Dickie Dunn wrote:Firefly and Serenity are amazing. Firefly is easily one of my favorite shows of all time, and Serenity works well as a standalone movie, but is incredible as an "end" to the series. Firefly is an awesome show with great characters, engaging storylines, a solid overarching plot, but when it comes down to it the show is worth watching for Nathan Fillion alone. He's fantastic, was born to play the role, and I couldn't imagine anyone else playing Mal. I'd say that its worth you checking out.
If you decide to give it a go, buy or rent the DVDs. The episodes on Hulu (the show was there the last time I checked) are the original broadcast versions of the show, which are a mess. Fox aired the second episode first, skipped numerous episodes, and used the pilot as the last episode they aired. Though Hulu has the episodes in the correct order, the editing Fox did to have the show make some sort of sense during the initial broadcast are still present and extremely unnecessary.
The only thing I can add to this is that I saw Serenity before I knew of Firefly...immediately after the movie I went and picked up the DVDs of Firefly. Just an amazing show.