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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Simply awesome

Author: MyOwnNarnia from Oregon
20 April 2005

I absolutely love Firefly! I am so sad that FOX canceled the show and every time I think of or watch the episodes I feel lonely for more. Firefly is without a doubt THE best show I have ever seen! The characters are interesting, the plot is fantastic and it keeps you begging for more! I can only hope that someday Firefly will be revived... Star Trek didn't make it its 1st season either.

Our heroes practically beg for trouble, they are rebels who aren't afraid to get dusty, shoot guns or punch villains. There is a lot of truth in the show, and it probably caused a lot of controversy too. Our heroes are freedom fighters seeking truth and adventure. There is something uniquely distinct and deep about each character that makes you want to look into each of their minds. Even Jayne has a soft heart, which once in awhile shines.

A space cowboys, gun slinging', great time! If you haven't seen Firefly, do!


There's no place I can be since I found Serenity. You can't take the sky from me.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Highly Recommended

Author: dawnmerydith from United States
19 April 2005

Ahhh Firefly! The new love of my life!! Even if you are not into the sci-fi or western themes watch this. There is something in this series for everyone. The no nonsense good vs evil elements are down-right inspiring. The Heroes and villains are better than those in any comic book series. Thick suspense and exciting plots mix well with the witty dialog and humor. ALL the characters are complex and entertaining. Probably the best thing for me is the relationships that develop between the characters. Well, the action is a close second. Or maybe even how the series develops and you learn more and more about the ship and crew. It is hard to say because there is so much here. The series is great! You will love it.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Affected me as TV series rarely do.

Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA
17 January 2005

I don't watch very many series on TV. I have never cared for any of the Star Trek series beyond TNG; the various Stargate series; Harsh Realm; or any SF shows that came after these I've just mentioned...with one exception.

The fact is, I missed the original broadcast series entirely, which wasn't difficult due to its short lifetime. Based on the comments of others, I bought the entire series in the box set without having seen one scrap of the show. I was not disappointed.

This is one of those rare shows that makes you feel as if you are personally involved with the characters. The stories and the technology just feel "right" to me. Whether or not Whedon was partially inspired by "Star Wars", you can easily imagine the Serenity landing at Mos Eiseley to look for contract cargo.

The Serenity is an impressive product of the imagination and the fact that they built an entire full-scale model to film within certainly lends to the realism of the show, particularly during tracking shots.

Trust me, you need to rent or buy the entire series. This is something I rarely say about TV productions.

***** out of *****

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Open your eyes!

Author: onadiet from London, England
10 December 2004

Firefly is a great series... the acting's cool, even after only a few episodes the inter-character relationships are really made clear...

Joss write it intending for it to look less polished than normal SF stuff... i actually think the camera work is great... and the effects are REAL, they look gritty and so what if they're miss-framed on occasions... it just gives it a sense of humanity that things like Star Trek and Andromeda lack.

I never got to see it on TV over here, because we didn't have cable TV at the time... but i bought the box set, and i do not regret spending my hard-earned cash on that rather than the plasticky-Trek

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

underrated, and misunderstood.

Author: Andi Michaels from London
25 November 2004

how someone can dislike this show, i cannot understand. Okay, so the special effects are a little "iffy", and it's very random. For some reason they've gone back to cowboy style, and yet it's set in the future. Also prostitution is legal, and respected (!) and they swear in Chinese (i think). But look past that, look at who made it! Joss Whedon is a creative genius. Buffy has become a legend amongst teenagers, (and yes, anyone who feels this is reason for persecution and has the word "geek" on the tip of their tongue-go ahead.)

This show has an interesting idea, interweaving story lines and brilliant scriptwriting. The lines are some of the funniest i've heard, and i though i started watching this with scepticism, i'm really disappointed that they didn't make a second series. It's adventure with only a tinge of sci fi and it's FUNNY so please don't judge it and dismiss it because it's different. open your mind and laugh along.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

a great show let down by stupid people

Author: Luke Henderson (captainwhizz) from Colchester, England
9 November 2004

it's a shame that a great show like this gets cancelled because it's not dumb enough to appeal to the mainstream straight away.

if only more shows were made for the sake of telling great stories; for art's sake, rather than purely for monetary gain.

This show will be sorely missed, and its cancellation is damning evidence against whoever pulled the plug.

It's hard to imagine that the people in charge didn't realize that a series by Joss Whedon would be sci-fi/ fantasy but still be smart, entertaining, and often deal with issues common to real life. But then, I guess we shouldn't expect too much from TV executives by now.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Yes Fox is mad

Author: monte_8888 from Brisbane, Australia
2 November 2004

After 50 years watching the movie/TV industry and the product it dumps on us unfortunate viewers I feel justified in saying that "quality" of production, script or acting vary rarely gets the rewards it deserves. "Firefly" is a classic case of a really good TV series being murdered before it got off the blocks. I have watched it in the DVD mode minus the ads and have enjoyed its tight plots, good acting and great scripts. Unlike other sensitive people out there I am not confused by a plot line that includes "horses" and "spaceships". What was Star Wars about "swords" and spaceships. Give it a chance in a good spot and it would shine...unfortunately like other intelligent productions it will probably become something of a collectors item. What a loss. Congratulations to the crew who at least gave it a go. A really large GONG to 20th Century Fox...who are these people who make the decisions.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Fabulous - it's worth a trip to the video store.

Author: Melissalyn from Burtonsville, MD
9 September 2004

I don't know how I missed this when it aired, but I rented the first DVD on a whim a few weeks ago and it is fabulous. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something fun and original to watch, definitely add the series to your NetFlix list.

The writing is tight and clever. The characters are interesting and the plots are unique and melodramatic -- as all good SciFi should be. I cannot understand why it was canceled before it had a chance to find it's audience.

The only downside is that it ends too soon.

If FOX put Firefly up against Enterprise this season, or just about anything else, I'd watch Firefly.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

A great cast, and (after the first episode) a great story.

Author: chilli_pikle from Sydney, Australia
4 December 2002

The first episode of Firefly wasn't really that bad. It certainly showed promise, promise enough to watch the second episode, and from there I have been hooked. After the trouble I had warming to the cast and crew of Enterprise I was pleasantly surprised to find that everyone in Firefly just clicked. The actors are fresh and attractive, they appeal to a wide variety of tastes in looks and character and - wait for it - they can act!

Rumour has it that Firefly will not be making it to a second season. All I can say is that it hasn't even aired in Australia and I know a dozen people in Sydney alone who are addicted to it and can't wait to own season one on DVD!!!

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Better than you'd think

Author: monkeysvsrobotsdotcom from NorCal, CA
25 October 2002

Never mind what the other user said, as it sounds like he/she only watched a single episode... Like any show it has its ups and downs, but it is also a new show and is still finding its legs (as of this writing it's only about 5 episodes in!). Most SciFi doesn't really start getting somewhere until a few seasons in (look at any Star Trek series for an example). It has style and a little wit. The characters are likeable and not entirely clichéd (in other words, an ugly cripple isn't always the bad guy). I was a little skeptical of the story (Space Cowboys?) but it works. It's a SciFi show even my girlfriend likes. Give it a try, you might find you'll like it.

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