There are TV shows that oftentimes are just a blip on a radar for a season or two and move on into the great DVD bargain bins of television history.
Firefly is not one of those.
Now, there’s a lot I could wax philosophical and fangirl about. It’s a Joss Whedon run show. It’s got a stellar cast of incredibly talented (and attractive) actors in it. It was cancelled way before it should have been, achieved a cult following (which is how I learned about it), etc.
But let’s get honest here.
IT’S A WESTERN IN SPACE WHERE THEY CURSE IN CHINESE AND IT’S JUST. BLOODY. AWESOME.
The writing for this show is just so cohesive. All the characters are delineated so well, they are each their own little microcosm, yet they all survive in a beautiful ship called Serenity. Where there is NOTHING. REMOTELY. SERENE. ABOUT. IT.
all the one liners and small soliloquies that come out of it are just so brilliant as well.
Netflix it, rent it, buy it. Just make sure you’ve seen it. Even if you don’t like it – just make sure you’ve seen it. My favorite episode is “Heart of Gold” followed closely by “Our Dear Mrs. Reynolds” and “Shindig”.