Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Revisiting Spaced (1999-2001)


This show doesn't need a review. If you are a fan of the work of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost you already know this UK sitcom was what put them in everyone's pop-culture radar. This series is what lead them to making Sean of the Dead (2004) and the rest of The Cornetto Trilogy.

The series is pretty deep when you get past all the laughs, sci-fi, horror, and video game references. It focuses on the struggle a lot of people go through in their young adult lives. The transition into adulthood is a rough one and when you look at what the show revolves around, it's about those struggles. Breaking up, finding a place to live, finding success, finding a job, finding love and the importance of a strong support system around you.

Even though the show is based in the UK, it can represent the struggle a lot of gen-exer's go through anywhere. If you are in the struggle of just trying to to make your way in the world, Spaced serves as a nice way to get you through it with some humor for situations you can relate to.

The complete series is available for purchase and is available for streaming on +Netflix US & Canada