Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

2016 • AMC
658 reviews
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Season 2 episodes (21)

1 Space Rabbit
Todd and Farah are on the run from the law, heading to small town Bergsberg, Montana in search of Dirk. Mysteriously, Bart’s search for Ken takes her to the same small town, where odd, unexplainable events are starting to take place.
2 Fans of Wet Circles
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.
3 Two Broken Fingers
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.
4 The House Within a House
As the team's investigation leads to a 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.
5 Shapes and Colors
The case seems to take a major turn when Arnold, the adult son of the dead Cardenas couple, shows up. Amanda is led to a mystical coven in the woods of Wendimoor, where she begins to master the unique powers she first experienced in Bergsberg.
6 Girl Power
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.
7 That Is Not Miami
Lost in Wendimoor, Dirk has a crisis of confidence, as he and Todd struggle with hostile natives, deadly misunderstandings, and very literally, evil knights.
8 Little Guy, Black Hair
With evil forces converging on all sides, Dirk Gently must take charge to rescue the feuding Brotzman siblings from certain death. While in Bergsberg, Panto offers Bart a better life.
9 Trouble Is Bad
As Wendimoor falls into chaos, The Mage enacts his final solution, putting both worlds in dire jeopardy and forcing our heroes to face off against the season-long villains. Amanda and Todd must overcome their differences to help Dirk.
10 Nice Jacket
Dirk fulfills the prophecy and restores order by courageously returning to Blackwing to where it all began. Todd and Amanda go toe-to-toe with the villainous Suzie Boreton.
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About this show

Corpses - cops - trap - cult - assassins - Pararibulitis - vampires - lottery ticket - kitten - corgi - EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Welcome to the world of BBC AMERICA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things. When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they're destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters' further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. Penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ("A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), from the studio that produced The Walking Dead.

Ratings and reviews

658 reviews
Drew Losure-McDermott
September 5, 2017
Not a show for people with small attention spans, this is a serious piece of comedy that (in the true spirit of the Douglas Adams novels) hinges on plot points of purest "coincidence" that are not, in fact, coincidence at all. Holistic theory, as put by the title character, is that all things are fundamentally interconnected. The character, and in turn the show itself, uses the concept to drive the plot - someone without focus could, as an audience member, miss small-seeming but important connections that elevate the show from light science fiction to a more inspired work; it does not retread the plot of the source novels but it is still a more effective adaptation than any other Douglas Adams visual media attempt I've seen. It isn't for everyone, and I'm sure many of the negative reviews are simply people without the time, attention span or focus to keep them invested in the quite fast moving plot and dialog. Lighthearted but not light, it's a show that defies its genre. It can get quite dark at times, but under a veneer of bright colorful comedic ridiculousness - a must watch for anyone who is truly a fan of absurd comedy. Elijah Wood is a perfect audience stand in everyman protagonist. I recommend watching the show alongside someone else you truly respect intellectually so that you can discuss it after (or during) episodes; I would not have gotten half as much satisfaction without my girlfriend, as discussing it with her helped both of us understand and keep track of things. Definitely rewards rewatching, very dense. Many clever visual notes. Ambitious and creative. I'm really looking forward to season 2.
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Kate P
November 3, 2017
This show is one of the most original and brilliant I've ever watched. The writing is captivating and interesting (and at times, also very ironic and funny). The acting is wonderful and the sets are amazing too. Easily my favorite show right now. You won't find anything like it. I also love that you have to watch every episode in a season for it to make sense-- it keeps me watching and is so intriguing that I have to watch it a second time around too.
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Emma Cabrera
October 26, 2017
The plot seems a little convoluted at first but, if you like puzzles, stay with it. It is very much in the vein of the source material with a modern take. And, I feel like it's far more accessible for people who don't necessarily like Sci-Fi, which will cause "real & true" Sci-Fi fans conniptions.
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