Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Netflix Recommendation: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency




I recently Netflix-binged this amazing series, and felt compelled to let you know how brilliant it is! Being a fan of late author/genius Douglas Adams, I was thrilled to learn this little gem was in the works, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord Of The Rings trilogy) no less. If you're not familiar with the hilarious and quirky books of Douglas Adams, go read his most famous work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy immediately. One of my favourite quotes is courtesy of Mr Adams: 

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

The strange, complicated storyline is one of the biggest things Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency has going for it. Although it's based on the Douglas Adams book series, it doesn't really follow the plot. I'm not going to attempt to explain the plot, for it is convoluted, absurd and completely bizarre. Suffice to say, there's murder, a missing girl, a no-nonsense female assassin, a kitten-shark, soul-swapping, time travel and twists and turns aplenty. It's sci-fi with humour, heart and a bit of blood and gore. There's intrigue, death mazes, the supernatural and an all-encompassing sense of interconnectivity between everything in the universe. This series is an absolute trip and I can't recommend it enough really!





There are only eight episodes in the entire first series, so it's quite easy to watch over the space of one weekend. I'm so excited that Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency has been renewed for a second (ten episode!) series that will be available this year. Do yourself a favour and watch this on Netflix. Let me know what you think!


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Are you a fan of Douglas Adams? What do your recommend watching on Netflix?

20 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out :)

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    1. It is really interesting Vanessa. Hope you love it as much as I do! :)

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  2. sounds actually very interesting! looking for some new shows to watch, will check this out!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. I'll have to give it a watch! Although I can never watch anything with Elijah in it and not think of Lord of the Rings!
    X Izzy www.izzywears.com

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    1. Haha. This is so different from LOTR though, it's a real mindbender. Thanks for reading!

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  4. This is on my list! I keep seeing it on Netflix but haven't gotten to it yet. After I saw your post on FB about it yesterday I saw another in a book blogging forum, in which someone was talking about the book/s on which it's based.

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    1. Ooh it's really good Deborah, hope you get to it eventually! Have you read any Douglas Adams books? They're so quirky and funny.

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  5. Thank you, thank you and thank you! I have just got Netflix. So far I have watched the new series of the Gilmore Girls and I'm currently watching the series 'The Crown'. Great to have another recommendation! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. You're very welcome! Isn't Netflix amazing, I love it! Thanks for reading Min :)

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  6. Oh, this sounds right up my alley!

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  7. A challenging genre for me. Might have to watch the Netflix first before reading the book.

    SSG xxx

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  8. I don't have Netflix because I'm trying to minimise the amount of TV I watch - it's been an issue in the past. However, my son has it in his room. I may be tempted to sneak in and watch an episode of this show when he's out! :) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Haha, have a sneaky Netflix session, sounds like a fun treat!

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  9. I'm new to Netflix and am finding it HIGHLY addictive. Binge watching is my new thing. I'm currently watching SUITS and the original Gilmore Girls. Did I mention addictive?
    #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I need to check out Suits, I keep hearing such good things about it! Yes Netflix is SO addictive! :)

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  10. Oh it looks right up my alley! I'll check it out, thanks for telling us about it.

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