Originally Posted by archiguy
You want to impress me Big Four Broadcast Network television? Bring back 'Firefly'
for a "miniseries event". The thunderous cheers that announcement would elicit would shake the very ground of geekdom!
As a geek, I have heard great things about Firefly, but didn't watch it the first time around. I saw Serenity back in college when that came out, and was mildly entertained, but when Netflix came out with streaming I decided to give Firefly a chance.
It was terrible. Don't know what people saw in it, and in my opinion it was understandably cancelled. I did enjoy Dollhouse, especially the 2nd season which was a vast improvement over season 1 (too many standalone episodes, not enough story arc), but that one was cancelled due to lower viewership from people who just didn't get it. I don't think that was my problem with Firefly, I definitely "got it", it just wasn't very good.
Hereos season 1 was fantastic, but the issue was that "Volume 1" was a self-contained story that leaked into Volume 2. Season 1 ends with Peter and Syler ostensibly dying, yet season 2 starts with both alive and well. The writer's strike didn't help, because they had to film what they had written. And executive meddling caused popular characters to become super-powerful, which makes the show boring.