Veronica Mars was a TV show from 2004-2007. Kristen Bell played the title character, who was a sassy high school girl who also did junior PI work for her father. Each season had a main mystery (or two) that she spent the whole season solving, and each episode had it’s own caper or crime to solve. And there was love drama. And class drama (as in classroom drama but also socioeconomic class). And family drama. The tone, the writing, and the cinematography are all pretty noir. It was all set in the fictional town of Neptune, CA. There were twists, deceptions, affairs, a best friend’s murder, a murderous bus crash, and a whole lot of witty remarks. If you haven’t seen the TV show, you can watch it for free on Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’s addicting and dramatic and so, so sassy.
I’ve tried to stay away from reading too much about the movie because I don’t want any spoilers, but from what I know, the story takes off when Veronica’s ex-boyfriend Logan calls her for help after being accused of murder. Oh yeah, Veronica did clear a lot of false accusations in her days as a teen detective. And so she goes back to Neptune to help out. It also coincides with her ten-year high school reunion, so all the old characters should be back. So psyched!
I’m still alive. I didn’t blow myself up in a chem lab, get buried in snow while visiting family on the east coast or get kidnapped at the Coen Brothers’ new movie screening.
I did however, spend about three weeks traveling, and was super busy before and after. I have lots to post here and hope to get back on track real soon. Look for some updates, new posts, more importing of old posts (still haven’t finished that), writing samples, movie and TV reviews, and all the usual to start cropping up on a regular basis ASAP.
In the meantime, gotta say a great big YEAH BITCH, MAGNETS OH! in honor of Breaking Bad winning some Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards!
P.S. Thought I’d share the blog report on last year. Going to be hard to top that for 2014!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 310,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 13 days for that many people to see it.