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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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as Dirk Gently
as Amanda Brotzman
as Farah Black
as Bart Curlish
as Sgt. Hugo Friedkin
as Col. Scott Riggins
as Gordon Rimmer
as Lydia Spring
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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.
It's a compulsively watchable show, but its breathless, urgent tone brings it closer to E4's Misfits than to anything Adams wrote.
It's dark and funny and appalling and sad and silly, and very much its own thing.
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.
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.
[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.
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