Tuesday, 5 February 2013

firefly

firefly was on j's christmas list last year. he unwrapped it excitedly, and from then on kept saying "we have to watch it together, you'll love it!". now i love a good geek out, don't get me wrong, but i have never really been into sci-fi and felt very dubious about it. also, j has played the "honestly, you'll love this film" or "no it's not that gory/violent!" line one too many times.
damn though, i was wrong. 
maybe it's the fact that the characters aren't covered in prosthetics, maybe it's the humour, i don't know. but seriously, i have fallen in love with this show and now join the millions of people (including sheldon cooper!) in hating fox for cancelling it. i'm so gutted i've finished watching it, and am now trying to fill the little tv series hole in my life. 

as i've been cooped up and ill over the last few days i've caught up with a lot of other shows- i finally started watching series 2 of new girl and girls, and j very sweetly bought me the jonathan creek box set too (major love for that show). 

if you have any recommendations for other shows i need to see, please let me know :) any genre, i'm open to suggestions! though as mentioned above, gore/violence do not bode well with me- for example as much as i love dexter, i spend most of the time watching from behind a cushion! 

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE Firefly! I didn't really discover it until a few years back, but I was horrified to learn, after finishing the season and wanting the next one, that it had been cancelled! Grrrrr! *shakes fist in Fox's general direction*

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    1. yay! it's so amazing, though i have just watched the film and now wish i hadn't! naughty fox though, they had a great thing there! x

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  2. Supernatural is fantastic though the first series is pretty damn scary. If you're hiding from Dexter you would definitely be from their first series! It generally gets tamer and tamer to the point were it's not really scary at all though and I would highly recommend it. I absolutely hate horror films to the point were I can't even watch any of the Scary Movies but I can still watch Supernatural so that shows it's not that bad ;)

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    1. eek, okay, thank you for the tip :) and warning! i'll definitely check it out x

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  3. I've never seen Firefly, but I was exactly the same with Dr Who - refused to watch for ages and ages and now I absolutely love it!

    Homeland is a good one to watch, and Nashville.

    Love the name of your blog xx

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    1. ahh my sister is a huge doctor who fan, i really should give it a go! homeland is v.good- so tense! thank you so much :) x

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  4. I agree with the suggestion of Supernatural - I'm not a fan of horror either and I'm just fine with the show. I'm also loving New Girl and Girls but I'm completely caught up now :( If you want to watch something funny maybe try 2 Broke Girls. I wrote it off at first but once I watched it I was pleasantly surprised :) x

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    1. thanks for vote of confidence- i'm gonna give it a try :) ah, it's so easy to watch them all at once but now i'm behind i'm trying to pace myself so i don't run out haha! x

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  5. I love Firefly! I'm about to admit how many TV shows I watch but out of the bunch, Firefly really is one of my absolute favourites. New Girl and Girls are also so brilliant. I can't wait for the next season of Breaking Bad. Homeland has been pretty compelling. Black Books has my heart forever. I also get hooked on reality shows like America's Next Top Model. The IT Crowd is hilarious. How I Met Your Mother and Sex and The City are universal.

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    1. oh yay! i really didn't think i would love it as much as i do! agree with all of yours too, especially black books :) i've also been re-watching SATC, and have decided i really must get the friends box set too! x

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  6. Yaaaay firefly!!The void will,never be filled!In terms of sci fi,I can't recommend much else apart from obviously angel and Buffy.Other series I love are arrested development, how I met ur mother,dollshouse and Grimm.Incidentally if u want to borrow any of those,let me know!!xx

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    1. haha, oh i know sophie, it's heartbreaking! though i am deleting the film from my memory! i actually might have to give buffy a re-watch as haven't seen that since it came out! xx

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