I don’t mean better. That’s not what I’m saying. But it is true that
It’s been 25 years since Brisco County, Jr. rode across the screen. Yes, I’m late to the party. I had a buddy who really liked the show when it was airing in the early ’90s. I never bothered to look at it. My fault.
Then a decade later I watched Firefly — faithfully — as the episodes came out. And I was mighty disappointed when it was cancelled. Like a lot of people I thought the show was so creative and original! And I’m very happy the bigger fans than I put on their brown coats and got the movie made.
Over the years I’d recall my friend’s comments about Brisco County, Jr. whenever I’d pick up Legends of the Old West, flip through Deadlands or pull out my bottle-waving Banditos. So finally, last year I bit the bullet and bought the complete series on DVD.
Man alive it’s good!
And that’s why I say The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. is greater than Firefly. Because without Brisco County there is no Firefly. Firefly is Brisco County, Jr….IN SPAAACE!
Everything from concepts through characters to catchphrases. It’s all there. First.
Do yourself a favour and watch it.