**Cue Music** “A long time ago, we used to be friends…..” Rob Thomas, writer and creator, announced earlier today that the Veronica Mars movie is still very much alive. Many people have speculated that Thomas had given up on the project due to the lack of support in the film industry. To everybody (meaning the fans) surprise Thomas has reassured all the Veronica Mars’ fans that he has not giving up on the project. Yah!!!! Unfortunately, Thomas was not forth-coming if there is even a script written yet. So, as of right now the status on the Veronica case is yet to be determined. At one point actress Kristen Bell, who played Veronica Mars, stated that Thomas was done with the script, but Thomas slammed that rumor down this morning. Which makes me speculate that the script is no where near done or he is just psychin’ us out.
Veronica Mars takes place in a fictional town called Neptune, California, where the rich and powerful citizens live in the 909090 zip code. Or otherwise known as the 09ers. As a 09er, they knew money can buy you anything. Unfortunately, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) does not live in the 909090 zip code, not even close to that area. Veronica Mars a smart, fearless 17 year old apprentice private investigator tackles some of the town’s toughest mysteries, which makes her quite unpopular with many of the 09ers. But it wasn’t always like that, Veronica used to be one of the most popular girls in school, until her best friend, Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried), was murdered. Her father, then-Sheriff Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni), accused Mr. and Mrs. Celeste and Jake Kane (Lisa Thornhill, Kyle Secor) of killing her. The town of Neptune erupted with angered towards that Mars family. After the accusation, Keith lost his job as Sheriff. Veronica’s mother and Keith’s wife, Lianne (Corrine Bohrner) left town without telling anybody where she went. Veronica’s boyfriend, her first love and Lily’s brother, Duncan Kane (Teddy Dunn) broke up with her. But the Mars’ are very determined family. Keith started a private investigator business, where Veronica is a part-time secretary/junior investigator. Despite being a strong girl, Veronica was very distraught over Lily’s death and vowed to find her killer no matter what. Justice will be served!
There you go….a short introduction to the first season. The series ran for three seasons, which followed Veronica from High School to College. I’m really excited to hear about the movie project! Although, I am apprehensive on the direction of the movie. Even tho, I love Veronica Mars, the third season was kinda….Meh. I felt season 1 and 2 was filled with more cliff-hangers and the love triangle between Veronica, Logan (Jason Dohring), and Duncan was amazing.
The third season was missing a lot of those components. Unlike the t.v. show Lost, Rob Thomas does answer all major story-line (by season two, we find out who killed Lily). And there was no love triangle what-so-ever. But just same roller coaster ride between Logan and Veronica, which kinda got old after awhile. I lost that passion at yelling at the t.v. for Logan and Veronica to get back together.
Rob Thomas is a talent writer and a smart man. I’m sure he understand the pressure to deliver a good movie. I’m just hoping he is not going to do what he tried to do on the failed season 4 (which never got picked up), where Veronica starts training at the FBI school. For me, we would need the whole cast back, even Lily (as a ghost, which she does make many appearances in the first and second season) for some kind of class reunion. Or somebody dies or gets framed for a crime at Neptune, which forces her to go back and investigate.
I guess only time will tell what will happen! I suggest everybody checking out Veronica Mars! It’s a great show, all the critics agreed, but for some odd reason people were not interested in it. I don’t understand why….unlike those other shows at the time (ie: The OC, Gilmore Girls, etc.), it was much better! Very clever writing and story-lines were awesome! Well, check it out and see for yourself.