Friday, March 19, 2010
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
I was delighted to see the television adaption of Alexander McCall Smith's books was to be screened on Vibe. Naturally, as with any television or movie adaptation there is a certain amount of anxiety before viewing - will the casting of characters resemble what they are like in your head? Will they stay true to the plots or the intent? Will they completely butcher it? Will I be disappointed?
I am delighted to say none of my fears came to fruition.
I loved the casting of Jill Scott as Mma Ramotswe and her supporting characters. And I think what I found most pleasing was the director captured that essence of all things in their time ease, you believed that was what this corner or Botswana was like. It was so very much how I imagined it from reading the book.
Naturally there was plenty of red bush tea.
So over all, a big thumbs up for the television version. I'm looking forward to the next episode.