Monday, March 16, 2009

Detective TV

Detective TV shows seem to fall into one of two brackets - either everyone's racing around in fast cars with exciting camera angles and popping off a cap or two, or they're sitting back and commenting on how it's obvious who the villain is due to their preference for green wool and DNA on a cigarette butt; sometimes they combine the two.

So that's why I enjoyed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, no fast cars, no minute forensics or classically trained detectives just a gentle stroll through a mystery. In these times of programme cutbacks it's nice to see that the BBC can still hold its head up high.