So I finally gave in to Tara's nagging and watched Veronica Mars. Truthfully, the first few episodes I rolled my eyes a few times. It's a little corny how much "power" she has and how cool she seems to think she is, but soon after I starting getting into it. As we got to know the characters, I found myself actually excitedly cheering Veronica on and feeling deep satisfaction when justice was served. VM can get a little cheesy, but the show is good when you have a lot of time on your hands and little to do. Everyday I look forward to class ending so that my Veronica Mars marathon can continue!
I admit I did fall in love with Logan. Not as much as Tara, of course. She pokes fun that I'm a gushy boy-crazy teenager, but.. *ahem*.. will you pause between your eek!-ing long enough to look in the mirror.
Anyway, I think Kristen Bell is a pretty cute actress, but she's not that good at acting sad. Her practically tearless crying and short awkward bursts of sobbing (almost as bad as Toby McGuire in Spiderman 3) is far from Oscar worthy. On the other hand, Teddy Dunn, the actor that plays Duncan, is pretty good at it. His crying and angry shouting practically breaks my heart.
I almost forgot to mention the hilarious way she does her PI work. She follows them around. If she's in a car, she parks right across the street. If she's on foot, she's about 30 feet away. Either way, she's taking pictures of them with her humongous camera. If the person under scrutiny happens to just look to the side, they would see her clearly lugging that camera around. But they don't see her, of course, they look everywhere around them except where they need to. It's silly, but endearing. It reminds me of those innocent TV shows that Tina loves so much, where kids spy on their parents behind bushes with binoculars.
I give it 3.9 stars.
Note: Make sure you have the second season handy before you go and finish the first season. You might die of anticipation. (Especially if you're a girl !!)
Okay, Tara kept yelling at me and whining "Rewrite it! Rewrite it!" because I only said bad things about the show so I'll just add that I do like the show. I may have made it sound bad, but I simply just wrote all the things I did not like about the show, because last time Tara already wrote all the good things out.
I think the show is really cute. The mystery is interesting with plenty of plot twists to keep you interested. Well, that's the case for the first season at least, because that's the only one I've seen so far. I think people who like the kind of shows that take place in high school will like this show! Watch it!