Flixtream this! Firefly: The Complete Series
You can get streaming Netflix in a lot of different ways: directly on a computer, through a Roku device, through a gaming system (Wii, XBOX 360, PS3), even through some TVs. You can watch all the streaming stuff you want (and get 1 DVD at a time) for $8.99 a month. I’m going to start recommending some things for you to watch…I call it Flixtreaming (for “NetFlix Streaming”).
Firefly: The Complete Series
This TV series from Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) only ran for one season, but has attracted a fan following (who call themselves “Browncoats”). A feature movie was also made (and is also available streaming) called Serenity.
It’s essentially a Western in space, but with great characters and fun writing. The cast includes Nathan Fillion (Castle), Morena Baccarin (V), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Ron Glass (Barney Miller).
I’d say this is actually a good place to introduce yourself to Joss Whedon. Buffy and Angel are simply too sprawling as a place to start (it’s a big commitment), and, um, I didn’t like Dollhouse as much.
I would watch the episodes in order, although that isn’t crucial. You might also find yourself consuming a few at a time. 😉
This is also something you can watch with other people…and a lot of people who haven’t seen it wouldn’t mind watching it again.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.