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.