Frodo Baggins (AKA Elijah Wood) was staring at me from Netflix holding a Corgie, so naturally I hit play.
Eight episodes of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency later and I’m still wondering what on earth I’ve just seen.
The multi layered happenings of the BBC Amercia’s series circle around the strange and wonderful investigations of Dirk Gently (played by Samuel Barnett), his reluctant sidekick Todd (Elijah Wood), eclectic police, baffling (and baffled) assassins and an ensemble freaky folk.
The teaser was launched at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2016 and quirky doesn’t remotely cover it. Random bizarre acts, deeply disturbed characters, acts of weirdness followed by violence and unexplained happenings. Just what you’d expect from the master of comedy Sci-fi Douglas Adams. The constructive chaos and rapid fire witty dialogue is nasty, fun and entirely addictive. Think Pulp Fiction meets The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Happy reading and watching!