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'Seriously Single', 'Cabin Fever' and more: Four great things to stream now

No matter how much free time you have to spare, these are the best movies, shows and documentaries to spend it watching

16 August 2020 - 00:00 By and tymon smith
'Seriously Single' is streaming on Netflix.
'Seriously Single' is streaming on Netflix.
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IF YOU HAVE 1+ HOURS ...

Watch: Seriously Single

Tumi Morake stars in this light-hearted, aspirational Joburg romcom about a young woman's search for love in the hustle and bustle of the pressures of the pre-Covid middle-class world of the City of Gold. It's not about to turn the traditional romcom genre on its head but it is a pleasant and enjoyable enough look at universal themes, effectively told and acted by a cast that is easy to relate to and root for.

Where to stream it: Netflix

WATCH | 'Seriously Single' trailer.

IF YOU HAVE 1+ HOURS ...

Watch: Cabin Fever 

Director Tim Greene and his cast have made the world's first completely crew-free lockdown feature-length drama that speaks to the uncertainties of the current moment. Shot by the cast using phones and laptops, it's a somewhat claustrophobic but engaging drama about the fraught dynamics of a modern South African family and how they deal with tragedy in the age of the coronavirus, without access to the aspects of everyday life we all took so for granted at the beginning of this year.

Where to watch it: DStv Box Office

IF YOU HAVE 3+ HOURS ...

Watch: World's Most Wanted 

From a Mexican drug cartel kingpin to a Rwandan warlord, British female jihadi and Italy's last Mafia godfather, this five-part docuseries offers a rogue's gallery of some of the most notorious and slippery criminals in the world today. Through interviews with journalists and law enforcement, we're introduced to their criminal histories and the long, global efforts to bring them to justice.

Where to stream it: Netflix

WATCH | 'World's Most Wanted' trailer.

IF YOU HAVE 3+ HOURS ...

Watch: Vida Season 3 

It's a shame that the final season of this excellently acted and intelligently engaging drama comes to an end with a short six-part finale. However, it's still a fitting and moving farewell to the story of the trials and tribulations of two very different Mexican-American sisters and their struggle to keep their late mother's legacy alive in the age of gentrification.

Where to watch it: Showmax

WATCH | 'Vida' Season 3 trailer.


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