Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Season Premiere)

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2, Episode 1 “Space Rabbit” (B)

In my undying excitement for this show to return, I forgot just how little sense this show can make sometimes. I know that’s completely intentional, but it’s still a bit frustrating and makes it hard to latch onto since it’s impossible to follow the story. With all of our characters scattered – or confined – in different places, there were a lot of new faces added in this episode that may or may not return in the future. The one likeliest to stick around is Amanda Walsh, who I loved a decade ago on “Sons and Daughters,” as Suzan Boreton, who appears to have some powers of her own which may have been what inspired Bart to spare her life rather than her search for a new best friend. John Hannah, fresh off “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” made quite an impression in an almost unrecognizable appearance, and I think he’s going to be back too. Roger Cross from “Dark Matter” showed up as Farah’s brother and Tyler Labine from “Reaper” was the talkative sheriff slash tow truck operator, but I think this is probably the last we’ll see of either of them. Hugo got pretty annoyed and bored with all of his interrogations, and poor Ken is stuck in a taxi being tortured even though he doesn’t have any powers at all. As Todd, suffering from his condition and low on pills, chases after rabbits, it seems that Dirk is about to get freed from his captivity by some truly strange and inexplicable trippy forces. I like that Amanda is now leading some of the Rowdy Three around, comfortable with her situation but unhappy in life, and I’m eager for everyone to be reconnected since, as we know, everything is connected.

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