Re: Firefly - Joss Whedon
While I greatly enjoyed the series on DVD, it didn't grab me while it was on the air. I would contribute that to the theory of airing episodes out of order. Traditionally popular shows appeal to the masses when there's no need to know the back story. A risk that something like "Lost" won. Makes you wonder what would have happened if they skipped airing the pilot.
I enjoyed it on TV but became more of a fan when I was able to see it in order at my own leisure on DVD. As for "Lost
" and "BSG
" being story arc type shows and not episodic, I believe they "won" with mostly their original audiences or people who went out to buy the DVDs to catch up. Most viewers don't start watching "Lost
" or "BSG
" tomorrow and become fans.
"I see no reason to enlighten you." - Tuvok, ST: Voyager.
Last edited by rramarr; March 25 2009 at 06:32 PM.