Ep. 03-38: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 30-something loser with a lackluster existence, with little motivation for anything. When he’s not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in a small flat on the outskirts of London playing video games. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect his friends and family, thus proving his worthiness. (Penelope Wilton).

Episode 38 Shaun Of The Dead

Welcome to the sixth and final of our genre-hybrid episodes (comedy-horror), and what would definitely qualify as Tim’s favorite! Shaun of the Dead (2004) is part comedic genius (the team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright) and part loving homage to the zombie movies of the master, George A. Romero. Join us as we discuss why this movie is held in such high esteem (especially in the UK), and how, similarly to Galaxy Quest (1999), filmmakers can honor a giant in the biz with such profound adoration. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys has a pint down at The Winchester, ignoring the scrapes and groans at the windows while celebrating the surprise arrival of the apocalypse.


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