Thursday, February 21, 2013

TV Series of the Month – Spaced

This month’s TV Series: Spaced (1999-2001).

The comedy series is about two slackers Tim and Daisy who must pretend to be a couple so that they can live in the only flat they can afford in North London.

The sitcom was created (and written by) Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, while Edgar Wright directed every episode. It is the first great collaboration between Wright, Pegg and Nick Frost. They have also made Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the upcoming The World’s End together.

In addition to Pegg, Stevenson, and Frost, Julia Deakin, Mark Heap, and Katy Carmichael star making up a fantastic comedic cast.

Spaced is only two seasons (fourteen episodes) but is one of the highest rated a most loved comedy series of all time. It seems to follow in the footsteps of The Young Ones and Bottom, and paved the way for shows like The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd. The show seems perfectly targeted at the generations that grew up in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s with comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, and other great sci-fi and adventure films, grunge/rock music, and an awareness of pop culture. It is a must-see for fans of Wright, Pegg, Frost, and Stevenson.

Trailer: Here
Available on: DVD

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