Monday, March 30, 2009

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency-- Top Rated


Last night I watched the premiere of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, not once, but twice. Jill Scott's portrayal of Precious Ramotswe is dead on; she is determined, unapologetic and warm all at once. Anika Noni Rose, however, could tone down secretary Mma Makutsi. She's ambitious, but perhaps overacted. Somehow I think she'll settle perfectly into the character as the season continues. Overall, I'm really proud of Ladies, and HBO for showing Botswana (and Africa) as something majestic, human and likable. Preach on.

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