I know I said I'd quit making discussions, but since I got the feeling that nobody else was going to make it, here is the Veronica Mars thread!
It is a show that is film noir set in a high school. Like the movie Brick. It begins with a murder investigation that spans the whole first season. The Main Character is (obviously) Veronica Mars, played by Kristin Bell. Before the events of the show Veronica was dating a guy named Duncan Kane. Her best friend was his sister, Lily Kane, played by Amanda Seyfried. Then Lily Kane was murdered. Veronica's father, played by Enrico Colantoni, was formerly the sheriff of the small town of Neptune California. That was before the Lily Kane murder investigation. A man named Abel Koontz came forward and confessed to the crime, but Keith Mars (the sheriff) didn't believe he was the murderer. He investigated the family of Lily Kane much to the disdain of the entire town, and was then fired from the Sheriff's department. After he was fired, all of Veronica's friends deserted her, and she became the outcast at Neptune High.
I realize that what I just wrote may repel some of you. However, the show is amazing for its two season run. I heard some rumor pertaining to a third season, but people say the same things about Matrix Sequels and Star Wars Prequels, and we all know that those are just urban legends.
The dialog is very Whedonesque, the characters are very layered, and it has a long running story while maintaining a somewhat episodic nature.
And it features a cast of actors who (Much like the cast of Buffy) have now faded into obscurity with one or two exceptions. Speaking of Buffy for you Whedonites, in Season 1 Alyson Hannigan pops up, and Charisma Carpenter shows up frequently in Season 2.
If you are a fan of Film Noir, Buffy, Kristin Bell, or detective shows, you need to watch this show.
Oh I miss this show, it was so well made and a really fun concept. It was just a shame the third season was such a letdown. But despite the almost constant rumblings of a Veronica Mars movie being made, I don't think it will happen.
Oh and sidenote, Logan & Veronica forever! Piz needs to just step aside lol.
Oh it sounds like a decent idea, but without the rest of the cast it fell kind of flat to me. If she had been in the FBI and had been sent back to Neptune to solve a crime or something (like Duncan turning up dead!!) then that would have ruled! But without the rest of the cast it just didn't have the same heart to me. But that's just my opinion. Have you seen the season 4 teaser?
Im watching S3 right now. I dont out right hate it but it doesnt have the great feel that the first two season gave to us. I still love this show and I am really mad that they didnt do a S4 but the way that people hated the third season, i dont think that anyone would have watched it. Lol
I watched the first four episodes of Season 3 and gave up. It just depressed the hell out of me how much the quality dropped. The dialog wasn't nearly as sterling as it was in the first two seasons, and some of the plot points just felt stupid. I do hope they actually do the proposed movie that Rob Thomas keeps talking about with Veronica in the FBI.