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post Nov 26 2008, 02:06 PM
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Hello
I'm a second year film and television student who is writing a paper on SPACED in relation to genre categorization.
Your thoughts on what genre SPACED comes under would be greatly appreciated!
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post Nov 26 2008, 02:12 PM
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Sitcom?
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post Nov 26 2008, 06:08 PM
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Definitely sitcom.
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post Nov 26 2008, 09:12 PM
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Costume drama.
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post Nov 26 2008, 10:42 PM
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I shudder to call it a sitcom because that has all kinds of bad connotations -- laugh track, fat, stupid husband, gorgeous smart-alek wife, precocious children, bad dialog. But I think that's what the networks would call it. Spaced really breaks that mold in the same way that Pushing Daisies or Northern Exposure did. I believe the networks called both of those shows "primetime dramas." And I guess they were, but again, they broke the mold of what a primetime drama could be.

To me, should get its own classification. Cinematic Television?

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post Nov 27 2008, 10:14 AM
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It's a sitcom.
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post Nov 27 2008, 10:58 AM
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I'd have just said "comedy".

I've just had a look on IMDB and that lists it as a comedy, with the following plot keywords:

Geek
Slacker
Dog
British TV
Comic Book Shop
Surrealism
Writer
Animal In Cast Credits
Twenty Something
Generation X
Artist
Posing As Husband And Wife
Cult Favorite
Platonic
Pop Culture
Posing As Married Couple
Unemployment
Hidden Character
Friendship
Ex Girlfriend
Sitcom
Landlady
Deception
Cult Comedy
British Comedy
Parody

Writer. Artist. Landlady . . .
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post Nov 27 2008, 11:11 AM
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Non genre specific.
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post Nov 27 2008, 11:13 AM
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In the promos for the show back in early '99, it advertised it as 'A Sitcom'... just in case we didn't know. ... and thinking back, I was aware that a new sitcom called Spaced was starting, though if I hadn't been, I don't think I'd have got from the rest of the advert that it was a sitcom.
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post Nov 27 2008, 04:51 PM
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Spliffcom ?
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post Nov 27 2008, 05:07 PM
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It's a sitcom.
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post Nov 27 2008, 05:36 PM
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Sitcom.

We've virtually written your paper for you.
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post Nov 27 2008, 05:45 PM
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It's not a bedsitcom, it's a flatcom.
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post Nov 27 2008, 10:43 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Nov 27 2008, 05:45 PM) *
... it's a flatcom.


As in a flatuation comedy?
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