The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

TV Show
On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Running Time: 
451 minutes

HBO is known for taking chances with television, and while The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency does not have the grit of The Wire or the outrageous humor of Sex and the City, it was still a risk to put this lush, quiet show on the air because its very simplicity meant it could be easily overlooked.  I’m so glad they took the chance, and if you didn’t see this gem of a show during its run, I hope you’ll check it out now.