So the shark got a little bit jumped. In style, though.
Veronica Mars (S3)
Category: TV shows
Find it on: IMDb
What it is:
Veronica arrives at the same problem all high school stories eventually encounter: how to do the college years? She goes to Hearst in Neptune (which is more or less justified in the narrative), together with Logan, Wallace and Mac (not all of these are justified) and the story continues.
How I found it:
How could I not.
Eh, this season is undeniably weaker than the previous ones. It’s still decent TV.
Best things about it:
We get to spend one more season with Veronica and see how she deals with becoming adult. Despite all the details I might disagree with (and I do), this is still very enjoyable to watch and Veronica still has my heart captured.
Worst things about it:
This season introduced a lot of changes and I feel almost all are for the worse. This includes shorter arcs, which only makes them less compelling (and still too long for the amount of mystery they carry). This was, I think, forced by the network and that was a terrible job, network. I don’t even like the new version of the credits (not that I like the previous one so much). Also, the show gets chopped at the end with the last few arcs going nowhere.
✤ I like the friendship between Veronica and Mac.
✤ We get to see some of Veronica and Logan relationship, even though it’s not particularly satisfying to the shippers.
✤ Jackie’s gone. Small mercies.
✤ The new characters, well, suck. Veronica and Piz make no sense and Parker is just irritating for most of the time.
✤ I detest everything about the rape storyline, particularly the cartoonish way feminists are shown.
✤ What are the Fitzpatricks still doing there?! Couldn’t they cut this storyline when making other, less necessary changes?
✤ Hearst is a nightmarish hellhole. I don’t understand who would ever stay in this godawful place run by incompetent people and full of psychotic criminals. This season might be one of the most terrifying visions of college experience I’ve ever seen (excluding horrors but I don’t watch them).
How it enriched my life:
I’m glad we got one more season of Veronica’s story and despite its weaknesses I’d want more.
The movie, the books and finally the revival. However, I’m not reviewing any of those in this run, maybe next time I rewatch everything.
Anyone who fell in love with Veronica and her story couldn’t miss the third season.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Next time: This ends my discussion of Veronica for now. Next “Daisy Jones and the Six”