“Piz and Duncan are the epitome of ‘manipulative good guys who are trying to get out of the friend zone’. Remember when Duncan was dating Meg, he went to the Java the Hut every day and basically stalked Veronica until she balked and went back to him? Piz did the same thing basically. He arranged that bowling night not because he wanted to hangout with a bunch of friends - he wanted to be with Veronica, knowing that she was with someone else, and probably hoping that she would notice him eventually. And she did. Duncan might be more brash in his approach, but Piz was hiding behind his good boy image.”
“It seriously grates me when Piz was trying to pursue Veronica, EVEN when he knew that she was with Logan. I’m not even a LoVe fan; she could be with someone else like Ratner. What I don’t like about Piz that he ignored Wallace’s warning, dismissed Parker’s interest, ignored Logan’s presence, and pursued Veronica. Under all that “good guy” ensemble, lies a passive-aggressive guy who would not stop at nothing to get the girl.”
“I wasn’t too happy with new character Piz at first, but after the scene in “Of Vice and Men” when Piz points out there’s a girl in his bed and Veronica says “Yeeea boy!” and later when Piz asks where he’s going to sleep and Veronica responds with “If you plays your cards right… on the floor.” I just craved more Piz/Veronica interaction! Romantic, or otherwise. I just think they’re hilarious together. What they say, their facial expressions, etc. Hilarious.”
Note: She said, “Yeaah, buddy!”
‘I didn’t ship Piz and Veronica until I watched the Chris and Kristen interview on the season 3 DVD set. I guess it’s because I thought they were so cute and funny together, that when I go back and watch them as Piz and Veronica, I want them together that way too.”
Note: Check out THIS submission and the interview video
“I feel like they sometimes tried too hard with finding “different names”. Maybe they were going for ‘original’ but Stosh a.k.a Piz? Really? It just feels like they were trying to hard to be ‘original’ or ‘creative’; see also Weevil, Mercer, Bronson, Duncan, Dick, Celeste, etc.”
Note: The name ‘Piz’ is a tribute to Mark Piznarski, a film director who directed first two episodes of VM in season 1. The name Duncan and Parker are tributes to Tim Duncan and Tony Parker from Spurs. The name Dick Casablancas came from the writers when they didn’t know what to call Dick at the time - because he behaved like a dick, they called him ‘Dick’ instead; Casablancas was added for the noir purpose. Many other names are either tributes/homages of something, or based on their friends/relatives’ names.
“Although I prefer the first cast (ex. Teddy Dunn) better than the second cast on-screen, I prefer the second cast (ex. Chris Lowell) off screen - and therefore am glad that these people came onto the show. The friendship between people like Kristen Bell, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, etc, is so awesome, and they might not have ever known each other if it hadn’t been for this show. I also love Michael, Tina, Julie, Ryan Devlin… they’re all so fun and I’m glad they are part of the VM family.”
Note: Most of the cast have known each other even before the show, when they were up and coming actors. Kristen Bell and Ryan Hansen were roommates and best friends for a long time before the show. Plenty of VM actors were hanging out in the same circle before the show too.
“Piz is said to be in the movie and although I don’t want it, I don’t see why he would be in the movie if he isn’t Veronica’s boyfriend. He wouldn’t be at the High School reunion, and I don’t really see him remaining great friends with Wallace for all these years… so why else would he be there? I think Pizonica still exists.”
“I don’t dislike Piz because of some comparison to Logan. I dislike Piz in comparison with every other character on the show. From the minute he showed up, his sole purpose was as a plot contrivance to be V’s future boyfriend. Sure he’s light and sweet and vanilla, and that would be fine and dandy except he’s a starring character on a noir show where no one else, no matter how good, is that one dimensional. Veronica Mars’ characters have always shown themselves to be complex and served their own storytelling purpose, Piz did not and this gravely disappointed me.”
“I really wish everyone would stop hating on Piz. He was one of my favourites because he was just such a nice, likable guy. People have to realize, Logan had three seasons to develop his character… Piz was only in the third season, and really, he didn’t get that much screen time either. I agree he may not have been the best match for Veronica, but all and all, I think he could have been an awesome character if he had the chance to be developed fully.”
“I don’t see why everybody hates on Piz. So he doesn’t run around beating people senseless; he’s a normal guy. He’s an average Joe, run of the mill, college age music geek. He doesn’t have a tragic past or a trust fund, he’s just a dude who likes music, and really like Veronica Mars. I think a little bit of normalcy would probably do her well. Ground her, so to speak. I like the Logan character and think his presence is necessary, but seeing V with a normal guy felt more right than with any of the 09ers. I think Piz was underused and immensely underrated in the Neptuniverse.”