Apparently watching TV can't give you square eyes thanks to new innovations!
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Watching TV has been a lifeline to South Africans in 2020, bringing happiness into our homes and giving us all something do together while staying apart.


South Africa (23 December 2020) – South Africans have taken a great deal of comfort in sitting in front of the TV this year. It’s been a tumultuous year filled with uncertainty, social distancing, lockdowns and travel restrictions.

With not being allowed to leave home for most of the year, South Africans found ways to escape, travel and connect with the real world through watching TV. South Africans spent double the amount of time watching TV,  compared to 2019 stats. With access to smart TVs, streaming content into our homes is easier than ever.

There have been some exciting shows and movies lately,, and these are the ones that helped us survive 2020!

Tiger King

Who would have guessed that a man wearing crazy outfits with a bleached blonde mullet would cause a global stir? The Oklahoma-based private zoo operator Joe Exotic was a massive talking point and brought everyone closer together. The Netflix series follows both Carol Baskin and Joe Exotic, filming their ongoing and escalating feuds over exotic animals in private zoos.

Chasing the Sun

Being able to relive all the moments that led to becoming the 2019 Rugby World Cup winners was a highlight this year! Almost as exciting as actually winning the World Cup last year.

Every Sunday South Africans sat watching all the behind the scenes from the lead up to the World Cup in Japan. We sat with goosebumps, chills and often ended off in tears.

A SuperSport camera crew travelled with the Boks for the duration of 2019 getting unprecedented behind-the-scenes access throughout the lead-up and during the Rugby World Cup.

With unique access and exclusive contributions from coaching staff, players and commentators, the documentary is the story of how a team, a nation and the world came to discover that we are all indeed stronger together.

My Octopus Teacher

This proudly South African documentary brought happiness into homes around the world. Never did we dream a relationship between an octopus and a free diver would bring so much joy to the world. The documentary went on to captivate film festivals and competition judges worldwide.

The story is about Craig Foster, who was suffering from a loss of purpose, begins a daily diving regimen in the freezing kelp forests at the tip of Africa to re-energize himself.

What was the best series or movie that brought happiness into your home this 2020?

Good Things Guy has partnered with HISENSE on this advertorial article.

Hisense has developed a television that is good for your eyes. Yes, you read that right, a TV that is better for you while you watch your favourite shows. We all love a good binge-watching session of our favourite series and movies, and what better news than to know it isn’t bad for us?

The Hisense Smart 4K Laser L5 Series was developed to prevent eye strain. It has advanced technology to help in every light setting. With the new Ambient Light Rejecting Screen, you can watch TV in the middle of the day or your brightest room. You even get that cinema feeling from the 80″ and 100″ TVs when your couch is within 3-metres from your screen.

Enhanced details and Pure Colour also aid in the display benefits the new TVs offer. The Pure Colour shows natural colours in their truest forms, give you a true-to-life look at your favourite shows and movies.

The reason these TVs prevent eyestrain is that the images are reflected onto the screen instead of being directly displayed towards one’s eyes. The Hisense L5 Series has been Low Blue Light TÜV Rheinland certified following European standards.

Hisense is running a bundle promo to keep “Bringing Happiness Home” for South Africans. You will receive a free HS512 soundbar valued at R7999., free delivery and installation when you purchase the Hisense 100L5F Laser TV at R99,999. Or receive free delivery and installation when you purchase our 80L5F Laser TV at R34,999 save R5000.

The promo is available from participating retailers while stocks last. The promo deal will run up and until 31 December 2020. You can find out more about their latest technology and televisions here.

Sources: Hisense / Good Things Guy
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