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Old July 7 2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Firefly worth it?

I've never seen even one episode of Firefly, but I keep noticing the entire series on DVD for about $30, which doesn't seem like a whole lot of money. I rarely ever buy DVDs completely sight unseen. So, I'd love opiniopns of people who have seen it. Do you recomend it or not?
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Old July 7 2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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Re: Firefly worth it?

Absolutely yes.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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Re: Firefly worth it?

Hell yeah..

Firefly is an awesome show that hit the ground running and managed to build a universe and characters in mere 14 episodes (something other shows struggle to do far into their 2nd full season).

Sadly it was cut short due to mismanagement and no faith by Fox TV.

Just watch it.. it has everything you may want from a show. Drama, humor, sexy women, mystery and action.. the perfect mix.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:34 AM   #4
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Re: Firefly worth it?

It's worth $30, yes. It's worth more than the entire run of the X-Files (my second favorite show) IMO.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: Firefly worth it?

Oh, boy, I can't believe you opened up a Firefly thread. Yeah, it's worth it but I paid 13.99 at Costco-best DVD deal I've ever gotten.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:28 AM   #6
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Re: Firefly worth it?

If you like westerns then yes. If not, it can be hard going in the first few episodes but in the long run it's a very good series.

Despite what everyone says, the series works best as a short-lived show, with the movie as a nice bookend finale. I can see Whedon burning the series out like Buffy had it gone to multiple seasons.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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Re: Firefly worth it?

It probably is worth it, but I'd offer a word of warning. I came to the Firefly party pretty late, so had several years of people on forums going on about how brilliant it was. As a result I watched it with very high expectations and was, I'm afraid to say, dissapointed.

It is enjoyable, but it's nowhere near to being the best series evah!!!! that some people claim. It has a great cast, but the cast is also top heavy (thankfully sorted somewhat in the film) it has some good episodes, but too often any danger the cast are put in is resolved very easily, so there's limited dramatic tension at times.

I'm not trying to put you off, it is enjoyable, especially for the cast interactions, and I love the film, just suggesting that if you buy it try to come at it with an open mind and don't expect it to be brilliant perfection.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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Re: Firefly worth it?

It's not the greatest show ever, it's not crap. It's worth it for that price.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:28 AM   #9
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Totally worth it. Do yourself a favour and buy it.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:35 AM   #10
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Almost certainly yes.
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Old July 7 2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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Dude - buy it. Watch it. Love it. Live it.

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Old July 7 2009, 12:00 PM   #12
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First blind buy I ever made on DVD. I'd say yes.
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Old July 7 2009, 01:54 PM   #13
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Well worth it in my opinion.

I'd seen "The Train Job" and wasn't sure at the time but I picked up the dvd when it came out. I enjoyed the series as a whole
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Old July 7 2009, 02:06 PM   #14
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No, I doubt you'll find an enthusiastic fan anywhere on the internet...
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Old July 7 2009, 02:50 PM   #15
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If you can, see if you can find it at your local video store and rent it out, better to lose a couple of dollar rather than $30.

I introduced 10-12 people to Firefly only around a quarter have really liked the show and of them only one has bought the DVDs.
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