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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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Series cast summary:
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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USA

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English

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22 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The Canadian flag can be seen flying over a school in the 'Parkland' neighbourhood being investigated by the gang in episode 3. See more »

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The best show on television today, with makings of a cult classic that deserve a third season
19 December 2017 | by borensteinmirjamSee all my reviews

To try and list all the things that make this show special, will take several weeks, so I'll try to cut it short. It is insanely well written, to the extent that something in s1 e1 that seems random is actually a thought-out part of the story that may become crucial in s2. Despite being a show about a possibly psychic detective, that starts with an insane amount of different stories about characters that doesn't seem to have any impact on each other, everything is actually connected and brought together in a brilliant unexpected way in the end. Apart from all this, Max Landis has managed to write every single character interesting, and capable of being the star of their own show. Above all they are relatable, despite or maybe because of them being a bit crazy and a loser in their own way. None of these characters are unflawed and it makes you care about them in a way that I've never been able to care about fictional characters before. Every single actor is hugely talented, and the creative team behind the show must have put such a huge amount of love and effort into bringing Landis's vision to life. The portrayals of women, lgbt+ people, people of color and mentally ill people are so respectful in a unique way that I think is mostly due to the fact that Landis knows how to write them as any other human being. As a woman I experienced a great relief in watching a show where no woman is sexualized in any way, but still considered worthy of love and acceptance. The dialogue is never random, it changes dynamically between hilarious and thoughtful. No clichés ever show up, which is incredibly refreshing. I could go on and on about this show, the beautiful music and cinematography, the powerful messages that are often underlying and sometimes outspoken, the relationships between the characters and the absence of toxic masculinity in the male heroes, but I'm already ranting, so I'm just going to end with this:

Give this show a chance. I can say that it changed the way I look at life for the better, it made me care at a time when I didn't. Let yourself be swept away. Everything is connected.


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