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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 Veronica Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Wallace Fennel (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Logan Echolls (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Eli 'Weevil' Navarro (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Keith Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Dick Casablancas (52 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Duncan Kane (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Sheriff Don Lamb (40 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie (33 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Deputy Jerry Sacks (29 episodes, 2004-2007)
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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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Life's tough. She's tougher. See more »

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22 September 2004 (USA)  »

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In the season 2 finale "Not Pictured" the first name called during the graduation ceremony is John Enbom is a writer for the show. See more »

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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 »

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Veronica: Butters?
Butters: Butters is the name of the weak loser suck-up on South Park. Butters implies soft and fat.
Veronica: But oh, so delicious...
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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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Referenced in Jane the Virgin: Chapter Five (2014) See more »

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We Used to Be Friends
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Performed by The Dandy Warhols
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TV history in the making
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Veronica Mars is a fantastic show - the greatest since Twin Peaks. I feel very sorry for those who can't appreciate its incredible acting, suave and wry humor, amazingly detailed storytelling and hyper-complex characters. The massive amounts of angst and intensity among these high schoolers is the only unrealistic (or rather, surrealistic) aspect of the show, and it is forgiven because this is an superbly crafted exercise in stylized fiction and symbolism.

The names, for one thing - Neptune, Tritons, Mars -, are not only planetary, but mythological. Neptune is a cold, distant place, but reluctant gods of war inhabit it. Keith and Veronica Mars do not instigate war, but when others declare it on them, they prove supremely good at it.

The show represents one of those very rare couplings of a great concept, great writing and great directing with a remarkable actress who totally "gets" the whole complex atmosphere of it, and can act the part perfectly. Kristen Bell is an incredible actress (I, for instance, became aware of this show solely because I took an interest in Bell after seeing her tiny but impressively acted part in the movie Spartan); she has every conceivable facial expression completely nailed, and on top of that she is also fabulously gorgeous - all the more so because of her obvious intelligence.

Veronica Mars is, as far as I'm concerned, one of the two best American TV-shows I've ever seen, and my rating of it would be 9 or 10.

This show WILL go down in history as a timeless TV classic.


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