Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.
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 Daisy Steiner / ... (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Tim Bisley (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Marsha Klein (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mike Watt (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Brian Topp (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Twist Morgan (10 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Colin (10 episodes, 1999-2001)
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The adventures of Tim and Daisy who rent a room in Marsha Klein's house under the pretense that they are a couple. Also in the house is frustrated painter Brian. Together with TA fanatic Mike and Daisy's girlfriend Twist the duo get into a series of situations with hilarious results. Written by Paul Hunter

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According to Simon Pegg, what the future held for the characters was always left ambiguous at the end of the show. But that hasn't stopped him imagining where they wound up. Tim and Daisy end up together and have a daughter. Pegg said it was always the plan to get them together, even if it never occurred throughout the show. Brian has a long and happy life with Twist and after his death, his work becomes incredibly popular and sells for millions. Twist winds up in suspended animation and awakes in the future where she finds, to her disgust, everyone wearing silver. Mike ends up with Dexter and moves to South London. Pegg added if there had been a third series, it would end in a Blake's 7 style shoot-out. But he and Stevenson knew the Series 2 finale would be the very last episode while they were writing it. See more »

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The closing credits of episode 2.6 parody the closing credits of Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), featuring the same music and starfield effect. See more »

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Americans should watch "Spaced"
30 January 2005 | by (San Marcos, Texas) – See all my reviews

I've just spent five hours watching the most terrific British sitcom, "Spaced." Now my inner voice speaks with an English accent and I'm left wondering if maybe I grew up on the wrong side of the Atlantic. I am an American viewer, and I'm sad that it has taken so long for this show to reach the States.

In "Spaced" there are references comic books, Tekken, and Evil Dead II. It is also worth noting that Tim, one of the main characters in "Spaced," lost his job over "The Phantom Menace."

I thoroughly enjoyed my hours of uninterrupted British indulgence. I recommend "Spaced" because it's so darn funny. Tim, played by Simon Pegg, is the assistant manager of a comic book shop. His boss's name is Bilbo Bagshot (I'm serious) and said boss has slugged people out on at least two occasions because the one getting slugged said that "Hawke the Slayer" was crap. Also, Peter Serafinowicz (aka the Voice of Darth Maul) turns up as the slick-suit who stole Tim's girlfriend away. They have a great showdown on a paintball course.

Also wonderful is Daisy (Jessica Stevenson), the other main character. She's a writer, but comes up with all sorts of creative ways to avoid actual writing. The in-jokes are brilliant, the directing is fresh, the acting is endearing without being sappy. The next time this show airs on Trio or BBC America, grab some popcorn and hoard the remote because you'll want to watch all of it.


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