It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?!

Hooray, BBC America's about to start showing the second series of Spaced next week! I'd stopped watching after they started programming nothin' but DIY shows and Footballers Wives back to back, but god damn I'd take time out of my busy schedule for one of my most favorite situation comedies ever ("Tim, I'm not going to buy you porn. You can get it from railway sidings like everybody else." "I can't, I'm an adult. I'm supposed to leave it there.")

Apparently Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's next series will be "La Triviata," about pub quiz teams. This kind of thing, however niche, could easily be adapted to a US bar trivia crowd, I'm sure, but we'll have to wait and see. The next movie from the Shaun of the Dead team is Hot Fuzz, I think I've already mentioned it looks great (the trailer is a spot-on parody of cop action movies, just a little too spot-on) and we're looking at an April release date in the US.

All this ought to make up for the admittedly well-done but ultimately disappointing second (and final) series of Ricky Gervais' Extras. Don't get me wrong, the "When The Whistle Blows" show-within-a-show was a terrific parody of every dumb, crass and puerile sitcom you've ever had to endure, but the show really strayed too far from its Season One roots -- a show about two hopeless professional film extras in search of their big break. When Ricky's character gets his big break, hooray, it's a nice payoff, but the second season deals with that break and it just wasn't the same. However, the irreverent celebrity cameos were still funny so there's that going for it.
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