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Jill Scott Acts It Out


Jill Scott's new show "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" kicks off this Sunday March 29 at 8pm on HBO. Here's the synopsis: Based on Alexander McCall Smith's passionate book series, 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by her highly-efficient secretary Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe investigates cases and helps people solve problems in their lives. Jill Scott stars as series heroine Precious Ramotswe, who has become one of the most beloved characters in international contemporary fiction. Anika Noni Rose ('Dreamgirls') stars as Mma Makutsi and Lucian Msamati stars as Mma Ramotswe's devoted suitor JLB Matekoni. Check it. And by the way, all you fans can now win a trip for two to southern Africa to be on the set of the show for two days. Check out how to enter to win here.
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"Last evening I viewed the

"Last evening I viewed the first hour of this new HBO series. Jill Scott is a natural in the role and the show took me outside my home, community and nation to another place in the world. I appreciated the turn-of-phrase the characters used as well as the sense of humor used in the script. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is engaging and puts a spin on the tired detective drama." This was written by a white man... why can't we find what we do "engaging" besides do the "stanky leg"!
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My boyfriend and I watched

My boyfriend and I watched the show last night and enjoyed it. Although, it was slow in the beginning it picked up towards the middle and was very intersting. I'll be watching each week.
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Watched it last night and

Watched it last night and have to say, I wasn't impessed. Jill looked beautiful throughout, but Anika Noni's character was annoying and a bit pointless. Many times I was bored. The scenery and the music was amazing, but in my humble opinion, the show itself was weak.
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I'll be watching tonight!

I'll be watching tonight!
Southbay L.A. Baby's picture

I know! We never get films/tv

I know! We never get films/tv before the U.S. The best thing on TV and I loved listening on Radio 4
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WATCHED THE DVD FRONM

WATCHED THE DVD FRONM LOVEFILM AND JILL KILLS IT!!! SHES GONNA BE UP FOR OSCARS SOON. SHE CAPTURES THE AFRICAN MANNERISM FLAWLESSLY. SHE A GO GIRL FOR REAL!
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I had to read this book when

I had to read this book when I first got to college and I liked it, so to actually see it acted out will be great and it's got some pretty awesome women in it. I hate that it's on HBO, but I'm sure it'll be up online somewhere.
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Yea i agree with Kiarie.being

Yea i agree with Kiarie.being from Botswana myself i find the accent horrible.But then again i can't blame her, it will take an enormous effort to have it perfected.
SouLKid's picture

The african accent are

The african accent are horrible am african they should have done better.They sound robotic
KIARIE's picture

those accents are believable

those accents are believable
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It's nice to see Jill Scott

It's nice to see Jill Scott with her own show. She's really taken her acting career to the next level.
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:( POOR JILLY FROM PHILLY.

:( POOR JILLY FROM PHILLY.
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Is it me but the accent

Is it me but the accent sounds a tad forced. JMO. I give her much props though
DawleyPardon's picture

ooo im watching this

ooo im watching this
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Finally! The black version of

Finally! The black version of "Murder She Wrote". I love Jill Scott. Not too many singers can sing and act.
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This is currently showing in

This is currently showing in the UK at the mo, it's getting good reviews and its mostly a black cast, with a prime-time spot...very unsual for the BBC channel over here. Good for Jill Scott and the rest of the cast...!
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I would watch it but my ass

I would watch it but my ass don't have HBO. Sorry Scott
Dicole's picture

I think it's funny that no

I think it's funny that no one can tell her fat ass is pregnant.
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I am a big fan of the series,

I am a big fan of the series, I've read all of them. I'm kinda upset that it's only on cable. I hope it gets on youtube so I can watch some eposides.
BMW's picture

it's a great show.. been

it's a great show.. been playin on telly in the UK already though
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:-)'s picture

I love these books and I

I love these books and I think Jill Scott is nearly perfect for this role. I've been waiting for them to show this in the states for well over a year. It was taped and then only shown in Europe for some reason.
LavatoryLady's picture

testing...

testing...
diamond mesquite's picture

I love Jill. I can't wait to

I love Jill. I can't wait to see this on Sunday!!!!
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I will be watching this

I will be watching this Sunday!
diamond mesquite's picture

I swear its like a few years

I swear its like a few years old..or was that a film?? No wonder why she cut her hair.. she looks betta with hair though...
This is Bullsh*t's picture

2nd! Snitches

2nd! Snitches
Ms. Tasha's picture

I love Jill

I love Jill
Ms. Tasha's picture

1ST! Love the books, can't

1ST! Love the books, can't wait to watch
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