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 Lilly 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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Release Date:

22 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Вероника Марс  »

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The character Piz in season three is named after the director of the pilot episode of Veronica Mars (2004), Mark Piznarski. See more »


Throughout the seasons Veronica's apartment switches from the first floor to the second floor. See more »


Veronica: I saw Meg.
Duncan: What do you mean, you...
Veronica: Meg's pregnant.
Duncan: I know.
Veronica: You know?
Duncan: There was a letter, from her aunt. I guess Meg had asked to live up there and raise the baby.
Veronica: Oh my God, Duncan, how could you...
Duncan: Last spring, before we broke up...
Veronica: OK, stop, I was shown a diagram once, I know how it works. But you knew, and you didn't tell me?
Duncan: This has nothing to do with us.
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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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Performed by The Dandy Warhols
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Clever writing, wonderful acting, great story lines...
31 May 2006 | by (HP, NC) – See all my reviews

Veronica Mars is a cleverly written show that is unlike anything else on TV. The format is simple, yet the story keeps you engaged. Kristen Bell is the star and she is perfect in her role as the teen-aged detective. The story lines are crisp and always move along. You won't be stuck for seasons (as is the case in some shows) wondering when the story will move along, when the clues will all come together, and when resolution will come. Veronica Mars manages to find a mystery, keep you entertained with subsequent smaller mysteries, keep you intrigued as you find the clues throughout the season to the arc mystery, and wrap up the case. Though the show can lose focus at times with too much going on, it all will eventually be wrapped together and the writers really do learn from their mistakes, can admit that, and subsequently make amends. Hopefully, the show will find a much bigger audience and better schedule (not going months without airing) with the move to the CW. While the show has an often revolving door of supporting characters, the dynamic between Veronica and her father (Enrico Colantoni) is one of the best on TV. Also, throughout the seasons Jason Dohring has emerged his Logan Echolls as a breakout character (and the third most important) who has incredible chemistry with Veronica. These three actors are perfect in their roles.

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