Happy Anniversary Veronica Mars! September 22, 2013Posted by Alichat in Humor, Life, TV.
Tags: Enrico Colantoni, Francis Capra, Jason Dohring, Joss Whedon, Kickstarter, Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Rob Thomas, Tina Majorino, Veronica Mars
Apparently, this is anniversary week! (Makes sense as this week is the most common Fall TV premiere week.) Nine years ago today, the pilot for Veronica Mars aired on UPN. For those of you under that age of 15, UPN was the 6th major TV network, created in 1995, competing for television viewers against the big 3, #4 Fox, and #5 The WB. In 2006, UPN and The WB merged to create The CW. Thus endeth your lesson in tv networks. Back to Veronica Mars.
The drama, from creator Rob Thomas (not the singer people), followed the life of a teenage private detective as she investigated the murder of her best friend Lily Kane, and navigated the murky waters of high school in the southern California town of Neptune. Like many well loved shows with lasting fandoms, it had a talented cast, well-gelled with perfect chemistry. Kristen Bell portrayed the sassy PI with Enrico Colantoni as her father Keith, the former sheriff of Neptune County. Veronica, a social pariah in her wealth-dominated town, had a male African-American best friend named Wallace Fennel (Percy Daggs III) and a ‘Q’ to her Bond in Cindy “Mac” MacKenzie (Tina Majorino.) (Trivia note: The network wanted Wallace to be a girl, and Mac was written specifically for Majorino.) Whip smart and sassy, she traded barbs weekly with ex-boyfriend Duncan Kane (Teddy Dunn,) PCH biker Weevil Navarro (Francis Capra,) and everyone’s favorite psychotic jackass Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring.) Lauded by critics and a favorite of writer Stephen King, directors Kevin Smith, and Joss Whedon (who each portrayed a character in season 2,) it lasted three years before its untimely cancellation in 2007. If you’ve paid any attention to pop culture the last 6 months, you know about Veronica Mars. The Kickstarter to bring these characters to the big screen broke records and started a debate on the current state of filmmaking. The movie, filmed this past summer, will be in theatres in early 2014. If you haven’t seen the show, check it out on DVD, Blu-ray, or just catch it on SoapNet which airs two episodes every weekday afternoon. Do it! Embrace Marshmallow-dom!
Funny Moments from Season 1