Lindsay - TwoCents Reviewer
The first season of Veronica Mars is about as close to perfection as twenty-two episodes of television can get. Imagine Philip Marlowe as a seventeen-year-old girl, or a smarter Buffy Summers minus the super powers or Scooby gang, and you’ve got our titular heroine. Kristen Bell gives a truly magnificent performance as Veronica Mars, who is certainly no Nancy Drew: all in one year, her best friend was murdered, her lush of a mother skipped town, and she was drugged and raped at a party. She’s got a pep squad uniform in the back of her closet and isn’t afraid to use the tazer she keeps in her messenger bag. Liberally, I might add. She’s jaded, jumps to conclusions, and will sacrifice anything and anyone to find the truth. In short, Veronica is not perfect—she’s painfully human and somehow, between Calculus homework and solving the murder of her best friend Lilly Kane, she saves the world one missing dog or laptop at a time.
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