‘Days Like Dese’ back on television

The producer cast and writer at the June 29th red carpet launch.

Season 2 of “Days Like Dese”, which consists of 6 episodes, was hit the television last Friday evening on 8 channels and will continue until the end of November. Two episodes are expected to be aired per month on the channels and will enjoy two airings.

The new sitcom was aired on local television channels NCN 11, NTN 69, Cable 26 (Berbice) and MTV 69 after it was initially launched with a pilot episode in May 2017. Episodes one to six in Season One were aired from June to November 2017.

A red-carpet event on Friday, June 29, at the National Cultural Centre preceded the airing of Episode one.

According to a press release from GEMS Theatre Productions, which is behind the sitcom, the new airtimes will be Fridays at 8 pm Atlantic Cable, Fresh Channel 1;  Saturdays at 5:30 pmon CNS 6, 5 pm, on NTN 69 at 8:30 pm, on Sundays on TVG 28 at 7pm, on HBTV9 and 7:30 on Mondays and 6:30pm on HGPTV67. The show will also be seen on Mondays at 6:30 pm on Cable26/Ch.77 (Berbice) and at 7 pm on MTV 69.

“Days Like Dese” is produced by GEMS Theatre Productions written by Randolph Critchlow and directed by Randolph Critchlow and Gem Madhoo-Nascimento.

The release said that Season 2 is made possible with the sponsorship of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, ANSA McAL, Sankar’s Auto Works, Hand in Hand Fire and Life Insurance Co, Nand Persaud and Co Rice Millers and the Ministry of Social Protection.

The actors in episode 1 were Nuriyyih Gerrard, Mark Kazim, Simone Dowding, Kirk Jardine, Rajan Tiwari, and Simone Persaud. Joining them in subsequent episodes will be Ron Robinson, LaVonne George, Makayah Smith, Safira Abrahim-William, Mark Luke-Edwards, Brian Goodman, Olivia Rodrigues, Paul Budnah and Joel Ghansham.

“Days Like Dese” is a 30-minute sitcom that delves deep into the daily lives of a diverse, socially responsible, middle-class Guyanese family, the Rupauls. The sitcom inspects and highlights the intricacies of family and

 community interactions through blurred racial and social lens. The sitcom through its intentionally diverse and mixed casting intends to remind us of how connected we really are as Guyanese. The Rupaul family exists not only in a racial blender but a social and generational one, as we get to see how the youth and the older folks try and sometimes struggle to bridge the generational and social gaps.

Viewers will feel connected with this family as they journey with them, traversing terrains that may sometimes be considered controversial but always palatable.

It is family oriented with a lot of educational information mixed with the comedy.

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