"I can kill you with my brain."

   31 January 2006, early morning

I’m three episodes shy of having seen the entire Firefly series. My cousin had been trying to get me to watch it for a while now, and after both my brothers watched the show they joined in on the act. Dave has the series on DVD; he got is as a gift for Christmas. During the Christmas holidays the two of us started watching the series, and over the past few weeks I’ve been heading to his house to watch a few episodes when I have time.

The series is really quite good, which makes it such a shame it was canceled. The premise is simple: the show is basically a sci-fi western, which sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it does. The show follows this motley crew around on a space ship called Serenity as they go around smuggling goods and doing other nefarious things. There are several things that make the show worthwhile. First off, the characters are all really interesting; by what should be the mid-season for the series you start to feel a real connection with them. Several of the characters clearly have back stories that I am guessing won’t get fleshed out in the last three episodes—damn it. The show is also very funny. I’ve watched ten episodes and have yet to see an episode I didn’t enjoy. Like Battlestar Galactica, the show doesn’t really feel like other sci-fi shows. It is really incidental to the plot that they flying around on a spaceship.

Thank the lord Battlestar Galactica is still on the air and going strong. I think if Firefly was on Space, it would still be on today, which is a real shame. Hopefully a second season will get made. The DVD sales for the series and the movie were really strong.

 

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  1. I just finished watching Firefly in about 24 hours. It was pretty good. The movie will probably be watched tomorrow, or started today. Cheers

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