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Old September 17 2009, 03:06 PM   #76
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Re: "Firefly" - when does it get good?

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Yeah, there really isn't any fundamental purpose of the show. The characters aren't really striving towards a goal. It's basically a show about a dysfunctional family flying around in space trying to survive in a universe that doesn't really want them around...
It's like Seinfeld without the laughs.
Actually, I'd say it was like Seinfeld but actually funny.
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Old September 17 2009, 03:12 PM   #77
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Yeah, there really isn't any fundamental purpose of the show. The characters aren't really striving towards a goal. It's basically a show about a dysfunctional family flying around in space trying to survive in a universe that doesn't really want them around...
It's like Seinfeld without the laughs.
Actually, I'd say it was like Seinfeld but actually funny.
So I'm not the only one who thought that?
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Old September 17 2009, 03:22 PM   #78
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No there were a lot of laughs in Firefly.
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Old September 17 2009, 03:48 PM   #79
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Laughs as in "played from the tape audience laughs".
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Old September 17 2009, 03:54 PM   #80
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Laughs as in "played from the tape audience laughs".
to coin a phrase, 'whut?'
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Old September 17 2009, 03:55 PM   #81
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Did you ever watch Firefly Ayelbourne?
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Old September 17 2009, 04:26 PM   #82
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It's like Seinfeld without the laughs.
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No there were a lot of laughs in Firefly.
I took the former statement to refer the kind of audience laughs that are played from tape in sitcoms.
There are, of course, no such laughs in Firefly.
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Old September 17 2009, 05:10 PM   #83
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So Firefly is Seinfeld without the laugh track.

And with spaceships.
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Old September 17 2009, 05:41 PM   #84
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And whores.
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Old September 17 2009, 06:44 PM   #85
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And whores.

/came for the whore
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Old September 17 2009, 06:53 PM   #86
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He wrote about spaceships, and Shepards, and whores,
Stood up to the network, and gave 'em what for
Fox canceled his program, and that was their loss
The creator of Firefly, the man they call....Joss!

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Old September 17 2009, 07:11 PM   #87
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Re: "Firefly" - when does it get good?

More like "It's like Seinfeld, except you don't want to see all the characters die in a fire."


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I'm in.
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Old September 17 2009, 10:42 PM   #88
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So Firefly is Seinfeld without the laugh track.

And with spaceships.
*Looks around*
Cr*p, this ain't TNZ... no furthur comment then.
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Old September 18 2009, 12:40 AM   #89
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More like "It's like Seinfeld, except you don't want to see all the characters die in a fire."
On my first run though, I really wanted Jayne to bite it, at least until he had his little forced epiphany.
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Old September 18 2009, 06:21 PM   #90
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I think it really can be a bit of an acquired taste. I watched a couple of episodes on its original run and I didn't much care for it. I subsequently bought the show after hearing so much praise on it. After that, it was pretty much bam, said the lady. It is my favorite show and I adore it.
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