Another sadly short-run show, Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' was a revelation. Space cowboys? Civil war references? Libertarians in space? What are they smoking in Hollywood?
But stellar casting, an awesome blend of gritty realism and stunning visuals, a haunting theme and tight scripting made it a surprise hit, though not with short-sighted studio executives or tv schedulers, who did their level best to shoot it in both legs before it had even got off the starting blocks.
If you've never tried it, or it's glorious 'sequel', the big-screen 'Serenity', now's the time.
And of course Disney, owning the rights as they do everything, want to remake/reboot a nicer, cleaner, inclusive and more family friendly version...
(See also Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
One of my reliable rewatch series! Killed far too soon (ditto Dark Matter).
Since I trust your judgement mostly, I've just acquired the complete "Firefly" and also "Serenity" on eBay - less than a fiver for the two, with no postage charge. 730 mins total to watch, for under £4.50. Can't be bad.
Well done, Ted. You won't regret it!
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