Veronica Mars - teen noir

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 12, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    Are there any other Veronica Mars fans in this community?

    Being everso self-indulgent in my fandom, I will say that it's a smart drama series, with quick wit and a willingness to get gritty; it is a breath of fresh air in much of recent popular entertainment (or rather, it was, as it was pushed aside to make way for the Pussycat Dolls). It also includes gay and lesbian characters in a matter-of-fact way and social tensions related to money and race / ethnicity.

    Online resources: Veronica Mars *spoiler alert* hosts an article that briefly discusses the implications of the (IMO) respectable gay villain of the second season *spoiler alert*.
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    Jan 12, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    Veronica Mars was an excellent show. It couldn't fill the hole in my heart that Buffy left, but it was really, really good. It was super smart in its depictions of parent-child relationships and adolescent sexuality. Also, the music in the soundtrack was always chosen well; whoever handled that aspect of the show has great taste, in my opinion. When VM went off the air, it was another sign I should just give up on TV entirely.
  • irishkcguy

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    Jan 12, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    Veronica Mars kicked ass. Kristen Bell is going to be a huge star.

    The best aspect of the show was the relationship between Veronica and Keith.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 13, 2008 8:41 AM GMT
    Here is the first part of a season 4 promotional trailer Rob Thomas apparently produced in a last-ditch attempt to save the show.

    Veronica Mars season 4 'pilot' (part 1)

    I am uncertain of whether I would liked it as much, given the then-two-three year gap between seasons 3 and 4, but I'd certainly give it a try (though I would miss the established character relationships).

    According to the Wikipedia entry, there is a possibility that they may produce a Veronica Mars comic, a la the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 comics (which are good! Joss Whedon's writing shines through).

    Perhaps this will become a trend: smartly written tv-shows cut down in their prime move over into the comic medium.