Bell felt that it was "just luck" that Rob Thomas saw that "I have some sass to me, and that's exactly what he wanted". Teddy Dunn originally auditioned for Logan, but ended up portraying Duncan Kane. Dohring acted one scene from the pilot, in which he shattered the headlights of a car with a crowbar.
During the final auditions, Dohring read two times with Bell and met with the studio and the network. When reading with Bell, Dohring acted the whole scene as if he had raped her, and tried to give the character an evil and fun feel. Thomas described Amanda Seyfried , who portrayed the murdered Lilly Kane , as "the biggest surprise of the year". When casting Lilly Kane, who would only appear from time-to-time as "the dead girl", Thomas did not receive the same standard of actors. Thomas said that he had "never had a more cut and dry audition" than he did with Seyfried. He said that she was "about times better than anyone else that we saw, she was just spectacular".
He continued by saying that she ended up being so good in the series that he used her three or four more times than he initially planned. Metacritic gave the season a Metascore—a weighted average based on the impressions of a select fifteen critical reviews—of 81, signifying "universal acclaim". He praised Bell as "a captivating star," and said that the series "uses its pulp premise to dramatize a universal teen experience: She felt that Veronica Mars was the best new series on UPN, and that the title character was potentially "this season's most interesting character creation".
He commended Bell's portrayal of Veronica as "simultaneously smart, vulnerable, tough and injured", and found the guest stars were well-utilized. South wrote the remaining cast was "uniformly good", but gave Dohring a special mention for his acting. Robert Abele of LA Weekly said that "in this smart, engaging series about a former popular girl turned crime-solving high school outcast, the hard-boiled dialogue comes from its teen protagonist's mouth in a way that stabs any potential cutesiness in the heart with an ice pick.
However, Press felt that the series paled somewhat compared to the television series Wonderfalls. However, the reviewer felt that several of the main characters were undeveloped, and that Daggs III and Dunn, as well as their respective characters, were "boring". Vukcevic wrote that while the ultimate resolution to the murder was satisfying, it was not "world-shattering". The first season was nominated for seven awards, winning one. Fritz believed that Warner Bros. Srikamswaren pointed out that despite the early release, it was still two weeks after the second-season premiere.
When Veronica discovers new evidence that suggests that Lilly's convicted killer is innocent, she decides to investigate the case. As Veronica delves deeper into the murder, she also works on other investigations, seeks her mother's whereabouts and deals with the aftermath of being drugged and raped during an 09er party. Veronica, no longer part of the school's wealthy in-crowd, makes some new friends: Using her friends' resources, as well as those provided by her father and his contacts, Veronica gains a reputation for sleuthing and finds her skills in increasingly high demand at her school.
Things get more complicated when Veronica falls into a relationship with Lilly's ex-boyfriend Logan, who for a time held Veronica partly responsible for Lilly's death and went out of his way to harass her. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 4, Retrieved September 16, Archived from the original on June 22, Retrieved September 18, Archived from the original on July 18, Retrieved July 30, Archived from the original on August 4, Sassy Is the New Cute". Retrieved September 22, Archived from the original on June 5, Retrieved September 17, Retrieved March 8, Retrieved February 27, Archived from the original on December 5, Retrieved March 10, The Complete First Season".
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Celeste Kane hires Keith to follow her husband Jake, and Veronica stakes out a seedy motel, where she photographs Jake meeting an unseen woman. Flashbacks depict last year's murder of Veronica's best friend, Lilly Kane, and Veronica's date rape at an 09er party. When Weevil is accused of credit card fraud, Veronica sets out to prove him innocent.
At school, Veronica is put into Ms. Dent's journalism class, and finds she has a flat tire after class.
Veronica accepts a car ride with her ex-boyfriend Duncan, which turns out to be very awkward. Troy Vandegraff arrives in town and enrolls in Neptune High. Veronica also discovers that a red light camera picture proves Lilly was alive hours after her official time of death.
Paris Hilton guest stars as Catlin Ford, Logan's girlfriend. Percy Daggs made the sweet-natured Wallace Fennel more than a mere sidekick, Amanda Seyfried stole every flashback she appeared in as naughty, knowing Lilly Kane, and Enrico Colantoni imbued Veronica's dad Keith with just the right amount of down-to-earth charm. It was a surprisingly dark show.
So do I," remarked Veronica in a voiceover during the first episode as a series of flashbacks unveiled a terrible story of privileged teens, spiked drinks and rape. Later episodes dealt with predatory teachers and relationships gone sour, while most of Veronica's classmates had unpleasant secrets, from physical abuse to oppressive parents to hide.
Set against that darkness was the brilliance of Veronica's relationship with Keith. Probably the coolest father in television history, Keith Mars might occasionally vanish to solve cases out of state and clearly struggled with food products that weren't processed and bright orange, but he's also supportive, affectionate and just the right mixture of protective and piss-taking. The heartfelt, complicated and honest relationship between Keith and Veronica grounded the show, giving the audience something to root for in a shifting world where nobody was entirely what they claimed.
Underneath the lies and subterfuge was a world that felt real. The quest to find Lilly's killer was perfectly paced over 22 episodes, and the murderer's unveiling was both logical and satisfying. A second season was more erratic and network meddling butchered the third, which additionally suffered from the age-old curse of teen dramas: But at its best Veronica Mars was entirely addictive.
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Can it possibility be as good as that glorious first season? I'm doubtful, but it will be wonderful watching them try.