Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

TV review by Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Quirky sci-fi comedy is fun but can be violent.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 16+

Great fiction but not for kids

I watched the first episode on request of my 15 year old daughter who stopped watching because of the violence. She had some reservations because of the said violence. I looked at the series description and decided to watch, you know, Douglas Adams and all. Well, this is a good story, but definitely not for kids, at least 16 years and older. Dismemberment and a violent bloody machete killing does not inspire kid friendly content sorry.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 11+

great series

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