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Earlier this week I was sent a copy of the first episode of a brand new local comedy-drama, Ekstra Medium and it is really, really good! It kicks off on kykNet this coming Tuesday, the 22nd of September. One of the many reasons why this series will turn out a major success could be credited to its team of writers, which includes Retief Scholtz and Beer Adriaanse. Beer is also always involved in quality stuff, so I decided to go see what else I can find out there with his name attached to it, be it his role actor, writer, director or producer. Plus he is a really nice human  being!

I found quite the lysie:

A short film by Louis Minnaar. And it takes place in space! Teetering at the edge of a black hole, a couple traveling in space are faced with critical decisions that could have deadly consequences. The mystery deepens when they receive cryptic messages. Fun fact – Like a few others, I donated some old computer stuff like cables and speakers to use as part of the set design. I can’t identify them because the set design was done so fokken well that the set legit looks like something from Star Trek. Neels van Jaarsveld got the main role.

Fynskrif
Another one with Neels van Jaarsveld. Fynskrif is a kykNET drama which centers around the law firm, Van Wyk & Vennote. Very clever title, seeing that “fynskrif” means “small print” – that kak that no-one ever reads that normally gets them into kak. Also starring Kim Cloete.

Die Seemeeu
This movie brags with some big names like Albert Pretorius, Sandra Prinsloo and Marius Wyers. Die Seemeeu is based on the very famous classic play by Anton Chekhov,  The Seagull and is adapted and placed in a 1990s South Africa where characters deal with self doubt, regret, inner fear, longings,  and recriminations and miseries of their own device. Fokken heavy. Fokken awesome.

Parable
You know what South Africa has fokol of in terms of movies? Horrors! We finally have one and a good one at that! So, a preacher tries that whole exorcism thing and it fucks out very lelik because he summons an evil demon in stead.  A demon that’s hellbent on triggering a mass suicide. Jissis! The pastor must keep the demon contained but there’s a group of tjommies coming to set it free. I kak my pant.
Hugo, bel die polisie! I’m just kidding. Hugo is a successful travel photographer who returns to his parents’ home after being away for a decade, totally unaware of the fact that his best childhood tjommie, Nina, is getting married the very next day. Ooooo, hier kom kak!
Hugo, bel die polisie!
A lekker local dramady TV series about the slightly disjointed characters in and around a modern-day neighborhood watch. It follows a young couple, Johan and Yolandie Bester who move to Cape Town for safety reasons and find themselves in a strange community. They learn that survival is a team sport and that places aren’t safe, but people just might be.
The hilarious mocumentary about what really goes on in a South African countryside boutique hotel. A stellar cast including Beer Adriaanse, James Borthwick, Mila Guy and of course that guy with the kak jersey taste in real life, Schalk Bezuidenhout.
This movie should go to the top of your list for the weekend: It’s the morning after a wedding and things have gone very wrong. The bride and groom didn’t spend the night together – and that’s the least of it. What happened the night before? Well, watch the fokken movie to find out!
Drafted into the South African army during apartheid, a young soldier joins the military’s traveling choir and romance on the battlefield causes him to deal with his long-repressed sexual identity. Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout showcases his dancing and singing skills in this coming-of-age musical war drama. It is a film of hardship, camaraderie, love and music. Do not miss!
Johnny is Nie Dood Nie
 A movie celebrating the life of the lead singer of the Gereformeerde Blues Band, Johannes Kerkorrel who committed suicide in 2002.
Through flashbacks and voice overs we re-live the rise of the Voëlvry movement and the rebellion of young, Afrikaans students in the build-up to the fall of the National Party. A group of friend celebrate his life and the passing of an era and at the same time cope with their confusion of being young and trying to figure out how they fit into the world.
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. The best “bad” action movies to watch online in South Africa
When the going gets tough, the truly smart movie fan craves a ridiculously improbable tough guy blowing something up in a gloriously absurd fashion, with minimal dialogue, nothing deep or marginally meaningful, and a plot that absolutely nobody, ever, would describe as “credible”.
On Netflix & Showmax 
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# 9. These wrestling stars are smashing it in Hollywood
It’s no secret that the WWE wrestlers are great actors. It’s not just the physicality of their work that makes them popular with millions of fans around the world – they’re great actors too in the ring.
On Netflix & 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.
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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 Thirteen African stars in international series and movies
These stars hail from across the African continent – from South Africa to Rwanda, from Nigeria to Benin, from Zimbabwe to Kenya – and you’ll not only find them in shows from their motherland, but in these big-title series and movies on internet TV, too.
On Amazon Prime, DStv Now, Netflix & 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# 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.
On Netflix  & Showmax
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 #3 Stream the stunning Story of a New Name
Based on the best-selling Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante (one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World in 2016), My Brilliant Friend is the story of a life-long friendship spanning 60 years. The Story of a New Name is the second instalment of the series.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #2 From a humanoid alien to Winston Churchill: John Lithgow proves he can do it all
John Lithgow is quite the surprise. Now 74 years old, he has acted extensively on the stage as well as the big and small screens. For all that, he’s appeared in an enormous number films and series that I’ve never watched, but from those I have, his distinctive voice has somehow wormed its way into my memory and I can identify him by that alone. I’m sure I’m not the only one.
 On Netflix & Showmax
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 #1 Craving adventure? Rough it with Riaan Manser from the comfort of your couch
Step aside, Bear Grylls – South African superhero Riaan Manser is bigger, badder and better at nature. Want proof? Here are just a few of the insane undertakings Riaan has tackled in the last decade and a half..
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, Take a walk on the wild side with Lovecraft Countrywhich I started watching this week and HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!: 

A black man sets out across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and some terrifying monsters:

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