I have been enjoying the episodes just fine, but wasn't totally won over until the episode I watched today, "Safe". Something about the characters, their interaction and the dialogue just pushed the show from 'like' to 'love', in my mind.
I have to say I am sort of glad I knew the show was already cancelled, because I would have been heartbroken had I been in love with it and hoped for more and had the rug ripped out from under me.
Some quotes from this episode:
Kaylee: "Well, we're headed for help... right?"
Zoe: "Captain will come up with a plan."
Kaylee: "That's good. Right?"
Zoe: "Possibly you're not recalling some of his previous plans."
Mal: "Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. Whaddya suppose that makes us?"
Zoe: "Big damn heroes, sir."
Mal: "Ain't we just!"
Simon: "So finally...a decent wound on this ship, and I miss out. I'm sorry."
Mal: "Well, you were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens."
Can't wait to see the remaining episodes and the movie and to delve into the comics!