French New Wave founding father loves "Firefly".
Chris Marker, filmmaker of La Jetee (best known as the inspiration for 12 Monkeys), says in an interview in the Le Jetee/Sans Soleil Criterion booklet that American shows like "Firefly" are the only fictional cinema he likes anymore.
But to tell the truth, I no longer watch many films, only those by friends or curiosities that an American acquaintance tapes for me on TCM.[...] And I feed my hunger for fiction with what is by far the most accomplished source: those terrific American TV series like Deadwood, Firefly, or The Wire... There is a knowledge in them, a sense of story and economy, of ellipsis, a science of framing and of cutting, a dramaturgy, and an acting style that has no equal anywhere, and certainly not in Hollywood.
This DVD came out in June, but I didn't see anyone else post this.