatures known as ‘small foot’ do indeed exist. Joined by his fellow members of the S.E.S (Smallfoot Evidentiary Society), he embarks on a journey to find these elusive and dangerous beings. With talented stars such as James Corden, Zendaya, Common, Lebron James, Danny Devito, Gina Rodriguez and Yara Shahidi lending their voices, this tale about the search for humans is funny and poignant.

Saturday, 21 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 15:30

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Set in the Marvel Universe timeline after Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman (Tom Holland) has to tackle new threats that were created from an altered reality. When Spidey, along with Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya), go on a European holiday, his relaxation plans are put on hold when he is called to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Sunday, 22 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:05

The Comey Rule S1

Starring Jeff Daniels as former FBI Director James Comey, this series follows the turbulent (and sometimes comical) events surrounding the 2016 United States elections. Based on Comey’s memoir, the political series showcases the early months of the Trump presidency. Brendan Gleeson (End of Watch) gives a performance as Donald J Trump that is profound and well-executed.

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Tuesday, 24 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 21:30

Rebuilding Paradise

The morning of November 8, 2018, saw a spark fly into the parched brush of the Sierra Nevada foothills. With little warning, flames were everywhere and fierce winds showered burning embers as house after house became a violent inferno. Iconic director Ron Howard takes an amazing view of the community in Paradise, California, one year after the massive campfire that grew into a devastating wildfire. Attempting to help the victims recover from the loss of loved ones, property and sentimental items, this documentary is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy. As a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

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Sunday, 22 November on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181) at 21:00

Dr 90210 S1

Join top female plastic surgeons as they perform beautifying surgeries on patients in glamorous Beverly Hills. Each episode sees the doctors tackle challenging plastic surgery asks – from massive breast reduction and breast reconstruction to facial plastic surgery and mommy make-overs. These top surgeons not only open their doors into the O.R. but into their personal lives as well.

Sunday, 22 November on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124) at 20:00