Find out what happens in the upcoming episodes of Skeem Saam by checking out the full list of teasers for February 2020. You can keep up with all the action and stay ahead of all the weekly episode by checking out monthly soapie teasers provided by TVSA.
Monday 3 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 151
Tumishang continues to haunt Leeto’s family. A young chef struggles to submit his resignation letter to his loyal employers. The fact that Meikie has a gun remains a touchy issue for the Maputlas.
Tuesday 4 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 152
A vulnerable Francois finds himself comforted by someone other than Annabel. The Maputlas are gobsmacked when unexpected guests arrive at their threshold with luggage bags. Carol sees two of her colleagues wrapped in an embrace and gets the wrong end of the stick.
Wednesday 5 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 153
Peace stands afar from the Maputlas. Lehasa and Cindy are in for a shock when one of their employees drops a bombshell on them. Principal cuts Alfred’s leash even shorter regarding the school trip.
Thursday 6 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 154
Tumishang continues to be the bane of Mr Kgomo’s existence, even in his hospital bed. Francois has a lot to celebrate and Vivian makes sure of it. Pretty senses a chemistry brewing between two educators at Turf High.
Friday 7 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 155
Leeto is forced to reveal some truths to his family. Alfred is frustrated at Principal who doesn’t reciprocate his confidence about the pending school trip. Lehasa and Francois have a falling out about the latter’s sudden resignation.
Monday 10 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 156
Lehasa does something dramatic that leaves him at odds with Francois. Bopape and Malebana find Leeto’s story about Tumishang a bit too fishy. Noah finds himself in an embarrassing situation before his crush.
Tuesday 11 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 157
Lehasa is confronted by two chefs at their wits end. Meikie has withheld information from the law but a neighbour tells all. Alfred is tired of Carol’s antics and he tells her as much.
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 158
Francois has a bittersweet victory regarding his resignation. Leeto and Mokgadi’s wedding anniversary is a sombre affair because of the problems the Maputlas are facing. Has MaNtuli running her mouth caused more problems for Meikie?
Thursday 13 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 159
Mrs Kgomo arrives at the Maputla abode bearing sad news about Tumishang. Two young restaurateurs receive a letter from an officer of the law. Francois’s heart almost stops when someone lets themselves into his pad.
Friday 14 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 160
Everyone is gobsmacked when a man arrives at Cafe Rovuwa and causes a scene. Leeto and Mokgadi’s Valentine’s Day plans are scuppered by unforeseen events. Clement and Noah have a falling out about the morning plans.
Monday 17 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 161
Francois manages to land his head on the chopping block. John asks Priest to exorcise Meikie’s demons. Clement is not very happy with Koloi’s antics.
Tuesday 18 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 162
Francois is stunned when Vivian makes a proposal about Paris that someone once warned him about. John gives Meikie an ultimatum when she refuses to do something that might solve their marital issues of late. Mrs Kgomo is caught in a compromising situation at a Turf Hospital ward.
Wednesday 19 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 163
It seems that the truth about Kelebogile’s whereabouts will never come out. John appeals to Bopape in a manner that infuriates Leeto. Lehasa is more determined than ever to sabotage Francois’s new gig.
Thursday 20 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 164
The worst happens for Meikie and she fears her fate. Francois’s lover insists that they choose each other. Alfred’s dream is getting more difficult to attain.
Friday 21 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 165
Botshelo humiliates Meikie in the most public way imaginable. Francois doesn’t respond too kindly to Sifiso’s advice about Vivian. Alfred’s saga to prove that he’s the right person for the trip continues.
Monday 24 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 166
Leeto and Mokgadi grapple with an earth shattering secret that Tumishang has left. Kat is stunned when he learns of the supposed lengths Francois went to for the Paris job. Alfred receives good news but is frustrated when he can’t sway Principal his way.
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 167
Tbose acts in a manner that may jeopardise Meikie’s case. Someone overhears a conversation about their lover and collapses. Koloi’s plans for the school trip are wild.
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 168
A former boss sabotages Francois’s France dream. Meikie’s scandal continues to haunt her entire family. Alfred’s decision on their friendship leaves Sthoko both surprised and saddened.
Thursday 27 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 169
Francois is regretful about the choices he’s made but it’s too late to change anything. Meikie has a plan to keep Leeto and Mokgadi out of Tbose’s new room. The SGB finally makes its choice and someone is not happy.
Friday 28 February 2020
Skeem Saam Episode 170
Francois makes a shocking revelation at his surprise farewell party. Meikie changes her tune about Mokgadi and Leeto’s dilemma but it is not well received. Clement is floored when he walks in on Sthoko in a less than ideal situation.
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Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed
We’ve been had, and Squid Game is here to prove it.
When the end of the South Korean horror drama arrives on the ninth episode, the winner finds himself harrowed by what the coveted prize has cost his soul. In the rat race for survival, along with a better life that hinges on the never ending hustle, there’s no time to stop and see the horror our lives become. By the end, we see how the winner has sold his soul for a crappy deal that came with a few toys, and a happy meal.
A group of 456 players are mysteriously invited to take part in a set of children’s games for a grand prize of $38 million, which will be enough to give the winner the financial freedom they desperately need. The players are selected from different walks of life, with the burden of excessive debt being their biggest motivation to give the Game a go.
The first of deepening terrors comes during the first game, when the players discover that penalties for losing in the challenges will be death. DEATH. Horrified, the players initially vote to leave and return to their lives.
This noble departure doesn’t last long; their material realities as fugitives on the run from debt collectors only highlights the glow of the precious promise they’ve now left behind. When they return for the second time, they now consent to their highly probable deaths.
Led by Lee Jung-jae, who plays Seong Gi-hun, a taxi driver with a gambling addiction, the South Korean series has become somewhat of a global phenomenon. Now the most streamed Korean series of all time, Squid Game is also said to be on pace to dethrone Bridgerton as the most streamed series in the history of Netflix. And it’s with good reason. Squid Game is a trip.
Survival is the drive. The blues of a broke life pile up for Seong Gi-hun, who’s daughter is being taken away to the US by her mother and step father. His mother is battling deteriorating diabetes and even in her frail condition, is still working hard to make ends meet. It’s during the peak of his frustrations that Gi-hun is randomly invited to take part in the Game.
After accepting the offer, he finds himself in a discreet location along with 455 players, who are also drowning in debt. The players are kept under an authoritarian system of surveillance. Masked guards in pink suits keep the scene under control under the supervision of the Front Man. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, as a the most strategic way to survive the bloody challenges.
Amongst those that end up in this team is player 001, a frail old man who who became his “gganbu”. Sae-byeok, who was also in the team, was killed by Sang-woo, Gi-hun’s childhood friend, team member and flip-flopping ally. Several other team members had to be killed by their team mates, which revealed the wickedness of the games.
In the end, Gi-hun’s victory came without an apology. He had to defeat a close ally in the games, the old and frail player 001. They’d bonded throughout their time, but in the end he had to advance himself against those he’d built alliances. As the games progressed, the players found themselves having to face tough calls. Someone else has to die for you to make it another day.
After a series of brutal games, it comes down to childhood friends Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. They’d played different games, with Sang-woo having played hard and stopping at nothing to win. Gi-hun is mad at Sang-woo for a series of betrayals, including him stabbing Sae-byeok to her death. In the end, Gi-hun wins when Sang-woo apologised and kills himself.
Yet despite emerging a winner, Gi-hun finds that the cost of becoming an overnight billionaire has bankrupted his soul. For a year following the day his bank account was loaded with a nine zero figure, he didn’t touch the money. After all, he returned to find his mother dead on the floor. One of his motivations was getting the money to get her medical help over her advancing diabetes.
Gi-hun is clearly troubled by the bodies upon which his new wealth rests. A year passes and he hasn’t touched the money – even oddly reverting to old patterns of asking for loans to get by. It might be late to be so concerned about the moral questions surrounding the games now – the long and short of it is he won and his life has changed.
Later, he is shocked to find out that the “gganbu” who had to be killed after losing to him in a game of marbles, was never really killed.
In a shocking plot twist that changes everything – he also finds out that the old man is in fact the creator of the games! Finding him in a medical bed after receiving a mysterious invite to the location, Gi-hun discovers that the man’s real name is Oh Il-nam, an obscenely rich fella who created the games in 1988 (the same year Korea hosted the Olympics for the first time) purely for their entertainment. We already know by now that ‘the VIPs’ are a bunch of morally bankrupt elites who find pleasure in watching the poor masses slaughtering each other for money in a broken system. Where have we heard that before?
Although his participation in the games as player 001 was a farce, what he told Gi-hun back then, that he had a brain tumour, had been true. And of course, he challenged him to another sick game. A man had been freezing to death on a street pavement, and Oh Il-nam challenged Gi-hun to guess to bet on the odds that someone who help him when the clock strikes 00:00 at midnight. As Gi-hun wins, Oh Il-nam dies.
We assume this marks the end of the games. However later in the episode, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him doing it to someone else. He runs to stop what is happening, but arrives at the exact scene late, the train has already taken off. Later on the way to boarding a flight, he turns and calls a number. “I can’t forgive you for everything you’re doing,” he tells ta man we assume to be In-ho. He turns back, clearly about to begin his new mission.
What we know now, is that Oh Il-nam created the games to tickle the sick tastes of his sick rich network. But he is now dead. Who is now behind the games? This, and Gi-hun’s passionate manifesto, are strong indications that next season of the series is already shaping up to a different arc. It’s his final transformation, and he is ready to take down the operation and those behind it. He won’t allow people to be “horses” for the entertainment of wealthy elites.
We know that In-ho shot Jun-ho in a bid to stop him from alerting the police about the games. The signal was bad, delaying the delivering of the evidence Jun-ho had been trying to send in several texts, right up to the moment the moment he plunged from a cliff and hit the water. What we don’t know is whether the messages were really not delivered. There’s also no conclusive evidence that Jun-ho is dead.
Potentially, the biggest lesson from season one is that our relentless pursuit for material success in a punishing money system kills us.
First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’
Things look promising for HBO’s upcoming drama series, The House of Dragon. The highly buzzed Games of Thrones prequel’s first visual teaser has been met with much fanfare, raking in more than 8,6 million views on Youtube within two days of its arrival.
First reactions and buzz around the epic teaser have been strong indications that the series, slated to premiere in 2022, is off to a good start despite the infamous final season slump suffered by G.O.T. And it could mean that maybe, just maybe, the world ready to let old baggage go.
The House of Dragon, created by an entire different team, will arrive about three years since the cold winter. The cast includes Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Sonoya Mizuno who will be bringing to life a different era of Westeros.
Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it
‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.
The reign of terror plunges a small and quiet town to ashes when the arrival of a charismatic yet mysterious priest coincides with the return of a disgraced young man who has just been released from prison.
While Riley (Zach Gilford) initially finds that Crockett Island and its 127 residents – along with his childhood sweetheart Erin (Kate Siegel) – still conduct a mundane existence, Pastor Paul (Hamish Linklater) soon changes that.
When the island’s much loved Roman Catholic senior priest takes a trip to the pilgrimage and never comes back, an energetic new priest takes his place at the Holy Land church. And while his arrival brings with it a new wave of spiritual revival amongst the island community, something sinister begins to haunt the town.
With each episode, the esoteric occult that powers Paul’s ability to perform astounding miracles and mesmerise the islanders, slowly gains dominion over the unsuspecting community. Instead, they begin taking up a renewed interest in the church as word of mouth spreads about the signs and wonders. Much like Jesus Christ was able to draw crowds wherever he went, the appearance of Paul’s supernatural power is able to attract even those who’d remained sceptics their lives.
It’s the blending of the sacred and the sinister. The taking of communion that has been contaminated with demonic blood, which functions as the miracle drug promising eternal life.
We soon find out the miracles come at an unthinkable cost.