Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency, Season 2
Eight episodes, available Friday “Have you noticed an acceleration of the strangeness in your life?” says a polite time traveller (John Hannah) to Suzie (Amanda Walsh) a few moments before he kills her boss, the owner of dynamite company.
An acceleration of strangeness describes the second season of this series, which has been adopted from the work of Douglas Adams, but it still retains the light touch that made the first one a hit last year.
The new season opens up in the magical kingdom of Wendimoor, which is being threatened by marauders under the spell of Madge (Hannah) who has crossed over into the present day. Picking up from last year, psychic gumshoe Dirk (Samuel Barnett) has been imprisoned by the government organisation, Blackwing. Dirk’s assistant, ex-rocker Todd (Elijah Wood) is trying to reach out to the universe for clues to locate Dirk, which is apparently what holistic detectives do.