But, in the end, I suppose that's just a testament to how well the characters are written. You can't help but become obsessively attached to them. Hell, I still want to know how the lives of the Firefly crew would have turned out. Like, would Nathan Fillion's Malcolm Reynolds ever get with Morena Baccarin's Inara Serra, the hooker with a heart of gold? True, he does tease her mercilessly about being "a whore," but there is so much sexual tension between the two that you could totally see them banging hard enough to disprove the tagline of the first Alien movie.
Preferably with as many close-ups as possible.
Then again, maybe their relationship would never have become physical, especially if Whedon had gone ahead with his plan to have Inara raped by space cannibals.
One of the main villains in Firefly is a "race" of insane, bloodthirsty humans called Reavers whose hobbies include sexual assault, feasting on human flesh, and making scarves out of their victims' intestines, though not always in that order. And, according to the show's executive producer, Whedon once considered doing an episode where this outer-space version of the Sawyer family kidnaps Inara and violently lives up to the first third of their reputation.