KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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A weekend with Veronica

A nice uneventful weekend. I've been doing a little writing and light housework (laundry time!) along with inhaling the first season of Veronica Mars -- S got the DVD set for Christmas, and she loaned it to me after she and R finished watching. Turns out that an hour-long drama without commercials is exactly long enough to run a dryer cycle. I've now seen the first three discs, 12 episodes, and I am enjoying it immensely so far. Kristen Bell, who plays Veronica, is an excellent actress who has the perfect handle on her character. Really I think all the acting is great, although particular props go to the kid who plays Logan -- he is just amazing, dragging me between hatred and sympathy at all the right times. The writing is also uniformly good. It's a pretty smart show, and it doles out bits and pieces of the major story arcs at just the right pace. When they first started dropping hints that Jake Kane might be Veronica's father, I was afraid that it was going to be a long, drawn-out thing where Veronica takes forever to put the pieces together. So when it took only an episode and a half for someone to drop the bomb on her, I was both surprised and pleased. Of course, we still don't know who her father really is. I'm leaning toward Keith Mars right now, or maybe some unknown third contender. I would be surprised if it's Jake, although I concede that it's possible. I'm just not sure that a UPN teen drama is really willing to go there, with Veronica having dated her half-brother.

Now, no one spoil me please -- I've heard bits and pieces of what comes next, but not enough to connect the dots really, and I'd like to keep it that way. But I would like to know whether the four big mysteries (who killed Lilly, who raped Veronica, where is Lianne, who is Veronica's father) are solved by the end of the first season. Does all this drag out, or do we get most of our answers by the finale? If those answers raise more questions that's fine, but I'd really rather this not be like The X-Files or Lost in that respect. (I love Lost, don't get me wrong. And I do feel like questions are being answered. But the season finale was a serious wash-out in that area -- we didn't really start getting answers until the first few episodes of Season 2.)
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