Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale by Joss and Zach Whedon
So a lot of my favourite TV shows had ended. Often because they just needed to. Charmed, Buffy, for example. Both of which wrapped up nicely. They got graphic novel series. I’m pretty sure so did Star Trek and Doctor Who, which had to end or change to stay you know, good. And they’re usually kind of popular but usually quite a departure from the show and even when they’re considered cannon, sometimes kind ignored.
But then there’s Firefly. Unlike those other examples, Firefly clearly ended too soon and for no good reason and without any kind of resolution and seriously why would they do that?
So naturally there were some graphic novels to make up for this travesty. They didn’t.
I liked this graphic novel quite a bit. It told a story that probably wouldn’t have translated well to screen anyway, and certainly Book is one of the most interesting characters in the show. His backstory, as it turns out, is beautiful, traumatic and explains a lot about the mysterious character. While I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who didn’t know and love the show (plus had seen the movie because spoilers!) for anyone like me, who is still bitter almost fifteen years later, I say go for it!
Last movie I watched:
I’m really not sure.
Last TV show I watched:
Supernatural. I need to stop waiting 18 months between seasons. I can’t remember who half these people are.