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My Perfect Family

My Perfect Family

Told through the eyes of our young hero, Luyanda Nkosi, we get to delve into seeing how the awesome life of a seemingly normal teenager, is not so awesome when it’s surrounded by extraordinary circumstances. Having divorced parents, who are constantly at each other’s throats, trying to fight for the affection of their offspring; a self-conscious, materialistic, sister who lives in a dream world (Thando); a near-senile grandmother (Koko K); and a best friend who always manages to land Luyanda in mischief (Lovers) – these are the recipes for a disastrous life that Luyanda is trying to deal with. And seeing that everyone else’s opinions seem to matter most to Luyanda, he has cornered himself into trying to uphold certain appearances; appearances that involve the rest of the world believing in his perfect world. Because ultimately, all Luyanda is looking for is just the perfect life – with “the perfect family.”

However, The Perfect Life is just that little bit more difficult to attain when one has all this drama to deal with, on top of being a role model to other kids because of your fame stature. The geeky know-it-all-A-student has been an introvert for the major part of his life but ever since his acting skills landed him a role on the popular local soap opera, The Highs and Lows, his stardom has soon enough catapulted him to the most famous guy in his school. But the closest that Luyanda’s fame gets acknowledged is in his home-life, at embarrassing moments when his dad makes him act out scenes from the soapie, to impress his friends.

One would think that this would be the dream life for any kid but as Luyanda is finding out, stardom doesn’t make growing pains any easier…

  • Duration: 24 minutes
  • Episodes: 13, 26
  • Language/s: Multilingual - English subtitles
  • Seasons: 1, 2
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