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Netflix Flashback – Firefly!

Posted by on March 26, 2011 at 12:38 am

Yep…Firefly. The greatest television series that ever wasn’t.

Ok, for those of you who have never watched this series ; You suck. Hard.

For those of you who have watched it ; You know why those other people suck so hard.

Firefly is a SciFi series based in the year 2517. Now, I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone by telling you what happens but I will tell you a little bit about the show itself.

Imagine, if you will, a universe full of people. Humans have expanded out to vast numbers of planets and carried on being humans…That is to say, they still do all the backwards shit we do currently, they just do it with faster spaceships.

Now imagine, if you will, a kind of technological and societal rift where most of these people act, talk and fight like the old West United States. Cowboy style. Expressions, attitudes, guns.

Mix this all together with a GREAT cast, including Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin, and created by Joss Whedon (Alien : Resurrection, Toy Story, Serenity and more) and you have all the makings for a great show.

The series was well written, well acted and nicely produced. Granted, some of the CGI sequences weren’t great but everything was passable and there were certainly no major issues with any of it. UNFORTUNATELY it was aired on Fox, who wouldn’t know a good show if it walked up and kicked them in the dick so it was cancelled after 11 episodes and only aired 14 in total.

Assholes.

If you’ve seen the movie “Serenity” and enjoyed it, you’d love this series since it’s the basis for the movie and stars the same cast.

Even if you HAVEN’T seen Serenity, you need to log on to Netflix instant streaming and have a look at this series.

Seriously…I mean NOW.

You won’t regret it.

9/10 FleshEatingZipper

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