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I'm with him. My wife made me watch the whole series and then we rented Serenity over the weekend. I'm not saying it's a bad show, but it just didn't do anything for me (and I'm a big Sci Fi fan).
I tried watching a couple of episodes when it was first on the air, but I felt then the way you describe. I thought it was "okay", but kind of corny. I always thought that Buffy was corny as hell too (still do), so I expected as much from this show. To me it came off as a hamfisted mash-up of a western and a space opera.
It wasn't until Hulu that I went back to catch the series again, and I must say, I've done a total 180. Bittersweet since the show is already dead and gone. I watched the whole season over a long weekend and finally "got" why some people love it so much. Once I saw the show from the pilot, forward, the whole western bit made total sense and I realized that it was clever as hell.
Same thing with the dialog. I can understand why most people would roll their eyes at an exchange like:
"How ya' feelin'?"
"Oh, I'm shiny!"
Just sounds stupid at first. Until you understand the reference and what Whedon was doing with the Chinese influence. It's a shame. He created a very deep fictional universe that could have been mined for great stories for a lot of years before getting old and stale.
I'm so love/hate with Fox Network. They do this crap all the time. They introduce innovative and cutting edge shows, which they then fail to market market and schedule properly.
OTOH, they introduce innovative and cutting edge shows. Stuff that CBS, NBC or ABC wouldn't even consider unless they could add the letters "CSI" in front of it.
Modified by Seabird at 5:32 PM 9-23-2009