With the release of the brooding, dark blockbuster epic The Dark Knight this weekend I think it’s safe to say that everyone could use a little cheering up and here’s one solution. Now for anyone that’s a fan of Simon Pegg and his frequent collaborators Nick Frost and Writer/Director Edgar Wright, then perhaps you’ve heard of the tv show Spaced, If you haven’t then let me briefly fill you in.
Before achieving wordlwide popularity with comedy films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, these three comic minds all worked on the short lived British series Spaced (1999-2001). Combining overblown cookiness, along with Hollywood cliches and surrealism to portray the seemingly dull lives of two British flatmates (Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes) this short lived series quickly established a strong cult following. With a cast of off the wall characters such as Pegg’s upbeat flatmate Daisy (Jessica Hynes) and military obsessed best friend (Nick Frost) this show established a fine starting off point for this styling of British comedy. It’s been unavailable in the U.S. for awhile now but it’s finally coming this summer. For the first time, all 14 episodes of Spaced are being released on DVD on of July 22, 2008.
I myself have only seen the pilot online, which I did very much enjoy, but this is the day I’ve been waiting for. Finally a chance to properly view the series that started it all. After all, I do consider myself a pretty big Pegg fan, I even saw Run Fatboy Run and I enjoyed it, Otteni out.