Veronica Mars: Season 1 [retro article]Mutant Reviewers: November 27, 2010
Pretty good review about VM.
One of the key areas in which Veronica Mars sets itself apart is its willingness to tackle darker themes. Make no mistake- VM may take place in high school, but it's far more The Shield than Dawson's Creek.
I could go on, but it boils down to one thing, and it doesn't matter whether you're a fan of detective fiction or not: Veronica Mars is television for smart people. It doesn't spoonfeed you answers, it doesn't make you wonder if the writers think you're an idiot — it trusts you to make intuitive leaps and see how things connect yourself.
Nubile Noir: Veronica MarsRoyChristopher.com: November 25, 2010
Writer Roy Christopher raves about VM.
With that said, it's one of the best TV shows I've ever indulged in.
The writing is razor sharp, the plot twists are white-knuckled, and the characters are as multidimensional as they are memorable. It's everything I want from a TV show or a movie.
So, while I've never owned a television, I do love the medium done brave and done well.