Well, the long-awaited opening of Serenity (A movie based on the short-lived TV series Firefly) has come and gone. I saw it Friday night and it did not disappoint in the least. I was so excited about the movie that I accidently left my card in the ATM while stopping for cash on the way there (whoops!) It was only playing at one theater in the entire region, so it was very packed, and you could tell most of the people were Firefly fans. I’ll spare the details of the movie, as they’ve been discussed in many other places. Suffice to say that it will be immediately purchased on DVD, and watched a gazillion times. I wish that I could go see it again in the theater, but that isn’t really a possibility.
And now, for those who have seen the movie, a moment of silence for a leaf on the wind. [pause]
So last night was the final episode of Six Feet Under ever, and I must say it was ended quite well. I prefer it when a series has a planned ending. The creators knew there would be 5 seasons and planned it as such. No cliffhangers that could forever go unresolved, only a fitting conclusion. While I may miss the show, at least it was not cancelled before its time (nor did it cheat death and overstay its welcome!) I guess it’s rather appropriate for a show so centered on death to know how to make a graceful exit. The ending sequence was especially well done.
I hear Smallville is also only planned to be 5 seasons, making this the last one. I’ll miss that show too, but it’s somewhat more comforting to know in advance that it will be ending. If only Dead Like Me (or Wonderfalls, or Carnivale, or Eyes, or Firefly, or…) had been allowed to run its course, but that’s a rant for another time.