Celebrating 420? What to watch when you’re high on life

20 April 2018

Celebrating 420? What to watch when you’re high on life

Today is 20 April, 20/4 if you’re into the whole brevity thing. But on the other side of the Atlantic, for some reason best known to themselves, the Americans say 4/20. And that’s a magical date.

And with today being 4/20, you can bet your bottom Randela that millions of people around the world, and in Mzansi, are going to be getting, well, high (on life).

But what is 4/20, you may ask? 

The 420 code has been around since the early 1970s and was created by a group of five students from California who called themselves the “Waldos”. They used the code “420” to refer to anything marijuana related. Now it has become a sacred time for smokers around the world who endeavour to light up at exactly 4:20pm if possible. And of course 20 April, or 4/20 as it’s now known, is a big day on the smokers’ calendar.

But you know what? You don’t have to be a pothead to enjoy good television. Which is why we’ve put together our high on life playlist, filled with uplifting, funny, out-of-this world entertainment.

What to watch when you’re high on life

Marvels Runaways S1-2


First and Only on Showmax. When six teenagers realise their parents are super villains and hiding dark secrets, they must band together to stop them – before it’s too late. Watch it now »

Westworld S1-3

Where do you draw the line between life and artificial intelligence? Prepare to have your mind blown in this incredible and unnerving show about man versus the machines we build. Season 2 is coming to DStv on Monday 23 April, so watch every episode of the first season to get ready. Watch it now »

High Maintenance S1-2

High Maintenance follows an NYC pot dealer with a list of clients with neuroses as diverse as the city, providing a glimpse into the private lives of customers – and how they light things up. Watch it now »

Animals S1-3

Explore unexpected tales of urban life as seen through the eyes of lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons, and other downtrodden creatures in New York City. Watch it now »

Game of Thrones S1-8

Every single episode of HBO’s hit show is now streaming on Showmax.  Watch it now »

The Magicians S1-4

Quentin Coldwater is a street magician who doesn’t realise he’s got real magic –the dark, powerful kind– at his fingertips until he finds himself at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Watch it now »

Silicon Valley S1-6

Meet six young men who founded a startup company in Silicon Valley. In today’s high-tech gold rush, these geeks are the most qualified to strike success. Watch it now »

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