Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spaced

Being a huge fan of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's work on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I decided to check out Spaced. Spaced is a sitcom about twenty-something year olds written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, and directed by Edgar Wright. It's got a shitload of movie/geek references (Simon Pegg's character is an aspiring comic book artist) and it's 14 episodes of fucking awesome. 

You can really tell that it's made by a group of friends who are writing a lot of themselves in the characters, and that makes it hard not to care about them. The ending of the last episode totally got me emotional as hell. It's not that the ending is depressing or anything, but the finality of it just kinda leaves you feeling sad and makes you as a viewer wish you could hang out with these guys just a little longer(and musical montages at the end of good shows will ALWAYS work on me). Every artist and child of pop culture should go buy this show right now. 


4 comments:

Ben Greene said...

I adore Spaced! Such an amazing show.

kyle said...

I love edgar wrights stuff, and it sounds like spaced would be right up my alley.

Have you seen Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World? Fantastic comedy, and really true to the graphic novel. I'm glad it was Edgar who took it to film

Jparked said...

great work! really love every post!

kelipipo said...

Ohh man, ever since Spaced first came out, nothing has been able to knock it off my "#1 show ever" -spot. You don't just get a new favourite show out of it -- you get a new friend out of it.
Everybody go watch it immediately.

Wonderful blog! Enjoying the new JLA designs you posted
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