The Veronica Mars Movie goes into production this week. For many “marshmallows” this is a highly anticipated moment that has been six years in the making. The series ended in 2007 after only three seasons, but the show has developed a cult following along the way.
Thanks to the shows loyal followers, Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have been given the oppetunity to make the movie through the use of a Kickstarter campaign. Loyal marshmallows have funded the movie in record beating numerous Kickstarter records before the campaign ended.
For those of you who have never watched the show, experienced a day at Neptune High, or worked a case at Mars Investigations, you are missing out. Don’t believe me? It will happen, the show has so much going for it. With the movie a reality and closure looming for the die hard fans, it is time for you to hop on the bandwagon and experience the sarcasm, whit and epic love of becoming a marshmallow.
Check out the list for 10 reasons to watch Veronica Mars as soon as possible.
The Cast/ Writing
The writing and acting on the show are so much better than other television shows set in high school. Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars is one of my all time favorite castings. She plays the role flawlessly, delivering an excellent performance within each and every episode. She brings a spark to the roll that sucks you in and makes Veronica Mars an awesome heroine and role model. You probably hear that it is a WB drama and think bad acting, sub-par dialogue and basic plot lines. You my friend are wrong on so many different levels.
The Guest Stars
Alyson Hannigan, Max Greenfield, Jane Lynch, Krysten Ritter, Michael Cera and Charisma Carpentar are just a few of the famous actors you will see pop up throughout the series. Their characters add a little something to the storylines and its entertaining to watch favorite characters from other shows portraying completely different characters in Veronica Mars.
Although the series begins with Amanda Seyfried’s character Lily Kane dead, she plays a major part in the first season. It’s fun to see Seyfried play a high school student with more brains than in Mean Girls. Lily Kane in conniving, secretive and in the flashbacks she brings out a completely different Veronica Mars than the one we see in current time. Amanda Seyfried plays the dead best friend role extremely well, whether it is in flashbacks or through haunting Veronica in her dreams.
The show is not just about romance. It is about a father and daughter who are outsiders in their community. It is about a high school girl who is searching for trust worthy friends. It is about friendships changing. These relationships bring so much to the storyline. Watching Veronica and Keith Mars shows the dream relationship between a father and his daughter. Yet she is anything but the personified daddies girl. She is constantly breaking rules and causing her father one major headache. The dynamic between the two, seen through Keith’s guidance and care makes their relationship one of my favorites between an adult and their child.
A show set in high school (and college where all your friends still go to the same school), what more can you ask for? With the drama, relationships and the remembrance of how horrible high school can be Veronica Mars is the best of the best when it comes to this subject. Everyone has experienced the back stabbing, the change in friends and the turmoil of first love. On many levels, high school for Veronica is different then many peoples experiences, considering the mysteries and over all situations that she gets herself into. Most people do not have to deal with the death of their best friend, their rape, a horrible bus crash and their boyfriend potentially going to jail.
Real Life Situations
Despite the crazy predicaments Veronica finds herself in, many of the underlying situations are things that affect many high school students. Between popular crowds, self named the “09ers”, gangs, violence, movie stars, rape, poverty and death, Veronica Mars gives a voice to many different situations that people are faced with. The series really gives a voice to rape and date rape drugs, showing the negative effects of these situations on victims.
The storylines are intriguing and capture your attention throughout the course of the season, culminating in the finale. The finales leave you thinking one thing, but as always in Veronica Mars, things are never quite what they seem. Whether it is a plane crash, figuring out who the murderer is or watching another character die, Veronica Mars finales are gut wrenching cliff hangers that will make you relieved you do not have to wait the hiatus for answers.
Logan: As a rule, I like to start every school day with a hot blonde waiting for me in the parking lot.
Veronica: Me too.
Logan: I’m not blonde.
Veronica: Or hot.
Sarcasm. Everything is said with such great whit and sarcasm you can not help but laugh, or feel it warming your heart. Many of the best lines are said between Veronica and Logan as you watch their friendship and over all relationship across the three seasons. The actors delivery is what makes some of the lines more unforgettable.
This show takes you through the full gamut of emotions. One second you could be smiling, laughing and the next second your trying to suppress the gut wrenching sobs and tears that want to come. The show is constantly surprising viewers with twists and turns that come right out of left field. I would tell you more, but these surprises are that good, you do not want them spoiled.
LoVe (Logan and Veronica) you can not help but ship this couple. There is just something about watching a relationship evolve from hate to love. When the series begins, it is not a fake hate. In the premiere, Veronica gets Logan in trouble by planting a bong in his locker, he retaliates by bashing in the head lights of her car. It is a true evolution of emotions that is entertaining to watch. According to Logan their love is epic, I could not say it better myself.