25 Nearest and Dearest 25/25
The Serenity Crew (Firefly)
I was very late to the Firefly brigade — a good 13 years to be exact. I know, friends. I know. I’m kicking myself too. But somehow I just knew the list we’d prepared for this next portion of #100DaysofFanFavorites felt incomplete. It didn’t feel right. So I figured, well, what perfect time to see what the hype is all about. I’d be lying if I said I understood it right away, but when I finally got into it, it was because of the strong, profound bond shared between the Serenity crew members. If there’s one thing I look for in friendships or families in the world of media, it’s loyalty — loyalty even when there are uncertainties and loyalty even when people screw up. A captain isn’t deserving of the respect he gets unless he cares for his crew as though they’re family, and though there’s a clear distinction of authority, each and every member feels significant. Serenity wouldn’t be what it is without the uniqueness each crew member brings and Firefly wouldn’t have been such a memorable series without the exceptional partnerships.