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I dislike Firefly

I'm fairly easy to please as far as science fiction and fantasy TV and movies go. Considered good by the populace or not, I usually like them when I've seen them. Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Stargate: Atlantis, Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, Torchwood, Buffy, Angel... the list goes on and on.

But I don't want to talk right now about the ones I like, I want to talk about the ones I can't stand.

I'll start with Firefly. Space Western? Sorry, I hate westerns. I did give this one a chance, watched a couple episodes. Only reason I gave it a chance was because Joss Whedon created it. He'd done great with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, so I gave Firefly a shot. Couldn't stand it. My personal opinion is that Firefly sucked and deserved to be canceled. And the reavers? Oh yes, let's make a space western with zombies, and try to be serious about it. Oy, he could have made it a comedy like Buffy and Angel and had another blockbuster hit. Instead, he created a pile of beaver dung that only lasted 1 season. It had 14 episodes? Oy, what a waste of money, it should have been scrapped after the pilot. I mean seriously? Space western with zombies? What next, a space opera where high-tech vikings face off against werewolves?

Battlestar Galactica. I hate the style, everything about it. Not fond of the story line either. But the style is the reason I hate it. If it was just the storyline, I'd like it okay. But I have never seen a more boring pile of shit for a scifi show ever. Very little action, the plot is shallow and transparent, the whole idea of the show is cliche and overdone, and the photography grates on my eyeballs. I never saw a whole episode of the original series, but from what little I've seen of it, it was better than the new one, because at least the old one was funny. My dad is just gaga over this new Gigglestar Badactica, but I was supremely unimpressed. I mean, the entire series could be summed up like this: A bunch of humans, the last of their kind, fight robots on their way to Earth. They do it by talking a lot, but not about anything interesting, and even their robot battles are yawn-inducing. Gods, forget the bombs and energy weapons, they could beat the cylons by talking them to death. Why is it that so many of the good series get canceled early but most of the crappy ones limp on and on? When will this one die already?

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. My feelings on this one are complicated. I liked this show's early episodes. And some others. Haven't actually seen much of this show in order. I have seen a lot of episodes but they were kind of scattered about. But I've seen enough to know that I liked the show better when that peaceful Magog guy was around, and Trance was purple and had a tail. When she changed colors, and when that Magog guy disappeared, things began to go downhill. I refuse to watch any of the newer episodes now, it sucks so bad anymore. Is that show still making new episodes? I dunno, I stopped paying attention.

Earth: Final Conflict. It's been too long since I've seen this series to give any kind of good reasons for why I hated this show, aside from the general cliche theme of evil alien invaders taking over the earth. In the end, I think the only really good thing Gene Roddenberry created was Star Trek. But moving on... yeah, couldn't stand this show. I gave it lots of chances, too. I watched this show even though I didn't like it, to see if there were any redeeming qualities. If there were, they weren't redeeming enough for me to remember them.

Yup, there we are. Out of Goddess only knows how many scifi and fantasy series I've seen, only disliked 4. Though my memory isn't 100%. Feel free to suggest series not mentioned here to see if maybe I missed some that I hated.


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May. 19th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Other shows, and neighbor hating.
I love Firefly - but I think it's because, like the early Buffy eps, I decided before watching it that it was a comedy. So while I get a little bored with the Westerny/Reavery stuff, I am thrilled to have a show that revels in Whedon one-liners! Also, I think the cultural setting is intensely interesting; I like the anachronistic features. I think I'm River. Also, I can kill you with my brain.

Earth 2: Amazing - I miss it.

Space: Above and Beyond: Yay!

Space: 1999: I liked this, too. But I get it mixed up with the above, so I forget which one I liked better.

Hypernauts: I think no one remembers this short-lived Sat morning ABC show but me.

The Tomorrow People: Confused me.

Alex Mack: Is the shit. And when she showed up in 'Malcolm in the Middle' with a crush on Lois, that was hot beyond all hotnesses.

(Shut that freaking horn up my freaking god it's only 10 and you've been honking it since 8 fuck you and the blowjob that was wasted to create you!) Sorry about that digression. I hate my neighbors.

Space Cases: SQUEE! I know both versions of the theme song!
May. 19th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Other shows, and neighbor hating.
Also - if you like Star Trek, and one-liners, you need to read the New Frontier books. They're Star Trek books, but an original creation, so unlike the other books the author can do whatever he wants with the characters (and the few chars that are from Next Gen, he pretty much has license to do with as he will). Peter David is a god of humor and compelling characters. And his father is the nicest, funniest German man ever (I had a writing class with him, and didn't realize who he was related to until late in the semester, but he was really cool in his own right so I'm glad).
May. 19th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Other shows, and neighbor hating.
Yeah, I read one of those, it was great. I especially liked the crew member whose species had only one sex/gender. It's cool!
May. 19th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Other shows, and neighbor hating.
The only one of those others you mentioned that I recognize is Alex Mack, and that show was awesome!
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