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Watching Firefly for the first time

Give Us A Kiss

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Episodes 1&2-Serenity:
I thought that this was a good first episode of the series.
It did a good job explaining what we need to know in order to get invested in the show.
If this episode was the first episode in TV, Firefly would have probably been more popular and with a full first season.
One thing about the episode that I didn't like is the sex scenes that pop out of nowhere without any explanation.

My favorite character by far is Wash, I also like Jayne.
I currently have mixed feelings about Mal (who I suspect would be together with Zoe if she wasn't married to Wash).
I haven't had the chance to form an opinion on River yet.

Overall, a show that had a lot of potential.
 

Give Us A Kiss

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The Train Job:
I have mixed feelings about this one.
The overall plot was a bit boring, but there were some moments here and there that I liked:
*Jayne acting crazy before passing out.
*Zoe fighting "bad guys" like a strong, confident, badass lady.
*Mal and Zoe pretending to be newlyweds looking for a job.
*Inara playing with Kaylee's hair.

I now understand a lot better why Firefly got bad ratings while it aired-it was aired in out of chronological order.
In order to watch this episode, watch Serenity first.
 
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Rad banner btw!

Give Us A Kiss

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...and I'm back :D

Bushwhacked:

This episode was way better and had a more interesting plot than the previous one.
Favorite moments:
*Seeing River's condition starting to be a bit better.
*Jayne at the beginning.
*Zoe telling the guy questioning everyone on board "Sometimes I fight with him too".
*The fight scenes, way better than the ones on Buffy and Angel.
*The beginning, where everyone is playing what looks like basketball and Simon says that it looks like the game doesn't have any rules.
 
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Everyone loves Jayne ;)

Give Us A Kiss

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Shindig:
I think that this might be the best episode of the show by far, almost all of the scenes kept my interest. (pretty sure that there will be better episodes as I continue)
Favorite moments:
*I loved the pool game and the fight at the very beginning.
*Inara has a cool computer thingy, looks pretty advanced for 2002.
*I found it cute when Kaylee went crazy over that dress.
*That fancy party has some pretty advanced gun sensors :).
*go-se being used instead of a four letter word.
*Kaylee calling Mal "Captain Tightpants", Mal can be a bit of a tightpants sometimes...
*River freaking out, I think that we are starting to get more hints about what happened to her in the academy.
*The sexy scene between Zoe and Wash.
*"My work's illegal, but at least it's honest".
*Yet another (short) fight scene :D.
*I like how River is starting to get sassy ;).
*Inara giving Mal sword lessons (too bad it was only a few seconds before an argument started...).
*The duel itself, while wearing old fashioned clothing.
*Jayne, enough said.
*Mal and Inara talking at the very end.
 
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Joan the Vampire Slayer
My all time favorite episode! There is so much I love about this episode, but especially Mal and Kaylee dancing at the ball and how excited she gets to wear the fancy dress! And of course the sword fight!

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Safe:
Finally, an episode that seems to start giving us actual answers regarding River.
Mal is mostly an ass here, as always.
Other than the whole River centric part of the episode, I didn't really like it, but it was a good one.
Favorite moments:
*The flashback at the very beginning.
*River with the cattle, she looks like she is starting to become sane again.
*Inara and Kaylee talking in the shop.
*Simon's rant about living on the ship.
*River dancing.
*The fight scene involving guns.
*"We got ourselves a doctor, a real doctor".
*Jayne reading River's diary.
*Simon looking after River.
*River and Simon eating berries together.
*"Take my life for hers".
*"Big Damn Heroes !".
*Mal's speech.
*"Finally a decent wound on this ship and I miss out".
*The ending.
 

vellavu

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Someone should really come and join the fun. There ain't many episodes left! Hurry up! @Blaze
 

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lol! shhhhhhh @vellavu ;) Thankfully I have a great excuse for not watching it, cause if I did I think I'd have no time left at all for BB :p Busy schedule and all! (but yes, one day I will watch it...probably).
 

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I have a confession to make.
While Firefly is definitely a well made show, it's not really my type of thing.
However, I will continue watching until the end.
Our Mrs. Reynolds:
Mal is starting to become slightly more likeable...
Favorite moments:
*"How can you shame me in front of new people ?".
*Zoe shooting people.
*"Like woman, I am a mystery".
*Jayne with that stick.
*Mal has a wife ???
*"Everybody, I want you all to meet Mrs. Reynolds".
*Mal, you can be a bit of a monster sometimes.
*Mal is checking up on his "wife", that's nice of him.
*and he is telling her to stand up for herself :).
*Child molesters and movie talkers do deserve to go to hell of some kind.
*Wash seems jealous of Mal because he has a "wife" that cooks fresh things for him...
*"Remember the sex we were planning to have ever again ?".
*Jayne giving Mal his gun.
*"Go play with your rain stick"-that sounded dirty ;).
*Mal is opening up to his "wife".
*"Every planet has it's own weird customs".
*"...and I made myself ready for you".
*The "wife"'s speech to Mal.
*"Oh, I'm gonna go to the special hell".
*"Night Sweetie".
*Wash telling the "wife" about Zoe.
*Chick fight :D.
*The "wife" is evil.
*"That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth".
*Breaking the net.
*"Now, let's go visiting".
*Yet another fight scene.
*Mal whistling.
 
Joan the Vampire Slayer
Joan the Vampire Slayer
It is an acquired taste!

vellavu

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Mal is starting to become slightly more likeable...
Yeah. To me, Mal is the second most annoying character in this show, following River.

Fortunately it's a ensemble show like Angel. You can dislike Angel but still like the show.:)

And are you going to watch the movie after the show?
 

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I have a confession to make.
While Firefly is definitely a well made show, it's not really my type of thing.
However, I will continue watching until the end.
I appreciate the honesty. Lets see how you feel once you're done. Glad you'll continue. There's some episodes I look forward to see what you think about them.
 

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Jaynestown:
Dang, they still remember Jayne...
Favorite moments:
*Simon and Kaylee at the beginning.
*Simon's sarcasm.
*Mal describing Simon.
*"Looks sorta angry, don't he?"
*"Every problem is an opportunity in disguise".
*"The bible is broken".
*"Git!".
*That song about Jayne.
*"We got to go to the crappy town where I'm a hero".
*"...he drinks the best Whisky in the house !".
*"and you are pretty, pretty".
*"he's putting the hair away now".
*"Best of luck in your new life".
*"Eggs, the living legend needs eggs".
*Inara in bed with a guy.
*"Here we go, let's get it dug up".
*Fight scene :D.
*"I'm shocked my own self".
*The one eyed guy's speech.
*Jayne breaking the stature.
*Simon and Kaylee ;).
*"You are such an easy mark".
*Mal and Jayne at the end.

And are you going to watch the movie after the show?
Why not ? I might like the movie better.
 

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Out of Gas:
The episode has a bit of a sad feeling to it...oh, it's a flashback to when they first buy the ship.
*The blood drops :(
*Book is now telling funny stories :)
*Now Simon needs to tell a funny story...
*It's Simon's birthday :D
*What the heck just happened to the ship ????
*Fire ??? Fire !!!
*Now there is some sort of fire tornado...:confused:
*Mal is forcing Wash to leave his wife, not good.
*...yet another flashback.
*Zoe just got an adrenaline shot.
*Simon and Inara having a "deep" talk.
*Wash saying things as they are :)
*Life support is failing.
*...and another flashback, with the old tech guy, and Kaylee.
*...and life support is failing again :(
*Now Mal is arranging shuttles while being surprisingly selfless....
*...and another flashback.
*Mal is now all alone :(
*An ambush and a flashback.
*Mal gets shot, he survives :)
*...and he gets the ship running.
*1/3 of the people in the hospital, not good :eek:
*I guess Mal wants to stick with Serenity after all :)
 

Joan the Vampire Slayer

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Episodes 1&2-Serenity:
I thought that this was a good first episode of the series.
It did a good job explaining what we need to know in order to get invested in the show.
If this episode was the first episode in TV, Firefly would have probably been more popular and with a full first season.
One thing about the episode that I didn't like is the sex scenes that pop out of nowhere without any explanation.

My favorite character by far is Wash, I also like Jayne.
I currently have mixed feelings about Mal (who I suspect would be together with Zoe if she wasn't married to Wash).
I haven't had the chance to form an opinion on River yet.

Overall, a show that had a lot of potential.
Interesting observations!

As for Zoe and Mal, I never detected any romantic interest between those two at all. They're clearly close friends, though, and have a respect for each other. Fighting together in the war surely made them pretty close. Mal trusts Zoe, which is interesting, because he doesn't seem to trust many people.

Mal is a complicated morally ambiguous character, and I'm not surprised you have mixed feelings about him!

Have you finished the episodes yet?
 

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Episodes 1&2-Serenity:
I thought that this was a good first episode of the series.
It did a good job explaining what we need to know in order to get invested in the show.
If this episode was the first episode in TV, Firefly would have probably been more popular and with a full first season.
One thing about the episode that I didn't like is the sex scenes that pop out of nowhere without any explanation.

My favorite character by far is Wash, I also like Jayne.
I currently have mixed feelings about Mal (who I suspect would be together with Zoe if she wasn't married to Wash).
I haven't had the chance to form an opinion on River yet.

Overall, a show that had a lot of potential.
I liked River the best. It was fine, but it lacked a place to call a base. It was not for children or science nerds. It lacked a base
 

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I liked River & Kayle the best myself .

I like the fact it was set on the outskirts of things .
 
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