You Want A VERONICA MARS Movie? Well, It’s Up To You
I’m usually not the person rallying for a reunion movie after my favorite shows have ended. I don’t think the format makes sense for most stories, and I never want to spoil my memories of great writing with a subpar, obligatory reunion special. But I’ve always felt that Veronica Mars would make a great movie. The undisputed best first season has a very cinematic arc, and what makes the show so interesting is that noir mysteries are usually told as films, not TV shows.
And yeah, I miss Veronica Mars. I miss the blade-sharp writing and the offbeat tone and that distinctive palette of Neptune. And I miss the characters, all of them, but I most miss Veronica herself. She’s fearless and brilliant, unapologetically flawed and like no other heroine on TV or in film. What I love about Veronica Mars is that she’s not a marshmallow. She’s an anvil, all jagged points and steel, and I like that. I like that she isn’t sweet, and we still love her.