A not so su­per hero

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Good TV is selec­tive about what it em­ploys to high­light the nar­ra­tive themes, sym­bol­ism and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion. Jongo looks as if it added ev­ery­thing be­cause the edit­ing desk had vi­sual­ef­fects but­tons.

Add a weird jum­ble of al­most ev­ery imag­in­able mu­sic genre, from techno to rock to clas­sic, as well as strange ac­cents, cu­ri­ous danc­ing and box­ing scenes with no di­a­logue that run too long – along with ma­jor pac­ing prob­lems – and Jongo feels more like a stu­dent pro­ject than the ground­break­ing lo­cal sci­ence fic­tion se­ries it could have been. Jongo starts a free-to-air run on e.tv

(DStv chan­nel 194) in April

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