Dirk Gently is a ‘holistic’ detective. He solves weird, supernatural, crimes. Everything looks like a coincidence until it all clicks together and fits. If you ever played the Hitchhiker’s Guide text-based game (think “Zork”), and tried to figure out how many weird things you had to do in order to get the stupid universal translator into your ear, this show is just like that. Everything looks random until it all fits. Holisticly.
The problem is that holistic medicine is watered down. And so is this show. It tries so so so hard to be like Douglas Adams’ zany, witty, quirky work (which yes, this is based on), that it just falls as off-kilter as any American remake of a British show. The original story is weird enough, but there’s something about how this is told that is incredibly divisive. You’ll either love it or hate it. I didn’t love it.
The acting is phenomenal, the writing and cinematography are brilliant, and yet it just never clicked right for me. Apparently a lot of people felt that way too. The show was canceled after two seasons.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.