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So I watched the pilot for this show tonight on (ugh!) UPN.

I was pretty impressed. I was expecting something totally different and much less dark.

Anyone else watch it?

I fear it'll be cancelled within a month or so, as that seems to be the fate of most good television these days.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 23 September 2004 09:42 (fourteen years ago) link

i had intented to watch this, as a guilty pleasure- somethign about the previews had a comic bookish feel to it

kephm (kephm), Thursday, 23 September 2004 11:55 (fourteen years ago) link

i saw abt 1 minute of this. she walked into a firehouse, she said hi to a fireman that she knew, and he replied "hey, barely legal, what's up etc..." i turned it.

g--ff (gcannon), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:38 (fourteen years ago) link

It's very noirish. And I love that they have this incredibly damaged girl as a main character. Her backstory is not cutesy. It's just incredibly sad and unvarnished and rings true.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:24 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Seriously, this show is AWESOME. It's 10x the show that Lost is, and I want people to start watching it immediately because if it gets cancelled I'm seriously going to sink into depression. It's wonderfully acted, plotted, and written. Start watching. Now. I command you. You will not regret it. It's so funny and dark and adult and has not yet pulled a single one of its punches, and the seasonal arc has been so seamlessly intertwined into all of the episodes.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 28 October 2004 21:51 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm serious. Start watching. Especially if you have a Nielsen box. Or if you like good television. Or if you like me and trust my taste.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 28 October 2004 21:57 (fourteen years ago) link

when is it on?

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 28 October 2004 22:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Tuesdays at 9/8c on UPN. So right after The Gilmore Girls, but on a different station.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 28 October 2004 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

It is very, very good.

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 28 October 2004 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Indeed.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 28 October 2004 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

bah!

JaXoN (JasonD), Friday, 29 October 2004 02:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Bah what?

Melissa W (Melissa W), Friday, 29 October 2004 05:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Melly Dubbs! HUGGLEZ where u been girl?

LeCoq (LeCoq), Friday, 29 October 2004 06:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Hey! I've been around... Or maybe I haven't been. It's all so confusing these days.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Friday, 29 October 2004 06:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Hey, whenever you want, email about some writing....my co-worker just did a Gondry interview and I was thinking about you the whole time.

LeCoq (LeCoq), Friday, 29 October 2004 06:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Nice! I'm still waiting on that interview that will never, ever be finished.

I should move on.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Friday, 29 October 2004 06:40 (fourteen years ago) link

WATCH THIS TONIGHT

Melissa W (Melissa W), Tuesday, 2 November 2004 10:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Watching the election coverage instead will just depress you.


Actually, I wonder if UPN affiliates might back out of showing the new episode tonight and if they'll just show the previous week's.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Tuesday, 2 November 2004 10:50 (fourteen years ago) link

bah! no good!

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:30 (fourteen years ago) link

i'd rather watch erection coverage

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:30 (fourteen years ago) link

jaXon does your wife like it?

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

OF COURSE SHE DOES!!!

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

GIRL BE WATCHIN SOME TV!!!

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

watching your wife with TIVO has made MY WIFE want TIVO!

does she like the show?

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link

guh, she likes the show a lot.

KYLE, DO NOT SUCCOMB TO TIVO. IT IS THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. MY WIFE HASN'T LEFT THE COUCH SINCE APRIL.

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 00:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Watch this tonight! 9/8c on UPN.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 15:49 (fourteen years ago) link

i will because you told me to

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 16:39 (fourteen years ago) link

It's not bad.

Leon the Fratboy (Ex Leon), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 16:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Is it ok to jump into the middle of the series, as opposed to watching them in proper sequence?

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:24 (fourteen years ago) link

You'll probably be a bit confused, but I can get you caught up.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:29 (fourteen years ago) link

It's gonna be a midseason replacement on CTV, so I'll try to catch it if reminded of it. TV has not been my friend since the demise of the Buffyverse (that is, until 24 starts up again in January).

alex in montreal, Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:35 (fourteen years ago) link

i forgot to watch it.

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:41 (fourteen years ago) link

:(

Melissa W (Melissa W), Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:42 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
I downloaded this. i watched it. good stuff.

Chip shop (Danny), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 21:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Nice timing, my download of the first episode just finished.

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

i have 10 episodes now, i got my first about three days ago. addictive.

Jeffrey (Danny), Thursday, 23 December 2004 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

No great shakes. Does it get better than the pilot?

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 23 December 2004 07:31 (fourteen years ago) link

It does get better than the pilot but some episodes are still patchy. overall story arc seems like it will be good and the flashbacks are interwoven well. The detective noir angle is done well and when the colours aren't overdone it's like cake fr yr eyes.

http://villagevoice.com/issues/0449/tv.php

"pulses with promise" is about right. Good character too, at least fr me.

Plus i was reading this thread, Why do I not get, care for, and in fact utterly disdain Buffy et al? while i was watching some episodes which implanted buffy in my brain. Now i think veronica mars is the first Post-Buffy show i have seen. there are probably already ones anyway, i miss a lot of tv. post-buffy is a pretty crap term.


err, Mel W to thread?

chip shop (Danny), Thursday, 23 December 2004 08:55 (fourteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
I just saw this last Tuesday, it's great!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 15 January 2005 20:59 (fourteen years ago) link

i couldn't tell if I liked it or hated it. that girl is all hard edges and kind of difficult to take; like sarah michelle gellar w/out anything likable. the tone was kind of uneven and fakey at times and that bothered me. I'll probably watch it again though

kyle (akmonday), Saturday, 15 January 2005 22:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Which episode did you watch?

Some have been more uneven than others.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Sunday, 16 January 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

the secret society/fake id one

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 16 January 2005 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I agree with tracer hand!

cºzen (Cozen), Sunday, 16 January 2005 00:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Ooh, Alyson Hannigan is going to be playing Logan's sister!

Melissa W (Melissa W), Sunday, 16 January 2005 00:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Hmm, CTV still has it listed as Winter 2005 but no specifics on when/whether it's gonna be playing soon. All these references to Buffy are surely going to lead me to some sort of letdown.

alex in montreal, Monday, 17 January 2005 01:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i agree with saying this is good

qbert (Danny), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 21:09 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah?

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link

seriously.

qbert (Danny), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread needs to be updated constantly so I can check out the CTV website to see when they'll decide to put it on.

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 26 January 2005 21:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I might start watching it again once Amazing Race is done.

Leon the Fatboy (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm on episode 6. i already know the big spoiler (heartbroken lol) but i've been really enjoying this despite... many awkward moments (did this season need two drinking/partying montages?)

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:40 (two weeks ago) link

regardless it's more consistent than both seasons 2 and 3 and the overarching mystery is weirdly... fun? jk simmons helps in this department

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

ryan hansen is wonderful as always though i have trouble squaring new harmless idiot dick with the former actively harmful guy who indirectly roofied veronica

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

i also love the hitmen, a delightful performance by clifton collins jr. especially

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't recognize Dick at first and thought he was Bradley Cooper!

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

In the beach volleyball scene, were the two ringers meant to be Misty May + Kerri Walsh but the show wasn't actually able to get them?

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

And this needs to happen:

“They would all be eight-episode mysteries,” Thomas said about his vision for future seasons. “For Season 5 the ideas I have been noodling with have all been kind of Agatha Christie in that Murder In the Manor House sort of idea.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

ryan hansen is wonderful as always though i have trouble squaring new harmless idiot dick with the former actively harmful guy who indirectly roofied veronica

― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, July 29, 2019 1:45 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

man go back and remind yourself what shithead logan is at the beginning of the show

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

i thought this was fine. we had started rewatching the original run but didn't get that far before new season started, so i was pretty lost about who most of the fan-service cameos were. meanwhile, the couple of characters i do remember (mac, piz) didn't show up.

i had a visceral hatred reaction to the new theme song when i first came up. so tuneless. but it grew on me a little.

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:54 (two weeks ago) link

I absolutely died at "is Piz back there?"

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 19:55 (two weeks ago) link

BIG SPOILER BELOW

...

did the ultimate bad guy really have to end up being the most famous (non-original-run) actor in the show? is this columbo?

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:55 (two weeks ago) link

well somebody had to do it

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

he is not more famous than JK Simmons!

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

he did it too though!

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

also that's arguable

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

JK has 4x the google hits, an Oscar and a big MCU part! not close.

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 20:03 (two weeks ago) link

man go back and remind yourself what shithead logan is at the beginning of the show

― na (NA), Monday, July 29, 2019 12:52 PM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lmao listen, I KNOW

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

i rewatched the show last year and spent the first half of season one tabulating every racist joke logan makes at weevil's expense, but as soon as logan and veronica kissed the goddamn memory wipe happened all over again

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

Season 5 should be Maddie and Veronica Cagney and Laceying it up in Chicago or something.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

I would watch roughly 10,000 more seasons of this length/quality regardless of setting tbh

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I just want to see her zinging people, solving mysteries, and sometimes getting blindsided by one of her close friends or family members telling her she's CROSSED THE LINE this time.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

getting gradually more disappointed in people and institutions / gradually disappointing more people and institutions

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

with the caveat that if/when Colantoni quits acting or croaks there should be no more show

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

Season 5 should be Maddie and Veronica Cagney and Laceying it up in Chicago or something.


this post made me think of MOONLIGHTING and tbh cybill shepard and kristen bell would probably play off each other real well

maura, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

i would watch so many more seasons if they are anything like the calibre of this one

SO good

but plz Rob Thomas no more braek heart

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 July 2019 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

can we get cybill in season 5? make it happen!

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 29 July 2019 23:27 (two weeks ago) link

DUNCAN KANE IS BACK AND HE'S STILL EXPRESSIONLESS

I got taken in by this and kept expecting him to pop up, so well played.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Monday, 29 July 2019 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

so happy there was no Piz

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 01:12 (two weeks ago) link

i unfortunately love piz but i'm fine with him not being here, feel like that relationship is pretty expired by the movie

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

anyway i enjoyed this very much despite some loose moments as i mentioned earlier. feel like they could get into a real groove with another season pls

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

logan was doomed, rip :((((((((

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 02:47 (two weeks ago) link

^^^ sorry ENORMOUS SPOILER i forgot everyone was being coy

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 03:01 (two weeks ago) link

can’t believe Piz gunned him down, really a left turn in the plot

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 03:22 (two weeks ago) link

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 03:33 (two weeks ago) link

Maddie was very good, I though. Well inserted.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 08:59 (two weeks ago) link

Matty is also on iZombie, playing a very similar character.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

Finally watched this and:

i just finished the new season

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫🥺

great season but gahh heartbroken. Goddamn this show.

Roz, Monday, 12 August 2019 14:01 (six days ago) link

I have two episodes left to go but Jason Dohring is really bringing that izombie catatonic acting to VM.

Yerac, Monday, 12 August 2019 15:42 (six days ago) link

the overall banter though is still so delightful though.

Yerac, Monday, 12 August 2019 15:43 (six days ago) link

Need to watch! Thank you for reminder!

ian, Monday, 12 August 2019 16:05 (six days ago) link

I needed more of Veronica's new dog. Also, had the same strong dislike of new theme song at first but now it's whatevs.

Yerac, Monday, 12 August 2019 16:15 (six days ago) link

I need them to greenlight another season

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:17 (six days ago) link

yeah not a fan of the new theme song, sorry Chrissie.

not enough Wallace or Weevil this season imo, Mac was missed, though I enjoyed the extended time with Dep... Agent Leo, my second favourite Veronica boyfriend.

and lol @ all the former villains (Liam Fitzpatrick, Tim the TA, Mercer the rapist) showing up for exactly one scene each.

Roz, Monday, 12 August 2019 16:39 (six days ago) link

Love Logan but he did seem a trifle lobotomized this season, I can see what Veronica was complaining about.

Lily Dale, Monday, 12 August 2019 17:21 (six days ago) link

Maybe it's the $cient0l0gy?

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Monday, 12 August 2019 17:28 (six days ago) link

what? oh, no!

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:08 (six days ago) link

noooooooo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:20 (five days ago) link

using the phrase "by NY Times best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard" on a flier for a seminar held at the actual CoS Celebrity Center is some amazing "we're reeling in people who know as little as possible" work

going to drop it now, but this is good sc1entology thread material and I don't want to sully the VM thread

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:58 (five days ago) link

ha, I almost brought up the scientology thing but I didn't want to make a mean joke because I haven't finished the final two episodes yet and saw the spoilers above.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:23 (five days ago) link


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