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  • Do We Really Need Charming Intelligent Entertainment Excellence?

    Yes. This show hits all the right notes and even taught me what the right notes are. The premise is good but so are a lot of premises. Firefly rises above with superb casting, writing, and character realization. The individual episode plots are surprisingly original but it's all about the relationships. I'd give anything to see Inara and Mal get together. Or Kaylee and Simon. When I hit the lottery they will. Does anyone else think the episode with Saffron is the funniest thing ever?
  • Someone needs to pick this up and finish it

    This show was cancelled.

    Someone needs to pick up the rest of it and finish it.

    Its *beep* great and is worth watching for the 14 episodes that exists.

    Nothing else to say.
  • Firefly Burns On

    Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi series Firefly streaked the heavens in a furious blaze that still resonates. Though only 14 episodes, the show marked a shift toward a grittier approach to sci-fi that focused on the characters' humanity. Set in the distant future where humans have ventured out into the universe, the series follows the ragtag crew of a mercenary space ship as they travel from planet to planet picking up odd jobs. Starring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, and Summer Glau, the casting is quite impressive. Additionally, Mark Sheppard and Christina Hendricks guest star as recurring characters throughout the season. And although it's mainly a character driven show, there's plenty of action. Smartly written, Firefly shook up the conventions of mainstream sci-fi, and brought a new sensibility that moved away from the tech and the aliens, and toward the exploration of humanity.
  • Love it, was stopped to early

    Thanks for a great show. Well done to all!
  • One of the best sci-fi show ever

    After more than 10 years this show still amazing, a masterpiece.

    I just finished rewatching Firefly, after some years, and it's, still today, a great show.

    Off course some corporate ***s decided to cancel it and never give us the opportunity to enjoy such a great show for years.

    Fortunately the movie gave the fans a little of closure but FOX did a huge mistake cancelling this masterpiece, no doubt.

    If you never watched Firefly go and do it now, you will not be disappointed, except for the incompetence of the people who decided to cancel it.

  • ...... Yep still angry

    I just finished watching Firefly (again), and I keep coming back to the same conclusion: it takes a real piece of shazbot (or a whole network of them) to cancel a show so amazing. I pray the same brain factories still aren't in charge (tho that might explain some things), and if they are, they can eat my disappointment.
  • ive got a bone to pick with FOX...

    Seriously you guys make a masterpiece like this and end it after only one season!?! but leave other garbage on for numerous seasons... whom ever cancelled the show should be fired. I almost went and bought a satellite dish when I found this show.. (it being the only thing on TV worth watching)... until I found out it ended right away.... you guys boned yourselves ending it so soon... it would be well worth getting the crew back together and making SEVERAL more seasons....

    Signed angry fan... PS. the show was nothing short of amazing.
  • incredible

    what can one say, that hasn't been said already? unique and amazing show, idiotic decision to take it down so fast, just look at the crap they're shooting nowadays
  • WOW unique great writing, characters, acting and cast the lot

    i dont like westerns but only one man on the planet thought you know what i will make a space western

    what a legend this show dont just work its freaking amazing . if you know about the show and if you ent what you been doing it almost didnt happen thanks to joshs success with the likes of buffy the big wigs couldnt say no to him and i for one am glad he force it down there throats . what you need to do now josh is forget the bank balance and making superhero movies and restart this amazing creation that you thought so hard to make happen none the the cast are massive hollywood stars so if the cast wanted it could possibly come back but i sadly cant see it happening
  • A lesson in morality, cut short by X_REDACTED_X

    We can keep the Zombies and Aliens on the air (admittedly some good shows) but I knew on seeing it that this show would be cancelled. At the time I suspected it was too good a story for a show with Government and "Big Business" as the bad guys, to be allowed to continue by the people with money and the power to decide which programming you are fed.

    Malcolm Reynolds was a hell of a role model. A freakin' Hero. He admitted to being "the bad guy" in terms of breaking the law to keep from starving, but always stood up for the innocent/downtrodden... The kind of guy that would let you live if you promised never to shoot at him again, but drop you in a second if you did try it.

    The show wrapped good storytelling around characters with diverse backgrounds and points of view, in a not-too-far-fetched setting that was at once provocative and familiar.

    Violence and sex abound in almost any show called "popular" by people who are saying it to make it true, but I have happily played the Firefly DVD for my kids to show examples of morality and the decisions that make one a good or a bad person.

    (although I hate myself a little bit for paying for a DVD that profits the people who decided to cancel it)

    Edit: by "allowed to continue" I mean for the story to progress and keep us seeing new scenarios and examples of an entirely possible future where those in power seek and attain more power and are jealous of their dominion over *everybody*. This isn't the noble and mostly honest "Federation" portrayed in Star Trek. (which got how many seasons and spinoffs?)

  • Good but massively overrated

    A good show, with some quite intelligent writing, solid acting etc, But this is probably the most overrated TV series of the modern era.

    Firefly brings together a unique blend of great characters, relationships, action, comedy, geek, and romance. It's quite literally a show for anyone. If you haven't see it, you must and if you have seen it you should be recommending it to anyone looking for a great TV series to watch. The only way Netflicks will pick up the series is if Firefly's audience can grow from it's original size. So if you want more firefly and serenity, watch the shows on netflicks, torrent them, hell liking them on facebook even helps because Netflicks considers all of it. So fellow Brown coats keep hope and keep watching eh.
  • Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid!!

    Stupid Stupid Stupid people for pulling this off the air. It's exiting and funny, well written fantasy, awesome characters. Thankfully they've gone through the trouble and money to end it with a brilliant movie. I agree with Dodge_hickey; watch the series first and finish with the movie as a final episode.

    The movie shows that it knew where it was headed all along and it would've wrapped it up in an action-packed series with more cool standalone episodes and more depth then it had the chance to get to now. So sad...
  • Definetely worth a look for the strong characters and writing.

    When I first heard about Firefly many years back I didn't give it much thought, not many people talked about it. Since then people have were coming up to me about this show with the label "Greatest show ever!". I checked it out, I went in with some expectations but not many. I was taken by how brilliant the writing was, even the smallest but of dialogue made you listen closely. The characters are strong, not many shows with such a short life span could cover so much. Joss Whedon had something wonderful and original which sadly was before it's time.

    I ALSO WARN YOU, watch Firefly all the way through before you watch Serenity.
  • The Western in Space.

    This series has the potential to become the next Star Trek. It has some great storylines, some unanswered questions, humor and human conflict.

    I sincerely hope that Netflix picks up the ball and runs with it.

  • What's the big deal!!!???

    That was my question about this series... Cancelled after a couple of episodes and has a fan based that, after 10 years, still asking for more... Hmmm... saw the first 10 episodes, BOY I GET IT NOW!!!! What a show... Can't get myself to watch the last epidodes knowing that's it... To all involved... Thanks!!!
  • Shiny, in every way possible

    To say it short; Best tv-series in the verse. It really got it all; an interesting storyline, amazing characters, great visuals and of corse the humor mixed in with the drama and action.

    A really must-see!
  • The Best Scifi show since Start Track was years ago.

    Awesome cast, great chemistry, thrilling adventures, people writing the scripts are geniuses. Cannot believe, it was cancelled. Someone up there made a bad decision, based on targeting a wrong market group. I am 41 and I want new episodes. I love this show. This show brings thrill, necessary, yet not over-border violence, clever plots, various ideas of how humans organize their societies, and values. I hope this show comes back, and fast.
  • Show of the decade axed in it's infancy.

    The only network dumber than SyFy....

    Is Fox.

  • River <3

    Summer Glue is amazing on here. Joss is really good at picking the best. I loved the sister/brotherly love between River and Simmon. Simmon is so overprotective of her and that makes them the best to be on a crew of savage theives, hah. Some warmth on the ship is always good. The fact the Shepard Book being a part of the enemy guys in the Alience. Fire fly should never have been cancled, because the story line is great. I own the movie and can say this for sure. Fire fly and Serenity were one of the best combonations of TV show and Movies!
  • Nice Classic!!

    It sure has everything a TV show needs these days.

    Surely this was a motivation for next shows, nice job!!!
  • Shiny!

    I can easily say that when it comes down to this show, it has always and will always hold a special place in my heart. It goes to show anyone out there that has ever come across this series whether it be a full blown self appointed 'Browncoat', a person merely just getting into it or an avid fan of 10 years, Firefly will remain a classic in the eyes of many. I can't even begin to say that this show should come back, because frankly put, it really should. If any show out there deserves to have a proper run on the air, it should be this one. If you're actually reading this and are still wondering whether or not to spend the 13 hours to watch the series in its entirety, stop wondering and make it happen.
  • A clever title goes here!

    for this show to come back suits would need to gone as well as castle and homeland
  • Sic transit gloria Firefly

    Even after all this time it still irks to think this show only lasted so few episodes. Jaynestown is a masterpiece! If any show deserved six seasons and a movie..........well at least it got the movie. Nate Fillion can do no wrong but for a cast to develop so much chemistry and believability in only 13 episodes was awesome. The order they showed it here in New Zeland was messed up, so thank the gods for dvds. Finally, three words....Jewel Staite, wow!
  • Firefly: 13 Hours of Bliss, A Lifetime of Withdrawal

    Amazing show. If you haven't seen Firefly yet, go watch it immediately.

  • Let there be Firefly

    Love this show so much. I cried when it was over because I would never see it again. I wish they would just finish Castle (because it feels over already) and Homeland (I watched first episode and was totally board) and let there be more Firefly!!!
  • Si-Fi when its best

    was a very good show wish fox never cancelled it was great that it was not a just in space show wish we had more to watch
  • Sci-fi TV at its best

    I'm not a big fan of westerns but the combination of this and the space setting is utter genius and works brilliantly. A great cast and superb story lines make this one to remember.

    Such a shame that this series was ended prematurely.
  • Space western with funny lovable crew.

    Yes it is a space western. And the best freakin space western EVER! I used to hate sci-fi shows where the majority of the eps. were spent on a spaceship, but then came a beatiful breath of fresh air. Firefly, boy was it the best sci-fi show ever. And really funny too. But then FOX cancelled it, ahh FOX curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal. If you liked Angel or Buffy, heck if u like Great TV, go buy this dvd NOW!!! U wont be dissapointed, I promise u with my life u wont be dissapointed. Go buy it NOW!!!!!
  • Firefly tv show

    Really need a season two. This tv series was great!