Spaced The premise of this cult U.K. sitcom sounds like a sub- Three's Company yawn: Two twentysomethings pose as a couple to rent a flat. But… Spaced The premise of this cult U.K. sitcom sounds like a sub- Three's Company yawn: Two twentysomethings pose as a couple to rent a flat. But…
DVD Review

Spaced: The Complete Series (2008)

LOST IN SPACED Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg are the perfect (faux) couple in the cult U.K. sitcom, now collected for U.S. audiences in a…
LOST IN SPACED Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg are the perfect (faux) couple in the cult U.K. sitcom, now collected for U.S. audiences in a complete DVD set
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 22, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jul 22, 2008; Genre: Comedy; With: Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg

The premise of this cult U.K. sitcom sounds like a sub-Three's Company yawn: Two twentysomethings pose as a couple to rent a flat. But Spaced's writer-stars Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes packed the two seasons with heaps of pop culture references in hilarious, lovingly detailed ways. Hynes' job at a Mexican restaurant — the awesomely named Neo Nachos — became an homage to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; a zombie-movie-themed episode inspired Pegg's 2004 film Shaun of the Dead. Spaced is like Green Card remade by Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith — two filmmakers who, incidentally, contribute to highly engaging new commentaries. (Other Spaced fans chiming in: South Park creator Matt Stone and EW columnist Diablo Cody.) Older commentaries and deleted scenes entertain, but an overlong retrospective seems a waste of space(d). A-

For more on Spaced, see EW.com's PopWatch blog.

Originally posted Jul 18, 2008 Published in issue #1003 Jul 25, 2008 Order article reprints
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