Sunday, January 18, 2009

Veronica Mars

Now, very few people know of my love for the sort of short-lived (only 3 seasons) television series, Veronica Mars. Aaron, being one of them. He watched it with me faithfully each week - whether he admits it or not, he loved it too, at least he loved the first season.

I'm not sure why it was not a more popular series. It was really fabulous, especially the first season. The first season's finale had Aaron and I freaking out for a week. The second season was still great, but not quite as great as the first, the third season, still great, however, not up to par. But I still love all three seasons!!!

A few reasons why it was canceled may be;

* It was on UPN.
* It wasn't as cheesy (for tiny boppers) as say "One Tree Hill" or "Dawson's Creek."
* It didn't get a lot of publicity.
* All of the stars were "no name" except for Enrico Colantoni.

Then, it moved to The CW for the third season, and I think that pretty much sealed the deal. Veronica Mars never "Jumped the Shark." It never dropped dramatically in quality. The writing was always funny, witty and left me at the edge of my seat and the acting was great, so why? Why was Veronica Mars canceled?

My Conclusion is this; Veronica Mars was a brilliant series, however due to the Network merger of UPN and The WB, it failed to live up to the expectations of the Network Executives, meaning The CW survives because of it's teenage shows and Veronica Mars just wasn't juvenile enough. This is just my opinion.

Rumor has it that Rob Thomas is working on a screen-play for Veronica Mars, the movie. I'm not sure how I feel about this. When do movies based on television shows ever work?

A couple of years ago, Aaron got me Season 1 for Christmas.

I bought Season 2 one day when I saw it on sale at Target.

One day, I was having a crappy day. Aaron and the kidlets were at Target and he noticed that Season 3 was on sale, so he got it for me....I felt better. (My Love Language is Receiving Gifts)

And, the Season 4 mini-pilots are on YouTube, go check them out!

Mini-Pilot Part 1

Mini-Pilot Part 2

I have been in the mood to have a Veronica Mars marathon, but how lame is it to have a marathon with yourself? So, this goes out to all my friends that live near me....Do any of you want to have a Veronica Mars marathon with me? We can do it over a few days, not in a row, but maybe every other weekend for awhile...or something. I'm just in the mood!


Christa said...

I used to watch this show, I liked it. I didn't realize it had been cancelled, but ever since we got Dish a couple of years ago, I haven't watched "local" stations unless it's to watch Grey's or CSI...I haven't watched the news in...oh a year or so.
But if I lived nearby I would so marathon with you. Good TV is Good TV.

Okie said...

Veronica Mars is rad. I showed my wife the pilot on the internet a couple of years ago and she was instantly hooked. She's finished watching all 3 seasons but I'm lagging behind.

The drama and the sarcastic and cynical humor were fabulous and made the show so much more entertaining than some of the other drivel out there.

We don't watch a whole lot of TV in term of either sitcoms or drama (our TV is generally fixed on PBS or playing some movie). But Veronica Mars has been one of the recent shows we got into. We're both bummed that it got canceled.

The Meier family said...

Wish I lived closer, I would totally be there! Hey, I need your email address so that I can add you to my blog list! send it to me! :)

Lia said...

I've been meaning to watch that! A marathon would be cool! I'm in!