What’s on the box?


Do you also spend hours scrolling through the various streaming platforms and almost feel like there is so much to choose from that you don’t know exactly what to watch?

RNews offers you a summary of the latest local and international viewing material that has series junkies and movie freaks buzzing.

Reyka – Showmax

The second season of this local series, starring Kim Engelbrecht, is currently on M-Net and DStv Stream. The first season is on Showmax and viewers who want to stick around can watch the second season there as well.

Reyka Gama was kidnapped in South Africa in 1994. She escapes and as an adult she becomes a detective. Reyka uses her skills to solve mysteries while raising her child.

Fool Me Once – Netflix

The British series Fool Me Once is the latest television adaptation of author Harlan Coben’s detective novel of the same name.

Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern, Joanna Lumley as Judith Burkett and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett make headlines in the series, which is the no. 1 position on viewership charts worldwide.

The story is about Maya Stern who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe Burkett. However, when she installs a camera to keep an eye on the babysitter, she is shocked to see her husband alive in her house.

From there, the story unfolds from one climax to another and has kept viewers glued to the screen since January 1.

Boy Swallows Universe – Netflix

The limited series Boy Swallows Universe set in Australia in the 1980s. Felix Cameron, Zac Burgess and Auden Ryan respectively play the role of Eli Bell at different ages.

Boy Swallows Universe is based on author Trent Dalton’s semi-autobiographical book of the same name and was written by John Collee.

The story is about Eli who as a young boy already enters the underworld of Brisbane in an attempt to save his mother from danger.

Who’s On TV Junkies’ Lips?

In the past few weeks, all that is a colleague has been clucking around the coffee pot to talk about the young Hollywood actors Jacob Elordi, Barry Keoghan and Jeremy Allen White.

Saltburn – Prime Video

Jacob and Barry starred together in the movie Saltburn, which evoked mixed feelings among viewers to say the least. The dark movie was released in November. However, it only recently came onto South African viewers’ radar.

Jacob Elordi is 26 years old and was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recently told in an interview that he got the lead role on the same day he heard Saltburn loose, also got the news that he was taking on the role of Elvis Presley Priscilla got

Barry Keoghan, Jacob’s 31-year-old Irish co-star Saltburn, was born in Summerhill, Dublin. His mother struggled with drug abuse and died when he was 12 years old. He and his brother, Eric, spent seven years in 13 different foster homes before being raised by their grandmother, aunt and older sister, Gemma.

In 2020, Barry won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Award for his supporting role in The Banshees of Inisherinand received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for the same movie.

Watch the trailer here for Saltburn.

The Bear – Disney + (Hulu)

Series viewers who previously liked the American series Shamelesswill remember Jeremy Allen White in the role of Phillip, aka Lip, one of the shameless Gallagher brothers.

However, he is now receiving widespread praise for his role as chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto in the award-winning series The Bear. He won an Emmy award, as well as two Golden Globe statues for this role.

Jeremy also recently made a fan swoon with his Calvin Klein advertising campaign, for which he let the clothes blow and only appeared in a pair of skimpy designer underpants.