Watch This: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is based on novels by Douglas Adams, the British author who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and adapted by Max Landis and Andrew Black.
On the show bellhop Todd Brotzman doesn't have a lot going on in his life, but that all changes when he arrives at work one day and is sent up to the hotel's penthouse, where he discovers millionaire Patrick Spring has been murdered. An odd chain of events that unfolds leads to Todd becoming a person of interest in the crime and losing his job. That is when he meets Dirk Gently, a fast-talking, eccentric detective who has been hired to investigate the murder. He believes that he and Todd are destined to solve the mystery together. Once Dirk is able to convince Todd to work with him, the latter is visited by wild, dangerous characters, all associated with Dirk, who complicate his life further. Dirk, meanwhile, is being hunted by seemingly deranged assassin Bart, who almost kills a man she mistakenly believes to be the detective.
Samuel Barnett plays Gently, colorfully clothed and brash, bouncing into the life of Elijah Woods' downtrodden Todd during an immensely strange day in Todd's poor life. Soon, we're watching the police, the FBI, the CIA, a rock star who appears to be a doppelgänger of Todd, a crazed "holistic" assassin (Fiona Dourif), a rowdy threesome of thugs (with a fourth member), and a few people accidentally being killed by madcap ricocheting bullets.
The show is off-the-wall crazy and has to be seen to even try to understand it. Woods and Barnett are paired well together and play off each other effortlessly.
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