Yesterday I was endlessly grateful to Nevena for tipping me off in one of her posts about the existence of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, TV series, produced by BBC! And there was nothing the could lift me better on a blurry, grainy, grey yesterday than a perfect pilot episode that lasted as an average film.
You know it's tricky when you like a book so much and then you have to watch someone else's vision of it. It's probably best if you have some time distance from reading it and then watch the ecranisation, so you can watch it without holding on to too many details. And maybe I was so thrilled with the show because I read the first book two years ago, but I was THRILLED and I was blown off my feet (even though I was already on the couch).
And it had the same effect the book had had before. I felt optimistic and motivated, I felt inspired, however cliche it all sounds. It was unlike any of the shows we currently watch, not that any of them are bad, but this one was simply so different.
You get exposed to a culture that's colourful, simple, full of music and surrounded by beautiful nature. A new main character who's positive and intelligent, with the most beautiful smile and hair and most colourful outfits. Every single scene is for an inspiration folder interior, travel, nature, style, just pick one!
And id you are patient enough save it for a rainy day, a day that turns on you, and you'll have an instant defense system ready.
And forgive me for not being able to edit out some of the screencaps, even this much didn't feel enough.