HBO has a new series starting up. It's called The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Did you get a chance to see it last Sunday? It was the 2 hour pilot.
I had recorded it and watched it last night. I wasn't sure if I would like it or not but I did.
It's about a lady named Precious Ramotswe who is divorced and on her own. Her father dies and leaves her all his cattle. She decides to sell the cattle and buy herself a nice house and open up a Detective Agency. Though she has no experience in being a detective.
It takes place in Botswana. Which of course provides us with a beautiful back drop with their wonderful sunsets and wild life.
HBO actually films over there so it's all real looking and not the back lot feel we often find in films that are based out of the country.
I felt like the story took awhile to unfold and introduce us to all the characters. Though it is easy to follow and to remember who is who.
The cases are not presented in a way of trying to get us, the viewers, to figure them out. At least not in this first episode. I'm hoping it does in the future shows though as I love trying to figure out a good mystery case.
I think this show has a lot of potential. It's funny at times, serious in others. Plus it gives a glimpse into what live is like in Botswana.
I'm looking forward to watching this show and getting to know the characters more.
I've never read any of the books before and to be honest I've never even heard of them. But, I'm happy I found this show on HBO. It's always nice to come across a new show that is different from everything else that is on TV now.
If you didn't watch it I hope you will the next time it's on. I'm not sure if it's on demand or not. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it.