I know there’s quite a following for Firefly here on the boards and I have long wanted to watch it - I have seen Serenity and liked it, but couldn’t get to see Firefly - online versions of it such as Hulu refuse to play here in the UK - my local library was not able to locate it for me to borrow and until quite recently, the DVD box set was priced at something like 35 quid here in the UK - and I could not justify the expense…
About a month before Christmas, I was browsing in a local charity shop and I happened on the DVD box set, priced at £3.99!!! (because it was a charity shop, I actually told them they had underpriced it and insisted on paying double the labelled price for it).
I returned home triumphant, only to find that my wife assumed I’d bought it as a present (to myself) and seized the box and wrapped it up for Christmas.
I’ve watched I think 8 out of the 13 episodes now and I am really enjoying it - I started off watching two per night, but I’m going to get through it too fast that way, so I am limiting myself to one every other day now.
I am finally able to chime in with all the others now and agree - this is a fantastic work, and it’s unbelievable that it was abandoned after such a short, incomplete run.