This past Thanksgiving Day, I got to lounge around and watch TV. I’d heard a lot about this Firefly show from some of my fellow writers. So, I downloaded all the TV episodes from Netflix and thought I’d give it a shot.

Ever see that show? I guess it was on for only one season or something. Got cancelled.

In a way, I can see why. I almost shut the computer down after the first couple episodes. Didn’t grab my attention very well. But, after a little break I figured I’d give it another shot. By episode four, I was hooked.

Pretty snappy writing. But then again, I’m not surprised. I love Joss Wheadon‘s humor and wit. I mean, he did create Buffy, Dollhouse, and Angel—some of my fav shows. This guy knows how to develop some freaking awesome ideas, that’s for sure.

Anyway, back to the show. I stayed up entirely too late watching, and then the next day, I watched the movie, Serenity, after it. Wow.

I think it was the characters that drew me to it, because some of the episodes were pretty predictable and a bit “overdone” when it came to some of their adventures. But, as it does in reading books, characters draw me in. If I love the character(s) then I’ll read a book all the way through despite any writing issues that may jump out at me.

One character I wanted to strangle was River. Jeez, she was so whiny. Sure, she kicked some serious butt later on in the movie, but until then…UGH, I nearly wanted to scratch my eyes out during her scenes.

If you watched the show, who was your favorite character?


18 thoughts on “Firefly

  1. Hey – it’s interesting that you mention Joss Whedon. My friends just showed me a short of his called “Dr. Horrible.” It was OK, but nothing to write home about. I should probably watch some of his better known work like Buffy to get a better feel for what he can do.

  2. Yeah, I have the series on DVD as well. I love most of Joss’ shows. In Firefly, it’s def the characters that make the show–which is probably part of the reason it was canceled. Sometimes characters just aren’t enough. πŸ™ Was for me… lol

    • Ralene–characters are often enough for me too, even through bad writing or plots…Firefly/Serenity were a bit predictable…but the characters held my interest more than anything. LOL!

  3. Favorite chracter? Mal Reynolds. Without question. A good guy doing kind of bad things while still doing good things. A rebel with a heart. And yeah, I have the series on DVD, I admit it. πŸ™‚

  4. I didn’t watch this show, but I have watched Serenity. I love Joss’s work too–he’s got a great wit. I thought the movie was sort of predicatble as well, but I agree with you, I liked the characters and that helped me stick with it.

    Nice post!

  5. Mal Reynolds really made the show for me. The man’s got a history he doesn’t much want to talk about, interacts with everyone on the ship, has a funny side, a serious side, character was just perfect for me. and Nathan Fillion was perfect in the role.

    Kaylee rocked my world, and I wish Wash had a bigger role, I adore him.

    Yes, River got annoying sometimes, and the first episode didn’t do much for me. But who can say no to captain tightpants?

    btw, if you want more Serenity/Firefly, there’s a handful of comic books floating around.

    • Yeah, Mal was a unique character. At first I didn’t like him. Too harsh. But then, once I saw his humor and he softened a bit…I was hooked. My fave was Kaylee, too. Her facial expressions and sweet demeanor was awesome!

  6. My best friend told me I had to watch this show, but I never did. Now, I did see the movie…um, Serenity? I can’t remember, and that was pretty cool. I suppose one day I’ll have to sit down and watch Firefly just to appease my BFF (cause she gets cranky!)

    • Yep, Serenity. That was the name of the ship…which I LOVE by the way! That’s such a fun word! Yep. You might wanna check it out. It’s a fun series. And you want to keep the BFF calm. πŸ™‚

  7. OMW- This is one of my all time favorite shows. I was devistated when they canceled it. Then they teased me with the movie. Promises of a sequel ticked me off. I loved all the characters. I think this is one of those shows you love or hate. I LOVED it. Of course, having Nathan Fillian in it made me like it even more. πŸ™‚ I have the series on DVD. Yep, that’s right. I’m not ashame to tell ya either. πŸ™‚

    • All time favorites, huh? Why did they cancel it, anyway? Only one season, right? Kind of unexpected if ‘hear’ correctly. The movie, Serenity was pretty good. πŸ™‚

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