Spaced (1999–2001)
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Damian Knox, the President of Darkstar Comics, is searching for a new idea, and asks for Tim's portfolio. Anxiously, Tim organizes his portfolio, being careful to remove anything that might... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar Wright

Writers:

Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Pegg ... Tim Bisley
Jessica Hynes ... Daisy Steiner (as Jessica Stevenson)
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Marsha Klein
Nick Frost ... Mike Watt
Mark Heap ... Brian Topp
Lucy Akhurst ... Sophie
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Brian's Mum
Mike Hayley ... Security Guard
Clive Russell ... Damien Knox
Michael Smiley ... Tyres O'Flaherty
Olivia Williams ... Irate Cyclist
Aida the Dog Aida the Dog ... Colin
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Damian Knox, the President of Darkstar Comics, is searching for a new idea, and asks for Tim's portfolio. Anxiously, Tim organizes his portfolio, being careful to remove anything that might prevent him from getting the job. Such as a demeaning drawing he drew of Knox after their last encounter, when Knox laughed Tim out of his office. After Tyres stops by to pick up the package to be delivered, Tim notices that the demeaning drawing of Knox is not where he left it. Trying to help Tim out, Daisy slipped it back into the portfolio, thinking Tim forgot to include it. It turns into a race against time to get to the portfolio before Knox looks at it. Meanwhile, Marsha asks Daisy to go jogging and Daisy's competitive spirit gets the best of her. Written by Tim Von Cloedt

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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:

23 March 2001 (UK) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Tim and Mike are stuck in traffic which parodies The Sixth Sense (1999), the angry cyclist they've knocked over is played by Olivia Williams, who starred in this film. See more »

Quotes

Tim Bisley: You ready, Mike?
Mike Watt: I was born ready, Timmy.
Tim Bisley: Yeah, but are you ready now?
Mike Watt: Uhh... yeah.
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Features Spaced: Beginnings (1999) See more »

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Space Farm
Performed by Mint Royale
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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 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.

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A brilliant engaging episode whose solution is equally mature to the pettiness of the conflict, the story has definitely advanced in this season to a more faster pace than a previous one with still that tomfoolery humor in mind.


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