I have heard a lot of things about the series Firefly. There are so many fans of this show that are raving mad about it, and insist it is the greatest show ever. I was not one of these people, but one day I decided to give into the hype and see what this show is about. After watching the whole series (which isn't much), I am still now one of those crazy fans. But it is a damn good show.
Firefly is not your typical sci-fi series; set in the 26th century, it tells the story of a small ship and its crew as it explores the 'verse. There are no aliens, only people trying to make a living. It is a western set in space, and it is a very unique environment that boasts very unique characters. I think that a lot of the allure of this show is its brevity. You only get told so much about backgrounds of each character, it leaves you aching for more. Plus, Christina Hendricks is in a few episodes, and she does not disappoint.
My only gripe with this show is the intro sequence. It is so boring, droll, and just does not fit the excitement that the series contains. Other then that, check this show out. If you like it, check out the movie too, Serenity.