Thursday, February 15, 2018

M-Net acquires and schedules several great science fiction series for March that are all well worth watching.

M-Net has acquired and scheduled (and rescheduled!) several great science fiction series for March that are all well worth watching.

M-Net (DStv 101) picked up the new science fiction thriller series, Counterpart, that started in America on 10 December. Counterpart will start on Tuesday 27 March at 22:00 on M-Net and revolves around a man who discovers that the mysterious agency he works for is guarding a secret parallel dimension.

Then M-Net also grabbed the first season of the anthology science fiction series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (pictured above).

Like The Outer Limits, every episode has a self-contained science fiction story and will start on M-Net on Wednesday 14 March at 22:00.

Then there is the rescheduled Time After Time that was initially slotted for late-2017 and for M-Net, but was yanked from the schedule.

Time After Time has now also been moved to M-Net City (DStv 115). It will now premiere on this channel on Monday 5 March at 21:00. The show was sadly cancelled after its first season but the story is great. HG Wells uses his time machine to pursue the serial killer Jack the Ripper to modern-day New York.

Not science fiction but also looking good, is the new forensic crime drama series, Instinct, that M-Net has also acquired. Instinct, with Alan Cumming, will start on M-Net City (DStv 115) 3 days after the new show starts in America.

Instinct is a bit like The Mentalist, Elementary and How to Get Away with Murder, and revolves around the professor and former CIA agent Dr Dylan Reinhart who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer who is using his book to commit murders.

South Africa is far behind, but the first season of the quite good, totalitarian science fiction drama series, Colony, is finally starting on the Universal Channel (DStv 117) in March. Josh Holloway is a dad who lives in a segregated Los Angeles with his family where resources are scare after aliens arrived on Earth and divided cities worldwide with massive walls.