Veronica Mars

  • Title: Veronica Mars
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With the permission of Warner Bros., show creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell are looking for fan support to help pull off a Veronica Mars movie just in time for Ms. Mars 10th high school reunion. If the $2,000,000 goal is reached Thomas plans to go into production as soon as schedule conflicts allow and have the movie available for release by summer of next year. Head here for more information, read the heartfelt thanks from Bell to all the show’s fans, and to pledge your support.

UPDATE: The film raised their $2 million goal in less than 11 hours, shattering all Kickstarter records but is still accepting donations to maximize their ability to put out the best film possible.

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Veronica Mars Goes to College

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2007

in Home Video

  • Title: Veronica Mars – The Complete Third Season
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“After all these years do you not instinctively fear me?  Maybe you should write yourself a note.”

veronica-mars-dvd-season-3Okay, I’ve been a fan and supporter of this show since the beginning (read the Season One DVD review, and the Season Two DVD review).  And I’m still a bit bummed that this is the end of everyone’s favorite tiny blonde teen detective.  Veronica Mars provided many memorable moments throughout her three years on television.  She portrayed a fierce vulnerability and one of the strongest and most complex women’s characters in recent memory (but hey, Survivor got renewed.  Joy).  You are missed, Ms. Mars, but enough of the maudlin, here’s Season Three…

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Veronica Mars Survives Senior Year

by Alan Rapp on June 12, 2007

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  • Title: Veronica Mars – The Complete Second Season
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With Nancy Drew opening on Friday I thought it would be a good time to look back at the coolest teen private eye of the new millennium…

“Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in!”

veronica-mars-dvd-season-2After solving Lily’s (Amanda Seyfried) murder, Veronica (Kristen Bell) tries her hand at a more normal life, but her reputation, skills, the needs of her friends, and a bus she should have been on going over a cliff compel her to return to the P.I. game.

The first season hinged on slowly giving us glimpses at the old Vernoica through Lily’s eyes as Vernoica fought to discover who killed her best friend.  With this case solved there is something missing from the framework of the story, though the fallout from the first season will be dealt with over the course of season two.

My other complaint with the second season is the abscence of Wallace (Percy Diggs III) for a handful of episodes.  What makes the series work are the relationships between the characters, and Veronica without her Watson is a real bummer.  Once Wallace returns, with new baggage for Veronica to help him through, the season picks right back up through the revelations of the final episode.

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She’s a Marshmallow

by Alan Rapp on June 12, 2007

in Home Video

  • Title: Veronica Mars – The Complete First Season
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With Nancy Drew opening on Friday I thought it would be a good time to look back at the coolest teen private eye of the new millennium…

veronica-mars-dvd-season-1Last year I started noticing reviews with phrases like “smartest teen-oriented drama since Freaks and Geeks” (Variety),. “has all the sass, strength, resolve and ingenuity of any of literature’s classic detectives” (Hollywood Reporter), “teen noir with a moody blend of adolescent angst, family drama and mystery” (TV Guide), and “imagine one of those hard-boiled detective movies with Lauren Bacall doing the sleuthing instead of Humphrey Bogart” (USA Today).  They were describing a new show on the UPN network that centered around a 21st Century Nancy Drew named Veronica Mars.  So I decided to check it out and got hooked.  What I discovered, and what somehow still remains the best kept secret on television – Veronica Mars rocks!  The first season is finally out on DVD so I decided to check it out and watch the entire first season from the beginning.

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