• Micara Rooplall

Blood and Water

Mystery, drama, romance, friendship, and change – some of the most incredible aspects associated with television – all of which can be experienced by watching Netflix’s spectacular series, Blood and Water, filmed in South Africa’s beautiful Mother City.

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Blood and Water was written and directed by Nosipho Dumisa. This amazing series has done exceptionally well as a South African Netflix original series. Not only has Blood and Water trended in South Africa, but this phenomenal series has also hit number one in the United States. It has been doing extremely well and appeared in Netflix’s top ten list of shows in Nigeria, Portugal, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Jamaica a host of other countries.

This heart-felt story is led by sixteen-year-old Puleng Khumalo, who feels the emptiness in her family attributed to her older sister being abducted at birth. She feels like she is living in her sister’s shadow. After attending a party with her best friend, Zama Bolton, the beautiful Fikile Bhele immediately catches her attention. In an attempt to prove that Fikile Bhele, the popular swimming-champion of Parkhurst College, is her kidnapped sister, Puleng transfers schools and changes her identity.

As the story progresses, we watch Puleng face many teenage hardships and drama while trying to prove that Fikile is her older sister – from having family issues and friendship difficulties, to constantly getting herself into trouble while going through a whirlwind of emotions and confusion. Puleng meets new friends at Parkhurst College – both loyal and disloyal – as well as KB, a charming boy who steals her heart and becomes her love interest throughout season one. With secrets, rumours, and suspense, the question remains, will Puleng be able to prove that Fikile Bhele is her long-lost sister? That is for you to find out as the viewer.

Blood and Water does an excellent job at showing off South Africa’s young, talented actors and actresses who appear in the series, consisting of: Ama Qamata (Puleng Khumalo), Khosi Ngema (Fikile Bhele), Thabang Molaba (KB), Dillon Windvogel (Wade Daniels), Cindy Mahlangu (Zama Bolton) and many more that are making their country proud.

South African rapper, Nasty C, also played a part in this project and makes a special appearance as, Zero, KB’s producer. He also teamed up with Rowlene, creating and releasing a song that is featured in the Blood and Water soundtrack, which describes the storyline and themes of Puleng’s journey in finding her sister.

This series has become popular worldwide, and has been renewed for a second season, a major source of excitement for fans. Netflix has ended the series with a cliff-hanger and there are many unanswered questions buzzing through viewers’ minds. What will happen next? Is Fikile Bhele really Puleng’s sister? Season two of Blood and Water will be intriguing and full of suspense, definitely bound to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

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