Is anyone watching this besides me? I finally got around to watching the 2-hour pilot and was surprisingly drawn in. I didn't expect to like this show, thinking it was going to be somewhat intense and heavy. This show will make you laugh, at other times it will give you a lump in your throat. The characters are likeable. This is the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency because this is the FIRST ladies' detective agency in Botswana, Africa. Jill Scott does an excellent job as the lady detective, Mma Ramotswe; Anika Noni Rose plays "Mma Makutsi", her secretary who is working for free until the agency can make a profit. Mma Makutsi is not a detective, but does find herself helping out on cases, here and there (slyly snapping pictures, trying to track down a lost dog so that the agency can make some money, etc.) and, of course, there is a gay hairdresser who befriends Mma Ramotswe when she first arrives in town to set up her office. It gives you a beautiful glimpse of a scenic country, and a different culture that we (in the USA) don't see everyday, but we also see that people all over the world have the same problems and concerns. I would recommend that you check out this show on Sunday nights on HBO. I am hooked! Hope I'm not the only one!