This past Thanksgiving Day, I got to lounge around and watch TV. I’d heard a lot about this Firefly show from some of my fellow writers. So, I downloaded all the TV episodes from Netflix and thought I’d give it a shot.
Ever see that show? I guess it was on for only one season or something. Got cancelled.
In a way, I can see why. I almost shut the computer down after the first couple episodes. Didn’t grab my attention very well. But, after a little break I figured I’d give it another shot. By episode four, I was hooked.
Pretty snappy writing. But then again, I’m not surprised. I love Joss Wheadon‘s humor and wit. I mean, he did create Buffy, Dollhouse, and Angel—some of my fav shows. This guy knows how to develop some freaking awesome ideas, that’s for sure.
Anyway, back to the show. I stayed up entirely too late watching, and then the next day, I watched the movie, Serenity, after it. Wow.
I think it was the characters that drew me to it, because some of the episodes were pretty predictable and a bit “overdone” when it came to some of their adventures. But, as it does in reading books, characters draw me in. If I love the character(s) then I’ll read a book all the way through despite any writing issues that may jump out at me.
One character I wanted to strangle was River. Jeez, she was so whiny. Sure, she kicked some serious butt later on in the movie, but until then…UGH, I nearly wanted to scratch my eyes out during her scenes.
If you watched the show, who was your favorite character?