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Seven new titles I found to stream this weekend!

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We normally dig around for a bit on a Thursday evening or a Friday morning to find themes or genres when it comes to our weekend streaming entertainment. I don’t just switch on the TV and click around to watch something just because I have a TV and the interwebs. It is, for the most part, a planned exercise. Whatever we don’t get time for over the weekend, spills over  to the evenings during the week and we always have something lekker to watch. Last night I decided to just check out the “new” tab and I came across quite a lot of lekker stuff.

Here is my list of seven new titles I found to stream over the weekend and beyond:

Ekstra Medium
Let’s kick with with two new local series first. Both are Afrikaans, both come with sub titles and both got me very excited. In Ekstra Medium, the main character, Bertie, opens a cocktail bar in a disastrous attempt to forget about his divorce and his looming midlife crisis. His place quickly becomes the hangout for friends, family and strangers. Watch a new episode of season 1 every week! Here is an entire article on why you should watch it.

Kompleks
At first I thought that this was the series from the early 2000’s which my tjommie Hannes Brummer starred in but quickly learned that it is a brand new local series, narrated by Koos Kombuis. It is a love story that spans years and universes. In one, Sean and Mica are very different matrics, looking at the stars. In the other universe, they’re lonely adults, looking for love. As with Ekstra Medium, there is a new episode each week from their first season, with the first 3 currently available. You’ll be hooked within the first 2 minutes. It looks very promising!

Replicas
There it is in all its glory – Keanu Reeve’s deadpan face again (see John Wick further down in the list as well). I haven’t seen this movie yet but I am very curious as to see how old Keanu was cast as a scientist. Apparently his character, William Foster, is prepared to go to great lengths to bring back the family he lost in a tragic car accident – including trying to defeat the laws of physics. Fuck, OK, now I kind of get an idea of where the weird memes came from that were going around. I still don’t get it the meme itself, so I guess the movie will clarify things. At 5.5 it would be worth a laugh at least?
World on Fire
This is one of those series that I have to make time for on my own as the wife watches fokol war dramas, which is 100% what this 7.2 rated series is. It is a British WWII drama which tells stories of the devastating effects of war on people living in the US, Britain and Europe. The cast is headed up by Sean Bean and Helen Hunt. Looks like my Sunday morning between 5am and 9am is sorted.
Sigh…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Keanu Reeves. He’s been looking the same since 1536 and his facial expression seemingly never changes, no matter which role he takes on but we love him stukkend. His John Wick ratings also don’t really change, hanging out at a respectable 7.4, all three of them.  Yes, he can moer you stukkend and this super assassin is back with Chapter 3 where he is  on the run from an army of ruthless hitmen who are after the $14-million price on his head. Why? Because he killed a member of the international assassins’ guild. To be honest, I clutched out on this movie a bit because there was just too much action for my brain. The same thing happened with Iron Man 2 back in the day. It is like the GPU in my brain overheats or something. Maybe you will handle it better?

Condor
Joe Turner is a low-level CIA agent who comes across a plan that threatens millions of lives. This also leads to his co-workers being executed and he is determined to find out who was behind the assassinations and the reason behind it. This series is based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady. If like myself, you missed out on this action thriller on DStv, you can now catch it on Showmax. Plenty of drama as well in this 7.8 stunner.

Green Book
It is the year 1962 and “Tony Lip” Vallelonga is tough Italian-American bouncer is out of work when the night club he works at is closed for renovations. He gets hired as the driver for an African-American classical pianist who’s on a tour of the American South and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. This biographical comedy-drama won best picture at the Oscars in 2019 and stands tall at a rating of 8.2

 

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. 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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# 9. Fifteen shows and movies that make for killer viewing
Whether serial killers are fictionalised like Dexter or true-life murderers like Charles Manson, we can’t help being fascinated by them. And there’s a very good reason, explains criminology professor Scott Bonn.
On Netflix & Showmax
(read more)
#8 Stream these indie movies on Showmax
The meaning of the term “indie” when it comes to movies is pretty fluid – no one can really agree on a strict definition. The term used to refer to movies made without the backing of a major Hollywood studio.
On Showmax
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 #7 Watch: Krystal’s most fearless moments in On Becoming A God in Central Florida
Krystal Stubbs (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage water park employee who has aspirations of giving her daughter a better life than she had. But her husband Travis and his reliance on the MLM scheme that closely resembles a cult is one of the hurdles standing in her way.
On Showmax
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#6 Ten 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 Ten action-packed heist movies to stream
C’mon – we’re all friends here so let’s admit it: the idea of successfully pulling off a great bank robbery or art gallery heist is exciting in so many ways. Who doesn’t want a black velvet pouch filled with glittering diamonds?
On Netflix & Showmax
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 4# Watch: Behind the sets of LA’s Finest
Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) joins the Los Angeles Police Department as a drug enforcement agent after relocating from Miami. She starts to work alongside Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with a picture-perfect family. Together, the unlikely pair make a crack team.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #3 Watch the M-Net Sunday Night Movies online in October 2020
These movies will all be available to watch online the day after they first air, so that those with DStv Premium subscriptions who miss them on Sunday nights can catch up in their own good time.
On DStv 
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 #2 Song Exploder shares the secrets of song writing
Let’s hear it for Hrishikesh Hirway: a self-taught musician whose career includes four albums and scoring indie films. His desire to learn more about the secrets of song-writing led him to revive his Song Exploder project. He was convinced there was an audience for this.
 On Netflix
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 #1 Seven reasons to watch Afrikaans dramedy Ekstra Medium
It has become very apparent that South Africa’s creatives aren’t interested in taking a back seat at all when it comes to entertaining us with locally produced TV series that make for gripping viewing. If you had to visualise a quality production curve for South African movies and series for over the last couple of years, it would make the coronavirus curve seem flattened out.
On DStv Now & 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 our number 5 spot, Song Exploder shares the secrets of song writing:

Song Exploder, based on the hit podcast, spotlights some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. Featured artists include Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Is there a Doctor in the House? Stream some medical themed entertainment!

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It seems that the entire South Africa, bar Kimberley, is under grey cloud cover today. Weather and watching TV pairs like cheese and wine, or wine and crackers. Or dooswyn and whatever. When the sun is out, you watch sports and comedy. When it is overcast and rainy, you klap some horror, drama or doccies. This weekend seems like it might be a grey one, so let’s klap some medical dramas. I’ve discovered some pretty good ones and arranged it from the lowest to highest rating.

Rancid
We’re kicking off with a locally produced movie from 2011.  Four people sign up for medical experiments, each with their own agenda. Locked in a remote facility, they’re left to figure out what part they’re supposed to play. But the experiment quickly devolves into a fight for survival. I don’t really know any of the actors, but the main actor, Brendan Auret was in Chappie as well.

Song vir Katryn

Maaaaan, I love this show! My friends used to tape it for me on VHS while I was living in Nigeria for 4 years and every 6 months I would come back and binge it with a few doppe and have a laugh. A medical doctor, doctor Jinx, has a bike and a band. He is a cool Afrikaans rock ‘n roll doctor from Pretoria who meets a poor waitress who hates all men. On the evening she meets the rock-doc, she also loses her job because her boss is a bit of a dooskoop. Lots of drama ensues but  the funnest thing for me is to see how my friend, Valiant Swart’s acting goes from bordering on kak to actually very impressive! The series has cool storyline and it is a lekker nostalgic trip down memory lane! It is rated at 6.7 but I would reckon it a tad above 7.

Bypass
In the children’s ward of St Luke’s Hospital, little 9-yearl old Sam Cooper is at the top of the transplant list for a new liver. His mom, Dr Lisa Cooper, happens to be the head of cardiac surgery at the same hospital. A liver finally becomes available but it is destroyed en route to hospital. Feeling completely helpless and unable to save her laitie, the alternative of an illegal organ becomes her only option. Groot kak en drama. Definitely a solid 7 and the first movie I’m watching this weekend!

The Innocent Man
And now for something completely different! This is a Korean drama series. Kang Ma-Ru is a promising medical student, until he takes the blame for a crime he didn’t commit. When he finds an opportunity for revenge, he takes it, using Seo Eun-Gi. Ma-Ru soon discovers that are things more important than revenge, though. If you don’t mind subtitles, go for it! This series clocks in at very respectable 7.8 rating.

Ghost In The Shell: The Laughing Man
This doesn’t quite fit in with the traditional medical drama theme, but we can’t leave anime fans hanging – A criminal known only as The Laughing Man is sweeping through top medical nanotechnology firms and committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, extortion, and corporate espionage, leaving no known suspects. What’s not to like about this? It ranks up there (8) along the top 10 animation titles from over the last 2 decades.

New Amsterdam
My wife is totally hooked on this show! That kakgevaarlike guy from The Blacklist, (Ryan Eggold) plays the role of  Dr Max Goodwin who takes over as medical director at America’s oldest public hospital. This might sound familiar, but he bends the rules and challenges the status quo to provide the best medical care possible. The difference between Dr Goodwin and Dr Gregory House is that Dr Goodwin is more compassionate and less of a doos.
8.1 and well deserved

The Knick
A historical medical drama series which takes a look at the professional and personal lives of the staff of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Clive Owen stars as Dr John Thackery, the leader of the surgical staff. His character is partially based on a real-life surgeon of that era but the hospital is a fictionalized version of the real thing. At 8.5 I’m for sure watching this with the wife. Two seasons of ten episodes each, done and dusted – a story with a beginning and an end!

House
What would this list be without  the highest rated (8.7) medical drama ever produced? If you haven’t watched an episode of the antisocial dickhead but maverick, doctor House yet, you need to make a plan and start right away. Get your fix of witty wisecracks and baffling cases with all eight seasons of this smash-hit show starring Hugh Laurie as Dr Gregory House.
If you’re doing a media study thesis, you might consider the theme Why ‘It’s never lupus’ after watching a season or 2.

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. If you liked Die Boekklub, try these series
If you liked Die Boekklub, try these series
The acclaimed writer and producer Louis Pretorius, Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement in Script in a TV Drama winner, wrote the hit series Die Boekklub, about a man who takes a trip to the Karoo and meets an eclectic group of people who will change his life forever.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix, DStv Now & Showmax
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# 9. Fifteen shows and movies that make for killer viewing
Whether serial killers are fictionalised like Dexter or true-life murderers like Charles Manson, we can’t help being fascinated by them. And there’s a very good reason, explains criminology professor Scott Bonn.
On Netflix & Showmax
(read more)
#8 Stream these indie movies on Showmax
The meaning of the term “indie” when it comes to movies is pretty fluid – no one can really agree on a strict definition. The term used to refer to movies made without the backing of a major Hollywood studio.
On Showmax
(read more)
 #7 Nine thrilling spy movies to watch online
James Bond hasn’t always been a rugged rogue with heart-shaped cufflinks as Daniel Craig would have you believe. Ian Fleming’s MI6 operative made it cool to wear tuxedos, attend soirees under false pretenses and fire missiles from an Aston Martin.
On Netflix & Showmax
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#6 Where to watch Afrikaans series online
Looking for ways to watch all the most popular Afrikaans soaps, dramas and series on your smartphone, tablet or computer screen? Both Showmax and DStv Now offer the most recent episodes and most recent seasons of all of your favourites. Here are the most-watched Afrikaans shows available to stream.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #5 Ten action-packed heist movies to stream
C’mon – we’re all friends here so let’s admit it: the idea of successfully pulling off a great bank robbery or art gallery heist is exciting in so many ways. Who doesn’t want a black velvet pouch filled with glittering diamonds?
On Netflix & Showmax
(read more)
 4# Eight Ryan Murphy shows to binge-watch
For someone who is fairly widely acknowledged to be the current king of TV series, and with a multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix which was inked in 2019 (as in $300 million), there are surprisingly few of Ryan Murphy’s shows available for streaming.
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 #3 Meet the cast of Legacy
Legacy follows the story of the super-wealthy Price family. Patriarch Sebastian Price is approaching retirement and one of his family members will soon have to take over the reins of his business, Legacy Investment.
On DStv 
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 #2 Seven movies and series starring Zac Efron
Zac Efron has gone from silly-hairstyle singing teen in the High School Musical movies to a multi-talented Jack of all trades. And boy, has he grown up too! You can stream your fill of Zac, whether you’re after animated fun, a serial killer autobiography, silly teen comedies, gross-out humour or a lifestyle doccie that’ll make you want to pack up your rat-race life and become a beach bum.
 On Showmax
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 #1 Interview: Beer Adriaanse on Ekstra Medium as medicine for your mid-life crisis
Over the last decade, we got to know Beer Adriaanse for his acting roles – as Thomas from Hotel, Lukas from Wonderlus, Tjaart from Buurtwag and Corporal Crunchie from Kanarie. But apart from being an accomplished actor and having a really cool name, Beer more than often finds himself grinding away behind the scenes on quality South African productions, wearing many different hats.
On DStv Now & 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 our number 5 spot, Ten action-packed heist movies to stream“, and from that list we selected American Animals:

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history:

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Beer Adriaanse – Wat de vloekwoord?

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As jy iemand is wat op Watkykjy uithang en ter selfde tyd interessante podcasts smaak, gaan jy hierdie een erg like. Dit gaan oor vloek en dit is legit vir proper navoringsdoeleindes. Prof. Gerhard Van Huysteen is ‘n taaldosent aan die Noordwes-Universiteit en doen so bietjie research oor hoekom mense vloek. Om die konsep van vloek bietjie beter te verstaan, slat uit by www.vloek.co.za waar daar ook sommer ‘n vloekmeter is wat check hoe dikwels ‘n vloekwoord om jou voorkom, hoe groot stok jy in jou hol het oor vloekwoorde en of dit byvoorbeeld meer deur mans of vroue gepleeg word.

Loer hom hierso om op jou gunsteling podcast platform te luister of kap die Watkykjy-standaard: ons embed sover ons kan, altyd Spotify want dit lyk beter en dit share makliker.

In die nuutste episode gesels kliniese sielkundige, Elmarie Claassens (Amalanka Chardonnay) met Beer Adriaanse – skrywer, regisseur, akteur en muso. Jy ken hom dalk as Zinkplaat se drummer of miskien van movie en TV titels soos Wonderlus, Kanarie, Fynskrif, Hotel en Boer Soek ‘n Ou. Hulle bespreek temas soos desensitisering, kwesbaarheid en full frontal male nudity.

Nouma piele, hier gaat ons:

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