12 December 2014 – POPULAR SABC 1 soapie, Generations, relaunched again yesterday, amid views by fans that it was not as exciting at the original version.
Social media networks were abuzz with mostly criticisms from fans, who described the new look Generations -The Legacy as “boring” and a “non event”
Generations The Legacy picks the drama’s rich narration 2 years into the future, Karabo Moroka (played by the revered Connie Ferguson) and Tau Mogale (played by the accomplished Rapulana Seiphemo), two iconic figures in Generations re-enter the cut-throat media business landscape.
The new series centres around Â this couple, which is out is to establish the legacy of Paul Moroka, the business visionary who built the first African-owned media enterprise.
Unknown to Karabo, her husband Tau runs a parallel mission of establishing a legacy of his own. Deviousness has no boundaries: Tau’s sister Tshidi (Letoya Makhene), a trophy wife of the gangster, Gaddaffi (Vuyo Dabula) “ Tau’ s arch enemy, colludes albeit nervously in her husband’s efforts to derail the Paul Moroka legacy. Generations-The Legacy is a witch’s brew of narratives of ambition. A drama set in a world where virtue and evil are in a stellar battle for supremacy.
The new lineup also includes JT Medupi as Jonathan; Musa Ngema as Mazwi; Kopano Zimba as Mary; Manaka Ranaka as Lucy; Andisiwe Dweba plays the role of Getty; Lebogang Mthunzi as Angela; Moopi Mothibedi as Smanga; Thulisile Phongolo plays the character Namhla; Ronnie Nyakale plays Cosmo; Asanda Foji plays Simphiwe and Ivy Nkutha plays the role of Gogo Flo.
It seems the show’s organisers have a lot of work in convincing their legion of fans even in countries as Zimbabwe that it is still the show to watch.
However SABC 1’s channel head Â Maijang Mpherwane is optimistics also important to thank our viewers for the patience and support during the past two months when Generations was off air. We are excited to share the new series with them and we are confident that it will live up to their expectations. The series has a compelling storyline, top cast and world class performances that is bound to captivate viewers for many episodes and years to come, furthermore entrenching channel’s positioning as Mzansi’s official story teller, says Mpherwane.
From the 1st December 2014, Skeem Saam returns to the weekday 18h30 slot after performing beyond expectations on the weekday 20h00 slot. This further proves the relevance of the diverse stories told on SABC1, to a mass audience that continues to respond well to the channel. As communicated from the onset, this was always a temporary arrangement which would see channel reverting back to normal schedule upon the return of Generations: The Legacy and so we are confident that Skeem Saam will continue to do well for the channel on the weekday 18h30 slot, says Mpherwane.