Veronica Mars: PopMatters Television ReviewPopMatters: May 17, 2005
Veronica Mars is probably the best show to debut on UPN. Long trailing even the WB in terms of innovation, UPN finally has a smart, original series to call its own. Happily, this genre-busting series has been renewed for next season....Veronica is that rare television character who's too interesting for love triangles.
TV GuideTV Guide: May 13, 2005
Teen detective drama Veronica Mars is the best show you're not watching.
Mars RisingTeevee.org: May 13, 2005
Slayer similarities or not, Veronica Mars is one hell of a show. It may not be flashy or high-budget, but its quiet excellence grows on you episode by episode, and it almost never disappoints. That makes it my pick (sorry, Lost) for the season's best new series.
Veronica's excellent misadventureNewsday.com : May 10, 2005
Veronica Mars reverberates 10 ways from Tuesday. It's a kick-butt mystery...The acting is first-rate, though in a non-showy way unlikely to earn awards. Like adolescence, it's an internal process. The filming, too, has an unaffectedness idiosyncrasy, all those offbeat angles suiting the cockeyed way its heroine might view her life. Veronica Mars knows too much, yet not enough. She's learning and growing. So is her show (which UPN has savvily renewed for next season). It's grown on us, that's for sure.
Intelligent life on 'Veronica Mars'Detroit Free Press: May 8, 2005
It's only the freshest, most engagingly offbeat new series of the year.
In addition to being a terrifically stylish mystery series, a clever teen noir with a spikily irreverent wit, Veronica Mars is perhaps the most perceptive portrait of contemporary adolescent attitudes and peer group interaction anywhere on network television.