Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.2  (57,673)

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a television series that first aired on BBC America in late 2016. The show features an ensemble cast led by Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently, a self-professed "holistic detective" who believes in the interconnectedness of all things. Alongside Barnett, the show also stars Elijah Wood as Todd Brotzman, a down-on-his-luck bellhop who inadvertently gets caught up in Dirk's investigations, and Hannah Marks as Amanda Brotzman, Todd's sister who suffers from a rare and debilitating disease.

The show takes place in a world that is simultaneously familiar and strange. On one hand, it's set in modern-day America and its characters face many of the same challenges and everyday problems that we all do. But on the other hand, it's a world where magic exists, time travel is possible, and the seemingly impossible is always just around the corner.

At its core, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a show about the interconnectedness of all things. Dirk believes that everything in the universe is connected, and that by following seemingly random paths, he can uncover the secrets of the universe. Whether he's solving a murder or stopping an apocalypse, Dirk's investigations always lead him down unexpected paths, and the solutions he discovers are often just as unexpected.

The show's plot is labyrinthine, with multiple storylines and characters intersecting in unexpected ways. But despite its complex plot, the show is surprisingly easy to follow. This is thanks in part to the clear and concise writing, but also to the strong performances from the cast members. Each of the main characters is given a unique and well-defined personality, and their interactions with one another lend verisimilitude to the show's more fantastical elements.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the show is its visual style. Each episode is packed with vivid and inventive set pieces, from a haunted house to a time-crazed cult to a boat full of angry mermen. The show's willingness to embrace the absurd and the fantastical is infectious, and it's impossible not to be drawn in by its style and energy.

Despite its many strengths, however, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency was canceled after just two seasons. The show's complex plotting and fantastical elements may have been a little too niche for mainstream audiences, and its cancellation was met with disappointment from its small but devoted fanbase. Nevertheless, the show's two seasons remain a testament to the power of inventive storytelling and inspired filmmaking.

All in all, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a deeply enjoyable and highly imaginative television show. Its blend of mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy is unlike anything else on television, and its memorable characters and richly detailed world are sure to leave a lasting impression. Despite its brief run, the show remains a cult favorite and a must-watch for anyone who loves bold and inventive storytelling.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 2016.

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Nice Jacket
10. Nice Jacket
December 16, 2017
Dirk fulfills the prophecy and restores order by courageously returning to Blackwing to where it all began. Elsewhere: Todd and Amanda go toe-to-toe with the villainous Suzie Boreton.
Trouble Is Bad
9. Trouble Is Bad
December 9, 2017
Wendimoor falls into chaos; the Mage enacts his final solution, putting both worlds in jeopardy; Amanda and Todd must overcome their differences.
Little Guy, Black Hair
8. Little Guy, Black Hair
December 2, 2017
Dirk solves the case, while Farah and Tina learn the Mage's whereabouts. However, Suzie finds Dirk and his friends while the Mage finds Farah and Tina.
This Is Not Miami
7. This Is Not Miami
November 25, 2017
Lost in Wendimoor, Dirk has a crisis of confidence as he and Todd struggle with hostile natives; deadly misunderstandings; and very literally, evil knights.
Girl Power
6. Girl Power
November 18, 2017
As we grow closer to an answer about the case and the identity of "The Boy," our villains converge to stop our heroes with a shocking outcome.
Shapes and Coloros
5. Shapes and Coloros
November 11, 2017
The case seems to take a major turn when Arnold, the son of the dead Cardenas couple, shows up. Meanwhile, Amanda is led to a mystical coven in the woods of Wendimoor led by the forest witch Wakti Wapnasi, where she begins to master her unique powers.
The House within the House
4. The House within the House
November 4, 2017
As the team's investigation leads to a startling discovery in the long-abandoned Cardenas homestead, Bart and Panto forge an unlikely and unusual relationship. In Wendimoor, Amanda takes steps towards understanding the powers that are hidden within her.
Two Broken Fingers
3. Two Broken Fingers
October 28, 2017
While investigating the 40-year-old case of the two dead bodies, Dirk and the gang are surprisingly joined by Bart who relays that she was assaulted and spins the case in a new direction, an investigation into Suzie Boreton.
Fans of Wet Circles
2. Fans of Wet Circles
October 21, 2017
Dirk, Todd and Farah are happily reunited and begin to investigate what Dirk believes is the case. They follow strange clues and discover the body in the car that fell out of the tree connects to one of Sheriff Hobbs' cold cases.
Space Rabbit
1. Space Rabbit
October 14, 2017
Todd and Farah are on the run, and in search of Dirk; Bart's search for Ken takes her to Montana, where unexplainable events are taking place.
Where to Watch Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (57,673)