Tuesday, January 18, 2011

No to "The Pacific." Yes to the pilot for the "Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency."

I was eager to see this Stephen Spielberg production, which promised an account of WWII campaigns in the Pacific in the tradition of his earlier "Band of Brothers." I saw four episodes and bailed. Simply too much soap opera and too many cliches. (Great production values, of course. But the medium here does not save the message.)

Not recommended.

On the other hand, we saw the pilot for the "Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency," and it was a delight. It came via Netflix. We will be watching the episodes and let you know if they live up to the pilot.

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