Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Name: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Year: 2016
Creator: Max Landis
Cast: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Language: English
Season: 1
Series: 8

You can call it captivating chaos with the English flavor.

        Dirk Gently is a holistic detective. His holistic method is opposite of deductive method of Sherlock Holmes. For Dirk details, fingerprints, etc. are of no importance. Why to search for details? There is no sense in them. It is better to relax and get involved in chain of events and the universe will bring you to the answers.
       I liked a lot the actors' performance. Elijah Wood (Todd Brotzman) plays so good. You easily believe what a loser he is and feel for his character. Samuel Barnett is, on the other hand, a charismatic loony detective and perfectly matches the character he is playing.
      The lesser characters are turned out to be uncommonly charismatic as well: the duo of holistic assassin Fiona Dourif and hacker Mpho Koaho is a wild combination of violence and madness.  You just cannot help liking them.
      The character of Todd’s sister played Hannah Marks, raises a lot of questions at the begging, though later on her role in the whole picture of events gets clear. There is a huge evolution of the mental deviant person, who leaves the comfort zone and tries to adapt the new reality. Amanda at the beginning and at the end of the season is two different personalities.
       The genres and themes of the series: comedy, action, fantasy, drama, thriller, detective are constantly entwining and that makes the movie so unique. You cannot tear yourself from the screen, while all the events, at the beginning, so accidental and unrelated, are joining at the end in one season grand finale.
       The constantly changing events and lines make it difficult to retell the story at all. For example, in the first episode a great among of events take place, which do not comply with common scenes. After 1st episode nothing is clear unless you follow the plot to the end when the whole picture is revealed to you.


  1. I ended up enjoying this but it took me a while.... I haven't read anything by Douglas Adams so didn't know what to expect - other than that it would be quirky!

    1. I have not read this book as well, so I had no expectations and it turned out to be so entertaining.