A Long Time Ago… We Used To Be Friends

veronica kickstarterJust remember me, when you’re good to go…

Veronica and I weren’t besties right away. I was in college when the show was on the air, so I had a limited amount of time for TV shows. As a result, I was unfortunately late to the party with shows like Veronica Mars and 24. At least with 24 I was able to catch up in time to watch the last few seasons live.

My first trip to Neptune was little more than three years ago, and I’m now proud to say I’m a Marshmallow.

I’m a sucker for high school dramas, awesome female leads, and snappy dialogue… so for me, Veronica is right up there with Buffy.

Even Joss Whedon’s a fan.

Best. Show. Ever. Seriously, I’ve never gotten more wrapped up in a show I wasn’t making, and maybe even more than those. Crazy crisp dialogue. Incredibly tight plotting. Big emotion, I mean BIG, and charsimatic actors and I was just DYING from the mystery and the relationships and PAIN, this show knows from pain and no, I don’t care, laugh all you want, I had to share this. These guys know what they’re doing on a level that intimidates me. It’s the Harry Potter of shows.

Even though I knew the show only had three seasons when I started watching… by the time I got to the end, it still wasn’t enough. The “Veronica in the FBI” teaser trailer on the DVDs just made it worse.

I desperately wanted more of V, and I wasn’t alone. The internet was ripe with rumors of a movie… it was sure to follow after the Arrested Development movie… the return of FireflyParty Down24…

Now at least two of those are actually coming to pass. The Bluth family is back in just a few weeks on Netflix. And Neptune High is preparing for its 10-year reunion.

I donated to the Kickstarter effort a few hours after it launched and it was so exciting to watch them meet — and surpass — their goal. I mean, how could they not with their kickass video?

And now it’s happening. Right now it looks like they will film it later this year and it’ll be released in 2014.

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It’s been a while since I last went all the way through Veronica Mars, and the pending movie provides a great excuse to work through all 64 episodes again.

Inspired by Nikki Stafford and her Great Buffy Rewatch of 2011, I’m going to follow along with all of the Veronica Mars episodes as I watch them.

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