Five hundred years in the future there's a whole new frontier, and the crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity is eager to stake a claim on the action. They'll take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table. But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.
This fantastic show is the perfect and the most realistic representation of the future. You can watch the show with you're friends, partner or family and everyone can enjoy it. Enough action for the boys, enough 'will they-wont they' for the girls and humor to hit all bases. I suggest you clear your schedule for this weekend, get a blanket and your favorite person and get ready for the best 14 hours of TV you will ever see.
This was probably the first show I saw Nathan Fillion in. I don't usually fangirl, but I made an exception for this show and that actor. Fun and both light hearted and dark at once, Firefly was never intended to cover cerebral issues. Instead it was meant as a space-cowboy adventure, pure and simple. Add to that Joss Whedon and you have the makings of space-cowboy gold. I freely admit that I have been a Brown Coat from the beginning.
There's no such thing as "over hyping" this show.
It was unique, extremely well written, funny, serious, and had phenomenal character development. It's rare to fall in love with a show so quickly...but Firefly was just that good.
In one sentence or less: this show is about cowboys in space.
More sentences: the story is, our heroes were one the wrong side of a war for political independence. The show takes place in the future, where Earth is either no longer inhabitable, or was destroyed. Humanity has taken to space, where the Alliance is the governing body that rules all. Problem is, they ignore the outer, poorer planets, creating a power vacuum that turns these territories into the "wild west".
The show's heroes are the good "bad guys" --the Robin Hoods of space. They steal from the big baddies, and work illegal jobs on these outer planets as smugglers (think Han Solo).
I would give this show a shot even if you're not a Sci-Fi/Fantasy lover. Even though the show takes place in space, it's not really about that. There are no aliens, and it's more political/actiony than anything.
A little strange at the start but once you get into it and learn more about the characters, you will not be able to stop until you've finished the entire season. With crazy unpredictable journeys to funny and playful conversations. there is a whole spectrum of different things for everyone to enjoy. Great show.