"First rule of battle, little one... don't ever let them know where you are." -- Zoe
"WOO-HOO!! I'M RIGHT HERE! YOU WANT SOME O' ME?! YEAH YOU DO! COME ON! COME ON! AAAAAH! WOO-HOO!" -- Mal
"'Course, there're other schools of thought." -- Zoe
Cowboys. In. Space. Seriously, need I say more?
This is one of my favourite shows of all time. It's hilarious. It's sad. It's got drama, action, romance, mystery. It's sci-fi. I love, love, love the characters.
Now, I hate it when people say "What? You haven't seen _______?? Well, you're just not a sci-fi fan until you have," because come on, you can't be expected to watch every single show under the sun. However, I am sorely tempted to say exactly that about this show, because it's so good. But I'll simply say that if you haven't seen this show, check it out, and you will probably love it.
Firefly follows a crew of travelers aboard a Firefly-class ship called Serenity as they travel to unknown regions of the galaxy, running from various agents and factions out to get them. Joss Whedon, the creator of Firefly, described the show as "nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things."
I could spend paragraphs describing each of the awesome characters, but I'll let you discover them for yourself if you haven't already. I love the chemistry between them and Captain Mal's protectiveness over them as though they were a family.
I can only complain about two things in this show: 1) That it only lasted one season, and 2) The inclusion of Inara's character. She is the only one that I don't like, and I really think the show could have done without her. Her occupation as a "dignified" prostitute just makes me uncomfortable. However, she does provide a romantic interest for Mal, which is something.
Seen Firefly? Love it? Haven't seen it but want to? Do share your thoughts and feel free to commiserate on its short-livedness and celebrate the fact that it got a movie sequel.