Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spaced: One of Edgar Wright's Firsts

*Note: I am not a professional TV critic nor do I claim I'm the most knowledgeable in the world. These reviews are strictly for entertainment and informative reasons only. All images/video belong to the network and or their respective copyright holders. Please don't sue me. Seriously.*

When most people think of Edgar Wright, they think of movies such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. They normally don't think of the TV shows he's done with one of them being Spaced.
Such a short lived show

The show revolves around Tim and Daisy who pose as a couple in order to rent out a flat that was advertised as professional couples only. The episodes involve the two of them and other characters having sort adventures and learning about life as they are still young.

With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, 
you know it has to be good.

Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg) is a up and coming comic book artist. He's a fairly down to Earth individual and works at a local comic book shop. Yes, he's a bit of a stoner, but really, it's not a real major part of his character. 
He doesn't always look like this.

Daisy Steiner (Jessica Stevenson) is a writer of sorts and in all honesty, can be slightly annoying to other characters because she's one of those people who just drags a story on for a long time. Yes, she a bit scatterbrained, but overall a likable character. 

Gotta love her.

Brian Topp (Mark Heap) is the downstairs neighbor to Tim and Daisy. He's a very eccentric artist and comes off as very weird when you first see him on screen, but he definitely can grown on you in a good way. 

He's weird, but a cool guy.

Mike Watt (Nick Frost) is Tim's best friend. He's a military type who wanted to join the British Army, but was unable to due to reasons you should watch the show for. He instead settled for the Territorial Army. He's always wears his yellow tinted hunting glasses and has a very respectable mustache. 

Honestly one of my favorite characters 
in the show.

Marsha Klein (Julia Deakin) is the landlady of the flat that Tim and Daisy are living in. She's a chain smoking alcoholic with a daughter she constantly is arguing with. Not my favorite character, but she makes for some great laughs throughout the series.

Usually seen smoking and or 
drinking.

Twist Morgan (Katy Carmichael) is Daisy's best friend. She's not the nicest of character's as she often makes unkind remarks about Daisy which are usually about her weight and or appearance. She's just "meh".

She's seems innocent enough
on the outside, doesn't she?

So, what made this show so good and funny? Well, it's the fact that Edgar Wright was behind it and that there are a lot of pop culture references. I mean A LOT of pop culture references. So much so that I'm fairly sure I missed a lot of them. Not only that, but it had some really witty and well written comedy. It's a damn shame it ended with only fourteen episodes in total with seven episodes in each series. I honestly could not tell you why it ended so early, but it was a great series nonetheless. 

Similar to what I stated at the beginning of this blog,
when you have these three together in something,
it's going to be an amazing something.

If you have the time, go and watch this show. All of it is on Netflix instant for your viewing pleasure. 

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