Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Air date: Oct 14, 2017
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The season begins with Dirk trapped in the government organization of Blackwing for the last two months, unfortunately re-immersed in the nightmares of his childhood, and separated from Todd (Elijah Wood) and Farah (Jade Eshete). Dirk seems to be utterly defeated in his current surroundings with no obvious way out. Meanwhile, Todd and Farah are free, but on the run from the authorities. They are desperately clinging to what remains of their resolve to be reunited with not only Dirk, but also Todd?s sister, Amanda (Hannah Marks).


Samuel Barnett
as Dirk Gently
Elijah Wood
as Todd Brotzman
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 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

For those viewers who may have binged the show on Hulu or On Demand though, this will be an exercise in patience. Dirk Gently is a show that is best consumed in bigger chunks, if only to get to these connections faster.

Oct 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The sense of humor, the rhythm, the dialogue, the visual and practically everything else follow the same line of the first season, without, at least for now, falling into repetition, so do not hesitate to continue seeing it. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a whirlwind of time travelling madness, beautiful friendships with a dash of a secret government conspiracy added in for good measure. And yes, everything is connected.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

BBC America's quirky hit series, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ... by immediately introducing a new fantasy world called Wendimoor.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

[Dirk Gently] shoulders a lot of something special as it plays with the wonderfully absurd amidst a thriller involving a millionaire's murder, a black cat and vampires in vans.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

In Dirk's world, the disorienting chaos may be turned up to eleventy-eleven, but it at least resolves in a single, short season.

Nov 10, 2017 | Full Review…

This newest version of Holistic Detective Agency is very, very weird - and lots of fun.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The question of whether or not Dirk Gently succeeds as a show for you is unlikely to change with this new season. It remains the frustrating, creative, eccentric show it's always been.

Oct 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

This opening episode hit the ground running, and the story is just as engaging as the first season, different though it may be.

Oct 16, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Whether or not season 2 will be as magical as the land of Wendimoor suggests remains to be seen, but Dirk Gently is certainly off to a strong start.

Oct 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2

  • Mar 11, 2019
    I really liked this, a breath of fresh air
  • Feb 12, 2019
    Unlike the first one, this season's 'unrealistic' element, which is the very essential, crucial ingredient of this series, has gone too far. The fantasy components are not well mixed with the realistic setting, thus begin to look absurd and ridiculous, instead of creating an intriguing atmosphere.
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, particularly the BBC series. Jumped into Dirk Gently's Season 1 and finally learned what binging something I've never seen before was like. Stumbled on Season 2 on hulu. Expected chaos, randomness, the unexpected, the unexplained and lots of deaths. Got it. Not real happy with all the deaths but...Adams was a 'devout atheist'. I think he enjoyed that freedom in taking apart and re-piecing together reality and our roles in it. Life could be just a dream. Why not have people designed to fix this partly messed up world. I liked the casting for each character, particularly for Farah. Her look, that hair and her skills were non stop action fun. Bart, the assassin really distorted life as we know it. Her fairly primitive ways and disinterest in how she looked and acted are rarely found in the world of entertainment. The actors for Dirk and Todd carry the show well. I noticed the director was able to get great face shots of the actors expressing their various suprises or emotions. This series was so chaotic and hard to explain that it was easy for me to watch it again where I caught a number of things I'd previously missed and hints of what was to happen that I otherwise never noticed on first viewing. The single disappointment was the lack of ever explaining how Dirk was part of the prophecy. Hobbs was loved by all in the show and the actor was able to casually and realistically convey that likability. It was satisfying that the project leader got a sort of resolution. His resolute insistence on refusing to read reports because they're so boring reminded me of the same lack of desire to read that our president has shown, art imitating life. The colorful creatures of the forest and the two peoples seemed a bit cheesy production wise. Story wise, it all fell into place well. The rowdy 3 were consistently refreshing and the mange and his apprentice were splendid amoral characters. He tells her to stop going by the rules of this world and she plunges into that with a complete disregard for life. I see there's not going to be a season 3. A real shame. I can't remember a TV show that was this complex, buoyant, disjointed and surprising yet so tidily wrapped up in maybe ever and I've been watching TV and movies since the 60's. Very well done overall. I may even go read 1 or more of the books.
  • Nov 29, 2018
    This second series was even crazier than the previous one. Lot's of things out of what you would expect just mix together, from magic to fantastic words etc. But in the end all fits together in the typical "holistic style". A pity there won't be a third serie
  • Oct 24, 2018
    Loved it even more than the first season. Well done.
  • Oct 06, 2018
    Don't know why it was cancelled, really good
  • Oct 04, 2018
    The connectivity that existed within the first season was so awesome because it is all wrapped together with few to no questions surrounding the mystery itself (not dirks origins and other events like the program and the other participants). We know how every event occurred, and most importantly, how dirk got wrapped up in all of it, albeit a time loop. In this season, we have no explanation of the prophecy whatsoever. For some reason, the child, who was taken before dirk even knew him made a world with a prophecy that Dirk would come save it from doom, which we never got fully explained, we just saw dirk fulfill the prophecy. This season started out great with the parallels to the first episode to the first season. If you rewatch them both you will notice near identical lines repeated. which made me hope that we would get a resolution to how the two parties are connected. But nope, they just added that so people would think the show was being smarter than it actually was. Then theres more introduction to seemingly crucial items (the secret room in the house) that serve as a very interesting episode, but details that took away from the mystery itself, because for some reason barely anything in this season was connected, aside from to the dude in the coma (and because it was such an easy guess and was revealed so soon, i thought there would be something deeper). I would give this a 30% for the overall story through the season, but a 60% for the "coolness",
  • Sep 04, 2018
    best show if disagree bing bong your opinion is wrong
  • Aug 25, 2018
    just as must greatness as the previous series, with a brand new twist. Oh- and it's gay, without trying to be. Perfect.
  • Aug 17, 2018
    Finally, an adaptation of Dirk Gently the embraces the intent of the author. This modern take on a classic character is something that can be binged over and over and over......

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