NOBC scores a convert
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All these months, I've been sticking Firefly posters on my toolbox, mentioning it in conversation, shown folks the FFF website, but not pushing it. No, "It's the greatest thing since...., well, like ever... ya gotta watch it", just, "I like this thing-- It's available for free on Hulu."

Finally one of my co-workers said, "Hey, I ran out of stuff to look at over the weekend, so I checked out a couple of episodes of this Firefly thing. It's good. I think I'm about 90 % hooked. I gotta watch another episode when I get home tonight. Maybe a couple..."

He's hooked on "that girl, the smart, crazy one, with her brother the Doctor." He watched the Big Damn Pilot and The train Job, and he finds it hard to believe that he hasn't seen the best stuff yet.

Les'see, what else did he get? Got a pretty accurate reading on Simon, River and the Tam family, just from the Pilot. Flipped out over the crew salvaging the "treasure", which turned out to be food bars. Liked Mal tossing Crow thru the engine.

Does seem like he missed most of our favorite stuff-- no reaction to Jayne, Wash, Zoe, or The Shepard. Nothing on Badger or Patience. Not much reaction to Inara. Didn't have anything to say about Wash's dinos.Missed the point of Mal shooting Patience's horse, and Dobson, but got it quick when I mentioned them.

But he's a lot more than 90 % hooked, if he's gotta watch more late at night, since we both work swing shift.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:25 PM


What hooked me was after seeing the battle, and feeling surprisingly sympathetic towards two characters only just introduced... I wanted Mal to say it. I wanted him to say it in that tone of voice.

"Right. We win."

And I guess it's possible to be devastated and to go "yee!" at the same time, because I did.

Grabbed from the opening teaser, and that's a fact. The show just spoke to me, it was all up in my head from the beginning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:26 AM


Congrats, nobc. Subtle works wonders. :)

It's about different people/details first time you watch it for everybody. I remember the dinos knocked me silly but what really got me at the start was Mal introducing Book and "the Ambassador" to each other all formal-like in the hold--Mal smirking to beat the world, thinking he's getting both of them more uncomfortable than he is. A fellow browncoat still can't fathom why that could be funny.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:06 AM


Yee! Congratulations!

I wish I had people to watch them with.

He'll probably catch more of the little character details and niftiness the more times he watches.


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