In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there’s Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator. In season two, the Mars family finds themselves embroiled in another season-long mystery hitting closer to home, following a new local tragedy. Meanwhile, after a summer of surprises and sordid murder trials, Logan and best friend Duncan Kane find themselves at odds, while Veronica must deal with her increasingly complicated romantic life and a whole new school year with familiar and surprising fresh faces.
Veronica Mars is easily the most addictive show you will ever watch, and the second season is right on par with the first. The witty dialog is there, Veronica’s deadpan humor, and mysteries that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat right until the end. The truly amazing feat that the show and the producers have been able to accomplish is being able to keep the show consistent episode after episode for two seasons running. This only makes the anticipation for the third season even higher and I believe that the production staff will rise to the occasion. Another area where Veronica Mars excels is in its accurate portrayal of post year-2000 teenagers. There simply hasn’t been a show on television in recent years, save for My So-Called Life and Freaks and Geeks, that has so accurately captured the essence of high-school life in such a relevant way- of course the majority of high-schoolers lives aren’t nearly as eventful as that of the cast of Veronica Mars- it’s more in the subtle dialog and interaction between the teens of Neptune that capture that essence. However, regardless of your age, there is a universal appeal to Veronica Mars- it isn’t merely for angsty high school teens- more for anyone who appreciates well-written, engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable television.
Review by Emma Loggins