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Guys, Tali is back in Tali’s Baby Diary and she truly is the gift that keeps on giving. We had a sneak-peek at the first two episodes of her new series and we’re totally obsessed! Tali, now married and living in her (new) dream house in Fresnaye is having a baby, and as you can imagine, drama ensues.

Will there be some familiar faces?

Tali’s Baby Diary, the mockumentary sequel to the Showmax Original runaway hit Tali’s Wedding Diary, is the brainchild of South African comedian, Julia Anastasopoulos. Better known as SuzelleDIY, Anastasopoulos is known for her caricatures and wildly successful YouTube channel.

But it is not only Anastasopoulos as Tali that returns for this second season, her husband Darren (I dare you to try and say that without the accent) played by Anton Taylor and his sidekick and business partner, Rael Rosen (Glen Biderman-Pam) also return as they continue to build their property investment company, Goldprop.

Fear not, Tali’s frenemy Gabi (Lara Toselli), who is now a momfluencer herself, her father Les (Guy De Lancey) and her mother (Kate Normington) are all back to welcome the Shapiros’ (yes, Darren changed his surname) new bundle of joy.

There are also quite a few new faces; look out for Deon Lotz (from Trackers fame), Danny K and stand-up comics Kate Pinchuck and Nik Rabinowitz. One of my absolute favourite new faces in the first two episodes is Schalk Bezuidenhout. Except for the fact that he single handedly got most of us through lockdown with his videos, I just love his character in Tali’s Baby Diary.

What’s the verdict?

From the very first episode, Tali’s Baby Diary will have you in stitches. Seeing all the old familiar faces feels like coming home and with everything that has been going on over the past year the (let’s call it) ‘normalcy’ of Tali’s shenanigans is so refreshing!

As South Africans, our one true superpower is our ability to laugh at yourselves, and in that sense, Tali has become iconic. From her first very successful Instagram campaign to the launch of the first season, and now at the birth of Tali’s Baby Diary, Tali has shown that she not only makes for great television but is a proudly South African product, made especially for us Saffers. We can therefore say with confidence that this show is still a great investment from Showmax’ side.

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Free State-girl, living in Stellenbosch. Love to explore small towns, read in Afrikaans and everything pop-culture. My favourite yoga move is 'The Pigeon' and one day I'd like to own my own vintage cinema.

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