Fess Up

I know there are some of you out there that started watching Veronica Mars over the summer. So, come on, post a reply and tell me what you thought.
At work one day, Kevin got an IM out of blue that read, “I am hooked on Veronica Mars and it is all your wife’s fault.” Hee.
I also got several members of my book club watching it. Yay!
I should be using my power for greater good though, like trying to change the NFL overtime rules (cuz they suck).
But Veronica Mars deserves to be the beneficiary of my power right now. Need some convincing?
* Logan in the closet during “Return of the Kane” was heartbreaking. The music was great, the editing and camera work were great, and his acting there was outstanding. I will never be able to hear “Ventura Highway” again without waiting for the belt.
* The Camelot kiss was The. Best. First. Kiss. EVER. Even though there was barely any dialog, you could tell what the two were thinking and feeling. I loved the sweeping camera work and the selection of the literal music. I also appreciated the awkwardness that followed. Very in character.
* The scene where Aaron beats Trina’s abusive boyfriend was brilliant. Fucking brilliant, in fact. The music selection was inspired. Aaron fought perfectly in character, like a guy who is used to having choreographed, pretend fights with props. Loved it! (I honestly think I scared Kevin after this scene because of how much I loved it.)

10 thoughts on “Fess Up”

  1. You were. I should add you to my list because you have such a rep for excellence your endorsement would be good for the cause.
    And, thanks. You know how much I loathe the NFL overtime rule.

  2. Reading this brings up an interesting point that i was discussing with some folks earlier. I’ve been reading this blog a lot lately. Strictly for work purposes though (Kevin back me up :) But at this point I admit to be intrigued by Veronica Mars. In fact, I can’t help but admit that there is some very good TV on right now in the realm of scripted drama. Recommend Nip/Tuck, House, Prison Break. But I’m on a TV ban because i’m trying to avoid Reality TV and bad sitcoms. So what am I do to cut straight to the good stuff? Wait for it to come out on DVD and then Netflix it. TV on DVD is huge now and with good reason. I only caught a few episodes of House and then 2 weeks after the season finale it was on DVD. I rented and watched the whole season and breathed a sigh of contented relief. But if I and everyone else continue with this wait for DVD trend, how are any of the good shows going to stay on TV? It’s a bit of a catch 22. Also Tivo and other dvr devices aren’t picked up by nielsen ratings and more and more people are going that route so they can fit the requisite amount of TV into their busy schedules. Anyway, I’ll watch Veronica Mars because it has long been a feeling of mine that you rarely get to see a good fight these days. Go Aaron!

  3. Marco, Veronica Mars is neither reality TV nor a bad sitcom. :) The season 1 DVDs come out Oct 11. Sadly it is after season 2 starts, but only by a couple of weeks.

  4. I don’t know you (either of you) but I’ve been following your VM obsession because I knew so few people who watched this amazing show . . . anyway, I agree with your comments about the belt scene (“Ventura Highway” was an inspired choice of music for that entire sequence) and of course the KISS, but to me, the fight between Aaron and Keith in the finale was the greatest fight sequence, because it seemed so real. Not a choreographed fight between TV stuntmen, but a real fight between two middle-aged men.
    Man, this show rocks. I love Lost, but VM is the bomb. Set those VCRs and TiVos for next Wednesday at 9! :)

  5. Ok Ok I give…I’ll Tivo VM. JJ and BB will be in Utah the first couple of weeks of Oct, so I’m loading up my new 70 hr Tivo with all the new shows. I will sort through the chaff and keep the wheat (I may not be going to church much, but I still know the lingo!!)
    It better be good…. :-)

  6. Jim, you might want to TiVo the first few VM episodes and watch them after you see season 1 when the DVDs come out on Oct 11. I don’t think it is an absolute must, but I am sure it would be very enjoyable and beneficial to be caught up.

  7. CJ, I agree the Aaron and Keith fight scene was much more realistic. There was no background music and had an air of desperation to it. It is a difficult scene to watch because it seems brutal in someways. I think the first fight scene is important to highlight these differences from the second. Also, the first felt like Aaron was trying to be a mini-director. “Would like some food? Let me tell you a story…BAM!” Which again, is in character for him.
    Hee, I just love the show.

  8. Ok Ok I give…I’ll Tivo VM. JJ and BB will be in Utah the first couple of weeks of Oct, so I’m loading up my new 70 hr Tivo with all the new shows. I will sort through the chaff and keep the wheat (I may not be going to church much, but I still know the lingo!!)
    It better be good…. :-)

  9. Sorry for the dupe post.
    I’ll have to look for the eps on BT. I’m sure someone has rolled them up into one avi package…
    update: the whole season is avail on isohunt.com 7+ gig tho

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