Spaced (1999–2001)
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Gatherings 

Daisy decides to throw a party to shirk responsibility. Tim reluctantly agrees.

Director:

Edgar Wright

Writers:

Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson), Simon Pegg
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jessica Hynes ... Daisy Steiner / Amber (voice) (as Jessica Stevenson)
Simon Pegg ... Tim Bisley
Katy Carmichael ... Twist Morgan
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Marsha Klein
Nick Frost ... Mike Watt
Mark Heap ... Brian Topp
James Lance ... Richard
Tony Way ... Paperboy
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Sarah
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Storyline

Daisy decides to throw a party at the flat to avoid working on her writing. Tim reluctantly agrees. Their landlord Marcia, their neighbor Brian, Daisy's best friend Twist, and Tim's best friend Mike are the only guests besides the paperboy. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1999 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Daisy and Tim's fridge freezer, which they think may have a mind of its own, is called "CAL 900". This is a reference to the computer from '2001: A Space Odyssey' which is called "HAL 9000" and also has a mind of its own. See more »

Quotes

Marsha: [about the party] Will Brian be there?
Daisy: Well, yeah, I hope so, Tim's just gone to ask him.
Marsha: Do you like him?
Daisy: [shrugs] He's all right.
Marsha: [whispers] Good legs.
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Spoofs Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Mood
Performed by Gert Wilden & Orchestra
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they're so thin..
26 March 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee 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 01

A smart typical British-isc season that swoops in every pop-culture reference and primarily runs on ironical comedy. As far as the storyline is concerned, it has definitely managed to amplify the equation of the lead characters, there isn't any jaw dropping revelations or arcs to feed on.

Gatherings

The second episode usually goes down a bit, but in here the humor is still buoyant despite of lacking a major antic to jump upon. The house party has the usual elements, with quirky guests and quick revelations there is always something to look up to or in this case look a floor above.


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