The acting in this series is pure genius. Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose do a fantastic job on the African accent, I had to do a double take because not many actors/actresses can master this accent. (Leonardo did a good job too in Blood Diamonds). The story lines are so beautifully crafted and told out in an African sense without losing connection to the real world. It is all about hard work, love, growth, determination, charity, courage during adversity - just name a good value and you will find it.
Anika Noni Rose is so hilarious! I didn't recognise her at all, she and Jill really show you the true spirit of female determination in Africa. I have to say that it is also lovely that they didn't just feature women with natural hair. There were relaxed heads too. This is more reflective of the true picture in Africa because many people think that many African women wear natural hair but it is less common in urban areas.
In short, this series is pure bliss. This is inspired acting at its best and it will have you laughing and just wanting more. If you don't have HBO, get it, pay per view it, go to someone's house and watch it, just don't tell me you didn't see it!!
Ok, I'll stop gushing now and take a deep breath. I need to sleep - It is 20 minutes past midnight here! (Ooooooo and African screen giant Desmond Dube is in it too and the late Anthony Minghella directed it (sent potato chips/crisps to Jill to fatten her up).........ok that's it........for now).