Posts Tagged ‘freaks and geeks’

That you can’t find the brit sitcom SPACED on video in the USA. It’s the show that gave us Simon Pegg and the team thatgave us Shaun of the Dead as well as Hot Fuzz

From the Spaced Wikipedia page:

“Tim Bisley (Pegg) and Daisy Steiner (Stevenson) are two London twenty-somethings who meet by chance in a cafe while both are flat-hunting. Despite barely knowing each other, they conspire to pose as a young “professional” couple in order to meet the requisites of an advertisement for a relatively cheap flat in the distinctive building at 23 Meteor Street, which is owned by and also houses the landlady, Marsha Klein (Julia Deakin). Also living in the building is Brian Topp (Mark Heap), an eccentric conceptual artist who lives and works on his various pieces in the ground floor flat. Frequent visitors are Tim’s best friend, Mike Watt (Nick Frost) and Daisy’s best friend, Twist Morgan (Katy Carmichael).”

So it’s Three’s Company meets The X-Files meets Freaks and Geeks…and yet it’s so much more.  It’s full of irreverent wit, pop-culture references and a cast of incredibly endearing characters.

Two things I’ve taken from watching it on a…creatively formatted DVD (you can only get it in Region 2 DVD format out of the UK):
1) Simon Pegg is a friggin’ GENIUS that makes being a geek/graphic artist/video game obsessive socially acceptable…
2) Jessica Stevenson makes slightly chubby, self-conscious, bumbling nerd-gals DAMN SEXY!!!I’d share a flat with her any day…