Okay... soooo... the post from the newbie.
Strange enough, but true, I'm the guy that always catches onto things late. I was late with ST:TNG (Yes, I think it was a good show!), I was what some could consider 'late' with the original Star Wars trilogy (Since I was a very young kid at the time ''A New Hope' came out, I didn't really catch on 'til later), and about six months ago, I finally caught onto the greatness that is the newer 'Battlestar Galactica'.
Fast forward to about two weeks ago. Our hero (Me),sitting in his chair, is IM'ing with a good friend, who asks if he's ever seen 'Firefly'. 'No...' sez our hero. 'I've heard of it, but never saw any of it.'
'Look it up.' The friend sez. 'It's pretty good.'
Our hero, slightly intrigued, decides to give it a try. he finds the first ep on an Internet page, and watches it. WHOA!! It's got a lot of good stuff! A couple of gorgeous women (Kaylee and Inara), some descent plot elements, good acting, good score, and some decidedly smart humor! Our hero's impressed!!
Turns out, everyone else our Hero knows already knows about Firefly, and the subsequent film 'Serenity'! WHAT?!? Why didn't our hero know about this sooner?
Better late than never, yes? Ten years after the fact, and I can safely call myself an apprentice Browncoat.
(Thank you, Warm Fusion, for the pointer!)