Studying to become a shark? Do some home schooling and stream some law, crime & court dramas.

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I am convinced that my sister partly decided to become a lawyer because of  the TV show, Alley McBeal. Well, that and the fact that she was constantly losing arguments to me. Truth be told, Alley McBeal  was actually a family favourite and I reckon that Calista Flockhart’s quirky character got a lot of women excited about studying law towards the beginning of the millennium. Someone needs to do a study and see if there was a spike in numbers of female students enrolling for law school and if it correlates with the 5 year period between 1997 and 2002 when Ally McBeal aired worldwide.

And all those stern and straight-faced guys who used to be your friend and ended up as lawyers? They probably watched The Practice and L.A Law. What about those really fokken vat-nie-kak-nie ballies? They must have been into Columbo, Matlock and Jake & The Fatman.

Thinking of becoming a lawyer? Look, I know it is a boring as fuck job but the money is OK-ish and you might draw some inspiration from streaming these seven shows and movies (and file it under productive home schooling, if anyone asks).

As per always, they are ranked from lowest to highest.

Hatchet Hour
A movie about an ambitious lawyer who kills her gardener by mistake. Now if this was an American movie, you would not really give the premise another thought, but this is a South African movie. So the profession of “gardener” changes everything. To dodge the repercussions this will have on her life and career, she asks her best friend to help her get rid of the body. Jirre.  Starring Erica Wessels, Petronella Tshuma and Adam Croasdell
Kicking us off at a 5.6.

Shepherds and Butchers
An award winning South African flick telling the story of a single lawyer up against the system  when a prison guard kills a group of men. He takes on a seemingly hopeless multiple murder case and uncovers scandalous shortcomings in South Africa’s capital punishment system as he mounts a defense for a prison guard traumatized by the executions he took part in. This is fokken heavy viewing and hits close to home, so be prepared.

Still sticking with local productions, Omen is a drama series of a high flying lawyer who has his life turned upside down when he discovers that he comes from a long line of witches, whose men have ruled the supernatural world of the five tribes. Will he answer his true calling? OK, this sounds super weird but I am intrigued. I haven’t watched it yet but it is going on the list.

Die Erfgenaam
As with Omen, I haven’t seen this South African movie yet. The description goes as follows:
A successful lawyer seems to have it all. But underneath the glint of wealth lies a heart full of resentment and empty of love. Then a chance encounter and a shooting accident change everything.
I’m not sure I’m too convinced but the shooting accident does sound intriguing, so I might give it a shot. Going on my list for the weekend. but in last place.

Fok, I loved Gina Torres  in her role as the powerhouse lawyer  Jessica Pearson, in Suits. She is totally bad-ass and she reprises her role in this spin-off of Suits, only she is not in New York anymore. She find herself Chicago’s messy political scene. The 6.8 it scored is totally misleading and the show stands on its own, shoulder to shoulder with Suits.

Burden Of Truth
When Smallville eventually took its final bow back in 2011, I was very relieved because I was so fokken gatvol and annoyed with Clark Kent, not making up his damn mind about Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk).  Like fok dude, you have the prettiest girlfriend on earth and you’re crying like a little girls but your’re secretly Superman? Tsek!  Luckily we get to see Kristin again in a solid leading role in Burden of Truth where she plays the role of Big City lawyer, Joanna Hanley whop returns to her hometown to take on a case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.
At 7.3 this goes to the top of my list because there are already 3 seasons waiting for me to be kyked!

Mike Ross is a law school college drop-out but he is kind of a genius with a photographic memory, just on the wrong path. The very first episode from the 9 seasons available so far, starts off with Mike running way from a drug that fucked out. He slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of the usual law-school graduates, Harvey takes a moerse gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after recognizing his raw talent. At 8.5, it it this week’s highest rated show, because you know, Harvey doesn’t fokken lose:

“Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.” – Harvey Specter

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. Stream two decades of the best of Casper de Vries
When it comes to Afrikaans comedy, Casper de Vries isn’t part of the proverbial furniture but rather that distinct and fancy bespoke couch that makes the room pop. That couch invites you into the room and makes you acknowledge the role of the other furniture as well: “Hey, that coffee table isn’t as kak as I thought it would be. I’ll have a coffee here”.
On Showmax 
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# 9. Meet the cast of Knuckle City
Award-winning 2019 action movie Knuckle City is delivering a knock-out blow on Showmax. It’s the action drama you didn’t know you needed in your life – especially if you’ve watched one boxing movie and thought you’d seen them all.
On Showmax
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#8 Seven roles that were a big change-up for Hollywood A-listers
Actors are meant to be able to play anything, but can you imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger in La La Land or Rebel Wilson in The Terminator? Most actors have a knack for playing certain roles and genres, gravitating from casting call to calling card.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #7 HBO’s Perry Mason is an origin story that’s “noir enough”
You don’t have to be old enough to have watched – or even been alive at the time, for that matter – the original Perry Mason TV series, which ran from 1957 till 1966, to know the name is synonymous with courtroom drama procedurals.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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#6 Ramy: the show created “to make people less lonely”
Season 2 of the groundbreaking Ramy is up for three Emmys this month – Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Director for creator Ramy Youssef, as well as Best Supporting Actor for two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, True Detective), who joins the cast this season as magnetic Sufi imam Sheikh Malik.d.
On Showmax
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 #5 Take a walk on the wild side with Lovecraft Country
The first four episodes of HBO’s brand-new horror drama Lovecraft Country – the #3 Most Popular TV series on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes right now – just dropped on Showmax. New episodes are also available on DStv Now on 1Magic (DStv 103) on Mondays at 21:30.
On DStv Now 
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 4# If you love The West Wing, try these shows and movies
Aaron Sorkin’s Golden Globe-winning seven-season series followed the lives of the staff of the White House under the fictional presidency of Democrat Josiah Bartlett. It aired from 1999 to 2006, and is still in IMDb’s Top Rated TV Shows (it’s sitting at #71)
On Netflix  & Showmax
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 #3 Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler bring 9-1-1 blazing back to life
Created by the team who brought us the original 9-1-1 series, multiple Emmy winners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (Pose, Glee, Nip/Tuck), along with Emmy nominee Tim Minear (Feud, American Horror Story, Firefly), Lone Star makes for a satisfying, easy-viewing 10-episode binge-watch.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #2 Travel through space with Hilary Swank in Netflix’s Away
Humans have been obsessed with Mars for decades, centuries even, and it’s been depicted in movies and series from the cartoon Marvin the Martian to Total Recall (twice), from monsters and little green men, and even Christmas on Mars, to the more recent outings that imagine believable 21st-Century missions to the red planet.
 On Netflix
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 #1 Stream two decades of the best of Casper de Vries
The best series coming to Showmax in 2020
Here’s some of the binge-worthy entertainment to look forward to this year, including the best of HBO and BBC, and new seasons of fan-favourite series.
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 our number 10 spot, Stream two decades of the best of Casper de Vriesand we’re going to gooi the trailer for his latest TV show, Cas Oppie Kassie: 

Casper de Vries hams it up in this brand-new comedy series, featuring old favourite characters like Oom Kallie and Montelle, and introducing some hilarious new ones

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