Deb was home sick the other day, and spent the afternoon watching TV. That’s how I caught what happened to be the first episode of Veronica Mars on Vibe.
I’ve seen many mentions by US-based friends and colleagues of this show, all saying how good it was, so I downed tools for the hour and gave it my attention.
Veronica Mars is no superhero. She’s painfully human, with all the foibles mankind is heir to. She makes mistakes, she jumps to conclusions, and she can be viciously single-minded in her efforts to get answers to the mysteries in her life. But she’s sharp, she’s sassy, she’s snarky, she’s pretty in pink (and red satin), and she has a mean taser. She’ll crack the conundrums, explain the enigmas, resolve the riddles, solve the stumpers, and work out the whodunits that weave their paths through the town.
Nice to see a young woman as the central focus of a show again, and she’s no fool. She sticks up for herself and others in what seems to be a very cruel world of high school and beyond.
She has street smarts too, finding ways to trade favours and set up situations to see that at least some justice is done and that the clearly corrupt law enforcement end up looking like fools.
Episode One was off to a good start; I’ll be watching the rest.