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‘How To Ruin Christmas’ is the most-watched show on Netflix

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

Netflix has sealed its intentions in building a future in African film and entertainment and the streaming giant’s latest local offering is the romantic comedy How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding.

What is How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding about?

If you have ever watched The Hangover, then you are pretty much clued up on the basic narrative of this brand new Netflix original. Except, in this three-episode series (each episode averages about 42 minutes in length), it’s told from a woman’s perspective and it’s centred around Christmas.

This is the series description we found on Netflix:

“Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister’s picture-perfect Christmas wedding.”

Who stars in this comedy series?

The series features appearances from South Africa’s TV darlings. Thando Thabethe is the show’s mainstay, playing the role of ‘Beauty Sello’. Nambitha Ben-Mazwi also stars in the show as ‘Refiloe’. Here’s the rest of the show’s main cast:

  • Busi Lurayi plays ‘Tumi Sello’;
  • Yonda Thomas plays ‘Khaya Manqele’;
  • Lethabo Bereng plays ‘Cousin Bokang’;
  • Rami Chuene plays ‘Aunt Grace’;
  • Desmond Dube plays ‘Uncle Shadrack’; and
  • Motlatsi Mafatshe plays ‘Themba Twala’.

How to watch How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding premiered on Netflix on Reconciliation Day and already, it’s stood out as one of the most watched shows on the streaming service in South Africa.

These are some of the reactions we sourced online about the series: