For weeks on end, South Africans waited patiently as Stained Glass Productions presented snippets of Ifalakhe, its most riveting local drama series to date. Over the weekend, the wait was finally over, as viewers across the country sat huddled up in their living rooms waiting with bated breath for the first episode.
If you haven’t watched the first episode of Ifalakhe yet, stop reading now.
South African audiences can be difficult to impress, and the first opening sequence didn’t sit too well with some viewers on social media. But after an hour of gripping content, Ifalakhe was a trending topic.
More than anything, viewers appreciated Stained Glass media’s understanding of what South Africans yearn to watch on television when it comes to local content.
This is the type of content South Africans signed up for
We also guess it’s safe to say that Sunday television between 20:00 – 21:00 is booked for Ifalakhe.
Bring back iHashi Elimhlophe
Another reason why Ifalakhe has caught the attention of South Africans is because of its stellar selection of cast members.
The appearance of legendary Maskandi artist iHashi Elimhlophe was met with great excitement, but the enthusiasm was short-lived.
In an unexpected turn of events, iHashi Elimhlope’s character is murdered during a war scene, which sees his head chopped off and thrown back to his tribe.
Shocked and disappointed at iHashi’s Elimhlophe’s early exit from the show, viewers voiced their astonishment over his character’s death.
The decapitation really took people by surprise.
A Game of Thrones-inspired local drama series?
If you’ve been longing for new local content with an authentic story line, then Ifalakhe is a show worth watching.
Ifalakhe is now available to stream in full on Showmax.