This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

March 31, 2009

Blogger Call-Out: No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — pprscribe @ 3:04 pm

In commenting over on the Blackinformant, I mused whether some of us who blog and who plan to regularly watch the HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” might want to blog about the program on a weekly basis. Duane was down, and further suggested that folks follow his lead and drop HBO a line saying how appreciative we are that this program is on the air–as well as doing the same for other programs on other networks:

I say, let’s make a list of shows out there that do buck the trend (programs that are either by us or for us) and thank the networks, producers and advertisers for quality programing. I figure if they can hear from us when something is garbage, they should also hear from us when it is something that we like. The more they hear from us, the more incentive they have to keep producing programing like this.

Elsewhere on the web, I have been enjoyng other conversations about the program. Professor Tracey was also loving the show, saying “What a relief to watch something sappy, sweet, and sassy, all at the same time.” Diary of an Anxious Black Woman took issue with the accents and the portrayal by Black Americans of Black Africans, but concluded “I can see enough subversive elements in the story to keep me interested in checking this series again.” That Black Girl Site was very much looking forward to the premier, but no word yet if it lived up to her expectations.

So anyway, if anyone else out there is blogging about the program, I guess just tag you posts “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” and search around for what others are writing about it. And consider taking the Blackinformant’s advice. One last thing, if you do not have HBO and consider subscribing to watch the program (as That Black Girl thinks you should) then do not forget to let them know that The No. 1 Ladies’ is the reason why.

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6 Comments »

  1. I enjoyed it. I thought it was modern and interesting.

    Comment by KissMyBlackAds — March 31, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

  2. I love NOLDA. All black cast, beautiful scenery and people. I read five of the books and the show is staying true to the novels. Jill Scott is doing a wonderful job. She is Preious. And all my gosh, I love Edris Alba, any where, any time.

    Has anyone been to Botswana?

    Comment by all4you — April 1, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

  3. Hi PPR: I like this idea and I think I’m going to take your advice about blogging about the show on a regular basis. I thought it was great, Jill Scott looked amazing, and it felt good to laugh.

    Love your site!

    Comment by Claudia — April 2, 2009 @ 10:00 am

  4. THANKS, Claudia! I have subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to your posts about No. 1 Ladies’. I agree with you about Jill Scott. She just has a stunning presence.

    all4you, I only read a couple of the novels but I agree that Scott IS Precious. Hush your mouth about Idris. I know I was supposed to find him unlikable but, as usually, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of that man. LOL

    KissMyBlackAds: Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will be able to find a tie-in w/your blog subject matter to add your insightful analysis to the mix.

    Comment by pprscribe — April 2, 2009 @ 10:11 am

  5. […] being inspired by the blog, This So Called Post-Post Racial Life, I hope to post about “No. 1 Ladies” on a regular basis. If you are also following the […]

    Pingback by One of the Best Things About HBO’s “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”… « The Bottom of Heaven — April 7, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. I do like the initiative of blogging about each episode. I’ll also write to HBO about the show. Love your site!

    Comment by Vanessa — April 9, 2009 @ 10:17 pm


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