Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.


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Series cast summary:
 Veronica Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Wallace Fennel (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Logan Echolls (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Eli 'Weevil' Navarro (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Keith Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Dick Casablancas (52 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Duncan Kane (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Sheriff Don Lamb (40 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie (33 episodes, 2004-2007)
 Deputy Jerry Sacks (29 episodes, 2004-2007)


The murder of high-school student Lily Kane shook the seaside town of Neptune, California to the core. For once popular girl Veronica Mars, it meant the loss of her best friend, and being ousted from the affluent crowd that she once thought were her friends. Her father, Sheriff Keith Mars, found himself voted out of his job after making some unpopular accusations about the murdered girl's family. In response, Keith opened his own private detective agency. Now, Veronica, with her sardonic wit and a few new friends, works as his assistant while also navigating life as a high school (and later college) student. Written by L. Hamre

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22 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Вероника Марс  »

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Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars (2004), says on the season 3 DVD extras that Ryan Hansen's character Dick Casablancas was not originally meant to be a series regular. He was first cast for the second episode, as a nameless, rich Neptune resident with one line ("Logan!"). Thomas said that they read many young actors for the line, and when it came down to a choice between Hansen or another actor, they cast Hansen purely because he had "good hair." See more »


Between seasons 1 and 2, the Mars family pet - "Back-up," changes from a white dog with brown spots to a brown dog with white spots. See more »


Veronica: So, my grandma Reynolds was always saying 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' I wish she was still alive, because I'd really like to ask her what she suggests for when life gives you Chlamydia.
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Crazy Credits

The first season finale did not include the usual opening credit sequence. The credits simply appeared over an early scene. See more »


Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »


We Used to Be Friends
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Performed by The Dandy Warhols
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dark and beautiful, Veronica mars is a witty and smart show for all ages
13 June 2008 | by (Scottsdale,AZ) – See all my reviews

Veronica Mars is a dark and poignant tribute to teenage angst and isolation. As a sophomore, we find Veronica popular and happy. She is dating the most popular guy in school, Duncan, and is best friends with Duncan's sister- the wild Lily Kane. After Lily's brutal and highly publicized murder, Veronica loses her friends, her social status all because she choose to stick by her father who accused Lily Kane's own father, the rich and beloved Jake Kane.

Season 1 follows Veronica's life post Lily's violent murder. Veronica has become cynical and disheartened due to what she feels as betrayal by her closest friends. Overnight Veronica became the most hated girl in school. She formed a hard outer shell, cutting herself off from her emotions in order to handle all the events that occur after the murder, the taunts of classmates, and the current class war that's been waged through out her town.

Veronica Mars is homage to the noir film genre of the 1950s with our main character being a high school teenager. The uses of color in scenes are key to understanding the story. Every aspect of the show is used to tell parts of the story from lighting to background prop placement and it all comes together to tell a beautiful story about death, betrayal, love, revenge and redemption.

The best thing about Mars, besides the character develop, plot twist, and witty dialogue, are the issues that Veronica Mars faces on a daily bases. Including murder, rape, teen pregnancy, gang violence, reports on abuse, and drug trafficking. It also tackles the normal high school issues all teens face like peer pressure, cliques, and gossip but in a smart way. The story lines are tasteful and believable; the writers did a great job avoiding the normal camp and clichés found in a lot of teen shows.

Veronica Mars is hands down the best show ever to be featured on UPN/CW, and possible network TV in general. It is defiantly worth your time.

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