OMG, they do exist
Sunday, March 21, 2004

I couldn't believe it. My friend, Brian, that I converted was brought up firefly with an old college buddy he saw today. Said buddies response "yeah, I caught half of one of the episodes when it was on fox, but i thought it was boring and had bad acting."

Brian's jaw dropped on the table when he heard that. I mean, I can see if its not your genre, don't like the depiction of the future or something, but bad acting?? Our only explanation is that a.) he was expecting it to be exactly like Buffy and b.) not enough T&A for the guy. I'm still just floored by this. I mean, I'd initially been hesitant to try to get Brian to watch the DVDs because we do have different tastes (when I first got hooked on the comic strip Get Fuzzy he couldn't stand it --- said only girls liked it cause it was all girl humor).

Oh well, guess all the Nielsen families responded to the show like Brian's college friend. Its a sad commentary on today's art though that anyone could describe the acting on Firefly as bad


Monday, May 17, 2004 3:22 PM


He missed the commercial breaks. Stop the disk every 5 minutes and tell him about hemroid cream and deoderant.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7:18 PM


Most people don't know good acting and bad acting if it hit them square in the jaw these days.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:54 PM


No offense taken liz. Course, once again this all boils down to Fox's continual pre-empts of the show:)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:07 AM


not to rain on everyone's parade here, but... if he only saw half of an episode then he might have been justified -- what are obviously character driven choices to those who know the characters could be read as bad acting to someone who doesn't know the characters' motives.
Don't get me wrong -- i think Firefly is *very* well-acted, but imagine if you didn't know that River was an insane genius and that Simon was her brother; or didn't know about the war; or misread Zoe and Malcom's friendship for something else. Without the backgrounds and without basic knowledge of the relationships the actor's choices could be misread. that's all i'm saying. Please Don't Lynch me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7:08 AM


I second Dracos' idea!

Then again, Humble and I were doing similar ideas for the Fox execs...ours were in the spirit of Shaun Yu though.

Monday, March 22, 2004 2:14 AM


Great Cthulhu, this must be remedied! Find this person and strap them to a chair or something similar. Now make them watch Fox reality shows for eight to ten hours (twelve to fifteen if ytou really dont like them). Now, when they are nearly dead from intellectual asphyxiation put in Out of Gas. Anyone who says that Nathan Fillion's acting in that episode is bad (especially after what this person has seen) is simply a worthless member of society and should be disposed of immediately. And what about Get Fuzzy is femenine anyway? All the characters are male and make a lot of faily male jokes!

Okay, Im not sure where any of that last paragraph came from. I'd delete it but the mouse is all the way over there.


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