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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 

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Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural.

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Max Landis
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Samuel Barnett ...  Dirk Gently 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Elijah Wood ...  Todd Brotzman 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Hannah Marks ...  Amanda Brotzman 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Jade Eshete ...  Farah Black 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Mpho Koaho ...  Ken 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Dustin Milligan ...  Sgt. Hugo Friedkin 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Fiona Dourif ...  Bart Curlish 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Osric Chau ...  Vogel 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Michael Eklund ...  Martin 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Bentley ...  Rapunzel the Corgi 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Zak Santiago ...  Cross 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Viv Leacock ...  Gripps 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Amanda Walsh ...  Suzie Boreton 10 episodes, 2017
Izzie Steele ...  Tina Tevetino 9 episodes, 2017
Neil Brown Jr. ...  Estevez 8 episodes, 2016
Christopher Russell ...  Panto Trost 8 episodes, 2017
Aaron Douglas ...  Gordon Rimmer 8 episodes, 2016
John Hannah ...  Mage 8 episodes, 2017
John Stewart ...  Bob Boreton 8 episodes, 2017

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Centers on the titular holistic detective who investigates cases involving the supernatural. Based on the "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" novel series, written by Douglas Adams and published by Simon and Schuster in 1987.

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Based on the Douglas Adams novel series of the same name. See more »

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No it's not Douglas Adams, but it could be...
21 December 2016 | by mail-234-608101See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I read Douglas Adams' DGHDA so I cannot say if the character is faithful to the books, but my memory says not... That being said, it is a fine good romp, full of time travel mind twisters, silly puns, and off-beat plot lines that will keep you wondering -"What the heck is going on???" Thankfully, the "Previously on Dirk Gently..." at the beginning of each episode will clarify last week's episode for you.

Samuel Barnett's "Dirk" plays somewhere between Colombo and Mork from Ork, his frenetic antics land him the proverbial pile of excrement where he emerges "smelling like roses", most of the time, to his own surprise.

Elijah Wood's Todd Brotzman is the perfect Hardy to Dirk's Laurel, with a depth of character Ollie Hardy never reached...he has secrets.

Amanda Brotzman, played by Hannah Marks, is a likable character, who too plumbs depths she didn't know she had and comes up with a few surprises.

Jade Eshete is just stunningly beautiful as the hot, ninja-like, body guard who plays with one foot in Dirk's world and the other in Todd's reality, she plays a foil against both side, or a bridge, whatever. She is the strong female character to Amanda's softer more emotional feminine nature.

The unlikely duo of Bart and Ken, who's story arc vectors to cross paths with Dirk, are played admirably by Fiona Dourif and Mpho Koaho respectively. We don't know what will happen when the trio meet, but we know something will.

The story resembles Douglas Adams' in that there are multiple concurrent plots, seemingly unrelated, but with hints of synchronicity that eventually converge to a raucous denouement where all becomes clear, sort of.

Entertaining, full of fun, with some good acting make this the best adaptation of any of Douglas Adams' works to date.


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