Yes its time to admit the truth.... Yes the idiot box has sunk its hook and claws real deep into me and i can be called a true blue couch potato. I was getting tired of all the vampires/ gangsters/ single ladies on american television when i discovered a small gem on HBO On Demand : The No1 Ladies Detective Agency :-)
Its just one of those dainty little serials about the going ons in a small village anywhere in the world..... only this one takes place in Botswana, Africa. The best thing I liked about it was that all the characters were simple and straight forward. They made it seem as though the world only has black or white people ( i meant their behaviour not colour of skin) no grey people. No people who are really innocent but do weird things in weird circumstances and no do gooders in a totally black hearted world. Just very very simple storylines where good people do good things and same for the baddies.
Due to the over dramatized and complicated tangles that we have by now been accustomed to one keeps expecting a twist an unpredictable shocker of a climax.... Nothing.... Many critics have blasted the series for "cardboard cutout characters". But i felt we all need to see some form of "malgudi days" once in a while to just keep our senses fresh and open to everything else.
Despite all the cult following the series has now got HBO had it only for 1 season :-( I hope they renew it due to popular demand !!