Generations The Legacy: Viewers compare the drama to the original format, praising the previous storylines

Thursday night’s episode of Generations: The Legacy continued with the controversial storylines which touches on sexual harassment and racism, leaving viewers missing the old format.

The latest episode of SABC 1’s Generations: The Legacy, which aired on Thursday, 1 August 2019, saw Mrekza trying to force himself on an uninterested woman and Palesa nervous about her first self-defence class. The Russian mob boss paid a visit to the Mabaso household, leaving Jack angered by their presence. The heavy subject matters featured in the storyline have left viewers longing for the original format of Generations, which showcased light-hearted drama and fans investing in the positive growth of each character.

Viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the current format, with many agreeing that it is necessary to showcase such topics in South African television, however, Generations originally gained an audience for its easy and digestible topics. Andile Fumbatha shared a scene from a 2004 airing of Generations and captioned it with, “Generations was [amazing]. You would be anticipating what will happen tomorrow. No offence to Generations: The Legacy and their characters, but this Generations was the best.” Another viewer stated, “As much as I love Generations: The Legacy, the old Generations just had a different vibe.”

The upcoming episode of Generations: The Legacy sees Lerato disgruntled about her sister falling for her ex-crush. The ‘invisible’ cleaner maker his presence known, whilst the pharmacist warns everyone that he is not to be made an enemy of.

Generations: The Legacy airs weekdays at 20:00 on SABC 1.

Watch the latest episode of Generations: The Legacy below.