As a Christmas present, my brother gave me the first season of Firefly on DVD. It took me a long time to actually watch the DVDs as I have three kids, a full time job, and several boards and committee meetings each month. I am also an elected official which requires a few meetings each month. Needless to say, my time is limited and I try to spend it as best I can.
Recently, I had open heart surgery and I have been bored out of my mind. Daytime TV sucks. You can only watch so much Sportscenter. I have tinkered with my fantasy football roster more times than I care to count. But Tuesday of this week was different. I was searching for a movie to watch and I suddenly remembered that I had something to watch. The first season of Firefly my great and wonderful brother gave to me as a present. I watched to the first two episodes and I was hooked. It only took me 2 days to watch all of the episodes. I kept thinking what a great guy Brian is, what a great gift he has given me. But then I remembered something he said. They cancelled the series. There is no Season 2.
He knew what he was doing all along. Get me hooked on something with no resolution. Make me as miserable as he is. What a dirty son-of-a-...wait, we're brothers so I won't insult my mother like that but you get my point. What I thought was a loving gesture turned out to be more of the same callous and cold Brian that I grew up with.