the 29 best shows on TV this issue
Wednesday 10 May
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Season 1 e.tv (*194) 21:30 Episode 10 Annalise assigns an essay on covering up a murder. Nice. BATES MOTEL Season 5 M-Net (*101) 22:30 Episode 6 Get ready for an interesting twist on the shower-murder scene as Norman goes nuts.
Wednesday 17 May
SS-GB Season 1 BBC First (*119) 20:00 Episode 1 The alternative history setting with the Nazis ruling Britain is brilliantly executed. BONE OF MY BONES Season 1 SABC2 (*192) 21:30 Episode 12 Uh-oh! Karabo’s arrested right in the middle of a magazine interview.
Thursday 11 May
THULA’S VINE Season 1 SABC3 (*193) 19:30 Episode 6 Nkanyezi stands by as work starts on digging up the graves on the farm. EMPIRE Season 3 FOX (*125) 21:00 Episode 16 Cookie finds out that she’s pregnant after she and Lucious have a little fun.
Thursday 18 May
BLINDSPOT Season 2 M-Net (*101) 20:30 Episode 19 Jane and Weller go undercover in a scavenger hunt run by powerful hackers. ARROW Season 2 SABC3 (*193) 23:30 Episode 18 Slade gets his villain name Deathstroke from the media after kidnapping Thea.
Friday 12 May
#KAREKTAS Season 1 SABC2 (*192) 19:00 Episode 1 Comedy teams face off in this quick-witted new mystery gameshow. RIVERDALE Season 1 M-Net (*101) 21:30 Episode 12 Cheryl confronts her mom about why she played favourites with her and Jason.
Friday 19 May
SOAP ON A ROPE Season 1 SABC3 (*193) 19:30 Episode 7 The evil poisoner who attacked Florence is exposed, but who’s really to blame? SEVEN YEAR SWITCH: US Season 1 Lifetime (*135) 20:00 Episode 1 Anyone whose partner gets under their skin should give this shocking show a go.
Saturday 13 May
THE GOOD LIFE Season 1 SABC3 (*193) 18:30 Episode 6 Ihron Rensburg, principal of the University Of Johannesburg, takes a rare breather. JANE THE VIRGIN Season 3 Vuzu AMP (*103) 20:00 Episode 14 Rogelio would envy Little Mateo’s evil smirk when he cuts Jane’s hair.
Saturday 20 May
LIP SYNC BATTLE AFRICA Season 2 e.tv (*194) 18:05 Episode 6 Jozi A-lister Da Les takes on Banky W aka Nigerian singer Olubankole Wellington. MAJOR CRIMES Season 5 M-Net (*101) 18:30 Episode 21 Fritz lets Raydor think that she’s promoted to assistant chief for a hot second.