Monday, March 30, 2009


So I finally got my hands on a copy of Spaced, the two season British comedy show featuring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson/Hynes. If you have seen Shaun of the Dead, you will note the development of much of the style and humor in this earlier series. The set-up is simple, a pair of slacker 20 somethings pose as a couple to get a flat and then deal with dognappers, clubbing, lame parties and the like. The series is known for frequent, blatant pop culture references (see for example this clip,) but it is also snappily written. I thought the first episode was the weakest, serving to introduce all the characters. It improves greatly, so stick with it.

Here by the way is a fun extra from Shaun of the Dead, with Pegg playing Michael Caine and Nick Frost playing Sean Connery from The Man Who Would Be King.

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