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: “Green Wing”

Created by Victoria Pile Starring Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris and Olivia Colman Once I finished my viewing of “Green Wing,” and before I sat down to write, I went and looked up other reviews out of curiosity.  Apparently it is an award-winning show that has garnered huge amounts of praise and acclaim for its clever humor and […]

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Blightyvision: “Episodes”

Written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Directed by James Griffiths Starring Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Grieg, and Matt LeBlanc I’ve had this talk with Trisha before re: American remakes of British TV shows, most recently with “Top Gear” (which, I’ll admit, is a bit of all right when you get right down to it).  As […]

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 […]