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)  »

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In an attempt to keep the struggling show on the air after its third season, creator Rob Thomas filmed an extended pitch for the fourth season that advances the show's timeline considerably. Instead of being a college undergraduate, as she was at the end of season three, in the spec season four, Veronica has graduated from college and the FBI Academy and is starting her first day as a FBI agent. The pitch contained a whole new cast of heretofore unseen characters, and, except for Veronica herself, none of the characters from the show's previous seasons. The CW failed to pick up this new version of "Veronica Mars," and the show was canceled. See more »


While Logan is editing the tribute video to Lilly, among the video clips is one that shows her as a little girl between the age of 5 and 7 at Legoland California. Legoland California wasn't in operation until 1999, which means that Lilly would had to have at been least 10 or 11 during the visit, making her too old to have appeared in the aforementioned clip. See more »


Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski: It's school policy that if you're dead, I get to keep your stuff... So if you're dead, just don't say anything.
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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 »


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We Used to Be Friends
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Are you kidding me?
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading quite a few comments from people who thought this show is "horrible," I was really surprised with their reasons. First of all, there are very few TV shows out there that are in every way true to life. Of course the situations aren't completely plausible! That's why we watch TV shows in the first place - we're entertained by things that we would not normally do or see. If I wanted to watch something "realistic" I'd just tape myself and watch it at the end of the day.

What's real in this show is that every character is complicated and has layers in their personality. The bad guy isn't all bad, and the good guy isn't so great either. There's just this gray area - just the way people are.

Then there's the complaint that Veronica Mars is "too smart." And that's a bad thing because...? I'm sick of mindless shows that give away the ending in the first minute and/or have the same tired plots. If witty is not your thing, that is sad and someone needs a good dose of "sense of humor." Maybe everything we watch on TV should be bland and predictable from now on? By the way, detective work is supposed to be logical - not flashy. When you want to look for someone, you'd automatically put a trace on things they own. What did you expect would happen? Some kind of laser tracking thingy?

The writing on this show is amazing, as are the actors and everything else. The artistic value is also incredible. If TV watchers can't appreciate that, then I really am worried about the population.

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