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on 14 April 2017
They don't make them like this anymore, which is an absolute sin, but truthfully it would be damn near impossible to ever replicate the brilliance of Spaced so I'm kind of glad no-one has tried.
On paper, this doesn't sound too promising; a story about a couple of underachieving losers deciding to flat share. Don't be fooled - the sheer creative brilliance of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson combined, has resulted in a comedy quite unlike any other. Why this didn't win every award going continues to baffle me to this day.
If you haven't seen Space, remedy that sorry state of affairs immediately! You will not regret it. There are moments of such comic brilliance that you'll wonder how they thought it up in the first place, and how the hell they brought it so perfectly to the screen. If you're of the nerdy/geeky persuasion, this will appeal to you without a doubt - there is homage after homage to many of the greatest moments in sci-fi and film littered liberally throughout this - it's great fun trying to spot them all, and I'm still finding new ones even after many, many watches.
Spaced only ran to two series, and as much as I have mourned its passing, I'm glad it stopped when it did. There's nothing worse than watching a once great and enjoyable show desperately trying to ring out the last remaining drops of what made it so amazing when it has long since jumped the shark. I don't imagine for a minute that the same fate would have befallen Spaced, but I'm relieved we'll never have the chance to find out - too risky!