Thursday, May 10, 2007

Good news and bad news...

Well, the good news is, it appears that Veronica Mars might be coming back in some form next year. The bad news is, it appears that the entire supporting cast will be changed as “Another reason for the turn-around is that network executives seem to be responding favorably to a new trailer by Veronica Mars series creator Rob Thomas which would place the young detective as an agent for the FBI. What would this mean for Veronica Mars the show? Well, there's a good chance that the title of the show would change, and there would probably be a major cast shake-up, which would leave star Kristen Bell as the only carryover.

Okay, first of all...Kristen Bell is unbelievable as Veronica Mars. The show wouldn’t have been as stellar over the first three seasons with anybody else in that role. However...the supporting cast is almost as good. I could see this ‘new’ show working possibly, but can we at least make sure that Enrico Colantoni, who plays Veronica’s dad, has a role? He’s every bit as great as Bell, and their chemistry has always been one of the things that make the show tick. Without him, this might as well be a new pilot for a new show.

And speaking of which, I must this season limps to a close with the interesting combination of a) enjoyable episodes, b) no semblance of a running plot to close out the season, and c) no worry about having to tie things together for next season, I fear that it’s going to end with something shocking, like Keith Mars dying or something. I really don’t want that to happen, but if we’re just going to fast-forward five years after the finale, it’s the perfect time to pull something like that without the fear of having next season be one giant bout with post-traumatic stress. Cross your fingers that they don’t kill off such a fantastic character.