I recently watched the entire, sadly single, season of Firefly.
For the umpteenth time.
*sighs* Love that show. Not sure which idiot decided to cancel it, but, in my not so humble opinion, he or she should burn in "the special hell" Book tells Mal about in one of the episodes.
It's not only Firefly I stalk when I'm in the mood for viewing instead of reading. There are movies I have the same repetitive affection for. Galaxy Quest, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Star Wars: A New Hope (the first one), and The Princess Bride, to name some of them.
What is it about movie or a TV show that makes it special enough to watch over and over again without tiring of it?
Hmm. I'm thinking, aside from a compelling story and great chemistry between the cast members (both extremely important, of course), it may also have something to do with the Quotability Factor.
When I'm watching a show or movie I really love, I almost wiggle with anticipation waiting for the lines I love. I can't possibly list all the good ones, but here are a few off the top of my head:
River: "Also, I can kill you with my brain."
River: "My food is problematic."
Book: "If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."
...and so, so many more!
Jason: "Never give up, never surrender."
Alexander: "...by Grabthar's hammer...by the sons of Warvan...you shall be...avenged."
Guy: "You see? I'm just crewman number 7! I'm expendable!"
Brandon: "Oh my God, I knew it! I knew it, I knew it!"
Ferris Bueller's Day Off...
Teacher: "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"
Ferris: "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond."
Ferris: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it."
C3PO: "Let the Wookie win."
Obi-Wan: "These aren't the Droids you're looking for."
Leia: "Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?"
Luke: "I'm Luke Skywalker -- I'm here to rescue you!"
Darth Vader: "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
And the most quotable movie evah, The Princess Bride...
Miracle Max: "Have fun storming the castle!"
Wesley: "Sleep well, my friend...and dream of large women."
...and just about every other piece of dialogue from the entire movie. ;)
What does "IT" for you? What keeps you coming back to re-watch a TV show or a movie?