I just completed my annual personal Firefly/SERENITY marathon the other day, as is the custom of many a geek with a penchant for Joss Whedon productions. As usual, I was left feeling a profound sense of loss and missed opportunity at the conclusion of my marathon, along with the requisite deep disliking of Fox television, which is also the norm for this particular event. Another aspect of re-watching this criminally stunted franchise, which those of you who engage in similar activities will attest to, is to gush over the various visions of female beauty that show managed to collect for it's all too brief run. Everyone's got their favorite. There are a great many Kaylee fans, some Zoe, more than a few Rivers, not to mention Saffron devotees. They're all hot to be sure, but for me the real intense desire was for Inara, played by Morena Baccarin.
That zen courtesan thing Morena captured in her character, mixed with a little attitude and charm, was just about the hottest thing I'd seen in awhile. I hadn't had a serious crush on anyone in years, but I totally fell for Inara - big time. That episode when she, let's say diversifies her courtesan clientele - well, I think most of us with Inara fixations needed some alone time after that. Morena might not have those long, perfectly curled locks anymore, but she still gives me that Inara vibe nonetheless. And like Daniel Tosh might say, for that we thank you.
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