I was lucky enough to catch the encore of the premiere episode of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency on HBO. I haven't read any of the books (which seem to have a huge following around the world) but I think I'm hooked on this miniseries. Jill Scott is the lead, starring as Precious Ramotswe, and Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain) directed--this was his last project before his death last year. After Precious's father's death, she uses her inheritance to take her future in her own hands. She leaves behind an abusive ex-husband and heads for Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. There, she sets up her detective agency (she's number one because there are no other female detectives in her country). She uses her skills to help people, making friends along the way.
The show's storyline is entertaining and everything is so colorful:
All the music in the show is incredible, too.
I highly recommend that you check this out!