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16 June 2010 @ 10:58 am
Day 19: "They are a shiny cast, indeed"  
Day 19 - Best TV show cast


The Cast of Firefly



What I love about the entire cast of Firefly is how quickly they became friends, which was about some odd days after first meeting each other. I've heard this story told from nearly all of them at how immediately they all clicked together and just became something of a family with each other, hanging out, spending time around set even if they didn't have anything to shoot that day, going to each other's houses for barbecues and whatnot. And you can see just how comfortable they are around one another, it shows from their interactions even today after all these years since the show had been canceled in 2002 and when they did the film in 2005, even when they're off doing their own shows, they still hang out with each other. It's just, I've never seen such a ensemble of a cast just be so supportive and loving towards one another and still stay in touch even after years since their show had been canceled. Not only that but how passionate they are about the show and their characters in general, since they still go to conventions and love meeting and greeting the fans, new and old. The fact that not only did they participate in the fan documentary Done The Impossible where give the love for the show and their fans, and go time and again to really show their love for what brought them together in the first place is just absolutely heartwarming. It's very rare to see a large cast that only just began a show for it to be canceled prematurely and be utterly devastated because they loved the characters and the universe so much. Most shows would be like "oh well, it sucks but it was fun." Not with the cast of Firefly, they were so bummed that they kept fighting and hoping and wishing for something to be done, right alongside the fans. And it's because of this shared love that's gotten the entire 'verse continue to fly on to this day. There's just a lot of love here, the love the cast have for their craft and with each other and the fans and for Joss and, yeah. So much love.

I think that's why they're the best television show cast simply because they still are really good friends and still hang out. It's that magical moment when you really do realize that certain casts really do have great chemistry with each other, and that they love the show as much as we, the fans, do as well and show their support and appreciation time and again, and would be willing to drop anything at any moment for a chance to make another movie for the universe of Firefly again. As far as I'm concerned, this cast is pure love and adoration. ♥

Also, come on, when you have Nathan Fillion adding as many Firefly references into his new show Castle as often as he can, and I mean really sneaking them in, it's obvious how infectious the love for the show has taken off. ;)

Here's a mini-spam showing just how adorable they are:










WATCH THIS. CHRISTINA HENDRICKS AND MARK SHEPPARD BEING AWESOME. AND SEAN MAHER KISSING JEWEL. ♥




YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SKY FROM US! KEEP FLYING, MY BBS!



Runners up: The entire Battlestar Galactica cast, for a lot of reasons but I think it's a mixture of incredibly talented actors (Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos), discovering new talent along the way (Tricia Helfer, supermodel-turned-actress), and how appreciative they are about the fans and the show in general and speak very highly about the re-imagined series and the vision that Ron Moore had created with it as a whole. Particularly with Edward James Olmos, who speaks with such high praise for BSG and says that out of his entire career he's the most proud of being part of BSG the most. Especially when you hold intelligent and thought-provoking conversations with these cast members who think about the roles they're playing and the background and such, it's amazing to hear those kinds of stories and take deep appreciation and respect to their work. You don't see that often in television shows anymore, and that's why Battlestar Galactica is my second choice and gets an honorable mention in this category.

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Nicole Anell: kara thracenicole_anell on June 16th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Of course a big DITTO to your paragraph on BSG. But yay for the Firefly cast! They're very cute and so appreciative of their fans. :DDD
Renée: Cylons. Happy endings are love.rogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
They truly are. I just remember that story when Jewel Staite heard about a fan meetup somewhere and decided to casually show up to say "hey!" I mean, that's just so adorable and awesome. You can tell that even after all these years they still love talking about the show and the universe, it's always going to be with them and I think that's just amazing to see.

And you know that if there's going to be another deal for an extension of the universe, like another movie, they'd all be ready and willing to participate in it. Even if it's years from now. I just love them sfm. <3 <3 <3
she who hangs out in libraries: ff//shinyvelvet_midnight on June 16th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
This post just gave me goosebumps and big ol' crazy smile.

Yes. Just, yes. :)
Renée: Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.rogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
The entire cast gives me a huge smile. :) I love looking through videos of them together and at conventions because they're all such a hoot, it makes me really really really want to meet them. God, I love everything involving Firefly. It's all built from love. ♥
M: crew of serenity = BDHmfirefly10 on June 16th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
ITA with both of your choices 100%. And I think with BSG, a lot of the actors are still really close too but it's more in pairs and such. Like Katee & Tricia & Trucco and Tahmoh & Grace and Jamie & James...They all formed friendships that have lasted beyond the series' run, as well.

I have a undying love for all of the actors in both of these ensembles. A love that really doesn't extend to other actors/fandoms. There was just something magical about both casts that made me love all of them even if I didn't love all of their characters.
Renée: BSG. Adama love.rogueslayer452 on June 17th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
It's the amount of deep affection they have for their shows. When reading or listening to interviews with them you can tell they genuinely really love working with the people involved and how much they love the writing and the direction and the creators and co-workers...it's all just a labor of love for both these casts. It's just so amazing to see these friendships and bonds and love spread amongst them all and how they absolutely love working with these people. The huge family unit they've become with one another, it's adorable. <3 <3 <3
forwardish: SQUEE! Summer Glauforwardish on June 17th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
SO. MUCH. LOVE.

I agree with both, totally... XD

But I love how much LOVE the FF cast had for their show and for the cast and Joss and everything too.
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on June 17th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
I LOVE THE LOVE THEY HAVE FOR IT TOO. <3

Like, in every interview they are always gushing about the show and the characters and the universe Joss created, and especially the fans about about how they totally didn't expect so much fan appreciation (I never get tired of hearing about their first Comic Con in promotion of the film and how blown away that there were thousands of people all wanting to see them, and how gratified and thankful they are for the fans in general). JUST FIREFLY AS A WHOLE IS TOTAL AND UTTER LOVE. ♥ ♥ ♥
Mary: kayleefresleyforever on June 17th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
OMG YES TO ALL OF THIS! The Firefly cast are amazing and so much fun. Thank you so much for doing this, it brought back fond memories and I really need to watch the show again soon!

I totally agree with you about the BSG cast. I've seen a few interviews and met a couple of them and I do get that vibe from them :)
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on June 17th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Writing this up made me want to do a marathon of the series and the movie because, how can you not? ;)

I think any cast that is so humble about their job and praises the work like the BSG and Firefly casts do is worth mentioning, really. I mean it's kind of disheartening hearing about the drama that happens in a cast, but when you have these groups of people who not only love and respect what they do, but also appreciate who they're working with and what they're involved in is such a lovely thing. ♥ ♥

One of these days I'm going to meet some of these people. Mark my words! ;p
nesdy on June 17th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I only have one comment about what you have said on this post:
So say we all.
Renée: BSG. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
SO SAY WE FRAKKING ALL. \O/
imisspadfoot21imisspadfoot21 on June 21st, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
OMG YES FIREFLY! So agree! They were amazing together.