Your Next Box Set: Veronica Mars
On the lookout for a new boxset to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that you will have wishing those cold nights would go for a good while longer…
Ahead of the release of the Veronica Mars movie, we recommend you invest in the box set and get excited. There's also a brand new clip from the film for you to watch at the bottom of the page.
What it is?
The series follows the adventures of Veronica Mars, played by Kristen Bell. Veronica is a high school student who moonlights as a private detective alongside her father Keith. Each of the show's episodes saw Veronica investigating one mystery while keeping her eye on a larger case, usually pretty deadly ones.
Who’s in it?
Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Frozen) stars as Veronica, with Percy Daggs III as her best friend Wallace and Teddy Dunn and Jason Dohring as her some time love interests Duncan and Logan.
Amanda Seyfriend (Mamma Mia) stars in the first season as Veronica's best friend Lily, while Ryan Hansen (2 Broke Girls), Max Greenfield (New Girl's Schmidt) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother) also appear at various points.
Why should I watch it?
Usually the phrase ‘high school mysteries’ conjures up visions of Scooby Doo or Nancy Drew, but Veronica Mars has real grit, interesting storylines that duck and weave and a really compelling group of characters. There's a reason that when creator Rob Thomas asked for fans' help via Kickstarter to raise money for a movie he was able to raise over $5.5 million dollars in a matter of weeks.
Describe the show in three words…
Kooky, clever and compelling. That's about the size of it.