I grew up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I absolutely loved it. In fact I still love it! I love the characters, I love the plot, and I love the humour. Overall I just absolutely adore it. So of course I also watched Angel and I loved that too. I thought that was the end of that.
I got older, watching Buffy and Angel every now and again. Then found out that Joss Whedon, the genius behind them both, had created more TV shows. Well of course I wanted to watch them too! My friends introduced me to Firefly. I was hooked.
I recommend anyone to watch it, whether like me you were a fan of Joss Whedon’s other work or if you just like the idea of gun fights on spaceships.
I’ll give you an overview, Earth has been left and humans now inhabit new planets in a new solar system. The United States and China are the runners of the new government and have basically come together to form “The Alliance”. Although not everybody believes in what The Alliance stands for. The show itself mostly takes part on a ship known as Serenity, whose captain is Malcolm Reynolds (played by the wonderful Nathan Fillion) who in the war was a “Browncoat”.
Browncoats were the resistance against The Alliance. Since the war, he has been on his ship Serenity where, along with his crew, take on jobs in order to get by and stay outside of The Alliance. Not so surprisingly, not all these jobs are legal.
The show was amazing and I really could not believe it when after watching the first season I found out there was no second because it had been cancelled! I was very happy that Joss Whedon was able to make a film, appropriately named “Serenity”, based after the first season. It was a great film, but not everything was explained. Most likely due to the time restraints and what not, consequently was left wanting more.
This brings me on the reason as to why I am writing all of this in the first place. A friend of mine had bought himself the first three Serenity comics and let me borrow them to read for myself. YAY!
The comics themselves are mostly set between the series and the film, with some parts actually set after the film.
So after that rambling should I start the review now?
I’ll just note that the copies I borrowed from my friend are hardcover.
Review under the cut and contains minor spoilers if you consider dancing around a topic but not mentioning anything specific spoilers.