Firefly: Season 1 (2002 - 2003)


Critic Consensus: Firefly earns its audience's adoration with the help of Nathan Fillion's dry delivery, a detailed fantasy world, and compelling storylines -- even if it doesn't stand with creator Joss Whedon's most consistent work.


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Air date: Dec 20, 2002
Air date: Sep 20, 2002
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Air date: Oct 25, 2002
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A former rebel and his renegade crew embark on galactic missions for profit in a transport ship, named Serenity, in this space swashbuckler set 400 years in the future.

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Critic Reviews for Firefly Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (14)

"Firefly," the new series from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon, is a mess - a wonderful, imaginative mess brimming with possibility.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not sure it's the best first impression a show could make, but it's different and daring enough to warrant a return for a second, and a third.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Not only was the action great, but the humour was too, as was the emotional aspect and Firefly's stimulating intellect.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The revitalizing take Firefly gives us of our potential civilization five hundred years from now is a unique one, not marred by overly idealistic sympathies or absurd, estranged technology.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It was like nothing else on television at the time and like nothing that's been on since.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Watch the series in order... and you see that it came out of the gate fully-formed.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

You might think it would be impossible to find an intersection between the high-tech world of sci-fi and the low-tech world of Westerns, but [Joss] Whedon pulls it off.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Firefly has all the elements to enjoy it... [Full review in Spanish]

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

By the time Mal utters the words "We're still flying" at the episode's end, we know exactly what this show was, is and could have been, and that's what a good first episode should be able to do.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

... an hour of intergalactic cowboys from the middle of the journey, and it's incoherent.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Firefly: Season 1


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Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi series Firefly streaked the heavens in a furious blaze that still resonates. Though only 14 episodes, the show marked a shift toward a grittier approach to sci-fi that focused on the characters' humanity. Set in the distant future where humans have ventured out into the universe, the series follows the ragtag crew of a mercenary space ship as they travel from planet to planet picking up odd jobs. Starring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, and Summer Glau, the casting is quite impressive. Additionally, Mark Sheppard and Christina Hendricks guest star as recurring characters throughout the season. And although it's mainly a character driven show, there's plenty of action. Smartly written, Firefly shook up the conventions of mainstream sci-fi, and brought a new sensibility that moved away from the tech and the aliens, and toward the exploration of humanity.


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