Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bring Back The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency!

Have you seen this show? I don't have cable, so I didn't get to watch The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency when it first aired on HBO. Recently I watched the complete first season on DVD, which I found at the library, from their great selection of DVDs.

Jill Scott, one of my favorite singers, stars as Precious Ramotswe, the first female private detective in Botswana. I so love this show! Jill Scott is an amazing actress. The show is well written, acted, directed. You name it. It's a top notch program.

Precious or "Mma" is a woman of "traditional build" and very happy with her size. Each day she has a snack and takes time to drink some Bush Tea, while thinking about one of her cases. I love the pretty tea cups and found that Bush Tea is actually another name for Rooibos Tea. It's also called Red Tea.

There's mystery, romance, humor, music, plus the beauty and culture of Botswana, where the show was filmed. I would love to visit Botswana!

Hopefully there will be a second season of the show, but I haven't been able to find anything. I found a Facebook fan page for the show, which I just joined. There are close to 15,000 fans all hoping to bring it back.

There's also a separate Facebook fan page geared specifically to bringing the show back for a second season, but it has just over 60 fans. I don't think many people know about this one.

Here's a video below for you to watch. Enjoy!

*Updated 4/25/10* It looks like HBO is considering movies to bring back the characters, but does not plan to bring back the show as a series. Below is the statement that was posted to their facebook page this past Friday.
"Thank you so much for your passion; we are also big fans of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Unfortunately, we ran into too many obstacles to continue it as a series. But, with The Weinstein Company, we are exploring ways to bring the characters back to HBO, possibly in two movies. Writers have already been hired. We'll continue to provide updates here and appreciate your enthusiasm."

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Christina said...

i heard two producers or writers of the show, passed away and now they are debating, bringing the show back. i adored that show. i can't stop watching the reruns.

alessandra said...

I would love to watch this show, I hope to find it on streaming. Thanks for sharing.

Anali said...

christina - Oh, I didn't know that two had died. I heard that one passed away, which would make coming back difficult, but two... Well, maybe that's what happened. So sad.

alessandra - You're welcome! I hope you can find it. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love this show as well. During the NAACP Image Awards, Jill said that No 1. Ladies was still up in the air, but she was hopeful. So maybe there's still hope :)

Barbara Albin said...

Hi, According to producer Tim Bricknell it is up to HBO now. After bombarding him with 100's of emails at Mirage Entertainment,he did email me back from regular email and let me know that the producers were ready and they were waiting for HBO. So I hope everyone can keep emailing HBO at their face book site or Richard Curtis's face book site, etc. Thanks Barbara Albin

Anali said...

anonymous - Good to hear! Thanks for your comment and for the visit! : )

barbara albin - Welcome! Thanks for the update. I'm glad that so many people are pulling for the show!

josephine said...

loved this show! jilly from philly is soooo awesome!

i think it was anthony minghella and sydney pollack - both fantastic storytellers - who produced this show and passed away before it aired.

Anali said...

josephine - Jilly from Philly! Cute! ; ) She is awesome! What a Renaissance woman. I adore her in each new medium. I so hope the show comes back!

alessandra said...

Finally I found it, and I'm watching it.
It's lovely, something different from the usual crime series.
And it's really well done.
Thanks again.

Anali said...

alessandra - So glad you found it! It was so bittersweet when I watched the last show. I didn't want it to end.

Barbara Albin said...

I have worked on trying to get this show back for 18 months. The man in charge is Michael Lombardo, President of Programing for HBO. He will not make a statement one way or another as of September 20, 2010. The Facebook Site No. 1 LDA on HBO has almost 20,000 fans now, but have 18 months of posting answers to thousands of comments, I figure, it was my time to give up and hope for the best.

Anali said...

barbara - Thank you for all your hard work! I guess what will be will be...

Betsy said...

Does anyone know where to find teacups like the large ones used in filming No. 1 Ladies...?

Lisa Johnson said...

betsy - Thanks for dropping by! I have no idea, but thrifting usually turns up some pretty ones.

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