The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1 ()

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Critic Consensus: The Botswana terrain makes for a beautiful backdrop in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, a faithful adaptation of the book that is leisurely paced, but well-structured, boasting a stellar performance by Jill Scott.

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Critic Reviews for The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (21)

About an astute woman who investigates cheating husbands and missing dogs, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - with an endearing lead performance by Jill Scott - is actually kind of heart-warming.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

It's as much of a love letter to the economically developing nation as it is a detective genre piece.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency takes some time setting itself up Sunday night, but those who stay with it will be rewarded with the funniest and most charming lady detective series since Murder, She Wrote.

Jan 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Detective series generally are not known for charm or sunniness. But The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency revels in both qualities, with often exhilarating results.

Jan 29, 2014 | Full Review…

This is a series that marches to its own beat -- and distinctive music -- without clubbing viewers over the head with graphic violence or mangled corpses.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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A beautifully shot, marvelously soporific, sporadically irksome miniseries that reads mostly as a pretense for a glamorous working vacation

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…
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As performed by Scott, she's often complicated, sometimes subtle, and determinedly independent. In this she's a few steps ahead of her series.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

If you have the patience and good humor to let the back stories and mysteries unfold in the 109 minutes of the first episode, you'll enjoy spending time with Mma Ramotswe.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

I'm... so completely won over by the overall tone and mood of this series that I might run the risk of over-selling it to you.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Nervous fans of Smith's delightful novels can breathe easier knowing that this series has charm to spare and does the books proud.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1

This is just delightful. Very leisurely paced. I had to slow my western self down to drink in the sights of Botswana which the author/screenwriter/director very obviously love. Great acting all around. I love that women in Botswana deal with the body-issue same as here. Very enteraining.

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