I actually had a pretty heavy post written out. Then I remembered it was my birthday. And since that only comes once a year, why not throw out a River Tam quote?
If you haven’t watched Firefly, you really need to. And if you tell me you saw Serenity and thought it was weird so you don’t want to watch Firefly, I’m going to tell you that isn’t an excuse. Serenity makes no sense if you haven’t seen Firefly. And it is a little bit more weird.
There is probably very little I can say about Firefly that hasn’t already been said by many many people. It is fantastic. It has depth and emotion. The characters are unique and complete. The concept is truly original: Sci-Fi mixed with Western with a little Chinese thrown there? Shiny.