Sometimes, something wonderful happens on tv and everyone catches it as it happens. Wonderful in one sense or another – there’s surely always some problems, slight or great – but it resonates. Rarely, I catch a moment of the greatness. I caught MSCL before the end – watched it again on Mtv – and now own the dvds.
But I’ve always had a soft spot for sci-fi. So when I caught trailers for a movie that looked amusing/intriguing – called Serenity – I made a mental note about seeing it.
I mentioned it to a friend of mine and he told me he wanted to see it too – he knew some background about it. It was based on a tv show. I didn’t worry about it. We ended up seeing the movie and I loved it as a standalone. Didn’t really think much about the show.
Then I ended up moving, to a small town, and my internet usage grew exponentially. I got into LJ, found my college roommate [or she found me] and noticed that she made a reference to some show called Firefly. Blog to blog, I jumped around my corner of this series of tubes and noted the references to this show.
And I finally realized that I have Netflix and Firefly is available on DVD. I’ve just watched the last of it, and I”m a little sad. Sad that I missed it as it was happening [it came on Friday nights and I didn’t have DVR, or even a clue it was on anyway]. Sad that so few episodes were made. Sad that such a story was cut so short. MSCL made it for a full season, just about, and I always felt like it ran its race. Sure, I watched those epis over and over as they played on MTV for 2? more years? But that was it. Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano were emblazoned in my mind; I replayed the handcuffs episode countless times – seeing as how it *ALWAYS* makes me laugh; I moved on.
Firefly didn’t get as much of a chance as MSCL. Deserved it as much or more. I’m just glad I got the chance to see it.