I really wished I had watched TV sooner…

For those of you that know me, I have never been a big TV watcher.  Through college I existed without one and even when I moved into an apartment after college, my roomates watched the telly, not I.  I guess that explains my intimate knowledge of the Internet and general workaholic nature.

Since meeting Lilith back in 2004, she has gotten me into certain Sci-Fi genre shows and it has certainly stuck.  Back in elementary school I was a big Star Trek nerd and earlier still I was a little hooked on Star Wars, but I was really too young to understand a lot of it.

One of the shows that Lil started me with was Joss Whedon’s “Angel” which, thanks to TNT network, holds a backlog of nearly 30 episodes to go before we get to the end.  I’ve been attracted to the way that Whedon builds and advances his characters through the story and how you can’t help but relate and attach yourself to each one after a few episodes.  It’s that connection to the characters that makes you care what happens and actually can give birth to many emotions as you are watching it… that’s the power they have.

firefly Well, over the summer I was staying at my friend Rob’s apartment before relocating to Arizona.  Rob didn’t have cable, but had a fair collection of movies on DVD, so I began watching more of those than anything.  Well, lo and behold I come across “Serenity” a Sci-Fi movie that I had seen advertised but had no clue where the story came from or what it was all about.  I think I watched it four times over two days… I was that hooked.  The characters were amazing and the plot… what happens when you look at what the human race becomes 500 years in the future where we have inhabited other planets and moons and have abandoned Earth… basically the Wild West with spaceships… and no aliens.