Monday, June 30, 2008

Firefly, Revisited

"Mal," Inara said quietly, touching his shoulder, "You don't have to die alone."

He looked at her with quiet regret. "Everybody dies alone,"
he said.
These are my favorite lines from my favorite episode of my favorite TV show of all time, Firefly. Props to the president of the E. Peevie Fan Club, J-Bright, the giver of encouragement and the wearer of bright colors, who first urged me to tune in--on DVD, of course. The show only lasted 12 episodes, plus three more that never aired. Which I totally don't get. Firefly deserved a better fate than that.

Here's why I like it, why there's still an active fan club five years after the show ended (actually, according to this web ring, there are 19 active fan sites related to Firefly), and why you should rent, buy, or borrow the DVDs:

The writing. See above. And here's a link to many, many great quotes from the show. (Seriously--some of these people might need to look into getting a life.) After becoming a fan of Firefly, I decided that I would watch any TV show that Joss Whedon had a hand in.

The characters. Complex and flawed. Some smart, some not so much. These are the kind of characters that make you want to know more about them, and want to spend more time with them.

The actors. Firefly introduced me to some talented character actors, including Nathan Fillion, who's currently appearing as Dr. Adam Mayfair on Desperate Housewives. He's my newest Hollywood boyfriend. He doesn't seem to mind the age difference at all.

Firefly storylines cover some mature themes and situations, including torture and sexual situations--so it's not for young children.

But for you young adult and older Green Room fans (and you know who you're NOT), this show is a must-see. If you live within a hundred-mile radius, maybe we can even set up a date to watch it together.

1 comment:

jeanie said...

Today i needed a lift so I have spent the last 40 minutes reading your blog. It has been a while, and I have missed the Peevies. So many things I wanted to say as I read them all, but felt to late, and lacked the energy. And then I read this blog and my heart sang.

I love that you love Firefly! Perhaps that is why I will forever be the president of your fan club. I also loved Signs and I think I get why A Peevie likes it too. Although it is scary, there is something else that it promises in an indirect way; a security in that things that happen to us are NOT just random events. I found it profound. Anyway Mrs. Peevie. thanks for your kind words and for just being you. I am quite fond of you.

Lastly, as I look back at raising my three kids, it was so crazy, busy, full of wonder, and frustration that it is all a blur. I love that you are taking time to notice them (referring now to M Peevie's questions about blinking) especially the little things and write them down and share them with us, and someday with them. Your children are blessed, and so am I!