Thoughts on Veronica Mars

***Spoiler Alert: There are Spoilers for season one here, but not season two, I will warn you before I head into spoiler territory***

Lemme just take a few minutes to tell you about the best show on network TV since…well, since Joss Whedon consigned us to life without Buffy, Angel or Firefly (sigh). In fact, it was a post from that very man – in which he refers to VM as "Best. Show. Ever. Seriously, I've never gotten more wrapped up in a show I wasn't making, and maybe even more than those" – that started me watching the show.

Soooo….I netflixed the first season, much to the dismay of my roommates. At three disks in, I bought it; I just couldn't stand waiting two whole days for the next disk. I watched it until two AM, and then I threw a hissy fit because it ended on a cliffhanger…and we don't get UPN on our cable. I proceeded to call in every favor owed for taped episodes, I called our cable provider daily, I bought the soundtrack, I forced all of my friends to watch it. If I had any goodwill left over after campaigning for Serenity, then I believe that I used it up on VM.

Here's the non-spoilery version: sophmore Veronica Mars is the daughter of the local sherriff in the small southern California town of Neptune. She's best friends with Lily Kane, daughter of billionaire, Jake Kane, and dating Lily's brother, Duncan. Then Lily gets murdered. In trying to solve the case, Keith Mars, Veronica's father, ends up accusing Jake Kane of his own daughter's murder, and getting ousted from office. At the start of the first season, Keith is a Private Investigator, and Veronica – now a junior – has been fully ostricised by Duncan and all of his rich friends. One of these friends is Logan Echolls, who is best friends with Duncan, and was dating Lily.

Confused yet? Well, that's the easy part; combine that with incredibly sharp, psuedo-Mike Hammer, pop culture filled dialogue, spot-on timing, and plot twists that Night Shyamalan would die for. That's all for the non-spoily bits…

Now, I don't know if this is going to work, but lets see, first. If it does work, then I'll pretend like this is what I meant to do…Holy cow!!! This works and it's SO cool…ok where was I?  I'm not going to tell you who killed Lily Kane, because that would take all the fun out of it for me.  Let's get back to this in a little while…I promise that I'll update soon….If you netflix it in the meantime, please let me know how you like it!!!  Hugs, me.

About Matt

In 2002 I started contributing to Open Source software, and life has just gotten better from there. Co-founder of WordPress, founder Automattic.
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