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LOVE @ SEC­OND SWIPE (RE­AL­ITY)

Sea­son 1 starts on Thurs­day 25 Oc­to­ber on Life­time (*131) at 20:00

Need to know: Can’t get a date? Ev­ery­one swip­ing left (as in left it, don’t want it) on your on­line dat­ing pro­file? Pabi Moloi and her match-makeover team, in­clud­ing life coach Dr Ze­nia Barnard, stylist Shal­don Kop­man, make-up star Nthato Mashishi and hair­styl­ists Candice Wy­att-Min­ter, Gareth Stry­dom and Guin­e­vere Miller are about to show the world what they’ve been sleep­ing on! They’ll re­vamp the lot, from your dat­ing pro­file it­self, to your look and, most im­por­tantly, your head and heart. “We delve into their emo­tional chal­lenges and what has pos­si­bly been hold­ing them back and what they can let go of,” says Ze­nia. And it’s not filmed on a pur­pose-built set ei­ther – that’s a real salon in Joburg’s Auck­land Park. VAN­ITY FAIR (DRAMA)

Sea­son 1 starts on Thurs­day 1 Novem­ber on M-Net (*101) at 23:00

Need to know: gold- dig­ging so­cial climber Miss Becky Sharp (Olivia Cooke) is a young woman with a bad rep­u­ta­tion in this adap­ta­tion of Wil­liam Make­peace Thack­eray’s 1848 novel. Watch out for mod­ern mu­sic, an ir­re­sistibly en­er­getic, shame­less hero­ine and won­der­ful eye- candy cos­tumes and sets. MAG­NUM PI (AC­TION)

Sea­son 1 starts on Wed­nes­day 7 Novem­ber on M-Net (*101) at 20:00

Need to know: this re­boot of Tom Sel­leck’s 1980-1988 ac­tion se­ries is a must­see as it was di­rected by Justin Lin (who helmed four of Fast & Fu­ri­ous movies), but Fer­rari lovers had bet­ter have their tis­sues handy as sev­eral beau­ti­ful cars get ut­terly de­stroyed in breath-tak­ing ac­tion se­quences in the first episode alone. Jay Her­nan­dez is the new Thomas Mag­num and es­tate man­ager Hig­gins (pre­vi­ously played by John Hiller­man) is now played by Perdita Weeks.

MARS (SCI-FI)

Sea­son 2 starts on Sun­day 11 Novem­ber on Nat Geo (*181) at 20:00

Need to know: the pre­views for this new sea­son had us foam­ing in rage into our pop­corn dur­ing FOX’s up­front net­work ses­sions – and beg­ging for more. The profit-ver­sus­s­cience, greed-ver­sus-knowl­edge theme for the sea-son cer­tainly got our at­ten­tion when a pri­vately funded min­ing com­pany com­plete with flashy out­fits and all the high tech toys landed at Olym­pus Town and pro­ceeded to wipe their feet with sea­son 1’s Mars ex­plor­ers. The fo­cus of pri­vate ver­sus pub­lic sec­tor space ex­plo­ration is timely, in­trigu­ing and will leave no neu­tral par­ties. This is sci­ence fic­tion done right.

Pabi “match-maker” Moloi is help­ing dat­ing losers win in the ro­mance world.

Miss Becky Sharp is on top of the world.

The fron­tier of space ex­plo­ration is a dan­ger­ous place to be.

Jay Her­nan­dez is the new Mag­num PI.

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