Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2004-2007) is one of the sharpest, wittiest shows ever to hit the tube. Kristen Bell's Veronica is an extraordinary heroine, like Clarice Starling by way of Nancy Drew and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The other characters, especially her detective father and her emotionally disturbed love interest, are also fascinating and complex. Each episode is a brilliant, well-written mystery that is part of a larger, season-long mystery.

Season one of Veronica Mars is one of the best seasons of television I have ever seen. Season two is also excellent. I suspect that season three's unfortunate, unfocused meandering was the result of the network meddling with a previously winning formula. I was unhappy about the cancellation, and even unhappier with the final episode. I hated seeing such a quality show go out that way.

But don't let that stop you from trying this series. It's definitely worth watching. Especially now that there's a 2014 movie that ties up all of the loose threads and gives us a wonderful conclusion to the series.

Season One

1.1 Pilot
1.2 Credit Where Credit's Due
1.3 Meet John Smith
1.4 The Wrath of Con
1.5 You Think You Know Somebody
1.6 Return of the Kane
1.7 The Girl Next Door
1.8 Like a Virgin
1.9 Drinking the Kool-Aid
1.10 An Echolls Family Christmas
1.11 Silence of the Lamb
1.12 Clash of the Tritons
1.13 Lord of the Bling
1.14 Mars vs. Mars
1.15 Ruskie Business
1.16 Betty and Veronica
1.17 Kanes and Abel's
1.18 Weapons of Class Destruction
1.19 Hot Dogs
1.20 M.A.D.
1.21 A Trip to the Dentist
1.22 Leave it to Beaver

Season Two

2.1 Normal is the Watchword
2.2 Driver Ed
2.3 Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang
2.4 Green-Eyed Monster
2.5 Blast from the Past
2.6 Rat Saw God
2.7 Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
2.8 Ahoy, Mateys!
2.9 My Mother, the Fiend
2.10 One Angry Veronica
2.11 Donut Run
2.12 Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle
2.13 Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough
2.14 Versatile Toppings
2.15 The Quick and the Wed
2.16 The Rapes of Graff
2.17 Plan B
2.18 I am God
2.19 Nevermind the Buttocks
2.20 Look Who's Stalking
2.21 Happy Go Lucky
2.22 Not Pictured

Season Three

3.1 Welcome Wagon
3.2 My Big Fat Greek Rush Week
3.3 Wichita Linebacker
3.4 Charlie Don't Surf
3.5 President Evil
3.6 Hi, Infidelity
3.7 Of Vice and Men
3.8 Lord of the Pi's
3.9 Spit & Eggs
3.10 Show Me the Monkey
3.11 Poughkeepsie, Tramps & Thieves
3.12 There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill
3.13 Postgame Mortem
3.14 Mars, Bars
3.15 Papa's Cabin
3.16 Un-American Graffiti
3.17 Debasement Tapes
3.18 I'll Know What You'll Do Next Summer
3.19 Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down
3.20 The Bitch is Back

Movie/Books

Book review: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
Veronica Mars movie review by Panda
Movie Casting News
The Veronica Mars movie: What now?
We're getting a movie! For real!

Cast

Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars)
Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel)
Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls)
Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro)
Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars)
Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas)
Teddy Dunn (Duncan Kane)
Michael Muhney (Sheriff Don Lamb)
Tina Majorino (Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie)