I love fairy tales. They are comforting and terrifying, illuminating and creepy, true and make-believe. Often they are all of these things at once. They tell us stories about ourselves, about the world around us, and about the way things are and can be.
“Shindig” is quite possibly my favorite episode of Firefly. I’ve mentioned before that Joss Whedon like to combine imagery in strange ways to create his space cowboy universe, in this episode he indulges his flair for juxtaposition to the fullest extent of the law.