I miss Veronica MarsMysteries, Murder and Marketing.: December 24, 2008
I have read numerous reviews about VM. This article by Allision Brennan is the first review I've read that talks about using VM as parenting tool to talk to kids about tough subjects like date rape and internet predators.
It's one of the few shows that appeals to both adults and teens and the single best series I've found to stimulate conversations with my older kids about the real, everyday dangers they face as young people in the world today. The cancellation of this show was truly sad-the stories were fantastic, the acting terrific, and it tightened the generation gap.
The show didn't sugarcoat conflict, though humor and irony were often used. Topics like date rape, cheating, drugs, child molestation and teen-age drinking were handled in both an entertaining and thought-provoking way.
And maybe someday, a show like Veronica Mars will return. But until then, don't wait to talk about the tough subjects with your teens.
Take 5: VERONICA MARS Top 5 EpisodesGive Me My Remote: December 8, 2008
Give Me My Remote picks their top 5 VM episodes.