Cosy up with all your long-time faves on Universal+ this festive season. DStv’s newest channel is filled with classic films that will positively envelop you in the festive spirit.
We’re talking about small-town holiday festivals, Christmas meet-cutes, family dinners, reunions, and many other merry clichés you’ve come to know and love in your Christmas TV schedule.
Bask in the nostalgia of seasons 1 through 20 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the outrageous patients and trends of Botched seasons 1 to 7, and those timeless movies that you’ve always loved and missed.
Festive season shows on DStv’s Universal+
1. Keeping Up with the Kardashians | Season 1 – 20
Take a peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner clan, including sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie. The show, which captivated the world for nearly a decade and a half, details the highs, lows, celebrations and scandals pertaining to their respective families and relationships.
2. We Got Love
Life in Atlanta is anything but simple for pop-culture powerhouses Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert. In this bold and unfiltered series, triple-threat Teyana and NBA-star Iman – along with their tight-knit entourage of family and friends – juggle their busy home life all while building their music, sports, fashion and business empire.
This Canadian drama series follows Marcie Diggs, a corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after a malicious prosecution culminates in tragedy for her family. After leaving her high-powered corporate job to work for a legal aid clinic in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, she assembles a mash-up of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers desperate to make a difference in the world. They work directly with the community to find justice for their clients in social issues including racism, poverty and gender bias.
4. Celebrity Game Night
Anele Mdoda hosts an array of local comedians, musicians, actors and media personalities for a healthy dose of side-splitting fun. The celebrity guests face off as they play outrageous party games that test pop culture knowledge, acting skills and nerves of steel.
5. Below Deck | Season 1
The show chronicles the lives of the crew members, known as “yachties,” who work and reside aboard superyachts during charter season. The two-time Emmy-nominated reality series profiles life aboard the luxurious, privately owned vessels, while the crews hustle to make sure that their demanding clients’ ever-changing needs are met.
Each episode features a different group of passengers, ranging from millionaires to hard-partying friends, as they head out for a marine adventure. The yachties live by a “work hard, play harder” motto that gives them access to exotic perks few people get to experience.
6. The Adventures of Puss in Boots
The adventure is set before the events of Puss in Boots (2011). Puss in Boots must guard the previously hidden city of San Lorenzo and its legendary mystic treasure against an endless legion of invaders, after he accidentally breaks an ancient spell that made the land invisible to outsiders. Subsequently, he must find a way to restore the protective spell that will cloak the town once more.
7. All Hail King Julien
The series centres around the animated misadventures of a hard-partying lemur (King Julien XII) and his wild friends in Madagascar. It is the prequel to the DreamWorks animated film Madagascar.
King Julien XII is a cowardly, ring-tailed lemur who forces his kingdom into silence to avoid being attacked by the foosa. However, after clairvoyant Masikura foretells that King Julien XII will be eaten by the foosa, the spineless king hands his kingship down to his nephew, King Julien XIII. The new king turns out to be a selfish and notorious party animal. Needless to say, trouble and mayhem ensue.