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Like many, I am a late convert having learned of the show only after it's release on DVD. Indeed, I bought it on sale based on Whedon's name and the packaging. I had not yet even read any reviews. It is a shame Firefly ran no longer as it is easily o...ne of the best series I have seen in a while. It has been described by some as a space-western and if one seeks to narrow the definition to preciseness, that is essentially accurate. The reality is that Firefly is pure sci-fi with a western veneer that makes the setting more easily grasped. Much of the starfaring sci-fi genre is space opera. Not so Firefly. These are little people trying to make it in a harsh world. The only operatic aspect is the Alliance interest in Simon and River but the crew of the Serenity seeks not regime change or release from oppression. Mal and his first officer have already tried that and failed. They wish only to live free and under the radar. The characters are in someways cliched. Inarra is the fancy hooker with a heart, Mal the honorable scoundrel, and Jayne, the tough guy whose bark is (slightly) worse than his bite. However, the actors and actresses are appealing and do a credible job of breathing life into their roles. I like it a lot and if I was forced to compare it to another show, it would be the Adventures of Briscoe County Junior. Too good for the common masses, I guess! Read more Less
This show is a true delight for any SF fun that is looking for a well rounded story with great actors. Each show is a small movie worth taking your date to. For some mysterious reason it lasted only one season. What a shame!
it the story of a bunch freinds that are so close they are family and it shows how important they are to each other there is lots of actoins and humor i think most people that follow the series are waiting for more i know i am
After seeing every Buffy and Angel episode I thought that Joss Whedon could do no wrong. That was before I saw Firefly. To be honest, I never actually saw a whole episode. It could'nt hold my interest long enough. I thought the Sci-fi/Western theme w...as just silly as was the musical score. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.I look forward to more of Joss' work though. Read more Less
Is it possible to wear out a DVD? If so, I think this set hasn;t got long to live and I'll have to get a spare (or two). I've already watched the "regular" episodes (some twice) and all of the bonus features and am just about ready to start on the ...episodes with commentary. I only wish there were more. Read more Less
I saw Serenity first and then decided to watch the firefly series afterwards because of the film. I was surprised how good the firefly series was and miss the fact that they did not pursue a second season. Character development is well done and each ...crew member gets a turn during the 14 episodes to show their background and true self. It is unfortunate that Fox aired them out of order and hence, it would have been difficult to follow. However, watching the DVD sets in order from series 1-14, I have to say that this is one of the best Sci-fi series I've seen since X-files. Even though some viewers might be late in watching firefly on TV (like me), I still think the series had a lot of potential! Read more Less
I don't normally write these things but if you like Sci-Fi then you will love this series. It is great the acting and writing are wonderful. One of the best series that never made it.