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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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The executioner calls Dirk a "hoopy frood", a term taken from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (also by Adams). See more »

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Frenetic pace instead of the books dense wit
6 November 2016 | by hawkins-47240See all my reviews

I've read lots of negative comments but I'm thoroughly enjoying this after 3 episodes. Completely faithful adaptations of Douglas Adams seem kinda pointless as so much of his greatness was dependent on the ideas and the bizarre and impossible views he would conjure with words. The wit in his books was never heavily concentrated into the dialog and I think much would make visually dull jokes which required constant and tedious exposition (a permanently stuck sofa just looks too everyday and common to ever be funny).

The cast are younger and more attractive than they would have been in a completely British adaptation and everything happens at great pace but I think that was needed because visually you could never present jokes and ideas as densely as Adams did in his books. I really love one character from the trailers and every scene she has been in; she reminds me of a signature I once read along the lines of "Karma is wonderful, I can treat people bad all day confident in the knowledge that they deserved it."

I think this hugely entertaining even if it only borrows ideas and style from the books fairly lightly . I think most people are likely to enjoy both as quite different things however if you can't appreciate both just consider that books get to tell jokes in much the same way as video don't.


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