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Veronica Mars 

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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Rob Thomas
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Series cast summary:
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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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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22 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Meg was created specifically for Alona Tal. She auditioned for Veronica, and was Rob Thomas' second choice for the role. He liked her so much, he made a recurring role for her. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Gia Goodman: Wow. How mission impossible. I feel like at any moment Tom Cruise is going to dangle from the ceiling on cables.
Veronica: Great. Now I won't be able to sleep. I hope he doesn't try to marry me.
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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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Referenced in Motive: The Dead Hand (2016) 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 sarastro7See 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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