Spaced (1999–2001)
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Tim, Daisy, Mike and Brian go into panic mode and try to find Marsha to get her to come back after they find out that she's selling the flat. Sophie is offered a job at Marvel Comics in ... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar Wright

Writers:

Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Pegg ... Tim Bisley
Jessica Hynes ... Daisy Steiner / Amber (voice) (as Jessica Stevenson)
Katy Carmichael ... Twist Morgan
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Marsha Klein
Nick Frost ... Mike Watt
Mark Heap ... Brian Topp
Lucy Akhurst ... Sophie
Steven Atholl Steven Atholl ... Prospective Buyer
Georgina Beer Georgina Beer ... Old Lady Neighbour
Amy Darcy Amy Darcy ... Prospective Buyer
Alex Lowe Alex Lowe ... Estate Agent
Reece Shearsmith ... Dexter
Jonathan Ryland ... Cromwell
Aida the Dog Aida the Dog ... Colin
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Tim, Daisy, Mike and Brian go into panic mode and try to find Marsha to get her to come back after they find out that she's selling the flat. Sophie is offered a job at Marvel Comics in Seattle, and decides to take it. And with the future of her current living situation looking bleak, Daisy decides to head back home to work at a local news paper. After coming up with a "bloody spectacular" plan, Marsha decides to come home, but Diasy doesn't know that. He decides to rush to the train station to get Daisy, while Mike is sent to take Sophie to the airport, not getting a chance to say goodbye. Minus having Sophie there, everyone ends up happy in the end. Written by Tim Von Cloedt

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2001 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Colin runs away to the neighbours, the theme to The Littlest Hobo plays, a show about a travelling dog. See more »

Goofs

When Tim and Mike are trying to shoulder-charge the door to Marsha's room open, the wall shakes, giving away that this is a set rather than a real house. See more »

Quotes

Daisy: [heard in voiceover as Tim reads her letter] Dear Tim - Please forgive the letter; I'm feeling a bit confused. Everything seems to have changed recently. We all seem to be drifting apart like leaves from once-green oak -
Tim: Skip to the end.
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References Queer as Folk (1999) See more »

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Leaving on a Jet Plane (Babe I Hate to Go)
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Written and Performed by John Denver
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21st century is made up of friends..
26 March 2019 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Spaced

Wright's first project that placed him on the radar as a smart comic director cannot describe more of his work than this. And with his fast, clean and well edited procedure he worked his way up the ladder from then on, on nothing but merit, passion and brilliant sense of humor. Mind you though, this is not the origin story of just the popular 21st Century director Edgar Wright, but also one of the finest British comedy actors and writers, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes. Most presumably the first writing is considered a sort of a sneak peek into their own lives of the writers and similarly in here even though the plot might not follow that rule but the characteristics of the characters definitely feels like a semi auto-biography.

And with two short seasons on helm, Pegg and Hynes charges honestly on what they have to say- which is mostly the pragmatic uncertain lifestyle of a young person in a town trying to make something big with all the scams he or she can or cannot afford- with a sugar-coated version of pop culture references that is meant to and does appeal the attention. Most of the humor in their language, is got to do with over dramatizing petty things or mocking the actual dramatic moments, either way the entire series feeds on an ironical note.

The Guy Ritchie like fast and rhythmic execution of Edgar Wright gets better as the series moves forward, a major drastic change is clearly visible when it enters the second season. Pegg as almost himself that is a stereotypical- if I may dare- nerd and Hynes as a non workaholic writer that does everything in the series but write, shines brightly on screen as they both challenge themselves while writing, on both comic and dramatic tone. The supporting cast like Nick Frost, Mark Heap and Julia Deakin are clearly akin to invest with all their chips in without any bars held in order to work for just a frame and still manages to draw in their share of the laugh. Spaced has every right to call itself that, over the seasons it tries a lot to be something else than that and yet ends up being all about it, and that is the apt summation of a 20s lifestyle.

Season 02

This second round is much more fast and expressive on terms of both humor and drama, if it mocks all that it craves for that it also certainly solidifies that it feeds itself on, there is a maturity in its levity.

Leaves

A double bluff by the writers with a satisfying closure to this chaos that these eerie group of friends, not a dent changes and maybe that is its evolution, a pragmatic approach to a modern lifestyle or as it claims to be a 21st century civilization.


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