I would check it out online for free first, or maybe rent it if you need to. My boyfriend loves all things scifi and borrowed Firefly from a friend expecting to enjoy it after we'd heard so many great things about it. Unfortunately neither of us really liked it at all. I liked the concept of a western in space but we both felt that it was executed very poorly. The writing just wasn't that good. There were some humorous parts but overall I couldn't get into any of the characters, didn't really care about them or what happened to them. And the plots weren't all that exciting either, so we were left feeling pretty bored. I don't hate the show but I don't find it entertaining.