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7 series to stream for all you history and war buffs

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When you’re in the mood to watch something serious, you normally go for titles filed under the drama section. Almost every drama without fail follows the structure of exposition (background info and introduction) followed by rising action, climax, falling action and the resolution or denouncement. If one of those elements fuck out, the story bombs.

With historic and war dramas, you can build a story around what has already really, so because you can present something more authentic which has already happened, chances are that it would be more believable and possibly score higher with your audience. That’s my guess, anyway, because all 7 of these movies or series below, scored stupid high – except for the very first one, which is more political of nature. However, the same creators created a series on the Kennedy’s which scored higher, which makes me think that it has more to do with the people they focused on. The Kennedy’s got more love than Geroge HG and his laitie. This is widely know. So here we go. Have some war, history and (inner) peace this weekend.
American Dynasties: The Bush Years
Martin Sheen narrated the same series about the Kennedy’s and Ed Harris narrates this one. It offers a revealing look at the family of two of America’s most recent presidents: George HW Bush and his son George W. Bush. There are tons of archival footage and interviews  to relate a story about a   dynasty driven by service, power and loyalty.
6.6

Das Boot
Parallel storylines follow an inexperienced U-boat crew who has to survive a secret mission. A young German woman forced to question her loyalty to her home country or choose the French resistance in this epic World War II drama.
7.4

Les Miserables
Adapted from Victor Hugo’s classic novel, this series breathes new life into the story of fugitive Jean Valjean who Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole. She agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter and the decision changes their lives forever. This super sad tear jerker stars Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins.
7.6

Victoria
A three series drama which follows the the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.  By season three she’s a mother of six facing the rising tide of revolution.  Interesting fact: Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes were dating during this series.
8.2

Warrior
Get your popcorn, drinks or whatever other snacks you feast on when you watch quality stuff because this one is brought yo you by HBO, the absolute kings of the TV series. This story plays off during San Francisco’s Tong Wars in the 1800s. It is a gritty series which follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China who becomes mixed up in the world of organised crime. Warrior is actually based on an original series concept co-developed by Bruce Lee for a proposed TV series that ultimately was modified into the Kung Fu movie from 1972. I would start off with this series. It is really fucking good!
8.2

Rome
A British historical drama depicting the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire which changed the entire world. Rome focusses on  two Roman caught up in the bloody end of Julius Caesar’s rule and the series shows in clever detail, the differing lives of citizen – from the most common to the wealthiest.
8.7

Chernobyl
2020 is a terrible year, but put in perspective it is nothing compared to what the people from Ukraine had to go through in 1986 – a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This series not only tells the true stories of those brave men and women who tried to contain the disaster but also those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and worse one. Just a word of warning – if you’re an animal lover, especially dogs, episode four is going to absolutely break your heart. Try and skip past it if you can because it is really heart wrenching. But don’t skip the episode itself because this is one of the best TV series ever produced.
9.4

Need more? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from the Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas:
#10. This dark, chilling drama was “2019’s most terrifying TV show”
Being Halloween month, the supply and demand of spooky entertainment is at its annual peak. We, as viewers of streaming television, demand to be terrified – within the safe comfortable space of our own homes, of course.
On Showmax
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# 9. Interview: Award-winning artist Nadia Nakai on baring it all for her documentary
With an incredible team behind her and a strong fan base, Nadia Nakai has shown that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the South African hip hop industry. Her debut studio album, Nadia Naked, which was released on 28 June 2019, gave Nadia her first nomination at the South African Hip Hop Awards, in the Album of the Year category.
On Showmax
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#8 If you liked Cobra Kai, stream these martial-arts picks
The latest entry in the Karate Kid franchise is built on nostalgia: 30 years after their epic rivalry first kicked off, Johnny and Daniel come face to face again, this time without the guidance of Mr Miyagi, when Johnny decides to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo. Johnny and Daniel train up a whole new generation of Karate Kids to compete in their own version of the All Valley Karate Tournament.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #7 Watch Chasing the Sun online in South Africa
It’s a story of rising from the ashes and claiming glory – the Springboks’ path to reclaiming the Rugby World Cup in 2019 was one of grit, hope, pain and perseverance.
On DStv Now & Showmax Pro
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#6 Twelve Jason Blum titles for fans of Get Out
Jason Blum is a renowned horror-movie producer, with his company Blumhouse Productions having brought us critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Get Out and franchises like Paranormal Activity and The Purge.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix & Showmax
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 #5 Seven places to find George Clooney on Showmax and Netflix
He’s one of the wealthiest men on the planet, a two-time Oscar winner, former owner of a tequila company, and rather gorgeous, and he stars in and produced these series and movies you can stream right now.
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 4# Ten of the most entertaining talk shows to watch online
People love to talk, especially about themselves. Well, most of them. Introverts would rather invent a natural disaster, or stick a fork in their eye while setting their hair on fire than engage in small talk with strangers – and most definitely not about themselves. Anything that begins with “let’s go around the room” will have them running for the hills.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #3 Ten sci-fi shows and movies for tweens
What’s not to love about science-fiction? Literal out-of-this-world tech, fantastic and weird creatures (some of them alien), adventure, and unbelievable worlds make for wonderful escapism – for children and adults alike.
On Showmax
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 #2 Bolhuis season 2
In the second season, Mike is on the lookout for international fugitives. He focuses on murder and corruption and has a look at drugs targeting school children. The series also has a look at the occult and a town that Mike is trying to save. He also warns viewers on who not to fall in love with, all in his unique Bolhuis way.
 On DStv Now
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 #1 Star Trek Discovery season 3
After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, Season 3 finds the crew of the USS Discovery landing in an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the USS Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must work together to restore hope to the Federation.
On Netflix
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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 our number 2 spot, Bolhuis season 2“. I wasn’t even aware of the existence of this series and it weirded me out a bit, because no lies: Mike Bolhuis was legit my next door buurman in the mid 90s for around a year long.

Mike Bolhuis, who is regarded as one of South Africa’s top investigators, has been involved in some of the country’s biggest murder and fraud cases. In this series, we delve deeper into the issues that have already landed on his desk.

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8 Afrikaanse TV-reekse om te stream die naweek!

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Ek het vir myself  vreeslik baie kak gemaak vir die voorsienbare toekoms. Wanneer ek sit en werk moet daar altyd geraas in die agtergrond aan wees. In baie min gevalle is dit ‘n radiostasie soos 702 op die uur, net om gou op die nuus te hoor of die res van julle nog lewe, maar dis in die mindheid. Dis meestal eintlik Spotify maar soms is ek lus om TV te “luister” – dan stream ek sommer iets met kakbaie episodes op YouTube of Showmax waar jy nie 100% te veel aandag hoef te gee nie. Daar sou net 7 titels op vandag se lys gewees het maar toe gaan staan en fokken grawe ek Egoli op. Ek trek nou by episode 2 van reeks 1 en daar is 18 reekse. En in plaas daarvan om met ‘n halwe oor te luister, sit en kyk ek dit aandagtig soos ‘n doos, want die kak wat amper 20 jaar terug gekyk het, fasineer my nou iets vreesliks en ek wil nou alles kyk soos ‘n ou tannie. Daar is reeds in episode 2 ‘n moord. Ek kan dit glad nie onthou nie!

Groot fokken gat vir myself gegrawe.
Tatta, werk!

Anyway, ek gaan my probleem nou sommer joune maak. Hier is 8 Afrikaanse reekse om jou vir fokken lank mee besig te hou:

Huis Lelieveld
Ek het somehow heeltemal agtergeraak met die hele Molly & Wors vibes van Willie Esterhuizen. Ek dink dis ‘n genre wat ek ontgroei het na my kinderjare voor die kassie, vasgenael voor Orkney Snork Nie. Intussen is Ouboet en Wors ook die lig laat sien met Frank Opperman. Spoiler alert – in die laaste episode van daai reeks verloor Molly (Lizz Meiring) haar job as tandartsassistent. In Willie Esterhuizen se nuutste komedie  Huis Lelieveld, word die storie voortgesit en kry Molly werk as matrone by die krimpiekraal van dieselfde naam. As die Afrikaanse komedie-nostalgie jou dus beetkry, begin by Molly & Wors en werk vir hom regdeur soos ‘n worsmasjien. Dis genoeg vermaak om jou vir ‘n maand of twee besig te hou. Binge ‘n ding stukkend!

Check hierdie video wat ‘n jong fan van die reeks ingestuur het. Helene Truter wat die rol van Tannie Poppie vertolk was eerste om te comment met:
“Dankie my skat. Jy’s so oulik. Ek dink ek’s my werk kwyt.”

Die Byl
Die Byl volg die karakter, Piet van der Bijl (Waldemar Schultz) as ’n briljante speurder wat spesialiseer in reeksmoordenaars. Hierdie superspeurder is ook ‘n werkverslaafde wat enige iets sal doen vir die mense naaste aan hom. Hy is ‘n berekende, hardkoppige en intilligente speurder maar deernis en sagmoedigheid ontbreek nie wanneer dit nodig is nie. Jy het dalk reeds uitgefigure dat Piet van Bilj baie soos Suid-Afrika se regte lewe speurder, Piet Byleveld klink en jy is 100% dood fokken reg. Terwyl die sake wat die “Die Byl” ondersoek word fiksioneel is, is reeks wel geïnspireer deur die Piet Byleveld, wat bekend daarvoor is dat hy van Suid-Afrika se mees opspraakwekkende moordsake opgelos het – moorde op Sheldean Human en Sibille Zanner.

Minki
As jy gewonder het van van Minki geword het na Boer Soek ‘n Vrou, kan jy haar hierso kry. Sy het haar eie talk show soos Oprah, maar dis Minki. Sy nooi ’n verskeidenheid mense wat haar inspireer en verras hul soms met nog ‘n kuiergas. Onderwerpe soos skoonheid, gesondheid, kos en seks word bespreek en jy kan so paar high profile gaste ook verwag op haar rusbank en wat sy ook like om te doen is om hulle te surprize en soms spat die trane. Natuurlik is hierdie van nature meer van ‘n girlie-girl show, maar as jy ‘n closet Elen de Generes of Oprah fan is, gaan jy hierdie ook geniet. Net so terloops, die resepte is fokken fabulous! (het ek iemand hoor sê)

Ekstra Medium
Bertie, ‘n soortvan loser in sy derde midlife crisis, maak ‘n cocktail bar oop met sy laaste zak. Die nuwe pozzie raak vinnige die nuwe uithangplek vir familie, tjommies en vreemde fokkers. Fantasiese splinternuwe reeks!

Kompleks
Koos Kombuis is die narrator en Koos Kombuis raak nie betrokke by kak projekte nie. Kompleks is ‘n liefdesverhaal wat oor jare en heelalle strek. In die een is Sean en Mica hemelsbreë verskillende matrieks wat na die sterre kyk. In die ander heelal is hulle eensame volwassenes wat op soek is na liefde.

Boer Soek ‘n Vrou
Sowing the seeds of love, boet! Mag die man met die grootste mielie die beste oes beleef. Hierdie is vir my ‘n moerse weird konsep – om so voor almal in Suid-Afrika op die TV weekliks ‘n girl te probeer impress en date en eventually trou. Maar dis probably hoekom dit so fokken gewild  is. Dis soos ‘n well-produced car crash – jy kan nie wegkyk nie. Reeks 13 het ook ‘n nuwe presenter – Marciel Hopkins, ‘n life coach en model. Sy was ook in die top 12 finalists vir Mejuffrou Suid-Afrika in 2016. Sy spog ook met ’n Honneursgraad in sielkunde. Nogal ‘n stunner. As ek ‘n boer was en sy slat op my plaas uit met daai bakkie sou ek my hoed afhaal en met een hand voor my bors hou en in so breistemmetjie tune:
“Ag dametjie, kan ek jou nie sommer vat nie? Jy  lyk vir my na die regte enetjie.”

Een ding wat ek geleer het uit boer soek ‘n vrou is dat about elke boer in die reeks ‘n quad bike het en dit lyk na kakbaie pret.  Ek het toe maar solank vir myslef ‘n quad bike gekoop. Hopelik kom die plaas later. Ek het darem my eie fokken awesome vrou ook…

Hotel
Hotel is ‘n mocumentary sitcom wat handel oor al die wel, weë en wandel van ‘n ‘n fiktiewe plattelandse boutique hotel, iewers in ‘n fiktiewe dorpie in Mpumalanga. Ferdie Kruger (gespeel deur James Borthwick) is die bestuurder van hierdie boutique hotel, Die Fransen Hotel, in Fransenburg. Dan is daar ook een van my gunsteling stand-up comedians, Schalk Bezuidenhout, in die rol van wacky en quirky Danny, Simoné Pretorius as Jony, Beer Adriaanse as Thomas, en Martelize Kolver as die hardegat tomboy, Brenda. Verder is daar Mila Guy as Malanie en De Klerk Oelofse as arme ou fokken Jaap. Die dweeb wat heeltyd aan die agterste tiet suig. Shame, man. Jaap is egter 100% my gunsteling karakter. Ek lag myself faktap vir die ou:

Egoli: Plek Van Goud
Dis twee dekades later en ek het vanoggend toevallig Egoli: Plek Van Goud op Showmax ontdek. Al 4689 epsiodes daarvan! OK, wag, ek oordryf nou so bietjie. Daar is 4561 episodes beskikbaar wat 128 episodes is net eenvoudig missing! Uit die 18 seasons word meerderheid van die episodes vermis uit seisoene 2, 4 en 6. Verder ook uit 8, 10 en 12 so bietjie wat fokken weird is. Almal even numbers. Die vermiste episodes se thumb nails tune:
“Hierdie episode(s) is ongelukkig nie beskikbaar vanaf die oorspronklike vervaardigers nie. Ons is wel hard opsoek daarna. As jy die dalk op videokasset het, laat weet ons gerus! Jammer vir enige ongerief.”
Wow, ‘n fokken real life Egoli mystery om te solve! So as jy VHS tapes met Egoli po het iewers, kan jy dalk uithelp. Dit gaan net fokken moeilik wees om uit te figure of jy wel ‘n missing episode het. Dis nie asof jy jou tapes merk met Egoli, S6 E245 nie.

Onthou jy daai keer toe Ester en Elsa die daggakoekies getand het? Fok, ek skiem hulle het dit regtig gevreet:

Ek wonder hoe hierdie stuff verlore gegaan het… Anyway, stream ‘n ding raak hierdie naweek as jy bored is en iets kort om te doen!

Jy kan aansluit by Showmax se 14-dae free trial as jy nog nie het nie – daar is kakbaie ander movies, reekse en doccies ook om deur te werk! In vandag se artikel is daar ten minste twaalf genoem!

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Danica Rockwood – Woensdag se warm bokkie

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Voor Danica Rockwood van Florida in die nerds se wêreld famous begin word het as ‘n cosplayer, was sy ‘n competitive gimnas en perdryer. Deesdae is sy ‘n model, gamer en award-winning costume designer. Sy is ook moerse aktief op Twitch en Youtube. Sy was al in amper elke denkbare gaming en PC magazine ge-feature. Sy is verskriklike fokken mooi en haar looks is moerse versatile, want sy is moerse fotogenies. Haar cosplay dress-ups kry veral baie aandag en dis asof jy pause kan druk in ‘n game, TV-reeks en movie en sy nail daai look, no problem.

Haar beste feature egter is dat sy glad nie kak vat van enige iemand af nie. Sy fokken tune mense straight. En veral oor Donald Trump.
Wat ‘n fokken kontkop!

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