“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” a crazily random television show brought to us by the BBC, might be one of the most confusing things I’ve ever tried to watch.
That said, it all wraps up nicely in the end, but if you are a person who needs to understand what is happening when it happens, it might not be your cup of tea.
This show is based on the work of Douglas Adams, the author who gave all of us “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
On that note, I can say it was a little like listening to Zaphod Beeblebrox trying to explain trigonometry after Humma Kavula took half of his heads.
Unfortunately, if I were to speak too much about what happens, I would be giving away major plot points.
The popularity of this show is so huge that it had a panel at San Diego Comic-Con that was full — before the show even was aired.
Dirk Gently is a private detective who befriends a 30-year-old bellboy named Todd Brotzman. The duo then are launched into an insane adventure to solve a crime, but encounter about five other random plot lines along the way that initially make no sense whatsoever.
The other characters seem to have no connection to any of the central characters, but during the course of the series, you find out that, in fact, everything is connected.
From the four grungy looking psychics in a panel van and the two cops investigating a missing-person case to the seemingly deranged “holistic assassin” and the Corgi that keeps appearing out of nowhere, this show will keep you guessing until the very end.
The second season is set to be released this October. Although critics’ ratings were lower than viewer ratings, I sincerely hope the high marks from the fans will influence how long this show remains on the air. Check it out today on YouTube Red or on DVD.