For everyone who has seen it Firefly is a very hurtful yet joyful topic. This great TV series, which was created by Joss Whedon, was unfortunately cancelled after a not even completely aired first season. When I first started watching Firefly I was pretty sceptical since I hadn’t watched much science fiction until then. I had no idea how great cowboys in space could be. Like in every Whedon series you absolutely fall in love with every single character. They also made a movie called Serenity because of the show’s post-airing success and a tenth anniversary special named Browncoats Unite aired on the Science Channel. There are references to it in The Big Bang Theory and Community and some cast members got together for a 10th anniversary panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.
Edit: because of my fandom for Firefly I completely forgot to tell you at least a little bit of the plot. It’s set in the future and is about the crew of the spaceship Serenity. They do their work, which mostly consists of cargo runs or smuggling, throughout their universe and a lot happens. I don’t want to be more specific, actually, since I’d like to give anyone of you the opportunity to explore this series on your own and just jump into it. I did and I enjoyed watching it so much this way.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science fiction, Space Western
Running time: 45 min
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I love it because: it made me like Nathan Fillion and science fiction, the crew’s dynamic and love for each other, River’s storyline, the phrase “shiny” and that they curse in Mandarin Chinese. It’s hard to list items here, because it’s just overall an amazing series and you should watch it right now.
Favorite character: Jayne. Definitely Jayne. Adam Baldwin as this hardass character was the best choice I could’ve imagined. The episode revolving around him is one of the best. Also when you get to “know” Jayne you understand that inside he’s really soft and a decent guy.
You might enjoy it if you liked: Doctor Who,
Falling SkiesDefiance, Dollhouse, Cowboy Bebop, Deadwood
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- Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds
Richard Castle from Castle, Bob Waite from Community, Dr. Adam Mayfair from Desperate Housewives, Caleb from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Gina Torres as Zoë Washburne
Cas from The Matrix movies, Jessica Pearson from Suits, Bella Crawford from Hannibal
- Alan Tudyk as Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne
Noah Werner from Suburgatory, Alpha from Dollhouse, Wat from A Knight’s Tale
- Morena Baccarin as Inara Serra
Jessica Brody from Homeland, Anna from V, Maya Griffin from The O.C.
- Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb
John Casey from Chuck, Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket, Knowle Rohrer from The X Files, XO Mike Slattery from The Last Ship (new series starting this year, I’m so excited)
- Jewel Staite as Kaylee Frye
Dr. Jennifer Keller from Stargate: Atlantis, Amy Pond from Supernatural (loving them for the Doctor Who reference), Rebecca ‘Becca’ Fisher from Flash Forward
- Sean Maher as Dr. Simon Tam
Shrapnel from Arrow, Sheldon from Warehouse 13, Conor Donovan from Ghost Whisperer
- Summer Glau as River Tam
Cameron Phillips from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Tess Doerner from The 4400, Bennett Halverson from Dollhouse, Isabel Rochev from Arrow, The Big Bang Theory
- Ron Glass as Shepherd Derrial Book
Det. Ron Harris from Barney Miller, Harold Perreau from Lakeview Terrace, Dr. Streiten from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mentionable guest stars:
- Mark Sheppard as Badger
Crowley from Supernatural, Tanaka from Dollhouse, Canton Delaware from Doctor Who, Ivan Erwich from 24, Jim Sterling from Leverage
- Michael Fairman as Adelai Niska
Lumpy from Sons of Anarchy
- David Krumholtz as Mr. Universe
Charlie Eppes from Numb3rs, Goldstein from the Harold & Kumar movies, Joe from Partners
- Gregg Henry as Sheriff Bourne
Mitchum Huntzberger from Gilmore Girls, Hollis Doyle from Scandal, Carl Reddick from The Killing, Mike from Hung and lots of other series
- Christina Hendricks as Saffron
Joan Harris from Mad Men
- Doug Savant as Commander Harken
Tom Scavo from Desperate Housewives, Matt Fielding from Melrose Place, Craig Phillips from 24
- Melinda Clarke as Nandi
Julie Cooper from The O.C., Amanda from Nikita, Entourage, Sasha Banacheck from Chuck