Spoiled Like Cafeteria Milk
Posted Sep 7, 2004 @ 8:20 PM
#1-2 "Meet John Smith"
#1-3 "The Wrath Of Con"
#1-4 "You Think You Know Somebody"
#1-5 "Return Of The Kane"
Don't know any details, but I do know there's an episode with a journalism teacher whose BS detector picks up that one of her students is quoting directly from a New Mutants back issue. I am really anticipating this show, should be great, although I feel a little guilty because of my Chloe Sullivan devotion and love, almost like I'm being a traitor...
Posted Sep 7, 2004 @ 10:30 PM
At the beginning of the show, she meets for the first time the black kid that will end up being a friend. He's ducktaped practically naked except his drawers to the school flagpole with "Snitch" written in white on his chest. No one cuts him loose until Veronica does. The black kid (forgot the character's name) ended up in that predicament cause he works at a mini-mart and the night before a couple of guys from a local motorcyle gang comes in and shoplifts some beer and just gives the black kid a buck in his shirt. In the meanwhile he pushed the silent alarm and the local sheriff comes and the black kid says everything is cool but the sheriff takes a tape from the store closed circuit surveillance and hauls off the two guys. Veronica in the end makes things right and makes sort of a semi-ally with the gang. What she does to help the black kid is pretty cool and shows her smarts and the connections she has in town. But that was the B story.
The main one set up her current situation and will be a running storyline for the show. It centers around the murder of her friend who was the sister of her ex-boyfriend. They were the kids of Jack? Kane who employs most of the town and is responsible for most of their fortune for his company which invented or pioneered video streaming. The billionaire was number one on Veronica's Dad's suspect list for the murder but he eventually lost his reputation and job because someone else was caught and is now serving time for Veronica's friend's murders. A month after dad losing the job, Veronica's mom leaves. Mom just leaves a note for veronica in a unicorn music box. The present time is eight months after mom left.
In the meantime a lot has changed. Veronica helps out after school at her Dad's private eye firm. She's now an outcast after her ex-boyfriend broke up with her and after Dad loses his job as the town sheriff. The new sheriff is a total ass and keeps telling people to go see the wizard to ask for "guts" or a "backbone". Later in the episode Veronica uncovers that somehow her mother maybe connected to Kane and her friend's murder after she photographs Kane meeting someone at some sleazy motel and photographs the car of the person Kane was meeting. Turns out after running the plates that the car is registered to her absentee mother.
The show is a little bit dark and a bit melancholy. Especially when Veronica recounts her date rape. She drinks a drink that had a rufie in it and wakes up the next morning in a bed with her underwear on the floor and realizing her virginity was forcibly taken and she doesn't know by whom.
Can't wait to see the rest and am intrigued by the mysteries. Kristen Bell does a great job as Veronica and I like her relationship with her dad. Don't know if there will be any changes by the time it airs. The episode seemed a little short. Kristen definitely looks better with shorter hair. The long hair extensions or wig in the flashbacks weren't so very flattering.
Edited by Unico24, Sep 7, 2004 @ 10:32 PM.
Posted Sep 21, 2004 @ 7:51 PM
There, she'll likely post all of her cases on a board and call it the Wall of Weird. Oh wait. Wrong show.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 @ 3:21 PM
But I wouldn't be surprised if this one was actually filmed later, but got bumped up because it features *that TV goddess Paris Hilton!*
Posted Sep 27, 2004 @ 5:33 PM
"Credit Where Credit's Due"
Veronica weasels (hee) out the truth when the police suspect Weevil of credit-card fraud involving the Echolls family. Also, Veronica finds herself on the school-newspaper staff, where she puts her photography skills to use; and rides to an assignment with Duncan.
"Meet John Smith"
A geeky sophomore asks Veronica to help him locate his long-gone father, but the search hits a wall when it appears the man may be dead. Elsewhere, Keith meets with Veronica's guidance counselor; Veronica goes on a date with Troy; and Duncan stops taking his antidepressants, which leads him to have vivid dreams.
Some interesting things going on...first, no mention at all of Paris Hilton, for which I love TV Guide, and Duncan's plotline seems to be advancing quite a bit...looks like we might actually be able to see a little more of what happened the night that Lily died, if his vivid dreams are of any importance. And who's Troy?
Posted Sep 28, 2004 @ 3:23 AM
He seems to become a romantic interest to Veronica.
(Found in the eFan-Forums)
Posted Sep 28, 2004 @ 4:06 PM
Who, in case anyone was wondering, is Shawn "Iceman" Ashmore's twin brother.
played by Aaron Ashmore
Posted Sep 29, 2004 @ 1:51 PM
Posted Sep 30, 2004 @ 7:04 PM
Oh, and Craig, I felt the same way when I started watching this show, that I was "cheating" on a certain other blonde haired character. But now I just see it as an homage to what that previously mentioned flippy haired spunky character could have been.
Posted Oct 1, 2004 @ 10:47 AM
Edited by amysusanne, Oct 1, 2004 @ 11:00 AM.
Posted Oct 1, 2004 @ 12:40 PM
Posted Oct 1, 2004 @ 12:56 PM
Let's hope Jeremy Piven is not far behind on the guest casting list.
Don't tease me like that. JP is one of the coolest guys ever, and I'm still bitter that they cancelled Cupid.
Back on topic....I wish we had more spoilers to talk about.
Posted Oct 2, 2004 @ 5:38 PM
I guess this would be “The Wraith of Con” then? After last week’s ep I’m starting to soften towards Logan. I’m really interested in seeing some Logan/Lilly flashbacks as well as exploring the dynamics of his ex-friendship with Veronica in this one.
October 12, 2004: Veronica helps a classmate, whom Wallace likes, after she’s been swindled in a variation of the Nigerian e-mail scheme. Also, Troy asks Veronica to the homecoming dance; and Logan puts together a video tribute of Lilly for a memorial ceremony.
Posted Oct 4, 2004 @ 5:14 PM
Edited by Jinnie, Oct 4, 2004 @ 5:14 PM.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 @ 5:34 AM
The character of Ms. Dent will not be around long. Steven Williams is going to be playing an English teacher in episode 6. For fellow Stargate SG-1 fans, he's the guy who plays General Vidrine.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 @ 7:09 AM
Posted Oct 8, 2004 @ 10:28 AM
Good new's about Miss Dent as I didn't really like her.
Posted Oct 10, 2004 @ 10:12 AM
Posted Oct 10, 2004 @ 11:42 AM
Am I bitter? Nooooo.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 12:35 PM
1.4: The Wrath of Con (10/19)
1.5: You Think You Know Somebody (10/26)
1.6: Return of the Kane (11/2)
1.7: Like a Virgin (?)
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 12:42 PM
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 1:33 PM
1.7: Like a Virgin (?)
Oh, would this be the back story about Veronica's date rape? It would be pretty styling if they solved that and Lillly's murder before UPN gets an itchy trigger finger and cancels the show. (Sad to say, but I assume cancellation is inevitable. If they don't, I'm overjoyed to be wrong.)
I agree with Nit; any station inane enough to preempt for a debate is prolly going to do the same for the election. Looking at the bright side, I certainly haven't had a chance to get sick of VM thanks to all the scheduling snafus. Heh.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 6:08 PM
1.7: Like a Virgin (?)
Oh, would this be the back story about Veronica's date rape?
Either that or this is the episode where she has sex for the first time since the rape. Sadly, it'll probably be with either Troy or Duncan, neither of whom is good enough for her, IMO.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 8:47 PM
Posted Oct 14, 2004 @ 9:54 PM
Good to hear. Paula Marshall (who I love) be damned!
Now, Jason Gedrick, *that* you wanna stay away from.
Edited by blixie2, Oct 14, 2004 @ 9:54 PM.
Posted Oct 15, 2004 @ 2:52 PM
Who's going to play Wanda?
Posted Oct 15, 2004 @ 3:09 PM
I would like the show to cast Wallace's father. I suggest some Homicide fantasy casting with Andre Braugher in the role.
ETA cause I need to go back to High School for gramma lessons
Edited by rue bee, Oct 15, 2004 @ 3:12 PM.