One of the freshest detective serials that you will see in a long time. It is much less of a detective serial and more of Karma that comes your way through the deeds you do. The term 'holistic' is very aptly used in the title. It offers a lot of solutions to the characters' past, present and future. The 'others' wherein each of the characters have a special power.
Most of special powers are not evil
There is always a fight between evil and not-evil when it comes to supernatural serials. There is an underlying feeling of irony whether it comes to the super villains who keep on changing the way they look and have absolutely strong and powerful followers. They are brutal and most people cannot win over them. However, those around Dirk and also Bart - the holistic killer, you will find not huge generosity but an underlying goodness that is very hard to beat. There are also the Three who are actually four people who can suck out confused emotions and fears, these are the ones who help Todd's sister Amanda who is suffering from Pararibulitis - an unknown illness.
There is also the machine
There is not one machine but two. One of this machine has an uncanny ability to exchange souls and the other one can provide power to an entire city. A bunch of bad boys already have control over one and are in search of another. A scientist named Patrick Spring is killed and his daughter has disappeared. Weirdest twist and turn of events occur when Dirk tells that it was Patrick who hired him to investigate his own murder. Every character has charisma and mystery, the intriguing weaponized soul is an interesting concept except it is mostly used to make innocent animals like a kitten very scary. It is the machines ability to exchange a kitten's soul with that of a Shark. This soul separates from the body and causes havoc that kills Patrick Spring. Detectives are unable to find out what caused huge bite marks in the room and body guards' bodies to be cut into half.
Dirk Gently is Mumbly Yet Confident
One of the most interesting dialogues in 'Dirk Gently..." is '"if I don't solve a case no one can". This resonates since it is completely dependent on events that are cast in a particular loop to ensure that every characters justifies his purpose of existence. It could be the military man and his private who are looking for 'others' or Bart the holistic killer. You cannot help but find a likeability for Bart simply because whenever she killed someone something good happened to those who were in need. The bad guys are properly killed by the Three and Farah as well as Amanda get a positive life. This series never disappoints, in fact, it has rare common sense though for some people it borders on dangerous. There are quite a few characters that will cast some degree of confusion initially but at the end these all will come together beautifully and in some cases tragically.
You will find Dirk Gently On Netflix
I downloaded netflix and found this quirky interesting series there. Am awaiting if something more is done for the story since the writer Adams died without writing the third part. Enjoy Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.