The reson d'etre of this boxset is the Skip to the End documentary. Skip to the End reunites the cast for a retrospective on Spaced and how/why the series was such a hit. The documentary is nearly chronological in nature, moving from past projects the cast were involved in to analysing Spaced. Edgar Wright, Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg re visit the sets and locations from the series, reminiscing about the inception of Spaced. Other cast members offer insight from other locations, but are nevertheless interesting in themselves.
Skip to the End does not contain the overly pretentious reasons some documentaries have, but real motivation to make a genuinely funny sitcom for 20-somethings. Looking at the documentary, you can see the Spaced humour bubble to the surface as the trio enthusiastically talk about Spaced. A visit to the famous house in which Spaced is set showcases just such an example: Simon and Jessica are told that some Spaced fans are taking photos of the house, obviously unaware most of the cast are inside - why would they? Without missing a beat, they both decide to “freak them out” by rushing out to meet them. The looks on their faces are utterly priceless.
For those waiting for third season info, then there is very little here. There is, however, a short sneak peak at what a third season may be about, but you will just have to get the boxset to see.
Spaced is perfect for any 20-something person who enjoys well written and acted humour. For those with a more geekish nature (like me) the cultural and movie references are worth the price alone - The fact that Spaced is really really funny is almost just a bonus.
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