MY CONFESSION

I’m showing my nerdiness here, but I don’t care. It needs to be said… 

Who has watched the one and only season of Firefly, and its movie spinoff, Serenity? What did you think of it?

Personally, I absolutely love it! I first watched it about ten years ago, when I was working for a high-profile PSD team, operating out of the American airbase in Kirkuk, Iraq. And I’ve sat and watched it a number of times since. It’s been my dirty little secret for some time. But alas, I’m stepping out of the closet and accepting my nerdy kink.

It’s cheesy at times, and some of the props are ropey, but hey, who doesn’t enjoy cowboys and space? So it only makes sense to mix them into an awesome script. The characters are simple, but brilliantly developed and played by the cast. Every member of the crew is a gem, in his/her own right. Their interaction and diversity makes for there never being a dull moment. And the storylines are thoroughly entertaining.

Jayne, played by Adam Baldwin, has got to be my favourite. His one-liners and facial expressions have had me in stitches, blowing snot bubbles, on a number of occasions.

Compared to the mediocre, rote crap that’s being churned out these days, Firefly was something very special. It was filled with humour, adventure, excitement and it was even sexy (without trying too hard to be). Inara… need I say more?

I’m no fan of Joss Whedon. I don’t like his politics and I consider most of the stuff he churns out to be little more than garbage (I’ll never forgive him for the fucking abortion he made of Alien-Resurrection with his writing), but Firefly was genius. Why did it get cancelled? It had good ratings, and the potential to go far. With a bigger budget for a second season, we could have been treated to something new and wonderful. Instead, we’re subjected to endless super-hero spin-offs, remakes and reboots. Or even worse, more reality rubbish that only shows us how talentless and desperate the vast majority of people are.

Such a shame that its potential was never reached….

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