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We live in a golden age of television that explores human nature as novels once used to

With new streaming services emerging as alternatives to the traditional broadcasters and an "unprecedented" splurge on making original content, television viewers have never had it this good.

The Defender of the Green is looking mighty angry in the first full Swamp Thing trailer

We've been keenly following Swamp Thing, the new DC Universe series that's dropping at the end of this week, since its announcement earlier this year. The short-on-details teaser soon followed, giving us more of a horror-like, Resident Evil vibe than we were expecting

Fine, I’ll do it myself: Sony launches PlayStation Productions, will make game movies, shows

Sony doesn't like the idea of poor game-to-movie conversions any more, we reckon, which might be why the company has begun PlayStation Productions. Guess what they do? 

We want to flip things Upside Down with this Stranger Things Lego set (and it’s heading to SA)

It's no secret that the Stuff team are massive fans of Stranger Things, Netflix's nostalgia-fuelled horror series. It might be the late 1980s aesthetic, the often low-key horror elements (which come off like well-executed Stephen King), and the fact that the storylines are just so good. Which makes us perfect targets for this Stranger Things-themed Lego set, simply called The Upside Down. 

Light Start – The all things Star Wars edition

Netflix is producing many, many animated features based on Roald Dahl’s books

If there’s one thing that South African kids — and kids the world over — get, it’s the writing of Roald Dahl. This British writer’s books are fantastical and just the right amount of disgusting (Snozzberries!) needed to capture the imagination of the young ‘uns… and the older ‘uns who remember reading the books when they were a lot closer to the grou...[Read More]

The Girl from St. Agnes: What we know about Showmax’s second original show

The ‘youngsters’ in the TV business are giving big-money Hollywood producers a run for their money these days. Who can imagine entertainment from 2016 onwards without Netflix Originals? Or a world without Amazon Prime Video’s American Gods? Video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services are opting to create their own content, and sources close to home are following suit. Showmax is working on their seco...[Read More]

Netflix is working on an interactive Black Mirror episode

Humans are spoiled for choice with video-on-demand (VOD) services like Netflix and Showmax. You can choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it. But soon you could choose how you’d like an episode of the dystopian sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror, to end. Should you wield such power? Netflix is reportedly working on interactive episodes, according to a new report from Bloomberg. ...[Read More]

Stay a while and listen: Diablo might be getting its own Netflix show

Blizzard’s games, whether it’s (World of) Warcraft, Starcraft, or Diablo, have always featured the sort of animated cut-scenes that have made players wonder “What if they actually made a full movie out of this?” We’ve already seen the results with Warcraft but Diablo might be next in line, for a series adaptation this time. That’s the word according to a now-del...[Read More]

What can you watch (for free) on DStv Now

DStv Now is Multichoice’s answer to the new video-on-demand format that has become increasingly popular in recent years. DStv’s online platform gives users streaming access to movies and series according to their current DStv package. Many people are downgrading their DStv packages as they simply cannot afford the premium option anymore. It’s hardly a substitute but what if we told you that ...[Read More]

Seven shows you can only catch first on Showmax

Some TV shows are available everywhere. You know the ones – they don’t have to advertise them because you can’t throw a rock without hitting the latest episode. But then there are others which are a little more… exclusive. If you want Naruto or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you head to Crunchyroll. If you want Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black, you head to Netflix. And if you want HBO and con...[Read More]

9 of the best Showmax offerings for winter bingeing

Don’t let the current warm snap distract you, it might be early August but winter is still a thing here in SA. All it takes is one cold front to drive us back under multiple blankets wanting nothing more than to consume carbs and warm drinks while our completed-episode count ticks ever higher. Streaming video services like Showmax, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video have made spending hours on the co...[Read More]

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