If you are bored of the same old programme on your local channel with the same old cliches and can’t find anything good on HBO either you might want to try mob TV series instead. Mob or Mobile TV series are taking over the past time of the everyday South African with fresh new content replacing the TV set as their means of entertainment. Some of these locally produced shows can even compete with international web series like Good Omens on Amazon Prime or Stranger Things on Netflix in terms of both production quality and storytelling. Some have even made it to these platforms.
Why Are Mob TV Series Trending?
With faster internet access, waiting for the video to the buffer is now seems like a thing of the past. Moreover, with low prices for mobile data, users can afford subscriptions (some of which are free anyway) to watch their favourite serial on their smartphones which are also cheaper now. Another advantage of this is that users can watch the latest episode anytime anywhere long after the release. They can also be seen on a personal computer, laptop or tablet if one owns them. But the greatest pro in favour of web series is that unlike the conventional South African television series they are not afraid of exploring controversial topics. Also, many new faces in the TV industry have come from the web. With such versatility, it’s no wonder that many South Africans prefer mob TV series. Most of these services also provide 24/7 streaming services like regular TV channels. In fact, they also stream TV channels.
Must-See New Series
2019 has brought many fresh series for the viewers, even as more are yet to come. Queen Sono, a spy series set across Africa, has come under the global radar with Quantico fame Pearl Thusi as lead and Kagiso Lediga as the director. Shadow is another 2019 thriller that explores the criminal underbelly of Johannesburg from the POV of an ex-cop with congenital analgesia. Yet another murder mystery, The Girl From St. Agnes has received global acclaim for its short yet engaging plot as the lead uncovers more than the student’s murderer. On the Afrikaans side, you get Dwaalster, a binge-worthy show about disappearing kids. Don’t worry, crime and suspense is not all that’s selling this year, Die Spreeus is here to give you chills. If you want something lighthearted, try Lui Maar Op, Belinda’s comedic take on the challenges of ageing or perhaps Grassroots, a coming of age story of two boys from rival factions of their village united by rugby.
Sites For Fresh Series
M-Net, owned by DStv is one of South Africa’s favourite platforms to watch new series, both local and international. Its subsidiary Manzsi Magic is well known for its collection of trend breaking series like The Queen. Another DStv product, kykNET caters exclusively to the Afrikaans tastes. ShowMax is another platform where you can catch some fresh series in your town and from abroad whenever you like. Netflix South Africa has allowed a few South African series this year to make a global impact. Tuluntulu provides free streaming services to over 300 thousand users. You can also watch your favourite channels on Cell-C Black. If Nollywood is your thing, then you can download iROKOtv, if you lean towards British and American shows you could try Acorn TV.
With mobile TV, you no longer need to rush home to your TV or to the closest set, you can watch the new series will be available to you as soon as they are released on your phone wherever you are.