This newer Joss Whedon series started off promisingly. It's a sci fi show set in space with a Wild West motif. It's not particularly innovative and the science is a little screwy sometimes (I guess they are trying to stick to the western in space idea which will irritate sci fi fans who hate stoopid ideas like 'slugchuckers' in spaceships.
This isn't a show with many special effects or cool aliens. The spaceships look bloody awful and there is no latex!! (It's strange how Whedon plasters so much alien stuff on the characters in Buffy and Angel (set on Earth) and not a single bit of plastic make-up for his new show set in space!).
And yet, the characterisation is first class. Whedon has made every effort to keep the humour and 'fun' and the quality of the acting performances is usually excellent. Overall it's a show well worth watching.
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