The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Exceptional series based on loved books is great for teens.

HBO Drama 2009

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Engaging and Visually Stunning Series

We watched this as a family and looked forward to each new episode. There are references to sex and some slightly disturbing scenes (a scene with a rogue dentist has some blood). Still, the characters and performances are incredibly appealing, and the writing is clever and fun. Plus, the scenery is stunning. Only drawback is it ends on a cliffhanger; it seems the producers believed they would get more seasons out of the show, which it's a shame that they didn't.
age 12+

TV loses Nothing!

This is the perfect example of how characters make the story, not gimmicks, props, weapons, or special effects. The power is in the way the story is written, thanks to McCall Smith. And in the fabulous way the series was cast. My MATURE 11 year old boy LOVED it. Literally laughed out loud and was drawn in by the characters.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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