Yesterday I finally gave in and watched the pilot. Am I hooked now? “Veronika, der Lenz ist da?” Nevermind, I am indeed contemplating watching a few more episodes. It does have its charm and light humor but it also has its yawners and especially Veronica’s monologue at the end of the pilot almost made me trash the DVD. Valiant Veronica vs. the rest of the world. She will stop at nothing until her family is reunited. How quaint.
Give me a break. She’s tough, she’s self-confident and then she’s self-indulgent. Oh my, too bad! Virginity, bye-bye. That smells like teen spirit and I do agree and insist that life should be fragrant, rooftop to the basement. Is Veronica the kite blowing out of control? Either way, Bono has it right and before I drown this article in song quotes, naming a seaside community “Neptune” is really incredibly creative. Welcome to Neptune-High. It could be worse, they could have called Mars’s dog Pluto, taking him for a run along Neptune’s beaches and calling for backup in case the P.C.H. Bike Club comes to hassle you. Lost you there, did I? Good.
In conclusion, “Veronica Mars” has its appeals but needs to work on the details. I am not sure yet where or when the Mystery part will come in but I shall check out more episodes and find out “how the cookie crumbles” over at Neptune. We shall get to the bottom of this. Stay tuned!