Trying to figure this all out
Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm a recent fan, thanks to I've been a Joss Whedon fan for a long time, and I thought I would check out Firefly. I was immediately hooked by this family of characters.

What I can't seem to understand, though, is why it has so much resonance? Looking for family? A plot without closure? Hope that we can all get by and find a little happiness?

I'm quite spun by it all.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:07 PM


dun just put it pretty well.

You talk to enough Browncoats, you're going to get enough reasons. I can't speak for anyone else, just me. And I'm gonna do some speakin' here, so pardon the elbow-room.

Someone once said on here that a show that assumes you're intelligent is pretty rare and worth checking out. Add that to a show that not only assumes you're intelligent enough to follow the characters and plot, but also that you have a sense of humor more varied than a fifth grader and I'm in, at least for a few episodes.

But for me, mostly it's the paradox. Like a preacher and a prostitude living on the same boat and uniting against the captain when he gets testy and unreasonable. Or the crazy girl whose babbling makes sense. The doc who is bumbling and genius by turns. I could make other generalizations about the complex natures of the other characters,even the minor ones. They're pirates with a sense of honor, living together in a cobbled-together cultural 'verse that visually is like nothing I'd ever seen or have seen since. The idea itself is fascinating, despite its flaws.

There's probably a lot of draws--the drama of a cancelled show just beginning to bloom, the nostalgic feel it somehow has, the AWESOME writing, and not least the insane fan base(that would be us).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:37 AM


Welcome to the verse:-)


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