Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#2cents : Vuzu vs. SABC 1



Names like those of Thomas Gumede and Lerato Kganyago feature daily on our television screens. In fact,you can't separate them from entertainment. They both hosts prime time entertainment shows. Lerato used to host own show on Soweto TV before moving to SABC 1.

Entertainment critics had a field day when The Link, which was meant to be hosted by Bonang Matheba, launched with a different presenter thus making the interview Bonang did with a certain magazine somehow invalid. Questions were asked with answers provided at the same time. As usual, the comparisons began so did the drama.

Lerato had a tough job convincing the fans of the show, nonetheless, she succeeded. You can tell she's very experienced with each and every interview with local stars week after week. Her links are on point too from field reporting, however, I think Sinazo Yolwa it's copying Lala at some point, there are similarities with gossip script delivery. She's also not a new face to TV, "A List" was not bad at all. Whoever came with an idea of Jerry Mokgofe (fashion blogger) advising on well.. fashion deserves a SAFTA horn.

Moving right along swiftly as Dineo Mooketsi would say on V Entertainment which boosts all-star presenters, from forever on point Lala Hirayama(her name is difficult) to the fashion forward Siyabonga "Scoop" Ngwekazi. The show really has an edge on Hollywood red carpets moments and interviews, something that I think really sells in South Africa. Thomas is also starting to look very polished, he's not really into fashion or anything metrosexuals are known for. I have to say though I like him more as an actor than as a presenter.

Both shows are well scripted, I'm interested to really see whose winning with the audience. The Link airs once a week while V Entertainment airs daily,that's if you are a DSTV subscriber.

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