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My idol, my inspiration, my king.
Joss Whedon is forever one of the most genius writers I’ve come across in television.
As well as J.J. Abrams, Joel Wyman and Jeff Pinkner <3
… I’m back in mourning.
I’m so pissed off that this show was cancelled. And that I didn’t know it existed when it was on the air. I was 10/11 years old when it aired. That’s old enough to stop and pay attention to what was on TV!!!
I’m even more pissed off that Whedon made Serenity to wrap it all up. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it. It’s just that he wrapped up the storylines that he wanted to tell. The storylines that he felt were necessary.
Joss didn’t get to tell us Book’s backstory (there’s obviously a reason why Jayne was asking so many questions about him. Jayne’s suspicious of almost everyone, but he had a point. No preacher can shoot that well.)
Mal and Inara never sorted out their sexual tension shit. But then again this could have always remained unfinished. I mean Joss had a chance to wrap it up in the movie but he didn’t.
Mal never got a chance to kill Niska (The Train Job, War Stories). But he would have.
We could have learned more about Mal’s past before the war. Or perhaps not. But it would have been nice to have been given the chance to do so.
This show gives me way too many emotions. And even though a revival would be fantastic, there’s no way it would happen. Not after what happened in Serenity. Firefly just wouldn’t be the same without those characters. ;__;
Any Firefly fan will understand this.
I just saw a friend of mine e-mailed me this song today.
sobbing right now
I can’t even
I can’t breathe
"This Land" BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Only three have.
I HAVE NOT JOINED YOUR RANKS YET.
Watch the fucking show. You won’t regret it.
Now when I say firsts I mean television wise. That’s right. My life doesn’t really exist outside of television.
This year I discovered wonderful things that now occupy my list of favourite things.
Honourable mention: How I Met Your Mother. Thanks to NPH, HIMYM is now one of my favourite shows. He got me to focus on that show more seriously, and recognize its greatness. It was always enjoyable for me to watch before this semester, however I didn’t really focus on it before. (This season has been so sad! I just want Barney and Robin to be happy. Together. Sort this shit out already!!!)
Also I know that people are comparing HIMYM to Friends, and they’re right. That show IS like Friends. The show has even pointed that out. In the episode where Barney is teaching Marshall to pick up girls in bars, they go to a coffee shop at the beginning of the episode. Barney says: Hanging out in a coffee shop is not as fun as hanging out in a bar. A clear reference to Friends. Plus, in the flashback where we find out that Barney used to be a hippie, he used to play the keyboard in a coffee shop as well.
So it’s no surprise that HIMYM can considered to be the new Friends. I believe that every generation should have a show that majority of people enjoy watching. Friends was that in the 90s. And HIMYM is that for the new generation. And it works. There’s no need to complain about it. I enjoy the fact that there is a new “Friends”. (So NBC, there’s no need to try and find another Friends. CBS is all over that.)
I’ve also recognized a pattern in my ABSOLUTELY FAVOURITE SHOWS OF ALL TIME. They all get cancelled (or are threatened of being cancelled).
Anyway, after that incredibly long rant. I’ve let you all know of my favourite shows, and how they all seem to never last. Or I was too late to jump on the wagon. But I just want to leave with one thought.
FRINGE AND COMMUNITY SHALL NOT DIE. THEY WILL PREVAIL. #SAVE COMMUNITY #SAVE FRINGE
I watched the last episode of Firefly and Serenity this afternoon. Least to say it’s been productive.
My thoughts on Firefly:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. IT’S OVER. I just… I really REALLY want to rewatch the whole thing again.
I mean who would have thought that combining Star Wars and Westerns together would actually work? I fucking LOVE this series. (I need to go read fanfiction on this, or something.)
Also, someone has to be shot every episode don’t they? LOL Well I guess it’s a good thing that medicine is quite advanced in the future. And that the crew of Serenity includes a doctor.
My thoughts on Serenity:
1. DAMN, Nathan Fillion can act. I am definitely in love with him. Or at least him as Captain Mal.
2. Turns out sex is a pretty good motivator for surviving. LOL
3. CURSE YOU JOSS WHEDON. YOU MADE ME CRY. D: The loss of those characters also makes me want to go back and rewatch Firefly. Then possibly Serenity again. It’s just an unhealthy cycle. When I say unhealthy, I mean in a never-leaving-my-room-and-having-contact-with-the-outside-world type of way. But that’s okay right?
Now after watching Serenity, I feel that it was actually a pretty satisfying way to end the series. Sure Firefly was cut short. WAY TOO SHORT. But if it had been longer, as in more than one season, there was no way Joss Whedon could have done what he had done in the film- especially character wise. (I’m now in mourning.) Firefly was kept fairly lighthearted- after all, it was only 14 episodes. But in Serenity the theme felt darker, more tragic. I don’t think fans would have appreciated the film if Firefly had been more established.
Sigh. I need to go actually do something. But I want to watch the pilot episode of Firefly again.
Firefly. Life. Firefly. Life.
Life… why can’t you be Firefly?? (As in, I want to go raid shit. And live freely and on the edge. And I want to know someone like Captain Mal. Very much so.)
I’m currently in the middle of watching How I Met Your Mother and I simply had to get this out there.
Barney just went through a break up
Barney: I’m not gonna do something crazy.
Future Ted: Don’t worry he’s gonna do something crazy.
Barney: You know, I don’t think I even like girls.
Me: Hold on a second.
Barney: Now I’m worried that you’re going to do something crazy.
Ted: I’m not gonna do something crazy.
Future Ted: Don’t worry, I’m gonna do something crazy.
Me: This can only mean one thing. Ted and Barney are going to do some ‘experimenting’ and nothing will ever be the same between them. <3
*Edit: OMG. They might actually experiment being gay with each other. Holy sh*t.
**Edit2: Never mind. False alarm. Musta been fun acting that out though. xD Love you NPH! <3
***Edit3: Ted + Barney mock relationship is making my night!
LOL That’s at least what I’m hoping for, anyway.
Once I’ve finished this episode of HIMYM, I will have completed my third day of fawning over the spectacular-ness that is Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion.
I mean seriously, I can’t stress the fact that I am head over heels in love with Dr. Horrible. I just… uuuunnnf. So, of course after seeing that 3 times I had to watch something new with NPH in it.
Nathan Fillion on the other hand. God damn that man is hot! I mean seriously. I have watched 13 of the 14 episodes of Firefly and I want a man like Captain Mal Reynolds in my life. Mal’s strong, caring, tough. And when he falls for someone, he falls hard. And Nathan brings that character to life so perfectly.
Now because I’m only 1 episode away from the end of Firefly, I don’t want to watch it. I just can’t believe that the show only ran 14 episodes. I was 10 at the time the show aired but I still kick myself for not watching it then. What the hell was Fox smoking? If only Firefly had started up now, I have no doubt that the fans on the internet would keep it alive. Hell, it’s still alive now. But alas, no new episodes.
Anyway, to fill my Captain Mal void I watched Castle tonight instead. I LOVED the character of Richard Castle last week. However, after marathoning Firefly, I feel as though Nathan Fillion is wasting his potential. I just LOVE him in Firefly.
I really want to see Serenity. But in order to do that I must watch the 14th episode of Firefly. But I don’t want to do that. I DON’T WANT TO ADMIT THAT ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN ONLY HAD 14 EPISODES.
Okay I’m gonna finish watching HIMYM but I have a strange inkling that I’m gonna go to bed feeling unsatisfied. Over a lot of things.