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Skeem Saam Teasers for September 2020

Here’s what the Maputla’s get up to this month.

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It comes as no surprise by now that Noah causes trouble wherever he goes. However, his naughty tricks that have caused a wedge between Leeto and Mokgadi has fans of the show baying for blood. It was a welcomed sight to see the character of Mary Matloga portrayed by Motshabi Tyelele come back to elevate the level of acting on the daily soapie even higher.

Check out some of the latest soapie teasers provided by TVSA to see if Leeto and Mokgadi’s marriage survives the meddling from Meiki. The worst mamazala you could ask for by far! Catch episodes of Skeem Saam every weekday that airs on SABC1 at 18h30.


Tuesday 1 September 2020
Episode 42

Things get uglier at the Maputla family meeting. Pretty is stuck between a rock and a hard place about her audition. Nimza has no idea how to comfort a broken friend who rocks up at his doorstep.

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Episode 43

Leeto and Mokgadi’s marital problems have escalated beyond measure. Leshole’s radio interview leaves him exposed in a way he couldn’t have imagined. Pretty is panicked about the audition but goes to it anyway.

Thursday 3 September 2020
Episode 44

Leeto gives Mokgadi an impossible condition when she asks him to move back to the house with her. Pretty desperately wants a chance to prove herself to her family but her fate doesn’t lie in her hands.

Friday 4 September 2020
Episode 45

Leeto unleashes his former self in Joburg to deal with his marital problems. Pretty gets a callback but not everyone is happy for her. Leshole realises he has no other choice but to rekindle with an ex.


Monday 7 September 2020
Episode 46

John loses it with Leeto and sends him packing. Pretty lies to Kat in order to make her callback happen.

Tuesday 8 September 2020
Episode 47

Leeto gets the shock of his life when Meikie tells him about Mokgadi and Mary’s plans. Kat is less than excited at Pretty’s news. Ruth is disappointed by Koloi’s lacklustre attitude concerning his future.

Wednesday 9 September 2020
Episode 48

Mokgadi is shocked when Leeto makes a “man-of-the-house” order pertaining to Mary. In order to preserve her lie, Pretty turns down free legal advice regarding her modelling contract. Koloi’s friends are shocked when he reveals his career plans.

Thursday 10 September 2020
Episode 49

Leeto has a suggestion about Noah’s situation that leaves Mokgadi and Mary rattled. Pretty is overwhelmed by something she needs to do and a loved one consoles her. Koloi is shook when Sis Ouma chooses a university for him.

Friday 11 September 2020
Episode 50

Leeto turns to John for help in order to get rid of a problem in his house. Pretty gives Clement ammunition to blackmail her. Koloi struggles to convince Sis Ouma to let him study what he’s passionate about.

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Monday 14 September 2020
Episode 51

Mokgadi is ambushed into having a dinner she’d rather not have. Koloi is caught between a rock and a hard place when both Ruth and Sis Ouma make efforts to get him educated. Pretty, while trying hard to be a super model, is derailed by her mother with an ultimatum.

Tuesday 15 September 2020
Episode 52

Leeto is shaken when it seems that Meikie is putting together a dangerous puzzle. Pretty resorts to desperate measures to avoid eating. Koloi is shocked when Sis Ouma brings him forms to apply for a different career.

Wednesday 16 September 2020
Episode 53

With Pretty’s photo shoot looming, things turn for the worst. Leeto decides on his and Mokgadi’s future.

Thursday 17 September 2020
Episode 54

Pretty is gutted when she is forced to kiss her future goodbye. Leeto is adamant about his feelings regarding his future with Mokgadi. Koloi and Sis Ouma have a standoff about his career choice.

Friday 18 September 2020
Episode 55

Leeto is resolute about ending things with Mokgadi and nothing can change his mind. Pretty defies her family and chases her dream. Koloi continues to battle with the pressure from home, and from Ruth.

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Monday 21 September 2020
Episode 56

Pretty dodges a bullet with MaNtuli only to discover that someone close has betrayed her. Mokgadi will not just roll over and give Leeto the divorce. Ruth drops a bombshell.

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Episode 57

MaNtuli makes an announcement that rocks Pretty’s world. Leeto is shocked when he looks into his bank account. Koloi is in a funk and can’t even find enjoyment in the things he loves.

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Episode 58

Clement falls victim to a crime at Charles’s shop. Mokgadi further extends the battle lines by mentioning finances to Leeto. A young man surprises the Moloisis when he lands at their doorstep.

Thursday 24 September 2020
Episode 59

MaNtuli refuses Pretty’s peace offering. Meikie is shook to learn that money exchanged hands between father and son without her knowledge. Someone helps Koloi come up with a plan to get Sis Ouma to agree to his career choice.

Friday 25 September 2020
Episode 60

The rift between mother and daughter intensifies at the Seakamela house. Leeto is adamant that the divorce is happening. Koloi is in a lot of trouble.


Monday 28 September 2020
Episode 61

Leeto makes a decision that leaves Mokgadi crushed. Pretty makes peace with a bitter ex. Koloi is gutted by a decision taken by his father.

Tuesday 29 September 2020
Episode 62

MaNtuli attempts to do crisis management when she sees Pretty’s photos in the magazine. Koloi is helpless in his relationship with Sis Ouma. Mokgadi is ready to talk but has only one condition.

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Episode 63

Pretty makes a decision to take charge of her own life despite what anyone thinks. Meikie is agitated when an unwelcome guest drops by her doorstep. Sis Ouma makes Koloi’s living conditions very hard.


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Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed

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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.

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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.

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First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’

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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.

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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.

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Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it

‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.

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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.

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“The LORD’s angel”‘s life giving blood comes scams locals into horrible mistakes on Midnight Mass.

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.

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