Veronica Mars: A Trip to the Dentist (S1.21)

As soon as regular tv resumes I plan to feature lots of episode reviews in this blog. In the meantime I figure I’d talk about my favourite episode of my current favourite series, Veronica Mars.

It’s really had to describe Veronica Mars to someone who’s never watched it. It’s about a teenage detective trying to solve the mystery of her best friends murder while dealing with her parents and her outsider status at school. Doesn’t sound too exciting does it? That’s pretty much how I felt when I decided to marathon Veronica Mars during Christmas break from college last year. After all, it was a UPN show, it had to be substandard, OC quality at best. Boy how wrong I was.

To say I love Veronica Mars is an understatement. About 6 episodes in the show had me for life. Amazing writing, acting and just all around messed up characters. You think Meredith Grey has issues? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

A Trip to the Dentist sets up the 1st season finale of Veronica Mars by giving more twists, turns and shocks than any show should ever be allowed to do. Upon first viewing I yelled at my screen so many times I’m sure anyone listening would have thought I was insane. If you pay attention to the details you’ll probably know who Lily’s killer is by the end of the episode. I however was so blindsided by all the shocks that it passed me by and my prime suspect turned out to be one of the shows most endearing, yet flawed characters. This episode is integral to the show’s mythology and is often referenced in Season 2, especially the finale which relies heavily on details provided in this episode.

It’s hard to write this without spoiling everything that makes Veronica Mars great; the writing, the technical values(a soft spot for me) and most importantly, the originality. I find that it’s difficult getting people to watch Veronica Mars because it’s impossible to accurately describe. Appearances are deceiving, don’t let people make you think it’s an average hour of tv.

It’s a beautiful show that is often neglected because it’s not on a mainstream network. If you watch Gilmore Girls next year stay tuned for Veronica Mars as it’ll be on right after. They’re a good team, but I’d have to say Veronica Mars is the far superior show and no matter how great Lauren Graham is, Kristen Bell could act circles around her anyday.

So give it a shot folks. Veronica Mars Season 3; Tuesdays at 9PM on the CW starting October 3rd.

(PS if you know me from school and want to borrow the dvd’s throw me an email and they’re yours. You won’t regret it.)


18 Responses to “Veronica Mars: A Trip to the Dentist (S1.21)”

  1. March 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    véronica mars ma série préféré laché vos com’s

  2. 2 Violette
    March 17, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Super série. Quelqu’un sait si sa relation avec Logan ( dans la série ) va durer ?

  3. 3 Lisa
    March 17, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    COOL cette série !

  4. 4 Lola
    March 18, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Yes , I like this.
    And you ?
    Do you like Veronica Mars ?

  5. 5 hélène
    March 21, 2007 at 10:14 am

    J’adore la série. Leur relation a des chances mais vu la réaction violente de Duncan (peut etre du à sa maladie) y’aura des interveants.

  6. 6 laure
    March 21, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    réponse a violette >elle va duré les 4 dernier episode de la saisons 1 puis reprendraa la fin de la saison 2 esuite il rompron a 1 épisode o debut de la saison 3 se remetron ensemble rerompron apré je c pas

  7. 7 violette 67
    March 22, 2007 at 7:03 am

    j’aime trop cettes serie je peux pas louper un episode sinon je usi malade
    pour savoir si loganet elle von rester ensemble sur google tape veronica mars home site officiel et tu pourras voir les epidodes resumés etc

    ce site et geniale bisou a tte les fans de cette serie

  8. 8 daisy
    March 22, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    elle defonce cette serie
    si je manke un episode je pike ma crise lol
    tro contente ellle c remise ae duncan il von tro bien ensenble mé elle almer ossi tro bien ae logan
    c conpliker toute c histoire de coeur mdr
    (on peu dire merci a lili lol) parseke si elle été pa aparu a veronica elle norer pa distucer ae lotre con ki a défoncer logan é elle norer pa louper le bus
    dc elle n’est pa morte
    c con meg é morte ae tou les otre ki été dans le car
    biz a tou seu ki aime cette serie

  9. 9 anonyme
    March 23, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    moi je sui a fon dedan &jen sui fiere!!!
    ya un site ke ge coné ou ya tt lé episodesssss
    c loveveronicamars.skyblog.com

  10. 10 violette
    March 25, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Merci de m’avoir répondu , c’est sympa .
    Moi aussi je ne loupe pas un seul épisode.

  11. 11 daisy
    March 25, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    merci pour le blog ae tou les episode

  12. 12 manon
    March 26, 2007 at 11:22 am

    jadore c tro tro b1 comme série jespére kelle va resté avec denkan é je matendé pa dutou a se ke se soi le pére 2 logane ki é tué lili

  13. 13 violette
    March 26, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Ouais le blog avec les épisodes est géniale !

  14. 14 lexou
    March 28, 2007 at 10:23 am

    ben moi jador trop veronica mars é je pe pa loupé 1 seul ésode é jespère ke sa va duré encor lonten!!!!!

  15. 15 daisy
    April 9, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    je sui dégouter g loupert toute la semaine derniere ya kelkun ki pe me le resume svp

  16. 16 mandy
    April 10, 2007 at 10:03 am

    j’adore la série véronica mars et je voulais dire que logan il était trop beau et lilli et véronica aussi don can je le trouve un peut beau voila bizous

  17. 17 mandy
    April 10, 2007 at 10:05 am

    moi non plu je ne peu pas rater un épisode de véronica mars c’est trop bien
    1 fois je les rater pendant 3 jour (je sui trop triste)

  18. 18 daisy
    May 1, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    elle é tro belle ae logan é lui é ytro bo

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