Sunday, December 17, 2006

Veronica Mars on iTunes

I've long wondered considering its key demographic, why Veronica Mars wasn't on iTunes. At last it is and it's download worthy for sure.

For some reason my dish provider doesn't include The CW, nee the WB and UPN, in the local channels. I watched the final half of season one on DVD then Season 2 completely on DVD.

Looks like I won't have to wait that long for Veronica’s freshman year at Neptune U.

No, I ain't in Veronica's target market per se, but I am a private eye fan and Veronica Mars is one of the best private eye shows since Rockford. Seasons 1 and 2 have fabulous year-long mystery arcs solved along with her PI dad, Enrico Colantoni. That's reason 1 to watch.

How Veronica Mars is like Bullwinkle
Bullwinkle used to include asides and jokes for the folks that kids wouldn't get. Veronica and her pals are some of the most pop-culturally literate kids ever. Moreso than a lot of twentysomethings I know. No way would they know some of the song and movie references Veronica and her pals drop periodically. But they make for great dialog.

How Veronica Mars is like Agatha Christie
OK, every episode is not as clever as Dame Agatha's, but there are occasions when VM solves some capsule mysteries for her friends that are clue-laden and clever.

I haven't made it through the first mini-arc of season 3 on my iPod, but so far it's still intriguing if unfortunate that the long mysteries had to be abandoned in an attempt to build ratings.

Sadly as one of the best of the best on TV these days, Veronica may be one of the shows that asks too much of a commitment. I predict it will someday prosper in reruns and perhaps online though it may not be an Aquaman.

Download one episode and see if you can stop there!



3 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

Okay, Sid...I am going to show you the power of the internet.

I have never had the slightest inclination to watch an episode of Veronica Mars. I seldom watch any series unless I do so by renting the dvd and tackling the entire series in a week or so.

But...because of YOU...YOU..I am going to rent Veronica Mars and see how I feel. Provided of course that she is available through Netflix.

Sidney said...

Hope you enjoy it. They do have it on Netflix. That's how I finished out Season 1 and watched all of Season 2. My plan is to watch the first multi-episode case for Season 3 on iTunes then finish the season on DVD when it's available. You do miss details on the iPod video screen.

JE said...

I'm going to give in to your powers of persuasion here, too. I've heard some good things about Veronica Mars in the past, but never really made an attempt to watch it. After reading what you have to say about it, though, I think I will d/l an episode on iTunes and see how it goes!

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