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Old September 15 2009, 07:10 AM   #11
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Re: "Firefly" - when does it get good?

Peter the Younger wrote: View Post
Well I recall not being really hooked until about the sixth episode, but then I loved the character interaction. Ariel and War Stories are particularly awesome.

Gaith wrote: View Post
Well, as I said, the characters are part of the problem.

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....And I'm not much inclined to wait for the movie to see River bust out the kung fu.
Uh, you may not actually like this show.
This is very possible.

One thing I've noticed from Firefly naysayers is that they tend to be looking for something else. They go in with certain expectations (not about the quality of the show, but about the material). This is not "The River Show." This is a show about an ensemble cast and how they get by.

Yes, Kaylee is perky, but she has her sad moments too.

Jayne is certainly the dumb muscle of the crew, but you'll see him struggle things like loyalty.

Sadly, the show never had the chance to explore as much as it could have. That said, as a huge fan of the show, even I didn't love it the first time around. There is a lot of subtlety that you don't pick up until the second viewing.
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