It’s Oscars month, so you are guaranteed good movies in February. Plus, Boity gives us backstage access to her life, we get a new season of The Bachelor South Africa, the thrill-a-minute Prodigal Son and the new big thing on M-Net, Still Breathing!
A reminder that we’ve only included titles available to DStv Premium subscribers watching DStv Now online or using the DStv Now app (Apple and Android) on The Plum List.
These are some of the awards shows, documentaries and local series we’re particularly looking forward to:
Boity: Own Your Throne | 5 February
Boity stars in her own reality show that brings viewers along on her quest to define her legacy in the entertainment industry.
The Bachelor SA S2, starts 13 February
Cupid will re-string his bow for Season 2 of the popular reality dating show, when 22 stunning women will vie for the heart of South Africa’s new hunky bachelor Marc Buckner.
Prodigal Son S1 | 19 February
Tom Payne and Michael Sheen drive this dark twisted crime thriller about a criminal psychologist who helps the NYPD solves crimes. He also happens to be the son of a serial killer.
Still Breathing | 27 February
Love, friendship, complicated relationships, betrayal and long-kept secrets form the emotional crux of a tale about a circle of former friends who have drifted apart with the passage of time but are drawn together again when tragedy strikes. In short, it’s all about love, death, and the mess in-between.
- The Talk S10, available until 3 Feb
- Orange Is The New Black S7, until 5 Feb
- The Block Australia S11, until 5 Feb
- Real Housewives of JHB S2, until 7 Feb
- Family Food Fight USA S1, until 9 Feb
- Wild Bill S1, until 13 Feb
- Oh Baby S1, until 14 Feb
- Ambitions S1, until 17 Feb
- Untold Stories Of Hip Hop S1, until 17 Feb
- Jane The Virgin S5, until 23 Feb
- Mooi S3, until 24 Feb
- Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas S4, until 24 Feb
- Love After Lock Up S3, until 25 Feb
- My Matriekasskeld S3, until 27 Feb
- Kuier-Mense S2, until 27 Feb
- Cloak & Dagger S2
What else is new?
Here’s what’s being added to DStv Catch Up this month, available on your decoder, as well as online at now.dstv.com. (Look out for our Plum Picks in bold!)
Sat 1 February
- Young Sheldon S3 – In this season premiere, Dr Sturgis has a nervous breakdown and Mary worries Sheldon might experience the same thing. Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.
- American Housewife S4 – A confident wife and mother of three raises her flawed family in a wealthy (and flawless) town in this unapologetic family comedy.
New movies: Red Sparrow, Deadpool, Unsane, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Birthday Wish
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
A Dog’s Way Home
A Bag Of Marbles
Man Of Steel
Sunday 2 February
- Sunday Night Movie: Alita: Battle Angel – Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron create an epic sci-fi. A scientist finds a discarded battle cyborg with amnesia. But in her quest to find herself, she uncovers a great danger.
- Finding the One S1 (returns from break)
Secrets Of The Superfactories S1
Sue Perkins And The Chimp Sanctuary
Call The Midwife S9
The Nineties S1
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Queen Of The Damned
Pretty Little Stalker
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Monday 3 February
- How To Get Away With Murder S6 (returns)
- The Kelly Clarkson Show S1 – Multi-talented, Grammy-winning artist Kelly Clarkson brings her singular voice and infectious enthusiasm to daytime television as the host of her own talk show.
Chopped: Grill Masters
Get On Up
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Part 1)
My Dog Skip
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Trip To Remember
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One In A Million
Tuesday 4 February
Life After Lock Up S1
The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan S2
The Ex Next Door
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From The Heart
Wednesday 5 February
- Boity: Own Your Throne
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Part 2)
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Part 3)
The Last Man
The Running Man
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To The Altar
Jungle Animal Rescue
Running Wild With Bear Grylls S1
The Wedding Video
The Snow Walker
Thursday 6 February
Friday 7 February
Broken Promises 4 Ever
Father Brown S8
Obsession: Dark Desires S5
Saturday 8 February
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told
Sunday 9 February
- Sunday Night Movie: The Mule – Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this intriguing drama. An elderly war veteran is dragged into a world of crime when he is forced to become a drug mule for a Mexican cartel.
- A Day – A mysterious South Korean thriller about a father who commits an unethical act in order to save his daughter’s life – an act that comes back to haunt him.
The Way We Weren’t
Shooting The Mafia
John Wick: Chapter 2
Monday 10 February
- Grown-ish S3
- The Walking Dead S10 (returns)
- 92nd Annual Academy Awards 2020 (21:00) – Hollywood’s most prestigious event honouring only the best in filmmaking.
- What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali Part 1
- What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali Part 2
- Station 19 S3 – After a car crashes into Joe’s Bar, Andy and Sullivan lead the team of firefighters as they work to rescue their crew mates Ben and Pruitt, Grey Sloan doctors and interns, and bar patrons before the building comes crumbling down.
Sex And The City
Tuesday 11 February
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Part 4)
Wednesday 12 February
The Interrogator S1
Bad Times At The El Royale
Orange Is The New Black S6
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
Monster In Law
Thursday 13 February
- The Bachelor SA S2
Girl Meets Farm
Letters To Juliet
Friday 14 February
Looking For Love
A Simple Wedding
Surprised By Love
Paris Can Wait
Brain Games S1
Trippin’ With Skhumba S1
Saturday 15 February
- Twilight Zone S1
My Feet Are Killing Me S1
The Dark Knight Rises
Sunday 16 February
- Sunday Night Movie: Kandasamys: The Wedding – The madness continues in this sequel to the hit South African rom-com. It is a week before Jodi and Prishen’s wedding and their love is tested as the family interfere once more.
- An Impossible Love – A moving French drama about love and class. An office worker and a man from a bourgeois family have a child together. But he refuses to marry outside of his social class.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
Conan The Barbarian
Life Of A King
The Amazing Jonathan
Jack The Giant Slayer
Monday 17 February
- Why Women Kill S1 (returns)
Southern Charm New Orleans S2 (double bill)
The Chefs’ Brigade S1
The Strongest Man In History S1
World On Fire S1
All Of My Heart 2
Tuesday 18 February
- Jett S1 – Carla Gugino stars in this slick and dark crime drama. Freshly out of prison, a world-class thief finds herself being pulled back into the underworld by a group of dangerous and eccentric criminals.
- Prodigal Son S1
The Black Widow Killer
Ultimate Supercar S1
Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America S1
Wednesday 19 February
Cold Call S1 (double bill)
Friday 21 February
Saturday 22 February
A Little Something For Your Birthday
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground
The Condemned 2
Sunday 23 February
- Sunday Night Movie: Fighting with My Family – A crazy but surprisingly charming film that follows a wrestling family and their ambition to reach the World Wrestling Entertainment.
On The Path To Paradise (aka) Mayfair
Over The Limit
My Blind Brother
Monday 24 February
Death In Paradise S9
The Lake Erie Murders S2
Tuesday 25 February
- Chicago Fire S8 – From Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order), this high-octane drama follows the personal and professional lives of a group of dedicated firefighters in Chicago.
- Chicago Med S5 – The series creator of the explosive Chicago series brings us another compelling instalment, with this medical drama about the courageous team of doctors at the city’s trauma centre.
- Chicago PD S7 – An elite group of officers and detectives put the pin on crime, in this acclaimed drama, another fast-paced addition to the series from Emmy-winning creator Dick Wolf.
Reggie In China
Ring Of Deceit
Hudson & Rex S2
Wednesday 26 February
Dinner Date South Africa S2
The Wish List
Codes And Conspiracies S3
Thursday 27 February
- Top Gear 2019/20: Nepal Special
- Still Breathing S1
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Twilight Saga, The: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Friday 28 February
- Divorce S3 – Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church star in this introspective dramedy about love, marriage and one woman’s story of a very long divorce.
- Detour S4 – Jason Jones (The Daily Show) stars in this adult comedy that follows a father whose road trip with his family across America causes them to end up on the run from the FBI.
Silent Witness S23
Mongolian Death Worm
Saturday 29 February
Red Riding Hood
Paranormal Emergency S1 (double bill)
Please note that titles and dates might change.