"Mal Reyolds is a Browncoat from the Space Confederacy. They lost the Space Civil War after they tried to secede, presumably because the Space Union told them they couldn't keep Space slaves on their Space plantations."
You nearly got a spit take out of me. Bravo! You managed to sum up my feelings about this show so well.
I'm stunned by how over the top the fans of this are. They also act like nobody has ever had their favorite sci-fi show ripped from them after only a few episodes.
Be glad it didn't last otherwise they would have had several time travel subplots then the ever dreaded boxing episode.