Thursday, March 27, 2008
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Lives Up to its Name
(photo credit: Keith Bernstein)
The BBC debut of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency took the #1 slot in viewership in the UK, with 6.3 million viewers, nearly twice the audience of its closest rival.
The story centers around the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of a female owned detective agency. Precious investigates cases and helps people solve problems while juggling a blossoming love life of her own.
The series was one of director, Anthony Minghella's, last projects before his untimely passing last week and though some may have questioned casting singer Jill Scott as the African lead, Minghella was mesmerized by her: "She was the one person out of everyone we auditioned who had this majesty and enormous soul."
We can't wait for this one to premiere on HBO...which means adding the channel to our already ginormous cable bill. Ouch!
This is a must-see for fans of Valerie Wilson Wesley's Tamara Hayle books and anything with Idris Elba gets a thumbs up from us.
We'll be keeping the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency under close watch. Over and out.
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