VERONICA VERONICA VERONICA!!!
This is may latest obsession: Veronica Mars. I have talked about it to anyone who will listen. Now, with all my friends’ ears talked off, I turn to the internet. Veronica Mars is so freaking cool!
Veronica starts out out of luck. Her mom has left, her best friend murdered, her dad lost his job and reputation, and her boyfriend dumped her. How does one combat this misfortune? She solves crime and searches for justice while giving the cold shoulder to all those who doubt her in any way. She is such an uber nosy bitch in the most beautiful and perfect way. She will not take anyone’s shit. She does whatever it takes to find the truth. Finally, a realistic hero who is less quick to forgive and more prone to getting even!
The tv show blatantly addresses rape. Part of the big finish of the first season is Veronica trying to find out who drugged and raped her at a party. The fact that you find this out about her and it does not define her character is groundbreaking. She is so brave and bold.
Then there is her relationship with her father that could not get any better. They are so similar, both addicted to catching the bad guys and witty banter with each other. They have the best chemistry on screen. They are great friends that look out for each other.
Can’t forget the boys. Veronica does spend some time single. I am thankful the plot does not completely rotate around her need to find a bo. I am not thankful, however, for the torturous, constantly heartbreaking relationships she has. Not heartbreaking in the way that they end bad– I don’t know because I haven’t finished the series yet. The relationships are heartbreaking because they are so beautiful that you want to be part of them. SPOILER ALERT. I love Logan Echolls (pictured above) and I always will. Until I hate him. Then I forgive him. But still always loving him. Enjoy the snarky Logan Echoll’s voicemail:
Other great things about the series:
The theme song is FANTASTIC and not mind-numbingly long. It is “We Used to be Friends” by the Dandy Warhols. Sometimes, if I have enough self-control to not skip ahead to the plot, I even sing along! There is a ton of great music on the show. A few on the soundtrack include Spoon, Ivy, and Tegan and Sara! In the episode “Donut Run,” there is a breakup allowing for some bitchin’ breakup mopey soundtrack. I’ll try not to spoil any more than that!
There are so many cool people guest star on this show including: Jessica Chastain (The Help), Paris Hilton, Micheal Cera, Krysten Ritter (The B in Apartment 23), Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam Scott, Leighton Meester, Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ari Greynor (For a Good Time Call), Jane Lynch, Amanda Seyfried (Mama Mia), Ken Marino, and most importantly JOSS WHEDON!!!!!
I am so obsessed. I’m going around telling everyone I have found my favorite tv show (like I needed a new one.) I just finished season 1 and I’ve made a sizeable dent in reruns of the other seasons. I can’t stop and I won’t stop. I already want to rewatch episodes that I watched yesterday. My name is Laura Grace Sears and I’m an addict. I think I’m going to go change all my technology backgrounds to Veronica Mars ans listen to the season soundtrack. L8r.
Will rant more about Veronica later! Promise!