If you're like me, you have to have a strong will to not watch episode after episode of your favourite shows – especially on weeknights. When I keep falling asleep in front of my keyboard in the mornings, I know I have to make a plan – and that is where my Showmax list comes in handy. The list stores my binge-worthy shows, and I try to finish at least two or three over a long weekend. Now that's what I call being productive!
With Easter's four-day long weekend coming up, the following shows and movies are on my radar:
Home Affairs, A Christmas Tale and Home Affairs, A Love Story
We had a newborn in the house over Christmas, so there was no time to lie on the couch and eat popcorn while getting my fill of Christmas movies. So, Easter will have to deal with me watching something Christmassy this weekend.
In the first film, we meet the Williams family. None of them looks forward to Christmas but the holiday surprises them with much more than gifts! The sequel takes place over Valentine's weekend and family politics follow. These are the perfect films for a family movie night.
You won't be able to stop watching this thriller! Scary, suspenseful and downright intelligent. The Spreeus (Bas en Beatrice, played by Chris Vorster and Monique Rockman) take on cases that make other detectives' hair stand on end.
Popular South African cultural stories are featured in some episodes. The first episode features CJ Langenhoven's story The Ruin at Wilgerdal, and others feature the tokoloshe and Antjie Somers. The show and its characters will stay with you long after you've smashed the whole series.
- Stream it here
This family drama is set in the underworld of the V&A Waterfront and tells the story of the shifting family dynamics after ship construction patriarch Ben Myburgh dies. His three estranged daughters return to run the family boating business in the Cape Town Harbour.
The show features a stellar cast which includes Rolanda Marais, Dawid Minnaar and Milan Murray. Secrets, sibling rivalry and trying to survive in the cutthroat business empire… What's not to like?
- Stream it here
These are my picks for a quiet Easter weekend at home, and if the kids are bored, show them some episodes of the dubbed series Wiekie Die Viking – they'll love it, and you'll have your hands free to bake some hot cross buns!