Why the ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie is Perfect (for Fans)

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Photo via TV Line

It was a long wait for Veronica Mars fans, but finally this past weekend, the movie premiered in theaters around the world. As a television series, Veronica Mars ran for three seasons in 2004-2007. The show followed plucky teenaged investigator, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), as she solved cases and generally caused trouble for all criminals in the fictional seaside town of Neptune, California. Veronica made plenty of enemies in her time at Neptune High, as well as her brief stint at Hearst College. However, it’s Veronica’s faithful friends–or, you know, people she coerced into doing her a favor–who helped her survive both high school and freshman year of college: her father Keith (Enrico Colantoni), her best friend Wallace Fennel (Percy Daggs III), Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie (Tina Majorino), Eli “Weevil” Navarro (Francis Capra), Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring), Stosh “Piz” Piznarski (Chris Lowell), and of course Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen).

Photo via Kickstarter

Photo via Kickstarter

Last year, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a movie continuation of Veronica’s story. Since the show was cancelled after only three seasons–and the final episode “The Bitch Is Back” left fans with so many questions–The Veronica Mars Movie Project quickly raised the money. In four hours and 24 minutes, the project raised $1 million; in less than 10 hours, the project reached it’s goal of $2 million. On April 12, 2013, when the campaign ended, over 90,000 backers had pledged over $5.7 million for Veronica Mars. On March 14, the film premiered in theaters and fans were able to revisit their favorite teenaged private eye one more time. Though the movie may not appeal to those who failed to watch the original series, it was everything fans could have wanted (and possibly a bit more).

Attention: there will be MAJOR SPOILERS in this post. 

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Which Hero Will Die on Season 3 of ‘Teen Wolf’?

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Photo via Teen Wolf Wikia

Photo via Teen Wolf Wikia

As these last few episodes of MTV’s Teen Wolf air, we will all be warily awaiting what has been previewed for the final leg of the show’s third season: a major character death. Although 3B hasn’t racked up quite the body count that 3A boasted, everyone involved with Teen Wolf has teased the death of a major player in Beacon Hills. Series creator and cruel sadist, Jeff Davis, even hinted that the main cast (who have been on Teen Wolf since the pilot) aren’t safe. If Davis is to be believed–though he ranks up there with Steven Moffat and Joss Whedon in unreliable showrunners–no one is safe, which means fans will be going into these last 3 episodes with serious trepidation. However, like many series, fans of Teen Wolf have their theories about who will die–and I’m no different. There are a few characters who I believe are more likely to be killed off than others, though what’s most important to me is that, whoever dies, their death is given due consideration so that its impact does not fall flat.

“Prepare to lose someone. We will possibly be changing our main title sequence, so not everyone’s going to make it out of this season alive.” –Jeff Davis

Photo via Teen Wolf Wikia

Photo via Teen Wolf Wikia

After the deaths of Erica (Gage Golightly) and Boyd (Sinqua Walls)  in 3A–which did not feel justified within the season nor well-executed–my biggest worry about 3B’s major character death is that it won’t feel earned. So far, the villain of 3B is easily the scariest since the nogitsune doesn’t have a motivation that we know about (many of Teen Wolf’s villains are motivated by revenge, and that has gotten old). However, even though the stakes and the tension are much higher in this half of the season, a major character death needs to be wrought with emotion. After Erica and Boyd’s deaths in 3A, the series needs to showcase that they can give their characters as much thoughtful treatment in death as in life. If Teen Wolf is going to kill off one of its heroes, I want the show to rip my heart out, stomp on it, and set in on fire. Anything less–especially after all the hype–will feel like a let down.

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