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.