Friday, February 16, 2007

How's that for a slice of fried gold?

So the Hot Fuzz hype is in full force at work. It's kind of awesome, and it's renewed my desire to see Spaced, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright's first project together. If there were any justice in the world, this show would be available on region 1 DVD. Alas, it is not. That doesn't mean I didn't pursue other methods of obtaining it.

Spaced is about two strangers who pose as a couple to get a good deal on an apartment. It's got more pop culture references than you could possibly take in in one viewing, it's incredibly funny, and surprisingly touching. Tim's obsession with Gillian Anderson is hilarious, Daisy's complete inability to write is all too relateable, and Mike's desire to invade Paris is absurdly amazing. And Simon Pegg is just so damn adorable as Tim.

But truly, the great thing about Spaced is its ability to balance Evil Dead references with poignant passages like this one:

Life just isn't like the movies is it? We're constantly led to believe in resolution in the establishment of the ideal status qua, and it's just not true. Happy endings are a myth. Designed to make us feel better about the fact that life is just another thankless struggle.

Sigh. So good. I cannot wait for Hot Fuzz. And I'm kind of in love with Simon Pegg.

ETA: I met Edgar Wright at work today (2/22)! *swoon*

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