Veronica Mars is and was not only a smart and satisfying teen
drama, but also an outstanding, contemporary murder/mystery. From
creator Rob Thomas, the show dealt with the seedy underbelly of
Neptune High School and its wealthy inhabitants. While also
embracing its hard-boiled detective roots, Veronica Mars also
defied convention by following the crime-solving exploits of the
plucky, young female sidekick (delightfully played by Kristen
Bell), giving the proceedings a fresh, new perspective.
Please join me as I take a look at the very first episode,
discussing "Pilot-itus", style versus substance and mystery shows
of the past. This is just the beginning. Similar to Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, I will be making my way through every episode of
the entire series' three seasons.
Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the
episode on your DVD.