Dirk Gently: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (11 Dec. 2010)

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Eccentric private eye Dirk Gently uses 'holistic' methods, believing everything in the universe to be connected. When hired to trace elderly Ruth's missing cat, Dirk, with down-trodden ... See full summary »



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Ruth Jordan
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Eccentric private eye Dirk Gently uses 'holistic' methods, believing everything in the universe to be connected. When hired to trace elderly Ruth's missing cat, Dirk, with down-trodden sidekick MacDuff, investigates a warehouse, which houses a strange contraption, which blows up. A connection is made to a missing billionaire, Gordon Way, who has been besotted with MacDuff's girlfriend Susan for over a decade. Dirk connects the dates when Ruth acquired her cat and when Susan threw over Way to solve a puzzle involving time travel and homicide, accounting for the missing cat and billionaire as well as the disappearance of Ruth's husband. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Before Dirk paints over his white board in his office, you can see various references to characters and locations in the actual books. See more »


(at around 1 min) When Dirk Gently leaves Macduff in the pub, he also leaves his pint glass 3/4 full. MacDuff picks up his own glass and is still drinking when in the following shot the barman approaches - but Dirk's glass is now empty. See more »


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Gently surreal
13 January 2011 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Douglas Adams wrote the brilliant 'The Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy' and then, arguably, struggled to produce anything else that quite matched: the Dirk Gently novels (there were a couple), about an unlikely detective, were one of his subsequent projects. Brought to T.V., they share some of the weakness of the books: not as zanily crazy as his first work, but hardly deep enough to work as real drama. But there are still some funny moments in this adaptation, although it's set in the present day and is arguably more "inspired by" than a literal translation of the original. Still, something of the spirit of the author shines through, arguably more so than in the hyperactive 'Hitchkikers' film of a couple of years ago.

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