:: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency – Series 2 (10 episodes, streaming from January 5 exclusively on Netflix, Comedy/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Drama/Romance) SAMUEL Barnett reprises his role as the eponymous quirky crime-fighter in the concluding 10 episodes of the fantastical comedy adapted from the novels by Douglas Adams.
REMEMBER the film Alien Nation, when James Caan's gruff human LA detective was reluctantly partnered with Mandy Pantinkin's erudite ET? Netflix's new movie Bright takes the Alien Nation model and gives it a fantasy twist, creating an alternative reality in which we've been co-existing with orcs, elves and fairies since time immemorial – though not always harmoniously.
FOLLOWING their successful Irish visit last December, the real life former drug cops who inspired the hit Netflix series Narcos will be returning to Ireland next year for a trio of discussion-based events.
NEW TO DOWNLOAD, STREAM OR BUY ON DVD/BLU-RAY BRIGHT (Cert 15, 117 mins, streaming from December 22 exclusively on Netflix, Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure) Last year Illinois-born director David Ayer was ringmaster of the comic book blockbuster Suicide Squad, orchestrating a frenetic battle of good versus evil on the streets of Midway City.
THEY wouldn't let it lie: comedy geniuses Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are back on the box next week with a 'Christmas special' revival of their superbly surreal 1990s Channel 4 hit Vic Reeves Big Night Out.