Its taken me a while to get this together. I’ve been mostly reviewing more recent TV series. I think the furthest I went was the first season of Downton Abbey and thats a few years back, I believe. Anyways, Veronica Mars is even further back if I’m correct, seeing as the style and all that seems to be a little more my high school days…
In my last Pinterest Therapy, I already mentioned how I’m developing a massive girl crush for Veronica Mars but the Season 1 of Veronica Mars was all sorts of roller coaster rides. It definitely was one hell of a ride, if you ask me. I’m not exactly a Kristen Bell fan although her roles are slowly growing on me but Veronica Mars is pretty fantastic. Its sort of what I love in TV all mixed into one. The snarky/witty/intelligent main character, investigations and cases, plus high school scenario and drama filled with some pretty charismatic characters. That’s Season 1 of Veronica Mars in a nutshell.
So what makes me like this?
1) Veronica Mars is all sorts of awesome as a character!
What’s not to love about Veronica Mars? She’s smart and snarky. She has a really awesome attitude and she stands up for herself. Plus, she’s an excellent private investigator and can pretty much convince anyone to do something for her. What makes her believable is that she isn’t almighty. She asks for help and has her limits. Her life is destroyed, her best friend was murdered and her new best friend helps her out and her mom skips town and everyone at school doesn’t particularly like her very much.
2) Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls! 🙂
I may not have seen Veronica Mars until lately but I am a huge fan of the extremely short-lived show called Moonlight. It only lasted a season even if it should’ve stayed on for much longer. I may have loved Alex O’Loughlin in Moonlight but I had an equally huge crush on Jason Dohring. This guy is all sorts of cute. The character of Logan Echolls is really fun with a ton of character development and the chemistry he has with Veronica Mars from the start till the end of Season 1 is awesome. I love him! I just do! 🙂
3) Cameos from a ton of mildly to very popular stars now!
Amanda Seyfried gets the role as Lily, who was Veronica Mars’s dead best friend which is where the investigation is focused on: finding the right killer, giving this role a pretty great significance. Also, Max Greenfield (New Girl) gets a few episodes as well and I really enjoyed that character. On a more cameo level, there was Jessica Chastain, Jane Lynch, Leighton Meester, Adam Scott, just to name a few. I’m probably forgetting someone (oh right, Paris Hilton…).
I don’t know exactly where to mention this but Enrico Colantoni plays Veronica’s dad, Keith Mars and I love this guy, especially from Flashpoint. The father-daughter relaitonship here is really good!
4) The Multiple Investigations
I love investigation series. Whether its The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Lie to Me, Elementary and the list goes on. Veronica Mars has a ton of great characters which is fantastic but what captures me even more is some really cool investigations. Every episode has a case or two from the private investigation firm but it also never overshadows the fact that Veronica Mars is focusing on one, tracking her mom and two, finding out who is Lily’s actual killer. With the help of some friends, she usually encounters a few snags which adds to the tension but also helps emphasize a little more on who Veronica Mars is, especially when it gets more personal.
Overall…Veronica Mars is probably one of the best series I’ve seen but as usual, a lot of great series don’t make it in the world of TV because survival is hard and its a chance the studio has to take, even if whatever comes along might be a million times worse. I’ve only seen up to middle of Season 2 when this post goes up so I still have to see if it keeps up the awesomeness. Season 1 was all kinds of awesome and I was hooked right from the pilot! 🙂
Have you seen Veronica Mars (the TV series)? Did you like it?