Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Hey Folks, this is my first article in english (I apologize for the mistakes), so i’ll try to talk about this crazy TV show : Dirk Gently
I don’t even remember why I decided to watch this show but finally it was brilliant idea ! Imagine : Elijah Wood (Could you explain to me why this dude never gets old ? still with his Frodo face : huge sweet eyes, little teeth and perpetual worried eyebrows ?!) and a bunch of totally crazy characters, a really strange story and a nonsense english humour. All I love.
Holistic, did you really say holistic ?
WTF dudes ?
Dirk Gently is a holistic detective, that means that to solve a case, he bets on coincidences, help of the fate and small details that may seem useless but become a key of the investigation. This gentle guy who thinks everything is linked, has to solve a strange and bloody crime, so he doesn’t hesitate to involve the poor Todd, a groom who is quite a loser in his job, his sister Amanda (who has a disease that gives her have hallucinations as soon as she’s confronted to the world) and Farah, a brave and sexy bodyguard whose mission is to find a missing girl.
Dirk : sometimes you want to punch him in the face, sometimes you want him to be your best friend
This show is really fun because all the characters live crazies and WTF adventures and they all seem to have such a tremendous part of craziness in them, that they finally are part of it naturally. Dirk has in own logic: when he tries to explain something, he’s so sure of what he says that he doesn’t feel the need to adapt to « normal » people. I love Todd’s reactions in front of this touching (but totally weirdo) guy. Dirk is not the only one who is holistic. Here comes Bart (my favourite), the holistic killer. As Dirk, she totally trusts in fate. So she escape bullets, even death and doesn’t have any doubts that her mission is to kill people that need to be killed. She’s really crazy and hilarious.
There is so much to say about the characters, like the Rowdy 3, punk style guys that love breaking everything just for fun and absorb energy from their victims, like vampires.
So we have a bunch of mad people, a WTF scenario, action and lot of fun, what else Georgy ?
Don’t think Dirk Gently is a just another funny show, because everything is connected (as Dirk and Bart say) : there actually is a real investigation and even if it’s crazy you will love to discover how all this fucked up story will end.
There are 2 seasons, the second is a level above the first in craziness : our heroes will live a twisted adventure in a sort of fairytale world, with gay princes wearing pink hairs and a pair of giant scissors instead of a sword. This is really a good show, because really unusual : very english.
Don’t kill the messenger but there will be no season 3. I can’t believe it. But it’s not the first time I’m disappointed like this, with the english « In The Flesh » TV show, it was quite the same. So if you don’t know yet Dirk, take a cup of tea and enjoy. You’re Welcome.