Brenda Ngxoli has been our go-to Xhosa queen for years. That’s why we love her and that’s been her differentiation from other actresses for decades, besides her talent and passion. We watch her ads and movies over and over and laugh because she makes us want to learn how to click and makes Xhosa cool.
So now, when she joins Mzansi Magic’s most-watched novella and speaks English, she loses the magic. She’s actually annoying as hell, makes things more awkward and cringing. Also, how can Brenda who played Dambisa on The River be Noma in The Queen? Did the scriptwriters of The Queen Mzansi and The River 1Magic forget they once sold us the story of Lindwe and Harriet being good friends?
It wasn’t a once-off cross over for one episode; Harriet also sent Lindiwe condolence flowers when her daughter passed. And it was mentioned once or twice that they are good family friends. #WeAreNotIdiots
It’s been almost a year since the departure of the Mabuza’s and we still haven’t gotten over them. And replacing the Mabuza’s with the Sebata’s has made us realize how absolutely brilliant the trio was; TGOM played by Rami Chuene, Goodness played by Zenande Mfenyane and Mabatho played by Serumo Motsoaledi. The trio had unmatched chemistry, hilarious storyline and was relatable to the audience.
We’ve gotten used to actors coming and going on The Queen and have not made peace with most of the characters being killed off because they were genuinely talented actors that delivered. However, the introduction of the Sebata’s has made us believe that sometimes talented actors can be really awkward and have an awful connection. They might just be an odd bunch together, have language issues, or be given a terrible script that can’t be saved. #Awkward
The killing of Jaros at this stage was premature and senseless. Jaros made the show great again. The last time we had such a great time watching The Queen was when Rami Chuene who played TGOM was still around. He was at home with this character and we looked forward to his relationship with Hector. In fact, Jaros made Hector cool and exciting, without him Hector becomes just another villain and the most successful villains have partners. #Sobs
Thembsie Matu’s Character; Sis Pat
Patronella’s character is literally saving the whole show right now. In fact, if she wasn’t the Sebata’s maid, we would advise the writer to eliminate the whole family already. The difference between The Sebata’s & Patronella and The Mabuza’s & Patronella is that the latter complemented each other and there was a balance. If Patronella wasn’t around, The Mabuza’s still gave a reason to want to watch them and enjoy them, we only noticed Patronella because of the wonderful connection she had with The Mabuza’s. #Shame