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22 September 2004 (USA) See more »
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Street smart with heart. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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2 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Remarkable TV (season one review) See more (304 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 152)

Kristen Bell ... Veronica Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)

Percy Daggs III ... Wallace Fennel (64 episodes, 2004-2007)

Jason Dohring ... Logan Echolls (64 episodes, 2004-2007)

Francis Capra ... Eli 'Weevil' Navarro (64 episodes, 2004-2007)

Enrico Colantoni ... Keith Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)

Ryan Hansen ... Dick Casablancas (52 episodes, 2004-2007)

Teddy Dunn ... Duncan Kane (44 episodes, 2004-2006)

Michael Muhney ... Sheriff Don Lamb (40 episodes, 2004-2007)

Tina Majorino ... Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie (33 episodes, 2004-2007)

Brandon Hillock ... Deputy Jerry Sacks (29 episodes, 2004-2007)
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Series Directed by
John T. Kretchmer (14 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nick Marck (10 episodes, 2004-2007)
Michael Fields (8 episodes, 2004-2007)
Harry Winer (5 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jason Bloom (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Steve Gomer (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Guy Norman Bee (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Marcos Siega (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sarah Pia Anderson (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Mark Piznarski (2 episodes, 2004)
Rob Thomas (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Rob Thomas (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Diane Ruggiero (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
John Enbom (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Phil Klemmer (15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Dayna Lynne North (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jed Seidel (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cathy Belben (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jonathan Moskin (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
David Mulei (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Russell Smith (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Aury Wallington (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Hull (2 episodes, 2007)
Joe Voci (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Dan Etheridge .... co-producer / producer / ... (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Stacey Fields .... co-producer / associate producer (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Joel Silver .... executive producer (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rob Thomas .... executive producer (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Hans van Doornewaard .... associate producer / co-producer (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jennifer Gwartz .... co-executive producer / executive producer (57 episodes, 2004-2007)
Diane Ruggiero .... co-executive producer / executive producer / ... (56 episodes, 2004-2007)
Danielle Stokdyk .... co-executive producer / executive producer (53 episodes, 2004-2007)
D. Howard Grigsby .... producer (42 episodes, 2005-2007)
Paul Kurta .... producer (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
Neil Lundell .... co-producer (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jed Seidel .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Josh Kramon (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joaquin Sedillo (46 episodes, 2005-2007)
Victor Hammer (19 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jim Gross (30 episodes, 2004-2007)
Alan L. Shefland (22 episodes, 2004-2006)
Daniel Gabbe (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Casting by
Deedee Bradley (63 episodes, 2004-2007)

Wendi Matthews (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Alfred Sole (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Scott Holdredge (18 episodes, 2004-2005)

Tim Eckel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Christopher Marsteller (44 episodes, 2004-2007)
Nya Patrinos (19 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Salvador Pérez Jr. (58 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jennifer L. Soulages (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Paula Le Mieux .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (59 episodes, 2004-2007)
Maria Alejandra Garcia .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist / ... (30 episodes, 2004-2007)
Matt Danon .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
Juliet Silva .... makeup artist / assistant makeup artist / ... (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michelle Weiss .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Christina Robinz .... assistant makeup artist (8 episodes, 2004)
Anthony Gordon .... assistant hair stylist / hair stylist (4 episodes, 2006)
Sharon Tabb .... assistant hair stylist (3 episodes, 2004)

Pam Powell .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Casey Sandford .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Melissa Sandora .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Neil Lundell .... unit production manager (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Dawn R. Horton .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2004-2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Epstein .... second second assistant director (61 episodes, 2004-2007)
Dan Mulvaney .... second assistant director (58 episodes, 2004-2007)
Iris Huezo .... second second assistant director (37 episodes, 2005-2007)
Venita Ozols .... first assistant director (26 episodes, 2004-2006)
Robin R. Oliver .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeffrey M. Ellis .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Steven Tramz .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tony Gittelson .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Scott Remick .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Art Department
Gregory M. Edgar .... assistant property master / property master (62 episodes, 2004-2007)
Joshua Cheek .... assistant property master (61 episodes, 2004-2007)
Steve Broussard .... construction coordinator (54 episodes, 2005-2007)
Kevin Gustavson .... construction foreman (54 episodes, 2005-2007)
E. Colleen Saro .... property master (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Aimee Dominguez .... buyer / set dresser (37 episodes, 2005-2007)
Joanne Laranang .... art department production assistant (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Marissa Lee .... art department coordinator (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shane Feulner .... gangboss (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Thomas V. Johnson .... lead scenic artist (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
William Anthony Duncan .... painter / set dresser (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nathan Goldman .... art department coordinator (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nathan Ogilvie .... assistant art director (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jerod Johnson .... painter (8 episodes, 2007)

Karinna Bakker .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Monique Cavin .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Peter Clines .... prop assistant (unknown episodes)
Aaron Garrison .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Scott Holdredge .... additional art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Steve Kaiser .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Boyd Lung .... leadman (unknown episodes)
Rustin Meyer .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Alex Munoz .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Nathan Nannie .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Michael Panevics .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Rick Pickett .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Eckwood Solomon III .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kiki Stafford .... assistant to Alfred Sole (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Walt Bost .... supervising sound editor (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Trevor Black .... sound mixer (62 episodes, 2004-2007)
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer (61 episodes, 2004-2007)
Kim Podzimek .... boom operator (35 episodes, 2004-2006)
Rocky Reilly .... boom operator / sound utility (32 episodes, 2005-2007)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2004-2007)
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Milo Train .... assistant sound editor (17 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2005)

David S. DiPietro .... foley mixer / sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Steven Erickson .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Shelik Fernandez .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Thomas Kearney .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Raymond E. Spiess III .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Noel Vought .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tommy Christian .... special effects coordinator (1 episode, 2004)

John Roth .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ben Campanaro .... digital effects artist (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Stephen Lebed .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2007)
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Gerard Black .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kurt McKeever .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Allison Caetano .... stunt double / stunt double: Kristin Bell (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kevin Derr .... stunt double (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michael Hugghins .... stunts (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Stephen W. Schriver .... stunt double: Enrico Colontoni (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frank Torres .... stunts (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Owen .... stunt double / stunt double: harry hamlin (2 episodes, 2005)
Steven Ritt .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunt double (2 episodes, 2007)

Alex Chansky .... stunt double: Jason Dohring (unknown episodes)
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Zac Henry .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark McDaniels .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Lin Oeding .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Justin Sundquist .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jeff Wolfe .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Elsey .... grip electrician (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Tony Ritter .... grip (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Keith Sorrell .... electrician / gaffer: second unit (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Richard Stevens .... camera operator (61 episodes, 2004-2007)
Keith Mentze .... grip (50 episodes, 2004-2007)
Shawn Shemanski .... gaffer (43 episodes, 2005-2007)
Spencer Combs .... Steadicam operator (42 episodes, 2005-2007)
Hawke Clothier .... grip (31 episodes, 2004-2006)
Rene Crusto .... electrician (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
Scott M. Leonard .... grip (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Neal Stewart .... lighting technician (25 episodes, 2004-2006)
John Baron .... electrician (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Richard Crow .... Steadicam operator (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kevin Guild .... dolly grip (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer (20 episodes, 2004-2006)
Ricky Hausz .... electrician (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bryce Worcester .... electrician (13 episodes, 2004-2007)
Randy Wilson .... key grip (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Richard Barrera .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2004)
Natalia Quintana .... film loader (8 episodes, 2004)
Gary Wyman .... additional electrician / electrician (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tim Hogle .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 2007)
Chris Friebus .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005)
Jefferson Diaz .... grip camera (3 episodes, 2004)
Charles Bird .... additional electrician (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris Cornell .... additional electrician (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kase Bowman .... additional grip (3 episodes, 2007)
Dennis Feeney .... electrician (3 episodes, 2007)
Jim Strong .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Greg Gayne .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Chuck Whelan .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2007)

Carlos Aranda .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Ramon Ciokon .... additional electrician / additional grip (unknown episodes)
Jack Garrett .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Eric Kieweg .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Andrew Kuepper .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Brandon Mastrippolito .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Enrique Rico .... grip (unknown episodes)
Diego Sanchez .... grip (unknown episodes)
Cameron Thorburn .... crane operator / key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
D. Candis Paule .... casting: San Diego (49 episodes, 2004-2006)
Josh Temple .... casting assistant (39 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alison Mize .... casting associate (14 episodes, 2006-2007)

Amira Bailey .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Justin Foley .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra M. Jordan .... set costumer (49 episodes, 2004-2007)
Sherrie Jordan .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Angela Parrish .... set costumer (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Heather Smith .... costumer (36 episodes, 2004-2006)
Patricia Rutter .... costume supervisor (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Christi Cecil Stewart .... set costumer (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shalima Lyons .... set costumer (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Salvador Pérez Jr. .... consulting costume designer (5 episodes, 2007)
Nancy Takehara .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Artemio Carpio .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ryan Kavner .... post-production coordinator (46 episodes, 2005-2007)
Lauren Giordano .... editor: main titles (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist: dailies (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ashley Glazier .... post-production assistant (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Viet Nguyen .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Dana Shockley .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2004-2006)
Daniel Gabbe .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Katie Schaefer .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dawn R. Horton .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 2004)
Chris Conlee .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Music Department
The Dandy Warhols .... main title theme by (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jenny Leite .... music editor (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Stephen M. Davis .... music editor (10 episodes, 2004)

Kevin Bassinson .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Kaz Kim .... music coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Janice La Joie .... driver (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
John Rowe .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)

Scott Anderson .... driver (unknown episodes)
Dan Gilman .... driver (unknown episodes)
Steven Matheson .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Benjamin Benedetti .... account executive (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Misty Connelly .... stand-in: Kristen Bell (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Lisa S. Rothmuller .... location manager (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Mike Weiss .... script coordinator / assistant to unit production manager (63 episodes, 2004-2007)
Corey Friedman .... technical consultant (58 episodes, 2004-2007)
Phil Klemmer .... story editor / executive story editor (42 episodes, 2005-2007)
Travis Taylor .... key set production assistant / location assistant (42 episodes, 2005-2007)
Joe Stargensky .... location assistant / location scout (41 episodes, 2004-2007)
John Enbom .... story editor / executive story editor (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bethany Anderson .... first assistant accountant / staff accountant / ... (37 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shelley Leonard-Remick .... assistant: Kristen Bell / production office coordinator assistant (32 episodes, 2004-2006)
Dayna Lynne North .... story editor / executive story editor (30 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor (28 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mimi Baker .... script supervisor (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
Audric Thompson .... assistant production coordinator (25 episodes, 2005-2007)
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
William Sell .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
George Shockley .... key assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mark Alvarez .... first assistant accountant (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joe McLaughlin .... production accountant (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jordan Guzzardo .... assistant to producer (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
Liz Kline .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brad Bell .... assistant location manager (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kellee Hiatt .... computer/video playback (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Omar McClinton .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jonathan Moskin .... story editor (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
David Mulei .... story editor (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Holly Ollis .... publicist (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shane Borger .... set production assistant (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Matt Huey .... office production assistant (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
David Greditzer .... set key production assistant (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
George Mims .... stand-in (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Perez .... publicist (11 episodes, 2007)
Tansey Allen .... craft service assistant (9 episodes, 2004)
Lisa McNeil .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mike Polec .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2006)
David Schatanoff Jr. .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2005)
Jason Elen .... writing assistant / assistant to writers (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Noah Henry .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lincoln Blanco .... location assistant (4 episodes, 2004)
Steven Ritt .... dog trainer / animal wrangler (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Donna Thorland .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2005)
Evelyn Blake .... staff accountant (4 episodes, 2006)
Adam Hutson .... layout board (4 episodes, 2006)
Sean Crouch .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Carolyn Murray .... assistant to writer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Gary Wyman .... additional crew (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
David M. Wermus .... location scout (3 episodes, 2005)
Bon Bon Ignacio .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Damien Fitzpatrick .... helicopter supervisor (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Andrea Bossenmeyer .... assistant to line producer (unknown episodes, 2005)
Robin Finn .... publicist (unknown episodes, 2005)
Mark Sorvillo .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2005)
Stacey Capoot .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nathan L. Davis .... production assistant / stand-in (unknown episodes)
Andrea Dupuis .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Hadley Klein .... assistant: Gwartz/Stokdyk (unknown episodes)
Terai Lynch .... craft service assistant (unknown episodes)
Karon May .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Randy Miller .... animal supplier (unknown episodes)
Matthew Osburn .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dawn Poomee .... assistant to line producer (unknown episodes)
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Patrick Richmond .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Larry Ross .... fuel truck (unknown episodes)
Francesca Somma .... craft service assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Kaz Kim .... special thanks: soundtrack (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (including commercials)
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:M | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M (season 2) | Singapore:PG (season 1) (season 3) | Singapore:NC-16 (season 2) | USA:TV-14 (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The theme song is "We Used to be Friends" by the The Dandy Warhols.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Veronica wakes up after having crashed her car in "Leave it to Beaver", she is shown to be wearing her seat belt. When she immediately reaches to grab the tapes and her cell phone, however, her seat belt is no longer on.See more »
Quotes:
Veronica:It's amazing how fleeting perfection can be.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "Play It Again, Dick" (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Used to Be FriendsSee more »

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400 out of 727 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable TV (season one review), 16 April 2006
Author: Sweet_Ophelia from Australia

Despite dismal ratings and crazy scheduling, in 2 short years 'Veronica Mars' has obtained a cult following... so what is all the fuss? Well, I'll tell you...

Season 1 centers around the murder mystery of Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried); daughter to software billionaire and best friend of the show's protagonist, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell). Before the murder of her best friend Veronica lived a pretty idyllic life in Neptune, California; a town, as Veronica puts it "without the middle class". By all means Veronica shouldn't have been apart of the elite 09ers (kids who live in the prestigious 90909 zip code), her parents didn't meet the pay-cheque quota and despite the fact that her father used to be Sheriff (which had a certain 'cachet') the only reason Veronica was one of the 'beautiful people' was because she was dating Duncan Kane (Teddy Dunn), Lilly's brother and heir to the Kane software company. But everything changed when Lilly was murdered –Veronica's father, Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) accused Lilly's father of murdering his only daughter and was booted out of the force when a video of the crime scene was released over the internet. Veronica's home-life began to fall apart when her family had to move out of their house and into a cheaper apartment, and when Veronica's mother could no longer handle being shunned by the elite community, she took off. Things got even worse for Veronica's social scene when Lilly's supposed murderer was captured after an anonymous tip-off. One-year on Veronica is no longer the preppy princes she once was; she has an attitude problem, no friends and now helps her father in the P.I business; 'Mar Investigations'; Veronica investigates everything from unfaithful husbands to a dog kidnapping conspiracy. But things begin to change with the arrival of new student and sidekick, Wallace (Percy Daggs III), as Veronica tries to figure out who really murdered her best friend, and who raped her the summer she was shunned by her former friends.

Veronica Mars is very reminiscent, but in no way a clone of previous successful teen dramas. VM has the same quick-witted writing jam-packed with pop-culture references as 'Buffy' and 'Gilmore Girls', combined with the mystery plot lines of 'Twin Peaks'. With a blonde, female P.I protagonist the show is constantly paralleled with 'Nancy Drew'; but be assured the investigative teen is the only similarity between the two. Veronica's mysteries aren't as corny or Scooby-Doo as figuring out who is really haunting the house on top of the hill – the show deals with infidelity, sexual abuse, murder and kidnapping…. Taking a page out of Joss Whedon's book, Veronica Mars is extremely character driven – while the season's big mystery is very edge of your seat, it's the characters you care about and keep coming back to watch. Kristen Bell brings many shades and layers to the jaded Veronica; she's a wise-ass who tries hard to keep her shields up, but at the same time she is very fragile; and some of the show's best and most memorable moments come when Veronica lets her guard down, or feels totally beat by life. Perhaps the best thing about the character of Veronica Mars is the fact that she's extremely flawed. Sure, she looks cute with her perfect shiny blonde hair and impeccably cool wardrobe, but she isn't always the best judge of character and sometimes she just plain screws up. Whether it's dating a drug dealer, accusing the wrong person of murder or faultily stereotyping someone; Veronica is the best kind of heroine because she isn't perfect, she's damaged and that makes her real and accessible to audiences. Veronica is the high school underdog; living on the fringe of popularity, shunning the 'cliques' and mainstream, unafraid to put herself on the front-lines of unpopularity for what she believes in. She is the ultimate outcast, and everyone at least once in their life can relate to her because of her constant social struggles.

One of the other great things about 'Veronica Mars' is the fact that Enrico Colantoni and Kristen Bell have a great rapport. Amidst the seediness of Neptune's underbelly, it's nice to see that the father/daughter relationship is quite often the beating heart of the show. Jason Dohring who plays Logan Echolls; Veronica's former friend and current rival; is also absolutely fantastic. His character is constantly shedding layers, going from 'psychotic jack-ass', to tormented teen. Logan is a conundrum, one minute he's the typical high school jerk, with lewd comments galore: "my underbelly is rock hard. It can go all night" the next he's quoting great minds like William M. Thackeray for his daily inspirational phone message: "To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best". Logan has one of the most interesting and complex character transformations that have endeared him to 'Veronica Mars' fans.

Veronica Mars is 'on the bubble'; a TV show term for when a show is about to make it big. 'Veronica Mars' constantly receives rave reviews, but poor ratings (usually due to yo-yo scheduling and bad time slots). The show has ferociously devout fans and an extremely dedicated cast. It is a breath of fresh air at a time when cookie-cutter TV shows like CSI are ruling the box and reality TV shows are being churned out and devoured for no good reason; 'the Bachelor', 'Dancing with the Stars'. Do yourself a favor and dip your toes into this TV show; I guarantee that from episode one you will be taken in, hook line and sinker.

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