The Gist: Two recently homeless strangers meet in a cafe. They pretend to be a couple in order to rent a great flat that is available for a "professional couple only." Fantastic visual pop culture references and hilarity ensue.
S2 E5: Gone Tim and Daisy embark on an impromptu night out in Camden. I love their very different ideas about where they should go and what they should do, and I love how their plans are represented visually. I love Daisy's drunk babbling and Tim's drunk head bobbing. I love the faux fighting connection that "all men have," and I love the "you clever girl" Jurassic Park reference near the end.
Daisy. (above, caught in an embarassing moment in a job interview).
Most Quoted Lines (in our house):
"This, is the good shit." -Daisy. Every time I cook with oregano I say this line to myself in my head and giggle. Honestly, sometimes I think I add oregano to our meals just so I can make myself giggle.
We quote Spaced on a regular basis at our house. Most quotes are minor references, but when said with the correct tone they give my husband and I a good chuckle.
Does It Translate?:
Yes. There are some references to British pop culture that not all Americans will "get," but since their flat is obsessed with American film, comics, and TV, most references are obvious. One thing Americans do need to know for the sake of the show is this: Jaffa Cakes are a popular type of cookie. Trust me, it's important.
Why I Love It:
Because of scenes ike this: