I see that Netflix now has a US-made version of Dirk Gently’s Holistic detective Agency available. I saw some odd bits of it while Jayne was watching it on her PC and although there were a few good gags I can’t say that I was tempted to watch it myself, despite (or maybe because of?) being a fan of the book and the BBC Four adaptation. I think Jayne bailed out before getting through the first episode.
I think that the BBC really nailed it with their version, so anything else is going to suffer in comparison.
What is really annoying is that the BBC version was discontinued because of funding. When Netflix and BBC America came up with some funding for a whole 10 episodes they should have tried to get Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd and the original writers to continue in the same vein instead of trying to shoehorn it into an American setting.
Also, spreading it across 10 episodes might also be the problem.