You’ve got red on you, cause The Rad Carpet is back to discuss hyper-stylish UK director Edgar Wright in anticipation of his upcoming film Baby Driver, with this episode covering his cult hit TV show Spaced and his Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013).
Remember, this is a film club, and we want you, dear listeners, to be part of the club by sharing your takes in the comments section below. Does Spaced stand the test of time as a hip sitcom send-up? Does Wright’s fan-favorite homage trifecta push beyond its dense referentiality to emerge as great genre cinema in its own right? Is Gervais’ turn as David Brent enough to forgive his grating public persona?
Check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017, and keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, which will cover Wright’s underappreciated 2010 film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, as well as unfurl a new segment called Carpet Cleaning, where we will rewatch and reexamine a beloved classic, this time covering John Hughes’ high school drama The Breakfast Club. Until then, happy listening– and stay rad!