2002 • FOX
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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 Serenity
The crew of Serenity is eager to rid themselves of an easily traceable cargo they salvaged from a vessel adrift in space, totally unaware that a passenger has brought an even more dangerous cargo aboard.
2 The Train Job
Mal has second thoughts after discovering that two boxes of Alliance goods his crew has been hired to steal are full of badly needed medical supplies headed for the mining town of Paradiso.
3 Bushwhacked
After encountering a booby-trapped spacecraft carrying the lone crewmember of a horrific Reaver attack, Serenity is boarded by an Alliance Commander looking for Simon and River.
4 Shindig
In order to secure a job transporting cargo off-planet for a client, Mal attends a social event where a dance with Inara leads to him being challenged to a swordfight in defense of her honor.
5 Safe
When Simon is kidnapped by a group of villagers in need of a doctor, Serenity is forced to make contact with an Alliance ship in order to seek medical help for the critically wounded Book.
6 Our Mrs. Reynolds
After a celebration in which the crew is honored for ridding a planet of a group of bandits, they return to Serenity to find a woman named Saffron who claims that Mal married her during the festivities.
7 Jaynestown
When the crew returns to a planet where Jayne participated in a heist gone bad, they’re shocked to discover that Jayne’s past actions have turned him into a local hero of Robin Hood-like mythic proportions.
8 Out Of Gas
After an explosion leaves Serenity crippled, Mal orders everyone to abandon ship while he stays behind in an attempt to make repairsÑand reminisces how he found the ship and picked its crew.
9 Ariel
Simon offers the crew a proposition: if they help him sneak River into a hospital so he can run tests on her, he'll tell them where to find medical supplies that will fetch an enormous price on the black market.
10 War Stories
Wash regrets insisting he be allowed to accompany Mal on a mission after the two men are captured by Adelai NiskaÑthe client who previously hired Mal to steal the medicine bound for Paradiso.
11 Trash
Mal is shocked to discover his old friend's new bride is Saffron who, although furious after Mal blows her cover, offers to cut Mal in on what she calls the perfect, big-time scam.
12 The Message
While Jayne opens a mail package from his mother that contains a wool cap with ear flaps and a pom-pom, Mal and Zoe open their package to discover the body of their old war buddy, Tracey.
13 Heart Of Gold
The crew comes to the aid of a bordello when its madam, an old acquaintance of Inara's, asks for help after a gunslinger claims a prostitute's baby is his and he's taking it because his wife is barren.
14 Objects In Space
The crew is caught off-guard when a bounty hunter, eager to claim the enormous reward on River's head, sneaks aboard Serenity and methodically begins taking the crew prisoner one by one.

About this show

The crew of a spaceship, Serenity, take on a mysterious new passenger and find themselves under attack as they travel the galaxy.

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2.21K reviews
Mike Young
April 9, 2020
I'm sure most have heard how good this is. It is that good. I loved it when it was a prime time show and was just as shocked as most when it ended so early. It's even more shocking we never saw another try of getting the show out (other than the movie). Now, I don't think it's possible to recreate the magic especially since the movie, as good as it was, killed off several main characters. To this day I won't rewatch it and I find it hard to force myself to rewatch the series. It still hurts that much. Firefly might of been the best thing that's ever been created and my one solace is that I got to experience it while knowing nothing about it because once you hear how great it is you'll never be able to experience that.
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Louis Rosas-Guyon
February 24, 2017
When I first watched it on FOX, I hated the show because it seemed so disjointed. After watching the episodes in the proper order, I can honestly say this is one of the best sci-fi shows to ever hit television. It was gritty, funny, passionate, and powerful. The characters worked brilliantly together to establish personal conflicts that never overburdened the show with high school-grade sexual tension and useless drama. But heroes are only as good as their villains, and the bad guys in Firefly are phenomenal, especially Niska and Jubal. They combine the perfect degree of menace, threat, and genuine danger where you actually fear for the safety of the heroes. It's a shame this show couldn't survive, but in a way, I suppose that's part of what makes it so magical -- they didn't really have a chance to screw it up.
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Chad Long
April 14, 2020
Greatest show on earth 🌎 I feel in love with a prostitute, a mechanic, a weirdo, and an infantry soldier watching this show back in the day. With the kind of stuff they had on then this was trail blazing but today this show still would hold its own. Similar shows are getting hard to find today. CW is really were all the super hot girls seem to be. These girls though had something then though that today doesn't so much and that... a great back story and characters you can relate to like. 👍
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