In an interview Simon Pegg once said, "When we pitched Spaced ,.. in early 97 we said it would be a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure." As unlikely as it sounds, Pegg, Jessica Stevenson, Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and the others succeeded in doing just that. Great stuff.
3.8 stars. The second season feels at once less focused yet more specifically "of its moment" with its cultural touch-points, however it is never anything less than thoroughly genial. In fact, it would be almost cloying were it not for its moments of genuine weirdness (often courtesy of the brilliant Mark Heap) and its faint undercurrent of melancholy. Now I've turned 30 I should re-watch it before it's too late!