The Complete Series

DVD - 2003
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.


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A Western and Steampunk tinged TV series set in outer space. Follow Captain Mal and his crew as they struggle to earn a living as smugglers on the fringes of known space. They take on some paying passengers who don’t mention that one of them is a valuable test subject that the government wants ba... Read More »

The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.

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Jan 23, 2015

Best show in the 'verse, hands down.

Dec 25, 2014
  • aridge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The absolute Best show ever. This was the first Whedon show I watched & now I hope that he never dies. There is no way to describe this show which can possibly explain how Amazing this is. The most superb writing, perfectly cast actors, brilliant characters. It's a Space Western, in the best possible way.

Oct 29, 2014
  • mtim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of my favourite shows of all time. think mashing a western with sci-fi and throwing in dashes of humour, romance, and the usual marks of a great joss whedon classic. watch this entire series before watching the follow up movie, Serenity.

Sep 27, 2014

“Firefly” follows the adventures of the crew of Serenity, a somewhat run down space ship. The captain of the ship is Mal Reynolds, who, along with his First Mate Zoe Washburne, fought in a civil war on the side of the Independants (the opposing side was the Alliance). Other members of the crew include Kaylee Frye, the ship’s engineer, Inara Serra, a companion, Derrial Brook, a pastor, Jayne Cobb, a mercenary, and Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne, Zoe’s husband and the ship’s pilot. The crew of Serenity are smugglers, and while on a planet searching for jobs, they pick up a traveller named Doctor Simon Tam. It is later revealed that Simon has smuggled his younger sister River on board, and that they are both fugitives hiding from the forces of the Alliance.
“Firefly” is a sci-fi western television show that combines the best aspects of both genres. The show spans only one season, but is continued and ultimately finished in the 2005 film ‘Serenity’. “Firefly” is a unique and entertaining show filled with humor and action but punctuated with dark undertones. The characters are all unique and different, and each have their own quirks, flaws, and attitudes. The setting is vast, as the show takes place on different planets and in space itself. The plot is very interesting and keeps viewers enthralled, as each episode is very different, yet each still maintains a certain charm.
Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “Firefly”. It is a lovely show, and is suitable for ages thirteen and up due to some scary scenes and that one nude scene.

Sep 15, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Firefly better than StarTrek, and I love StarTrek, Like StarTrek it is optimistic about the future of mankind. Great humor and each episode has a message. Wish this show had lasted more than one season.

Aug 09, 2014
  • ramzx rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Firefly series is awesome. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly with smuggler Han Solo in the Millenium Falcon, just watch this series, this is as close of an answer as you will get.

Unfortunately this series was short lived due to several factors: Producers in FOX poor handling (poor promotion, aired out of order, etc.), it was a bit expensive to produce, and did not attract as many viewers as expected (at the time). It was a "late bloomer", a la Breaking Bad, Office Space...

If you are a true Sci Fi genre fanatic, you will love this series.

It is the second highest rated Sci-Fi Series with at least 1000 votes in IMDb: 9.2/10 (141,996 users); just behind an animated series.

Try it, it is a short Series, it was on the air only 1 season, and there is a sequel to the series, a film called Serenity.

Jul 27, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I only watched a little bit. Didn't appeal to me. Nothing special. This is the series that precedes the movie, "Serenity", which was good, but definitely not great. I guess my standards are higher than other reviewers. Not worth raving over.

Jul 21, 2014
  • ambershell rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was very impresses with the series when it was on, and again when I took out here. I wish they had of been able to continue the series as there was so much more they could have done with the story.

Here is hoping for movies to continue with it.
Fans for this show were behind it all the way.

May 07, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great fun !! And a reasonably developed sci-fi 'verse', based on the time-honored confict between empire and independence. So wierd that it wasn't picked up for another season !?! It is so much smarter and entertaining than many other series,.. maybe that's why (?). (It must have been badly scheduled and poorly promoted.) P.S. For an additional Firefly fix, be sure to catch the full length feature 'Serenity' ! (5-5-14: 1 ; 5-7: 7)

Apr 28, 2014

Joss Whedon an avowed atheist uses this failed series as all his productions to subliminanly project his totally disdain for God and religion. The pastor here is used as a constant foil of the captain, in one scence the captain refuses to let the pastor pray over an evening meal.

Mr. Whedon is also responsible for the Avengers movie, which was indeed entertaining over all but when it comes to the demi-god getting his 'come-uppance' he has the scientist turned Mr. Hyde really bash him good with a final parting shot of 'puny god'.

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Feb 10, 2015
  • PearlyKayAm1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Some of the coarse language is in Chinese, the show is 99.9% in English. There are little bits of Chinese here and there (hardly noticeable) because 500 years from now Joss Whedon felt that the Americans and Chinese (because of population/world power) would be the reigning superpowers so those would be considered the 2 main languages.

Mar 17, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: one of the main characters is a "companion" . There is some partial nudity as well.

Mar 17, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: alllllll the time (but usually not gory)

Mar 17, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: most is in Chinese but there are occasionally some in English too


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Sep 25, 2013
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Jul 02, 2012
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Dec 26, 2012
  • Jayne_Hero_Of_Canton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I call 'er Vera.

Oct 20, 2012
  • GarrettJeevanayagam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

River Tam: "Also, I can kill you with my brain."


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