Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently ★★★

An amusing satire and parody of detective stories like Sherlock Holmes. Sort of takes the quote "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" and turns it backwards, treating the impossible like the obvious answer.

It's sort of like Dirk Gently knows he's in detective story, where nothing is coincidence and every chance encounter has meaning (because in fiction, you don't waste time on events that serve no purpose). Instead of using this reasoning like some sort of Deadpool Holmes, he instead uses the explanation of everything being connected because "quantum."

The pilot is a bit rough, though still pretty amusing. Thankfully, the mini-series improves upon it. Overall, Dirk Gently is an entertaining watch.