Top series to watch on Showmax for August 2020 – Local and international shows

August is bringing you endless entertainment bounty, starting with a glimpse into the controversial, glamorous life of one of Mzansi’s most talked-about celebs, Kelly Khumalo. If you’re into reality, you’ll definitely also want to check out the latest season of UK’s Love Island, shot right here in sunny SA.

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Life With Kelly Khumalo S1 | First and Only on Showmax | Binge eps 1-6 from 6 August & eps 7-13 from 27 August

Life With Kelly Khumalo offers an intimate glimpse of the woman behind the headlines: a single mother of two, juggling parenting with the build-up to the release of not just her new album, Undithatha Kancinci, but also her first gin, appropriately titled Controversy – both threatened by South Africa’s unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown.  

I May Destroy You | Wednesdays at 22:30 from 26 August, same day as 1Magic

I May Destroy You centres on Arabella (BAFTA winner Michaela Coel from Chewing Gum), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug, she questions every element of her life.

I May Destroy You is #23 on Rotten Tomatoes Best TV of 2020 (So Far), with a 97% critics rating.

What We Do In The Shadows S2 | First on Showmax | Binge from 1 August

From multiple Emmy nominee Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and 2020 Oscar winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), the hit mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows is a look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires who’ve lived together in New York for over 100 years – plenty of time to get on each other’s nerves. 

Season 2 is the ninth best-reviewed show of 2020 so far on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 100% critics rating and a consensus that reads, “What We Do In the Shadows loses no steam in a smashing second season that savvily expands its supernatural horizons while doubling down on the fast flying fun.” 

Love Island UK S6 | 5 eps every Saturday from 8 August 

For South African fans dying to see the latest season of the BAFTA-winning reality show Love Island UK, the long wait is finally over. And it’s all the more delicious because this is the season that was filmed at a villa in Constantia, Cape Town.

Laura Whitmore of Strictly Come Dancing fame is this season’s new host for the drama-packed reality show that sees single hopefuls complete tasks, couple up and get voted out week by week.

The Walking Dead S10 | Binge from 1 August 

The Walking Dead is the definitive zombie show, having won 77 awards globally. 

Season 10 has a 91% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the consensus is, “A few changes in front of and behind the camera allow The Walking Dead to create space for compelling new stories and some seriously scary new adversaries.” 

Norman Reedus and Danai Gurira returnas Daryl and Michonne, as does Melissa McBride as Carol. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is also still alive as Negan, but the bigger threat this season is two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (Harlots, Minority Report) as Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, who wear the skins of zombies, and live among them.

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