Friday, April 07, 2006

I like Veronica Mars

A TV show about a teenage girl in an Ocean County-like high school??? Surely I'd love that!!! Well, yeah. The thing about this show is that the characters are so well developed, the mysteries are so interesting and tough to figure out, and the storylines are so engrossing that the show works on several levels. One episode can be taken and enjoyed on its own merits, but that same show can be weaved into an over-arcing storyline about murder, deceit, and the peculiar life of one Veronica Mars.

The first season revolved around the murder of her best friend Lilly Kane. In the end, it was the film star Aaron Echolls , who was the father of one of Veronica's revolving love interests in Logan Echolls. The second season is dealing with a bus crash that killed people that a lot of people wanted gone or dead. The insane amount of characters who play vital roles in the central plot and various sub-plots simply engages viewers who enjoy a Lost-type of show, but with much much wittier dialogue. Most jokes can be taken on multiple levels, and that is where the show truly shines in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-type way. Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, has even called it his favorite show on TV, and for good reason. For a show about a blonde from California, it's no light-headed affair.

Oh yeah, and Kristen Bell is pretty hot, too.


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