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Veronica Mars 

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

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Series cast summary:
Kristen Bell ...  Veronica Mars 64 episodes, 2004-2007
Percy Daggs III ...  Wallace Fennel 64 episodes, 2004-2007
Jason Dohring ...  Logan Echolls 64 episodes, 2004-2007
Francis Capra ...  Eli 'Weevil' Navarro 64 episodes, 2004-2007
Enrico Colantoni ...  Keith Mars 64 episodes, 2004-2007
Ryan Hansen ...  Dick Casablancas 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Teddy Dunn ...  Duncan Kane 44 episodes, 2004-2006
Michael Muhney ...  Sheriff Don Lamb 40 episodes, 2004-2007
Tina Majorino ...  Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie 33 episodes, 2004-2007
Brandon Hillock ...  Deputy Jerry Sacks 29 episodes, 2004-2007
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The murder of high-school student Lilly Kane shook the seaside town of Neptune, California to the core. For once popular girl Veronica Mars, it meant the loss of her best friend and being ousted from the affluent crowd that she once thought were her friends. Her father, Sheriff Keith Mars, found himself voted out of his job after making some unpopular accusations about the murdered girl's family. In response, Keith opened his own private detective agency. Now, Veronica, with her sardonic wit and a few new friends, works as his assistant while also navigating life as a high school (and later college) student. Written by L. Hamre

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Return to Mars. It's everything you like about Neptune. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

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22 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The premiere of season three, Veronica Mars: Welcome Wagon (2006), featured new opening credits for the first time. Instead of a traditional clip package, images of the characters played over a slower, re-mixed version of the theme song. See more »

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In season one it is said that Melissa Hoover's party was on Dec. 7, 2003. In season three Veronica (Kristen Bell) tells Parker (Julie Gonzalo) the party was an "end of the year bash, summer 2004". See more »

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Wallace: Hacky-sack: the final arena of unquestioned white domination.
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Crazy Credits

The first season finale did not include the usual opening credit sequence. The credits simply appeared over an early scene. See more »


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We Used to Be Friends
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Performed by The Dandy Warhols
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dark and beautiful, Veronica mars is a witty and smart show for all ages

Veronica Mars is a dark and poignant tribute to teenage angst and isolation. As a sophomore, we find Veronica popular and happy. She is dating the most popular guy in school, Duncan, and is best friends with Duncan's sister- the wild Lily Kane. After Lily's brutal and highly publicized murder, Veronica loses her friends, her social status all because she choose to stick by her father who accused Lily Kane's own father, the rich and beloved Jake Kane.

Season 1 follows Veronica's life post Lily's violent murder. Veronica has become cynical and disheartened due to what she feels as betrayal by her closest friends. Overnight Veronica became the most hated girl in school. She formed a hard outer shell, cutting herself off from her emotions in order to handle all the events that occur after the murder, the taunts of classmates, and the current class war that's been waged through out her town.

Veronica Mars is homage to the noir film genre of the 1950s with our main character being a high school teenager. The uses of color in scenes are key to understanding the story. Every aspect of the show is used to tell parts of the story from lighting to background prop placement and it all comes together to tell a beautiful story about death, betrayal, love, revenge and redemption.

The best thing about Mars, besides the character develop, plot twist, and witty dialogue, are the issues that Veronica Mars faces on a daily bases. Including murder, rape, teen pregnancy, gang violence, reports on abuse, and drug trafficking. It also tackles the normal high school issues all teens face like peer pressure, cliques, and gossip but in a smart way. The story lines are tasteful and believable; the writers did a great job avoiding the normal camp and clichés found in a lot of teen shows.

Veronica Mars is hands down the best show ever to be featured on UPN/CW, and possible network TV in general. It is defiantly worth your time.


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