Ever watched something and you felt you needed more time to digest?
This is how I felt as I watched the first episode of the dazzling riveting telenovela –Legacy on M-Net.This telenovela is produced by the award winning production company Tshedza Pictures and if you do not know who and what Tshedza Pictures does , well please grab a chair you are about to be schooled.
Tshedza Pictures is one of my faves, a production company co-owned by Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, they have produced Giyani -Land of the Blood , my daily indulgence – The River, they are also the creators behind Gomora and now they have a new baby – Legacy . *drumroll please* let me give you the juice on what happened during. the first episode.
Spoiler alert !
The first episode showcased the tale of a wealthy ,affluent ,powerful family that is going through a transition- the patriarch of the family is retiring and wants to hand over the reins to someone who is capable of taking over the family business – Legacy Investments.
The episode begins with the golden girl Felicity having a quick chat with their landscaper Sbu and we quickly move to the house where a newsreader is sharing about the family’s much anticipated news – the end of an era. An annoyed Felicity quickly calls the news people and asks them to wrap it up –why were they sharing their private matters on national television .
We then get introduced to Mr Price who seems to adore his wife Dineo who is upstairs finishing up proofreading his speech whilst immersed in a bubble bath. One can tell Mr Price( Sebastian Senior) is a doting father as he hugs one of his daughters lovingly and plucks a kiss on another’s forehead.He then goes upstairs to check on his wife who has finished proofreading his speech and they share a beautiful moment.
Downstairs something is brewing as Felicity is convinced that her dad is going to hand over the reins to his beautiful wife Dineo( I think she does not like Dineo). As the conversation continues with her sisters , a visitor arrives, well its Sebastian Junior (there is a new crush in town talk about delectable , bless my heart).After exchanging pleasantries all roads lead to Legacy retreat and in one of the cars an important conversation is shared between Mr Price and his wife, he asks her if all is well regarding the stadium business with the Premier because he didnt want anything to mess up their plan of Dineo taking over Legacy investments ( at this point I was thinking what do they mean is it contained and is it about corruption or bribes)
All is set at the retreat and Mr Price is sharing about the history of the business but he is interrupted.Someone has leaked that Dineo has been implicated in a corruption scandal about the stadium and so the games have began . Who will take over now?
Mr Price then goes for a drive with his son and asks him who would be the best fit for the post and he shares that it would be Felicity,she is the one for the job.
Well where is Felicity? We move to a room where Felicity is sharing moments with the prince who is Mr Price’s driver * side eye* . Well I will call him the little bird that eavesdropped and recorded the conversation between Mr Price and Dineo in the car and gave it to Felicity to use as ammunition.
As the day goes by, we get to see a tender father and daughter moment in the wild but he discovers something, Felicity smells of cheap cologne and its so familiar to him ( its his driver’s and he puts two and two; she is the one who tipped off the news people which lead to the corruption scandal leak and now Dineo dearest cant take over )
Now this is when drama unfolds as she pushes his dad off the cliff and prétends to scream “daddy daddy”. Mr Price has paid a huge price for discovering that his daughter sabotaged his wife’s ascent in the business
What a huge price to pay right!
What I loved about the telenovela is the riveting jaw dropping storyline,it has familiar faces from the South African arts industry and also has a subplot ( Mr Price’s driver has a sister Petra who is job hunting and so she attends an interview at Legacy investments where the recruiter out rightly tells her that she wont be getting the job as they seek to maintain the BEE scorecard and this is definitely a plot I want to see develop ).It also depicts a reality about family legacy and that any member is willing to pay to have a piece of the inheritance or legacy even if it is murder
What I did not like about the telenovela was that I was literally sitting on the edge whilst watching it.It is riveting,gripping and I think we will be seeing a lot of twists going forward. I did feel a bit sad about the death of Mr Price but his death was necessary, he is the sacrificial lamb so that the legacy is carried on lol
Would I recommend you to watch?
Definitely if you have not watched it you can catch up on the first episode on DSTV catch up, I am not sure yet if it is now on Showmax.For the rest of the episodes you can jump on the wagon every Monday to Thursday at 19h00 on M-Net Channel 101 (for this week only all Dstv subscribers can watch it on M-Net which is huge)
All images used in this article were obtained from the M-Net Channel .