Netflix’s Dirk Gently Series Is the Strangest Thing

Most fans of science fiction books and television shows are at least aware of the contributions of such British notaries as Douglas Adams, famed author of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” series, and the quality shows produced by the BBC network and BBC America. This past weekend saw the second season premier of “Dirk Gently,” based on some of Adams’ lesser known but equally memorable characters. Check it out, and don’t worry if the plot seems hard to follow-it will all make sense in the end.

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Being a long-time Douglas Adams fan (as you all should be), I was excited to see a TV adaptation of his novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency appear on Netflix and started watching almost immediately.

The logo for Netflix's adaptation of Dirk Gently's Holistic AgencyIt didn’t blow me away out of the gate, though. It was a strange, confusing show that didn’t seem to have much to do with the Dirk Gently story I know. I almost gave up on the show after the first two episodes, but something about it stuck with me, and I decided to give it another shot.

This turned out to be a good call.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a very, very strange show. Far stranger than I have the ability to adequately communicate through a mere blog post, and almost certainly the strangest television show I’ve ever seen.

It’s also almost entirely unlike the book it’s supposedly based upon. Really the…

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6 thoughts on “Netflix’s Dirk Gently Series Is the Strangest Thing

    1. Absolutely. I have been a fan of British sci-fi since I was watching reruns of Dr. Who as a child. This latest addition to that body of work is a very modern take on the books, incorporating unbelievable plot twists with mystery, action, and comedy thrown in for good measure.

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    1. Hi Amy! I watched the first episode of Dirk Gently last night 🙂 Oh my, there’s a lot of quirkiness out there ~ I like Elijah Wood and plan to watch more episodes to see how it all comes together in a “holistic” way ((I’m intrigued!))

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