Nowadays I think it’s safe to say that I no longer dread Sunday evenings, thanks to all the amazing local content there is to stream. From 17:00-21:00, I know that my schedule is fully booked with the latest in local entertainment.
Last night, I was especially entertained by Mzansi Magic’s newest drama series The Republic, which started off its latest two episodes on a very high and dramatic note.
To catch you up on everything that’s happened so far: South Africa’s first South African democratic female president, President Muluadzi, and her spokesperson, Bridget, have been kidnapped by rebels in the township of Soshanguve, Pretoria.
And while President Muluadzi’s administration tries desperately to save the Madam President and Bridget from what looks like South Africa’s first-ever coup, Madam President seemed as though she had everything under control.
Bridget needs to take a chill pill
But it was Bridget’s panicky nature that nearly cost them their lives.
Her panicking was borderline annoying yet humorous at the same time, especially when she begged for the President’s forgiveness after exposing her entire backside while picking up a needle that would be the key to their escape.
At some point, Bridget also nearly put both their lives in danger after she yelled her thanks to God when they finally managed to break free from their handcuffs. Little did she know that the rebels were right outside and could’ve easily overheard her cry of relief!
Masasa Mbangeni, who plays the role of Bridget, received a lot of compliments from viewers who were watching Sunday night’s episode. And although her character was annoying, she still managed to deliver an impressive performance that viewers enjoyed watching.
Other viewers were so invested in this episode, one of them even wanted to jump right inside the TV and give Bridget a good slap.
All episodes of The Republic are also available on Showmax.