Crazy alternate dimensions? Weird and wacky coincidences? Elijah Wood as a hapless everyman? And that was just a description of our visit to the 2018 Olympics, not the TV show!
We're revisiting an old friend of ours, Dirk Gently, to check in on him for his second. It's a whole new mystery with whole new characters. We "Man on the Street" the show, go over our new favorite moments and discuss perhaps a lack of... something. Will it get another season? Or will it go gently into the night? (AVclub already made that joke, so I'm totally stealing from them.)
We also discuss the idea of nationalism with the Olympics as an access point to the goods and ills of this complicated concept. How can we harness what is often used for evil and turn it into something good? Are the Olympics worth it? How can they change to be better? And finally, we give you our picks, with Picks of the Week!
Yep, Dirk Gently is going gently into the night after all... - http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/dirk-gentlys-holistic-detective-agency/271646/dirk-gently-season-3-is-definitely-not-happening
Cool Olympics - https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/2/19/17025184/olympics-nationalism-cosmopolitanism-borders-international-peace-understanding
Drool Olympics - https://www.vox.com/world/2018/2/23/17008910/2018-winter-olympics-host-stadiums-cost-pyeongchang
The Arkells - www.arkellsmusic.com
Aunty Donna - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAuntyDonnaChannel
"Oh yeah!" (Entourageathon) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Ya_ft7nLI