With industry veterans like Thembi Mtshali-Jones and Sello Sebotsane, Broken Vows had it’s first show on Monday. The viewers fell in love with the show, expressing their love for the actors on the show and how gripping the storyline is.
I was lucky enough to watch the show a week before it aired, so yesterday was my second episode – giving me enough time to decide on how I really felt about the show. Firstly, I must say I was thoroughly impressed and excited to learn that Zama Zama game show host, Nomsa Nene had returned to acting and is part of the show. We promise to do a catch up with her soon!
Back to the show. I loved the well balanced cast, Thembi and Sello (and we believe Nomsa will as well when we get to see her on the show) give the show a strong presence, while the younger actors like Enhle Mbali Maphumulo and Jo-Anne Reyneke also add a light fun flair to the show.
e-tv Managing Director Marlon Davids says the channel is excited about the powerful cast: “We always select talent that are a force to be reckoned with and will bring their characters to life for our viewers. The industry is about to get a shake up on all levels with this stellar cast and storyline”.
Based on the first episode, it seems the show has a relatively strong storyline which we can’t wait to see unfold. It’s quite gripping and because the first episode doesn’t reveal too much, it makes you eager to watch the next episode.
Produced by Clive Morris Productions, Broken Vows tells the story of two young women, Azania played by Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, and Thandi played by Jo-Anne Reyneke juggle between running a successful wedding planning company and keeping their deep and dark secrets of their lives under the carpet. Nomsa Nene to local drama plays the role of Lydia, Thandi’s mother.
The two are entrusted by Moswane family matriarch Mam Gertrude (played by Thembi Mtshali-Jones) to be the best wedding planners in Johannesburg. Not all is rosy between the two, though – Azania is often burdened with the task of seeking her mother’s approval and outshining Thandi in running the business.
“The world of weddings and the drama they bring is fertile ground for a drama series,” says Genna Lewis, Creative Producer at Clive Morris. “The internal and external tensions, combined with the scandalous andsensational lives of our main characters will ensure riveting viewing for our audience.
Actor Mandla Gaduka is also on the show, along with Thapelo Mokoena as Uhuru, Emmanuel Castis as Chris Myburgh, Sharlene Surtie-Richards as Charmaine, Lehasa Moloi as Lebo and Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Lulama.
The show plays daily on e-tv at 8pm.
Here’s some of the feedback from the public on the show:
— The Guard (@SifisovZulu) April 10, 2017
— Today Is My BDay!🍰 (@Masego_Mdlulii) April 10, 2017
The crazy ex-girlfriend killed me lol… Gud choice of actors #BrokenVows
— Lungani Shabalala (@Lungz101) April 10, 2017
30 minutes not enough 😣 #BrokenVows
— Thulani Phindela (@PhindelaThulani) April 10, 2017
#BrokenVows is definitely worth my time. Killer opening sequence too. Well done to Clive Morris Productions
— Rami Chuene 1st Lady (@ramichuene) April 10, 2017
#BrokenVows trending at #1 on its first episode! Wow 😳
— Motlatsi Nathane (@MoClassyNathan) April 10, 2017