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Loadshedding apart, this week has been fun, hey? Did you check that Woolies water challenge? If you didn’t see it, check it out below. It is basically four dudes walking in a shopping center,  speaking a mix of isiZulu and basic English who then take a few swigs of Woolworths water, which changes their accents to posh pronunciation and using grootmenswoorde like ‘metamorphosis’, ‘photosynthesis’ and ‘amalgamate’. Very fokken fancy and a very funny and original thing to pull off!

This started a moerse trend on Twitter with people across Mzanzi joining in on the fun, making #WooliesWaterChallenge trend kak hard all over the place. There was even a dude from Joburg, Blake Dell, who did the most successful opposite of the video, going from his normal Joburg accent in English to isiZulu. Totes hillairs!

But as with all things lekker, there always has to be that one fokken nool (nool is basically a doos, but the nerdy version) who tries too fokken hard and spoils the party. Not only do they try too hard – it is normally also a few days too late, after the joke has somewhat evaporated. In this case, we have two fokken nole who came late to the party. With no gifts – Mmusi Maimane and The Kiffness. On the one hand a low energy performance by Mmaimane and on the other hand The Kiffness trying too hard and too loud. It is not even worth showing you their efforts. If you put these two okes together it is basically Chris Chameleon discovering the ice bucket challenge, but only next week, and trying to be relevant.

Nee, ouens. Jirre man.

At least put a better twist on it. Do the #CheckerChallenge with their house brand of boring cola , aanmaak koeldrank or muffins and have it change your accent to some breker from Benoni (toevallig also in the news this week for dishing out poesklaps at the country club, more than once): “Faark bru, this beverage is tit hey? I skiem I can like to pick up some binnets now and take her for a jol in my Corsa. Gonna pull into H2O one time! Let me just have that Checkers muffin as well so I can load lank carbs to drib the next gé who tunes me skeef, raaght in the snout, ek sê!”

Let’s rather head over for some premium entertainment, straight from The Plumlist – these okes cover everything you can stream in South Africa and this is the top 10 we’ve picked from their blog for this week:

 10# Northern Rescue is a feel-good family drama that needs saving from cliché
In the second-last episode of Northern Rescue, John West is placed in a medical coma after a search-and-rescue operation goes awry. He enters a sort of semi-afterlife, where he meets his recently departed wife Sarah, and they spend the time holding and whispering to each other. Before he wakes from his coma, Sarah hands him a small key.
On Netflix
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 #9 Thee reasons we love Akin Omotoso’s colourful genius
There’s no doubt about it – Nigeria is having a moment. Not only are South Africans blasting Naija music on every corner, but acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso recently caught the attention of celebrated US filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who has chosen to showcase Omotoso’s directorial success story, Vaya, on her distribution platform Array.
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#8 Black-ish
Dre and Bow are stoked when their son decides to take a year off from college and move back home. “I wasn’t really feeling college right now,” Junior says. To which Bow responds, “Everyone that I know that has taken a gap year is some rich kid who turns out to be a ski bum.”
 DStv Now
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 #7 Get Shorty
Chris ‘O Dowd is back as Miles, a criminal turned movie producer. But as the season kicks off, we find Miles in a dark place: drinking, sleeping around, and using intimidation to move his new movie project forward. Loosely based on the Golden Globe-winning film of the same name.
 On Dstv Now
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 #6 Into The Badlands
Since its launch in 2015, Into The Badlands has been the benchmark for martial arts and magic. There’s a mighty warrior. A mysterious boy he must protect. Frantic, well-choreographed fight scenes. Gorgeous cinematography.
 Amazon Prime
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 #5 Sixteen Candles (1984)
A classic teen romance starring Molly Ringwald as an almost 16-year-old whose family is so preoccupied with her big sister’s wedding that they forget her birthday. What else could possibly go wrong on her sweet sixteen?
 On Netflix
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 #4 Lost In translation
See Bill Murray in his excellent portrayal of a has-been movie star working on adverts in Tokyo. He forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful newlywed (Scarlett Johansson) who is staying at the same hotel with her husband.
 On Netflix
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 #3 Shadow, defender of Jozi’s streets and champion of women
We talked about this one last week and here is a review. If you haven’t watched Shadow yet, what are you waiting for? The charming Pallance Dladla, formerly known for his role as Jabu on Isibaya, shows us a whole new side of himself as Shadow, a former inner-city cop who is hell-bent on fighting crime in the city of Johannesburg.
 On Netflix
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 #2 The Kirlian Frequency
In the midnight hour, a lone DJ broadcasts the strangest – and scariest – tales from the outer edges of Kirlian, a lost city somewhere in Argentina. Each episode is around 10 minutes long, and there are five in the season, so you can get through the entire thing in under an hour – if you can handle it.
 On Netflix
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 #1.Vice Principals
When the principal (Bill Murray) at North Jackson High School retires, he ignores the two vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, who were vying for the job, and appoints outsider Belinda Brown. Neal and Lee plot her demise.

 On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on Vice Principals!

Danny McBride fans, please step right up! We are definitely doing a complete write-up on this guy soon. What a legend!

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