Firefly is a 14 episode show best described as an outer space western. Captain Mal Reynolds leads a rag tag crew through space on his ship, Serenity, taking any job that comes his way, legal or not. After previously fighting for the brown coats against ‘The Alliance’, those that that sought to become an interplanetary government to the whole galaxy, Mal still doesn’t sit easy with the thought of one government looking out for what’s best for everyone. And so, he’s frequently on the wrong side of the law.
Stopping for supplies and to refuel while they try to offload the bounty from their latest job, they pick up passengers to make some extra cash. Unbeknownst to Mal and his crew, they’ve also picked up some cargo that the Alliance would do anything to get back. As Mal learns what exactly he has on board, he battles with his conscience on what to do with it as it looks more and more likely that the Alliance has definitely been up to some bad things in the name of protecting all the citizens of the galaxy. As he wrestles with what this means for him and his crew, and the jobs they need to pick up in order to keep flying, stay in the air and free from Alliance control, the meaning of the ‘cargo’ becomes more and more complex.
This is an action packed show that takes you through all corners of the galaxy to terraformed planets, some livable, some just barely. Captain Mal Reynolds is bitter and surly, and overly protective of his crew, but don’t call him soft hearted, and don’t question his morals. With a rag tag crew that’ll do just about anything for their captain, this show is at turns ridiculous and hilarious, action packed, as well as grungy and creative with the worlds and ways that people live, and a must see if you love Sci Fi adventure. And don’t worry, after you watch the final episode and aren’t ready to be done watching the crew of Serenity get into more trouble, or are still wondering what this means for the cargo they’ve been trying to figure out the meaning of, the movie “Serenity” provides a wrap it all up nicely, though you might be alternately crying and swearing at your TV by the end. Enjoy!