'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'
BBC America, October 22
Controversial screenwriter Max Landis takes a stab at adapting the offbeat psychic-detective story by the late great Douglas Adams, the beloved sci-fi satirist responsible for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Samuel Barnett stars as the titular dick, while Elijah Wood tags along as Gently’s sidekick Todd Brotzman. Adams' brand of quirk could kill with the Whovian masses or choke on its own cleverness; finding out which it will be is a case worth cracking. STC