You know, this Gomora is at a level of the highest craft of its own. This Gomora is me, you, and us.
Set in the backdrop of Gomora (Alex) township and Sandton, Gomora follows a story of a woman who manages to escape from her lowly, humble township roots and makes it big as a hotshot in Sandton socialite.
This woman referred to above here is Thathi, she’s not just that, but a liar that is quick to see other liars. Well, I mean she hasn’t told her son who the real dad is! Thathi’s sister is a liar herself because she’s protecting Thathi’s dirty secret! Katlego Danke is doing this character amazingly well.
I take many teachings from Gomora, this telenovela deserves a standing ovation – actually, for showing us the reality of how lies can tie or break us.
I don’t want to talk about Mam’ Sonto (Connie Chiume)! She’s a big conniving liar! Mam’ Sonto you’re a BLADE! Hijacking went wrong I get that! Why can’t she just clear her conscious and remedy things? What kind of a mother is Mam’ Sonto? Mam’ Sonto, well, let me give it to you – she’s a dangerous hardcore self-centered woman who gets paid by crime… I wonder where is she going to end?
She’s the cause of a series of events led it all to come crashing down around Thathi and suddenly she’s back where she started, in the hustle and bustle of Alexandra township which, although just down the road from her previous life, feels like a million miles away. And then she finds herself at the heart of its underworld.
Cabanga! All the above is caused by the woman who carried you for nine months? Gomora teaches us the harshness of our reality.
When I say Gomora is us, I mean it does not make us compete with anyone that we do not relate to. The show shows us that black success is there – but what is the show saying about how black success is obtained? Considering how Nthati’s husband died – that black success is about crime or alcohol trade? I doubt (very much so), I see them replaying our reality to us. They are waking us up!
The above simply means that there are people who survive with blood money and scamming others – yet some of us see them as heroes because we do not know. We get pressure from these people because we want to be like them. This is the part some of us end up committing crimes.
Think about Teddy (Sicelo Buthelezi) and Ntokozo (Ntobeko Sishi) – such a so-called unity on dangerous lies. That makes Teddy a liar too. What about Gladys? She needs to clear her conscious – hayibo amanyala abortion being hidden so well from the hubby? Sir. Dlamini, I love how you connected with your other son during that braai!
Did ya’ll hear Gladys that day when she told Ntokozo to look out for his “brother” (Teddy) SO1 -E42. I feel like she’s hiding a big secret when it comes to Teddy. I saw her parental emotions when she was talking to Ntokozo. She has some strong flame in her eyes when we talk Teddy. Let’s wait and see…
Now, let’s watch and enjoy Gomora… The rest is for you to keep your eyes glued on Gomora.
I’ve never been so thankful when it comes to any television show. I salute Seriti Films! Dankie on behalf of Mzansi.
…PLEASE LET’S NOT SLEEP ON LOCAL PRODUCTIONS!
Catch Gomora at 19:30, Mondays to Fridays on DStv’s Mzansi Magic (Channel 161). Those with Showmax.com can also catch Gomora under ‘series’.
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