Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Veronica Mars in Reruns

Missed out the first time around?

Want to see what all the fuss is about?

Or do you simply want to rewatch episodes to spot the clues for how the mystery of the season was solved?

Whatever the reason, now is the time to start watching Veronica Mars. It's on the UPN and they just switched it to 9 pm on Wednesdays so watch tonight! And no, it won't conflict with Lost, that airs at 10 pm.

Why watch? It's one of the best written, best acted, best directed, best use of music, best EVERYTHING TV show on right now. Veronica works for her PI father, and in addition to a series long mystery (who killed Veronica's best friend, Lilly Kane?) there are mysteries of the week. The MotW range from high school ones to cases her father's working on, and always make sense; are not over the top; and do not seem unrealistic.

And if you're a teen book lover: this is Rob Thomas's baby, no not the music guy -- the Rats Saw God guy. Yes, him; this is why he hasn't had a new book out. And in an extremely cool move, one of his recent staff writer hires? A high school librarian. Read about how this fiction writer/ librarian moved to La La Land here, which, by the way misspells her last name: its Cathy Belben, not Cathy Belbin.

Veronica Quote: "This is my school. If you go here, your parents are either millionaires, or your parents work for millionaires. Neptune California, a town without the middle class. If you're in the second group, you get a job. Fast food, movie theaters, mini marts. Or you could be me. My after school job means tailing philandering spouses or investigating false injury claims." Veronica, Ep: Pilot

Edited to add: Prior VM posts include Veronica Mars; Will The Real Logan Echolls Please Stand Up? (spoilerish about Logan); Who Killed Lilly Kane? (does not name names).

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