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23 July 2005 @ 04:19 pm
"We're too pretty to die"-- Meredith and Firefly  
So, Meredith watched her first episode of Firefly last night. After being roped into BtVS and Ats by certain evil people who will not be named (you know who you are!) this last bit of the Jossverse was inevitable.

Firefly 1.01: "We won't die 'cause we're too pretty" *snerk*

Is it just me, or did Joss pick half the cast from ex-villains on BtVS and Angel? I know Zoe is the same lady who played Jasmine, and if Malcolm's actor isn't the guy who did satanic!preacher!Caleb, then he sure looks like him. It made viewing a little weird for the first few minutes, but all the characters grew on me faster than I expected. It shouldn't surprise me, though, because if there's one thing Joss always has, it's awesome characters. Spike, Xander, Dru, Tara and Fred remain my all time favorites in his universe, but Firefly has some great players, too.

Firefly is a space-western, which might have turned me off in the past but, after reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower series (which is like a bizarre fantasy/horror/western threesome), I'm willing to hold out. Especially because...

Malcolm- despite looking like Caleb (who too Xander's eye! *sob*), and being something of an asswipe, turned out to be pretty cool. He's like the older brother who expresses all his affection through halfhearted insults and wedgies. He also seems to be something of a disappointed idealist. It's pretty obvious his crew is his family, and I like that. Also loved how his only reaction to naked!River was 'huh'.

Zoe- is a really tough chick. I like that. She also looks awesome in her tight cowboy pants and boots. *glassy eyes* Um. Like the brother/sister banter between her and Malcolm. I think she and Wash are cute, too.

Wash- It's Xander-in-SPACE! One of the things I love about Joss is that sometimes he gives us these 'wtf' moments where you can see his characters as people with idiosyncrasies and depth. Silly depth, granted, but depth. Wash and his dinosaurs are a perfect example of this, and I loved it to death. 'Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!' I like Wash-- he's smart, and kinda clueless, and it's obvious he adores Zoe.

Kaylee- She had me from "I love my captain! *smooch*". Perky and perceptive, not to mention cute as hell. I think she and the "Ambassador" have a Thing, if you know what I mean. She's like everyone's kid sister. It's adorable.

No one else really made an impression on me, save River, who I've seen a lot in both the previews for the show and the new movie. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her, as she looks really cool. Not entirely sure where Firefly is going, but I can safely say I'll tune in again. The only shame is that, save for Kaylee/'Ambassador', I don't really see any slash potential yet. *pout*
Yes, I'm an addict. What makes you ask?

Ja ne,
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The Band Plays:: "ALIVE"-- by Raiko
Epigonelikethesun2 on July 23rd, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
It's Xander-in-SPACE!

That is exactly what I said. I've hardly even seen any BtVS, but I still picked up on that. Funnily enough, Xander is my favorite Buffy character, and Wash is, so far, my favorite on Firefly.

("We will rule over all this land, and we will call it... 'This Land.'"
"I think we should call it 'your grave'!"
"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
"Hahaha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!"
That cracked me up entirely.)

I love Zoe, too, and I think I like Mal and Kaylee, although I'm not sure. The others haven't made a major impression yet.

Also, I am with you 100% on Kaylee/Inara. It's the only pairing I see besides the obvious Wash/Zoe. And it is awesome. "Hey, you."
Epigonelikethesun2 on July 23rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
*blinks* ...I definitely just left a comment here and saw it posted. Then I came back two minutes later and it was gone. Did you get it?
Epigonelikethesun2 on July 23rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
And there it is again. ARGH.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on July 23rd, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, doll, your comments came through. ^_~

Funnily enough, Xander is my favorite Buffy character, and Wash is, so far, my favorite on Firefly.
I adore Xander (and Wash) because he's so goofy, brave, loyal, and endearingly clueless. I'm glad I'm not the only one to see links between these two.

("We will rule over all this land, and we will call it... 'This Land'")
*giggles madly* The great thing is that Xander had a similar scene, where he reenacted one of Buffy's adventures using fish-sticks.
(XANDER: (playing with fishsticks skewered on toothpicks) Tell Angel I'm gonna kill him! No, wait. I'm gonna kill you! Die! Die! Die! Aah! (makes a thudding noise) (squeals) Mother! (smiles)
CORDELIA: Is that it?
XANDER: Yeah. That's it. Scene!
BUFFY: That's exactly how it happened.
OZ: Well, I thought it was riveting. Uh, I was a little unclear about some of the themes.
BUFFY: The theme is Angel's too much of a coward to take me on face-to- face.
XANDER: And the other theme was 'Buy American', but it, uh, got kind of buried.)</i>
*totally hearts Xander*

Also, I am with you 100% on Kaylee/Inara. It's the only pairing I see besides the obvious Wash/Zoe. And it is awesome. "Hey, you."
Oh, I know! That look, with the 'hey, you'-- it was hotter than blue blazes. Not to mention how Inara rushed to Kaylee's rescue when she was shot. *love the femeslash*

Zoe/Wash is cute, too, but Wash is SO obviously whiped. *snicker*
septicemic on July 25th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
Yep. Kaylee/Inara. There's a line from a fic, I can't remember where I read it, but it went, "That was what Kaylee liked, the naked and the feeling good." Which is totally right, and the fic was River/Kaylee, but that applies to pretty much any Kaylee any time.
Kellyn: mal - firefly by teh_indynytekellyn on July 23rd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
You're going to love Firefly. If you're addicted by just one episode (much like I was), you're going to be a fanatic as the show progresses.

By the way, you're not going crazy. Nathan Fillion, who plays Mal, was the one who played Caleb. Joss just loves his actors. On Firefly, from what I've seen, he's used two, what he calls, hatricks (one person who's appeared in all three of his shows): Carlos Jacott (in Buffy's "Anne," Angel's "The Bachelor Party" and Firefly's "Serenity, pt. 1 & 2") and Jonathan M. Woodward (in Buffy's "Conversations with Dead People", episodes in Angel's final season and Firefly's "The Message"). Summer Glau, who plays River, was also the ballerina in Angel's "Waiting in the Wings."

And, wow, I know far too much Whedonverse trivia. :$

While I adore all of the characters (Mal is my favorite, however), River is quite possibly one of the most exquisitely written characters ever... so intriguing...
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love1garnettrees on July 23rd, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Like I said before, I'm not entirely sure where the show is going, but I love the characters enough to stick around.

Summer Glau, who plays River, was also the ballerina in Angel's "Waiting in the Wings."
Dudes, I thought she looked familiar. Allowing myself to like Malcolm was hard, because I kept seeing Evol!Caleb, who took my poor Xander's eye. *cuddles Xander*

I can't wait to see more of River. I even love her name.
Ninjabear: coming for a stealth hug: APdangermousie on July 23rd, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I watched it last night and really liked it as well. Mal didn't hurt. No idea where it's going, and Chinese (????) is a bit odd, but will see.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayugarnettrees on July 23rd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, we cross fandoms again. *grins* I think the Chinese is supposed to show how cultures have mixed since leaving Earth That Was, but I find it a little odd, too. Like you, I'll be turning in for more, though.