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Bite-sized Reviews

‘Africa and I’, ‘Savage Beauty’: Five things to stream now

Looking for something to binge? Here are some picks

15 May 2022 - 00:00
'Africa and I' is an inspiring documentary chronicling a four-year journey by 20-year-old Moroccan Othmane Zolati from his homeland to Cape Town.
'Africa and I' is an inspiring documentary chronicling a four-year journey by 20-year-old Moroccan Othmane Zolati from his homeland to Cape Town.
Image: Showmax

AFRICA AND I

An inspiring documentary chronicling the four-year journey across the continent made by 20-year-old Moroccan Othmane Zolati from his homeland to Cape Town. With only $80 (R1,280) in his pocket, Zolati walked, hitchhiked, cycled and skateboarded his way over 30,000km on a journey that offers a moving portrait of the diversity of the continent and which changed his life forever.

Where to stream it: Showmax

How much time you'll need to binge it: 90 minutes

WATCH | The trailer for 'Africa and I'.

THE ESSEX SERPENT

Tom Hiddelstone and Claire Danes star in this drama series adaptation of the novel by Sarah Perry. Set in Victorian England, it’s a supernatural mystery centring on the widow of an abusive husband who moves from London to a village in Essex where she becomes intrigued and obsessed by the stories she’s told of a mythical sea beast who the locals say is haunting the village.

Where to stream it: Apple TV +

How much time you'll need to binge it: 2 hours

WATCH | The trailer for 'The Essex Serpent'.

SAVAGE BEAUTY

Netflix’s new South African original drama series is created by Lebogang Mogashoa and produced by Quizzical Pictures. It’s a revenge story that focuses on a mysterious young woman looking to avenge a terrible tragedy from her past, who entangles herself in the lives of a wealthy, beauty-empire-running family who have dark secrets that they wish to keep hidden at all costs.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 4 and a half hours

WATCH | The trailer for 'Savage Beauty'.

THE WILDS SEASON 2

The second season of Amazon’s dark drama about a group of teenage girls stranded after a plane crash and their creepy discovery that perhaps the accident that’s left them to fend for themselves is no accident after all, delves deeper into the ruthless lengths to which people fighting for survival are willing to go for the sake of self-preservation.

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

How much time you'll need to binge it: 8 hours

WATCH | The trailer for 'The Wilds' season 2.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Michael Connelly’s hugely popular, best-selling series of novels about idealistic LA lawyer Mickey Haller who runs his practice out of his Lincoln town car, looking to help a cross-section of the city’s denizens out of a variety of morally dubious legal quandaries, gets the suitably flashy series treatment in this adaptation starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Neve Campbell. 

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 10 hours

WATCH | The trailer for 'The Lincoln Lawyer'.


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