"I just started watching Season 1 for the first time. I really like the show, but I am convinced that there is no way I will ever think that Logan is a good person, let alone a good romantic lead. It’s so unbelievable that when I see people shipping it on tumblr, I still think they might be talking about a character I haven’t met yet."
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"As a noir show, Veronica Mars has always shown the corruption behind the pretty façade. We got comfortable in season 1 and 2 with corruption hiding behind wealth or certain kinds of power. We got comfortable with Veronica doing morally questionable things, because she was doing so to rich and powerful jerks. One reason I get frustrated with some of the complaints about season 3, is that, to me, its clear that it is set up as a mirror looking back at Veronica (and us as the viewers) to show that Veronica’s own prejudices and assumption can blind her to corruption (and its opposite) as well. That her actions seem harder to stomach if the victims are someone easier to identify with. Episode 3x02 maps this out. We assume the Fraternity and Sorority kids are the new 09ers, but the Theta Beta are nice to Veronica, and ultimately trying to help someone. The girl claiming to be a feminist is, painfully and blatantly shown to anything but, as she slut shames Veronica and twists the term to use as a label to differentiate her from “those girls.” The editor of the newspaper (one of the few positions of authority that wasn’t corrupted in season 1 or 2) seems to share Veronica’s ideals, then uses her position on the paper (and a very real, very horrible situation) the same way Lamb uses his badge, twisting what seems like something to get behind for her own agenda. Claiming to be a feminist doesn’t make her an actually feminist any more than being part of Sorority doesn’t mean all the girls are rich, entitled and mean. Corruption can hide behind a cause Veronica believes in just as easily as it can the ideals that the Sheriff’s department and the mayors office claim to uphold. That hurts, yes, but it also is something that can be (and maybe needs to be) recognized and demonstrated in a noir world.."
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"I guess I’m different than everyone else because I still love the Veronica/Duncan relationship. In season one they had such chemistry and depth to them that I wanted them to go on to finding each other after everything was said and done. Now Logan was soulful, Piz was a good rebound but to all her boyfriends I thought it made more sense to have Veronica with Duncan. He was just that type of guy who could bring the emotions out of you (Do I need to recall that scene in “A Trip To The Dentist”?) They pulled off each other in such a tragic yet romantic sort of way. Neither can hate each other and neither can truly be done with one another passed on the fact their love story never got a chance to really end. Veronica & Duncan FOREVER!"
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"Rewatching ‘Like a Virgin’ made Duncan’s jokes to Cole, and Dick about Meg (“Meg was one of those Britney Spears virgins, huh And you were her noble Justin, just keeping it all on the down low.”) really creepy given both what happened between him and Veronica the previous year and what will happen with him and Meg the next season. Even more so when you consider the fact that the very next episode we see Meg, he is trying to date her."
"As someone who grew up in both Orange County and San Diego, it seems like Balboa County is either the Northern party of San Diego or that it sits about where Camp Pendleton is in the real world. Aside from the fact that it was filmed in San Diego:
1) while Rob Thomas did say during the first season that Neptune is that “more like San Juan Capistrano” (which is, yes, in the Southern part of Orange County) but he did so in response to an interviewer asking “We now know that Veronica’s hometown is modeled on Santa Barbara. But the show feels somehow like it’s set further south. Does Neptune nestle in the O.C.?” Suggesting he didn’t plan for Neptune to feel like it is “nestled” in Orange County and is even further south.
2) No one on the show ever talks about going anywhere in Orange County you would expect (like say, the Mission, or Knotts Berry Farm) instead referencing places mostly in San Diego (like SDSU, the Coronado Bridge and the San Diego Zoo).
3) In 1x03 its stated that round trip from San Diego to Neptune is 90 Minutes. In the evening. The only time that would get you into Orange County is on a Sunday Morning at 6am.
4) Keith is a Padres fan. That pretty much should be enough.”
"While I don’t think the abuse storyline with the Mannings were planned out when Meg was introduced in ‘Like a Virgin’, I actually think it makes a weird sort of sense, retroactively. Lizzie, in many ways, can be seen as a parallel to Logan —- someone acting out to piss off (and unconsciously justify to themselves their treatment by) abusive parents."
"I feel like a lot of the fans are completely ignoring that the movie was, well, a movie and not a season of the TV show. The entire screen time was the equivalent of about two and a half episodes—of course there wasn’t going to be time to develop as complex a mystery or explore as many plot lines as they did over the course of the season. Expectations should be more realistic."
"I loved the movie because it was so nostalgic, but the majority of the characters were merely plot devices and I found that really disappointing. Weevil, Celeste, Sacks, especially Bonnie, whose story line was really nothing like her personality in the tv show. It was a shame that they used a character whose original actor couldn’t even play her."
"You know, as much as I love Logan, all the Piz hate is seriously unnecessary especially when it comes to the sex tape. Piz was a victim just like Veronica but Veronica always had a certain expectation of herself to live up to. Remember that she was raped, the sex tape was just another way she felt violated and vulnerable and she hated that. You also have to remember that Piz knows Veronica’s past but he wasn’t with her the majority of the seasons. He’s this guy that got thrown into this mess of drama and craziness without really knowing what to expect. Veronica and the others grew together and went through their own struggles together, Piz wasn’t there. Veronica was meant to be with Logan, everyone knows that, Piz was just an innocent bystander that just so happened to fall for someone he could never have!"
"I think when the show already established Veronica’s age for 3 seasons, and specifically being told over and over again about her age like it’s important, and then suddenly in the movie is being retconned, I feel cheated. It DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. And I feel what was the point of making the age canon when they changed it anyway? Some people might think this isn’t a big deal and brush it off like it’s nothing and then make fun of us who think it matters. Some of our protests are valid too."
"I know the Veronica Mars timeline doesn’t entirely seem to make sense, based on Veronica being fifteen when Lilly died, because of when her birthday is etc. However, there’s a sample from the original pilot script, that actually says Veronica is fifteen during the flashback from the day Lilly died."
Note: In the original script, Lilly’s body is dumped into the ocean. So the original script is not really canon except what happened on the screen. The book, however, stays canon with her age.
"I’ve just started re-watching the series and I am reminded how much I dislike Duncan. Granted I’m only on ep 3 when he takes a dive of the bleachers because he sees Veronica kissing Troy…"
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