Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency [SPOILER FREE]
I finally got around to watch the first episode of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”. I didn’t really know what to expect as I’ve never heard of ‘Dirk Gently’ before. I found out that the show’s apparently based on a book written by Douglas Adams (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) so I figured the show had to be a ‘bit weird. But I wasn’t sure if ‘weird’ also meant ‘good’. In this case – it definitely does mean the same thing. I may have only seen one episode (which will change soon) but I already love the both main characters of the show and all of its weirdness. It’s really confusing and you don’t get everything at first but I’ve been told that it gets better – everything makes sense in the end.
A great thing about the show is that even if it’s really confusing and strange you don’t want to stop watching it. It doesn’t get boring.
Some people were comparing Dirk Gently to “Doctor Who”. Even though I guess Dirk and The Doctor have some things in common, the character and the show itself are very different from DW (apart from the fact that DW has much less blood in it). The writers of the show have managed to create an interesting, intelligent and quirky character that even if he has some things in common with other characters isn’t like any other characters.
Of course, Dirk Gently already existed before the show was aired – but the show is not like the book. At all. But that isn’t even a bad thing! Not even for the fans of the novel, I think. Maybe fans of the novel hoped for something else but it’s still a really good show and I suggest you’d give it a shot!
Conclusion: The actors are all pretty good, the story is confusing but still interesting. So, if you’re a Nerd with a great sense of humor (like me) then you could really enjoy that show.
It’s worth it, I promise! Everything is connected…