What can I say about Firefly. It's got skinny Castle in it. Cowboys in space. Nerds love it. And I guess I'm a nerd. They made a movie to wrap the show up, which was pretty good..... You get a real sense of togetherness watching Firefly. And I don't mean just the crew of Serenity being close, but you feel close to them. That sounds lame but it's true. Invested is the word. It's hard to get invested in shows these days, which is why this little production was so missed when it got canceled. I remember waiting for forever to watch it, so maybe I'm partially to blame. It was kind of a weird premise, and I'm not a huge sci-fi fan. But it's not really sci-fi. It's just good. At first I scoffed at the idea of Nathan Fillion being intimidating, because early on he says these one-liners that kinda just land like bombs. And everyone immediately shuts up. And I was like, "Who is this Canadian and why does everyone think he's tough?" Especially the Baldwin who's not one of the Baldwin family you're thinking of. He's got, like, 50 pounds on Castle, easy. But as you watch the show you start to respect Mal. And I would probably drop what I was doing if he came in with the 'hush up' talk, too. So, yeah, really good show. Perfect to knock out in a day. Or maybe space it out since there's so few of them. You could probably watch the first one, then watch the second one, then rewatch the first one and the second one and then the third one, then watch the first, second and third, then the fourth. And keep going like that. That will make it last a while. There's probably a math word to describe doing it like that, but I don't know math. Go Browncoats!
It's not a 'space western'. It's a show that takes place in space, with guys and girls that wear guns on their belts and talk like cowboys and sometimes herd cattle.