Friday, May 11, 2007

Why I Love Spaced

You all know already, but now I've done a nice cohesive post.

6 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

AnnaWaits said...

Thanks! Love the 'Top 5 Shows Currently on TV' on your blog :)

Dean said...

Putting aside our difference of opinion on Spaced for a minute, you find it slightly creepy that that the format of 'Perfect Night In' is generally two people talking about and showing clips of TV they like, then a showing of one of thier favourite films, but in this case Pegg and Frost appear to have selected two episodes of Spaced as thier 'film'?

Slightly ego-centrical there...

AnnaWaits said...

I think that's because they're fairly ego-centric, to be quite honest!

Paul Fuzz said...

Masterful stuff, Miss Waits. 'In Defence of Spaced'.
And yeah, Spaced is a show whose mood is genuinely tied to it's soundtrack, music used not 'cos it's 'cool' (though most of it is), but becuase it is an integral part of their aesthetic. The hip-hop and the Star Wars remixes, fer sure, but the Bagpuss and Magic Roundabout themes too.

I guess in a way your defence of Spaced as a warm, big-hearted show whose characters you could really identify with is a strong argument in favour of it as compared to The Mighty Boosh. I identify closely with Howard Moon on some levels, to ber sure, and Noel sure has purdy hair, but ultimately they're cartoon characters in a 70s kids TV show, and the stuff I enjoy the most is the two of 'em just bantering and sparring like mates, when they get the chance. Spaced is different. I've met these people again and again in my life. I've had nights out like their 'Rave' episode (though more likely in an Indie club than a pounding House club). I KNOW Daisys. I KNOW Tims.

Anyhoo, to repeat: masterful stuff, Miss Waits.

AnnaWaits said...

Thanks Paul!
Yeah, Vince and Howard are cartoony (but not a million miles from the truth of course!!) but it's that banter that we love that lets us know that they're real friends... they like each other a whole lot more than Jez and Mark, say.