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Review: Firefly


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Creator: Joss Whedon
First Aired: September 20th, 2002
Episode Count: 14

Firefly takes place 500 years in the future, where the world is split into two factions – the alliance and rebels. A war raged on for several years until the rebels were defeated, the alliance then gained control of many of the main planets and prospered them into big nation hubs. Firefly takes place after this war and tells the story of a space ship named Serenity flying around the galaxy with a old rebel sergeant and his crew. Since they fly a small travel ship they perform many jobs throughout the galaxy trying to survive. Each episode deals with a new job and the dangers that they face during that job.

The cast of Firefly was excellently picked by Josh Whedon; they all have great chemistry together. Each cast member plays his or her part as a different persona. The characters play roles such as a tough asshole, caring mechanic, a hot companion/whore, and even a religious figure. This leads this show in different and refreshing directions each episode.


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Since the first episode I was captivated by the quality and presentation of this show. For a show that was made in 2002 the special effects are quite outstanding. In fact this show won an award in 2002 for best use of technology. It is very impressive how they portray each planet or city. The show seems to have a western appeal mixed with sci-fi. The mix is quite unbelievable and crazy, but it does work quite well. I think that’s the kind of style Joss Whedon was searching for.

This show mixes elements of Comedy, Drama, and action for every episode keeping it exciting and captivating. Much like with Buffy (Josh Whedon’s critically acclaimed series) the episodes usually change drastically from the first, with sparkling new ideas. Although I do believe that the first 2 episodes seemed to be less exciting than the last 12, even still they all still show that TV can keep you on the edge of your seat.


Not bad for 2002

If you are looking for a good Sci-Fi show, this is it. Although the show got cancelled due to Fox changing its show time schedule around, that does not mean this show is not good. This show is in fact one of the best Sci-Fi’s to date, coming 2nd to battlestar galactica in my mind. Check this show out; there are 14 episodes in total.

Overall: 9.2/10

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very short review, but I liked it. Firefly has been such an inspirational TV series for me personally, as it captures so much of the charm that the shows like Cowboy Bebop and the original Star Wars Trilogy did that it seemed hard to equate it's failure.

The characters were some of the most amazing and dynamic, with chemistry that meshed with each person in such a way that it would bring tears to your eyes to know how the show ends. I am a browncoat for life because of this series and love and support it every day, because of the sheer passion that was involved in it's creation. It shows.

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Great review (only thing I would change is giving it a score of 10/10, haha). I'm a huge Browncoat myself, I've loved it ever since I first saw it on TV years ago (it was cancelled on Aussie TV as well, so FOX is not the only evil one out there I suppose). The show has some of the best writing I've ever seen, and it is Joss' best work, in my opinion. It is and will always be my favourite show of all-time.

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Great review dude. icon_biggrin.gif

Firefly is my most favouriteist TV show ever. Such a shame they had to go and cancel it and make Serenity. icon_sad.gif

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Firefly is sexy
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I shed a tear every time i read a review about the show.... it was to damn good in the sci-fi universe so it HAD to be canceled... like a few other good shows, Jericho, Stargate (almost), The sentinel. pp_smiley9.gif

personal review score 10/10 ....

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QUOTE (GA Sev @ Jun 27 2008, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stargate (almost)

The first one, yes. The second one, in a few years. The third one, announced icon_wink.gif

If Firefly originally aired on Sci-Fi I bet it would still be on the air today...or even if Sci-Fi picked up Firefly like it did with Stargate I bet it would still be on the air.

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fox showed it on tv in a MAJORLY fuxored order

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I hardly ever watched this show, however thats not because its bad... i really enjoyed it, but i always had a hard time finding it hehe.

Serenity was quite good.

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i love it, i still havent actually watch the last episode, coz theres no more after that icon_sad.gif

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I loved this show. Too bad it was never given a fair chance. It felt like a live-action Cowboy Bebop to me, but more Cowboy-ness rather than Bounty Hunter-ness. This show wasn't even show in the correct order, wtf FOX.

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On the same note; I'm about to head off and see Jewel "Kaylee" Staite at a convention in an hour or so. Yay.

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who shows a pilot last... fox wtf u screwed a good show and now after losing pure pwnage i lose firefly FML this sux


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