Thursday, September 15, 2011

Supernatural Thursday: Firefly

A few years back I heard about this show called Firefly. I didn't watch because it seemed too spacey and I don't do space. It looked a little too Stars Wars to me, and I flat out had no interest. None. I was wrong.

Flash forward to now and I continued to hear about the show and its awesomeness so I bought the season. I watched about two episodes then it fell to the side again. Too spacey, I told myself. Well, this past Sunday there was nothing on TV, and I think I have watched every BBC TV show Netflix has to offer so I pulled it back out. I restarted the series and finished it last night.

First, I totally get what everyone was talking about it is amazing. Second, it just freaking ends, nothing is resolved. Gah! Tonight I will have to watch Serenity because you just can't leave me like that. So not cool. Third, it is a space western (I love the Magnificent Seven like episode), but don't let that scare you. The plots are solid, the character arcs are engaging, and the dialogue is witty. Fourth, the cast is awesome. I may not know all of them by their real names, but I swear I recognized most everyone. The ones I do know Nathan Fillion (Castle, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place), Adam Baldwin (Chuck), Alan Tudyk (Death at a Funeral- the British one. If you haven't seen it, get it immediately), Gina Torres (Suits) and of course Mark Sheppard (the best guest star from everything most recently Supernatural--Crowley--and Leverage).

If you are like me and you haven't given it a shot, do. It is streaming on Netflix, check it out!

5 comments:

Larissa said...

I saw Serenity first and then went back and watched the rest. I am furious at Fox for pulling the plug on this show! Browncoats are awesome!

Cara Michaels said...

Fell in love with this show right at the beginning. It makes me happy to know the lasting quality of both show and film are still drawing fans nearly a decade later.

Hope you enjoy the movie... it's fantastic!

Jennifer said...

I loved and watched this show and when it was cancelled a little part of me died.

Jordan Butcher said...

I tried watching Firefly and I just could not get into it. Something about a western sci-fy just never struck my fancy.
But I LOVE Joss Whedon. I heard that the reason the show was canceled was because when it was first premiered, someone messed up and played the second episode first instead of the pilot. So everyone who tuned in to watch the show was confused and had no idea who any of the characters were or what was going on so they just dropped it. But there wasn't really anything you could do to fix the situation other than show the pilot, which they did, but the damage was already done.

It's a shame too because I hear it had a lot of great things. (Even if it wasn't my type of show.)

Lizzie's Blog said...

@Jordan I hear you. I thought it wasn't my type of show either. The first time I tried to watch it I didn't love it, but I only watched the first 2 or 3 episodes. But this last time, I don't know what it was, something clicked and I now see what everyone was talking about.

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