Saturday, March 28, 2009

Agency` In best drama series at the Emmys

source: Botswana Gazette
Written by Botswana Gazette online
Friday, 27 March 2009 00:00

There's been some confusion among Emmy-watchers over whether HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," which debuts on March 29,
will compete at the Emmys as a miniseries or a drama series. HBO's Emmy gurus tell Gold Derby that it will qualify in the drama series lineup since the program has more than the requisite six episodes airing during the Emmy eligibility period - the network will air seven. "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" stars American R&B singer-actress Jill Scott as "fat and fabulous" Precious Ramotswe, who's devoted to solving crimes in Botswana, and Anika Noni Rose (Tony Award winner for "Caroline - Or Change" and star of the film version of "Dreamgirls") as her hyper, officious assistant.

The show had a successful launch on the BBC in the U.K. over the last week, drawing more than 5 million TV viewers. One reviewer for the London Times offered praise, as he put it, giving it three out of five stars.

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gives it a [continue reading]


Anonymous said...

Where can I (Holland) get the movie our copies of the serie?
I love Mma Ramotswe so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Great show. As a South African in the UK it was great to hear and see familiar things on the show.

proud motswana said...

This is a great TV SHOW dont get me from Botswana,born and bred now studying medical science in UK.
im dissapointed with the use of setswana,its like the producers didnt use Batswana 4 help,sometym i gringe because in some situations there is no need to use certain words.this show is supposed to be about old fashioned life and its completely the opoosite and we batswana dont use mma on everybody,especially kids.and all cast are not even botswanan.Some of them cant even pronounce the name of the country and the capital city least train them properly