Dirk Gently Analysis

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a series that defies the laws of traditional television productions; it is tragic and comedic, suspenseful and light-hearted, heart breaking and beautiful. In this BBC production, Dirk Gently, a holistic detective that believes everything is a clue; Todd Brotzman, a skeptical sidekick to the detective and Farah Black, an experienced bodyguard who cannot seem to leave the detective’s side, strive to solve the mystery of the penthouse massacre and the peculiar connection the massacre has to the disappearance of Lydia Spring, an ordinary thirteen year old girl. The accredited creators of this series, Max Landis and Douglas Adams, have carefully implemented elements of silence, space and special effects …show more content…
Check. Unlikely friendships? Check. Fantastic plot twists? You bet. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency captures anyone who watches, making them question their own boring life and if there really is more out there. While the effects and production are feats only skilled film makers could achieve, it’s really the characters that create a wonderful, interesting show. Dirk Gently is an eccentric, British detective who attracts an group of oddballs in his quest to solve the mystery of a local girl’s disappearance and her connection to penthouse massacre in a local hotel. In amongst these misfits are a rocker-turned-bellhop who witnessed some strange events before the penthouse murders and a tough girl who begrudgingly tags along for her own personal benefit. You see the possibility for conflict and the ability for great co-operation the moment the show starts and our main characters meet. Throughout the show, the characters begin to depend on each other as their situations become more and more intertwined. At the same time, you - the viewer, the person on your couch laughing along - become more and more invested in each character and it becomes impossible to let them …show more content…
The first time I watched it, I couldn’t believe my eyes - I couldn’t believe that the madness on the TV screen was ever allowed to air. Once it ended, I laughed. For a long time. It was a laugh of disbelief because I had just stumbled upon a killer show. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has a plot so complex and confusing it becomes mesmerizing. What is even crazier is how everything fits together and makes sense in the end. Characters you didn’t understand in the beginning become your best friends by the end because they develop into vulnerable, relatable people who seem realer than pixels and scripted words. Things you never quite understood that make sense only during the final moments of last episode. By the time the credits roll around, your mind is whirling for an explanation as to how someone conjured this madness up and made cohesive ending. A shoutout has to be made to the amazing creators, Max Landis and Douglas Adams, for the time and effort it took to create this show. If you are ever looking for a show that will take you to a whole other planet and make you question just how creative you can be, look no further than Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. It’s 100% certain to shatter your

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