Not being a vampire fan I had never really seen Buffy in its various iterations despite what I’d heard about it. nor much of anything else by Whedon save Toy Story so I came info Serenity stone cold.
It blew me away, earning ten stars in my IMdb rating, rarely done. On getting home I rented the Firefly discs from Netflix, then halfway through those, bought the set. You could say I liked it.
Even without knowing the characters, they were fleshed out well enough for the movie for even a Whedon novice like me to follow their relationships with each other.