Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Suzanne 9/27/04
This quirky show almost seems like one that was meant for the Disney channel,
but it's written just a little more adult than those shows are. The main
character is a teenage Nancy Drew-like girl named Veronica. She lives with
her dad, a private detective, and helps him solve crimes. She seems more
like a young adult than a teen, but it is revealed in the first show that
circumstances have made her grow up really fast. In a fairly short time,
she lost her boyfriend and her best friend, her father lost his job, and her
mother ran off. As a result of all this, she became very unpopular at
school and in town, and she lost her virginity to some stranger when her drink
was spiked at a party.
The characters are all interesting and there are many secrets in the small
town in which she lives. I watched with interest as she tried to figure
out the secrets and other problems in her life. I am looking forward to
seeing the other secrets come out and what will happen to her.
The star of the show, Kristen Bell, reminds me a little of Allison Mack
(Chloe on "Smallville"). I have always liked the actor who plays her dad,
Enrico Colantoni (from "Just Shoot Me!"). The rest of the cast seems
capable and interesting.
The only thing I didn't like about the show is that she narrates it. I hate
it when shows are narrated. The show reminds me of a FOX show I enjoyed a few
years ago, "Keen Eddie", but it's not as frenetic or uneven as that show was.
I'm very afraid that "Veronica Mars" might just be a little complicated or odd
for the average person to enjoy. I will keep watching it while I still can,
before UPN cancels it.
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