There’s something for everyone with this week’s wide variety of entertainment on DStv.
What do you get when you mix a former first lady, a gospel legend’s widow, a billionaire’s second wife, a former WAG, a newly engaged socialite and a single mother? Drah-ma! In the second local version of the popular Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Durban, get ready for ladies who dress to impress and serve killer looks, too.
Adventure awaits in Upside-down Magic. When Nory and her best friend Reina get accepted to the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, it seems like a dream come true. The academy even offers a programme for Nory’s Upside-Down Magic, otherwise known as UDM. But everything turns out to be a little different to how it seems.
The action-packed reboot of Charlie’s Angels sees Elizabeth Banks direct Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. The story follows three women who have been sent to take down a tech company bent on world domination.
Based on real events, Almost Family is an emotional drama that explores the lives of a unique family. A woman who grew up an only child discovers that her father, who died when she was just a toddler, fathered not one but 25 children as a sperm donor. She sets out to meet her newfound siblings, resulting in an awkward collision of personalities and values that at first threatens to tear the siblings apart, but ultimately brings them together.
Uncover more mysteries with Laurence Fishburne in History’s Greatest Mysteries’ episode 3, titled Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship.Sir Ernest Shackleton was a British polar explorer who made several failed attempts to reach the South Pole and the sinking of his ship, Endurance, was one of the most epic stories of survival ever.
Self-Made Mansions features interior design expert Clinton Kelly and business owner, real estate mogul and beauty product entrepreneur Eva Parcker. In each home makeover episode, Clinton and his team of experts help one successful entrepreneur to find the home of their dreams – the perfect combination of contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology and elegance.
With all this entertainment, you’ll be glued to your seat from 29 January to 4 February on DStv.
The Real Housewives of Durban
There’s a kind of spice that only Durban can bring – and these housewives are creating their own empires and looking good while doing it. Six women – the beauty brand queen, the communications goddess, the former beauty queen turned import magnate, the luxury home brand and events icon, the winery owner dabbling in construction and the renowned marketing strategist – feature on this local spin-off of the popular franchise. Follow along as they work hard to balance their professional and personal lives.
Friday, 29 January on Showmax
Upside-Down Magic (Fantasy Adventure)
Nory Martinez’s dreams of becoming a magician are realised when she gets her acceptance letter to the Sage Academy for Magical Studies. That is until she learns she’ll be placed in UDM, or Upside-Down Magic, a class for those with magical abilities who have turned their backs on “proper” magic. Nory soon learns that UDM is no ordinary class, and that her dreams of performing real magic may still come true – just not in the way she had hoped.
Friday, 29 January on Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) at 17:00
Charlie’s Angels (Action Comedy)
A reboot of the 1970s series and 2000s films, this updated version follows four women who investigate and take down terrorist threats. When a young engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, the Angels are called to action. Starring Kristen Stewart, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks and Ella Balinski, this remake features a soundtrack by Sia and action scenes directed by Banks herself.
Sunday, 31 January on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:05
Emmy-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson’s new family drama explores the lives of a unique clan – the children of a sperm donor. A woman who grew up an only child discovers her dad is a fertility doctor and has fathered children with dozens of women. Reeling from the revelation, she tracks down two new sisters and the trio must try to bond while welcoming even more siblings into the family.
Saturday, 30 January on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:00
History’s Greatest Mysteries: Endurance – The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship
Ernest Shackleton is a revered man in the history of exploration, having led three expeditions to the South Pole. However, amongst the achievements Shackleton is well known for is his ill-fated trip to Antarctica aboard Endurance. The ship was destroyed in the Antarctic ice, forcing Shackleton and his 27 men to abandon ship and make the trek across the frozen tundra in one of the most epic survival stories in history.
Sunday, 24 January on History (DStv Channel 186) at 20:15
You can easily spend millions on a luxurious house, but the hard part is finding a home that has all the luxuries you love while also fitting into your budget. Style expert Clinton Kelly combines his passion for the good life, real estate and design by helping self-made entrepreneurs find the home of their dreams. In each episode, a varied cast of characters showcases their passions and business acumen through their respective mediums.
Monday, 1 February on HGTV (DStv Channel 177) at 19:45