Friday, May 05, 2006

Veronica Mars: Good, Ambiguous, and Potentially Splendiferous News

Via Gwenda, this article about Veronica Mars' as-yet-unconfirmed third season.

The good: Rob Thomas wants to make Mac a regular next year. About bloody time.

The ambiguous: the writers are moving away from a single mystery that underlies the entire season and writing three mysteries, each lasting 7-8 episodes. This has been rumored for quite some time, and given the show's problems with pacing during the second season, it might be a good idea. I'll miss the grandeur of the season-long mystery, though--I enjoyed knowing that the writers had the guts to demand such an extended commitment from their viewers.

The potentially splendiferous: Rob Thomas is very, very certain of a third season. The official announcement won't come until May 18th, which gives us all time to sacrifice a black goat at the north end of a graveyard at midnight on a full moon, just to be on the safe side.

Counting the days until Tuesday--I'm sticking with Beaver as my pick for the bus bomber, by the way.

3 comments:

chance said...

Counting the days until Tuesday--I'm sticking with Beaver as my pick for the bus bomber, by the way.

If you're right, do you think you will be satisfied with that as the resolution?

Abigail Nussbaum said...

Depends on how it's presented, and what the writers come up with for his motive (as I've already said, my reasons for picking Beaver have nothing to do with having a coherent theory of the crime).

I saw an interesting theory today somewhere in the far reaches of LJ. The author suggested that, fresh from her disenchantment with the legal system and the possibility of finding justice within it, Veronica would discover the murderer but not turn them in - maybe even act to cover up their complicity. I can see her doing this for Beaver, under the right circumstances, and I think that after a season that has in many ways sublimated character development for the sake of plot development, it would be nice to see the mystery plot serve to develop Veronica's character and move her further along the path towards becoming the instrument of justice that she is clearly going to become.

chance said...

he author suggested that, fresh from her disenchantment with the legal system and the possibility of finding justice within it, Veronica would discover the murderer but not turn them in - maybe even act to cover up their complicity.

Heh (I floated that theory last week on my LJ which is why I heh.)

(My problem with Beav is I don't see how they can sell it to us and I'll feel truly satisfied with it. I'm worried.)

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