The basic premise is that this group is made up of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and a few others who are living on the borders of society. The two only remaining superpowers are the USA and China who merged together to form a government called the Alliance. In this universe “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral and ethical problems as today.” The only way to escape Alliance control is to live amongst the planets on the fringe of the galaxy - wild, nearly lawless, and dangerous places.
With that background in mind, here are a few reasons you must watch this show:
Why? Well here are a few good reasons there will always be loyal browncoats everywhere in the 'Verse.
It lasted less than one season but has managed to maintain an active cult following over 10+ years. Fans, show runners and the cast loved the show so much, they rallied enough support (pre-Kickstarter) to get a feature film made in 2005, Serenity.
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Joss Whedon has been asked multiple times “Why do you always write such strong female characters?” and his response is “Because you are still asking me that question."
River - Mysterious child prodigy that escaped with the help of her brother from a government-run "special school." She is somewhat psychotic, definitely dangerous, and isolated. One of my favorite quotes from her is “I can kill you with my brain”.
Zoe - Fierce and loyal to the Captain. Zoe fought on the losing side of the civil war against the Alliance.
Inara – the Companion - a well-respected, high-class prostitute who enjoys her job and isn’t ashamed of what she does.
This is hilarious. When I originally watched the show, I had no idea what was being said. Of course, with a quick search of Google, we can find some of the translations such as “Holy Testicle Tuesday” and “Frog-humping son of a bitch!” Really, what more do you need?
5. Joss Whedon
It was created, written and directed by Joss Whedon. JOSS WHEDON! Who brought us Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, Dollhouse, The Cabin in The Woods, and the frickn' Avengers.
Run to your nearest tablet, computer or TV now and start watching.
Once completed, let me know what was your favorite episode and/or quote of the show?