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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Odd and ambitious, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency sometimes overdoses on pure weirdness but offers absurdist rewards to those who stick with it.


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This science fiction detective show is based on the novel series of the same name written by Douglas Adams and takes place after the events narrated in the books. Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) is a bellhop who finds the murdered body of a multimillionaire while on the job; this leads to him meeting Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), a holistic detective who believes in the supernatural, being slightly psychic himself. The detective convinces Todd to work at his side, promising to pay him enough to be able to help his sister Amanda (Hanna Marks), who has a terrible illness that gives her hallucinations. Season 1 follows the duo as they investigate crimes and navigate a world where time travel, psychic vampires and government conspiracies are all real.


Samuel Barnett
as Dirk Gently
Hannah Marks
as Amanda Brotzman
Jade Eshete
as Farah Black
Fiona Dourif
as Bart Curlish
Dustin Milligan
as Sgt. Hugo Friedkin
Miguel Sandoval
as Col. Scott Riggins
Richard Schiff
as Zimmerfield
Aaron Douglas
as Gordon Rimmer
Alison Thornton
as Lydia Spring
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Critic Reviews for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

Bonkers? Very much so - but with an internal coherence that begins to reveal itself just as the viewer might begin to doubt its very existence.

March 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a compulsively watchable show, but its breathless, urgent tone brings it closer to E4's Misfits than to anything Adams wrote.

December 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's dark and funny and appalling and sad and silly, and very much its own thing.

October 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dirk Gently is gorgeous, ambitious, pre-meditated chaos, a firework shot into a crowded room, or a child drawing with lipstick on the good wallpaper, grounded only by subtle performances by Elijah Wood, and Samuel Barnett as the titular detective.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Those who have devoured the swervy, same-named Douglas Adams books could very well find themselves immensely entertained. Those who haven't... can at least can admire the energy, cheekiness and slick production values.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It] comes off as an odd but fun distraction. But to appreciate it, you better like weird shows that seem uninterested in providing answers. [It] doesn't just set up weirdness and then explain it; it just keeps getting stranger and stranger as it goes.

October 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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