Thursday, August 2, 2007
Kristi is going to talk about the latest TV series she is catching up with after-the-fact, and she expects a throwdown like that to go unchallenged?!
What the hell am I talking about? I don't rightly know. I guess because of the fact that she was writing about catching up with a show she had never seen, and I am in the midst of doing the same thing, I thought I would share. I'm a sharer, you know.
After seeing Hot Fuzz at the LaGrange, and rewatching Shaun of the Dead recently on the teevee, I thought I'd dig a little deeper into the history of their creators, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
Way, way back in 1999 they put together a slackerish pop-culture rich sitcom called Spaced. It took me a couple episodes to get into it, but I'm at the end of Season 1 now, and liking it very, very much.
I'm not going to go into the details of the show -- from what I can tell, every episode of the damn show is up on YouTube (though the episodes *are* split into bite-size chunks).
Still, I'll give you a scene from my favorite episode thus far. Simon Pegg's character gets a visit from his bike messenger friend Tyres, who is also a hardcore rave music freak that can't help but feel the rhythm.