Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently” Series 1

Directed by Tom Shankland Written by Howard Overman, based on the novels by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd When the initial “Dirk Gently” pilot came out, opinions were hugely mixed — to be honest, mine were mixed.  As a fan of the books, I enjoyed it while recognizing just how far from […]

Blightyvision: “Whites”

Directed by David Kerr Written by Matt King and Oliver Lansley Starring Alan Davies, Darren Boyd, and Katherine Parkinson How Hulu chose to take me from last week’s frankly embarrassing “Green Wing” to the short series “Whites” is beyond me.  There’s a possibility that, despite its insistence on showing me baby food commercials, it does […]

Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently”

Directed by Damon Thomas Written by Howard Overman Based on the novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, and Helen Baxendale When I was a teenage Kara, I got my hands on two non-Hitchhiker’s Guide-continuity novels by Mr. Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective and its sequel, The […]