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There’s never a shortage of scintillating international series or homegrown dramas to watch on Showmax. We’ve handpicked five must-watch shows for you that have all the goods — from the kitchen to the nuptial altar. Remember you can sign up for Showmax and add it to your Vodacom bill. Need fibre? Click here to check if there is Vodacom fibre coverage in your area. Visit the Vodacom LTE site to see our LTE internet products.
Dinner at Somizi’s
Choreographer extraordinaire and reality TV star Somizi Mhlongo is playing host to some of his celeb friends on this cooking show. Along with his husband Mohale, the newlyweds show their skills in the kitchen and their flare for all things glamorous. If you want some inspiration of what to prepare for dinner or you’re just a ‘Somgaga’ fan (and if you’re a fan you’re most likely familiar with Somizi’s nickname), then this is for you.
Created by Tiffany and Johnny Barbuzano, this local drama follows a group of lifelong friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside down after the death of one of their own. Starring Shannon Esra, Siv Ngesi, Lorcia Khumalo, Nandi Nyembe and Kate Liquorish, this 13-part series draws you in with its themes of love, friendships and the proverbial complicated relationship. And when we say complicated, we mean it has hit-the-fan-complicated. Candice (played by Shannon) is secretly in love with her best friend’s husband; Abi (Kate Liquorish) is struggling to fall pregnant while her sister Jess (Tifanny Barbuzano) is blessed with three healthy boys and a broke fiancé. T-Boss (Siv Ngesi) has an existential crisis and a wife who goes hard on the Chardonnay, meanwhile his best friend Danny is fast approaching rock bottom with his finances and family life. Yep, everything is complicated indeed.
Black-ish star Marsai Martin and Issa Rae (Insecure) drive this comedy about Jordan, a mean tech mogul (played by Regina Hall) who gets transformed into a younger version of herself when the pressures and responsibilities of adulthood get a bit too much, even for her big ego and unshakeable chip on her shoulder. Not only does she have to act like an adolescent around her employees, Jordan also has to enrol in school because well…she’s a child. This feel good comedy is ideal for the whole family.
Director Spike Lee won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in this biography that received a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Set in the 1970’s in Colorado, this film follows a black detective whose ingenuity led him to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a seasoned colleague. The two manage to bring down the extremist hate group and become true American heroes. Starring Adam Driver and John David Washington as the two undercover detectives.
Kandasamy’s: The Wedding
If you haven’t watched the hilarious romcom Keeping Up with the Kandasamy’s, worry not because this sequel will keep you up to speed with the neighbourly drama war between two families. The Kandasamy’s and the Naidoo’s are preparing for the grand wedding, and as the big date draws closer, the squabbling and bickering between the families reaches even greater heights. Starring Jailoshini Naidoo as Jennifer Kandasamy with Maeshni Naicker as Shanti Niadoo.