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Dirk Gently 

Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.


Howard Overman
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2012   2010  




Series cast summary:
Stephen Mangan ...  Dirk Gently 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Darren Boyd ...  Richard MacDuff / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ...  Janice Pearce 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Jason Watkins ...  DI Gilks 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Susan Harmison 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Neil Grant Neil Grant ...  Driver / ... 1 episode, 2010-2012
Robby Haynes ...  PC Hames (Arresting officer) 2 episodes, 2012


Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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How can you not admit brilliance?
3 September 2017 | by BobonthecouchSee all my reviews

How can you not admit the brilliance of stealing a character from an extremely popular show such as "Orphan Black" three years in the future? It doesn't get any more holistic than that. Beyond that playful jab at Siren555, this is typical British inanity. Enjoyable but not memorable. I am about to watch the second episode about a month after I'd seen the first and must admit I recall very little from the pilot. Yet I'm sure I will smile often, chuckle occasionally and potentially laugh out loud once or twice. It is what it is, you get what you pay for and caveat emptor.

Ps. Apparently the first episode was not the pilot. I'll have to try and find it.

Wellalright... found the pilot. Excellent! I gave it a 9. Amidst all the silliness was actually an imaginative mystery. Mysteries I should say. The twists at the end were Hitchcockian/Serlingesque. Very entertaining and worth every minute.

Addendum: The way I rate shows... I don't usually review anything less than a 7 because 6 would be a failing grade and I won't waste my time watching it. I'm old; I don't know how much time I've got left. Since I probably turned it off before getting even halfway through, it wouldn't be fair to rate or review it. 7 is watchable but I may go a while between episodes since, though somewhat entertaining, there are other shows more interesting or compelling. 8 would be a regular in my lineup. 9 is a must see and probably bingeable. 10 is just the epitome of superbity and headed for my all-time favorites list. I'm adding this to my reviews because it seems there are a lot of binary reactions to pretty much everything these days. I am not a like/unlike kind of guy. I see a lot of grays so if I give something a 10 it doesn't mean the only alternative is a 1.

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11 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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