One of the many soaps on Jamaican television is Generations, produced in South Africa. It’s a welcome alternative to the images of blonde American perms and other fashion abominations.
Since its introduction shortly after the end of apartheid, it has remained South Africa’s most popular television programme. Initial viewing is a little strange when actors slip an indigenous expression in the middle of English dialogue, but you soon get used to nodding to the subtitles.
More unnerving is the wicked woman’s habit of rolling her eyeballs all the way back.
Of course, my biggest enjoyment is reading the credits. Call me puerile, but I think Precious Sithole is a great name (even though I know how it should be pronounced).
Percy Pretorius is pretty good too.