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?