November 23, 2011

The Televerse Podcast: Veronica Mars


This week, I made a guest appearance on the Televerse, the great TV podcast hosted by Kate Kulzick and Simon Howell from Sound on Sight. Our DVD Shelf topic was Veronica Mars, the excellent teenage detective series that starred Kristen Bell and Enrico Colantoni. It aired for three seasons on UPN and the CW and built a cult following due to its fun combination of film noir and high school drama. Set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, it uses a serialized format to present intricate season-long mysteries (for the first two years). If you haven't seen it, this show deserves to be at the top of your must-see list.

The Televerse is a fairly new podcast where Kate and Simon review many of the current TV shows airing during that week. They've recorded 12 episodes so far and cover a nice balance of comedies and dramas from both broadcast and cable networks. It's definitely worth a listen if you're a TV fan with a DVR full of the latest shows. The weekly DVD Shelf spotlights a bygone series that's deserves more acclaim and might have slipped through the cracks for some viewers. Check out this episode and let me know what you think!

6 comments:

  1. I didn't listen to it because I am behind on watching a couple of the shows that were going to be discussed and I didn't want any spoilers.

    I loved Veronica Mars, especially the first two seasons. I've written about it on my blog. I wish they had given the reboot thing a try with Veronica a rookie just graduated from the FBI training academy.

    I especially liked the positive father/daughter relationship on the show. This is one of the reasons I like Castle, too.

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  2. Chip, that reboot idea was intriguing, especially after watching the short preview of what it might be like on the Season 3 DVD. It's too bad that the CW didn't give it a chance. I'm guessing it would have been stronger than the 3rd season, but you never know. Hopefully you get a chance to check out the podcast once you're caught up on the shows. Thanks!

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  3. Being a super Buffy fan I'm of course a huge Veronica Mars fan also. Thanks for sharing and I'll download this to my iPhone.

    Have a nice weekend Dan!

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  4. Joel, I'm also a Buffy fan, and I can definitely see the connections with Veronica Mars, including the guest cast crossovers. Glad to hear that you're going to check out the podcast. Thanks!

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  5. Actually I have to put it on hold since you seem to cover Homeland which I'm currently watching as its being broadcast in Sweden.

    What do you think of it?

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  6. Joel, I'm actually only on the last half hour to talk about Veronica Mars. Kate and Simon do spotlight Homeland on the episode, but I haven't seen it yet since I don't have Showtime. I'll be checking it out on DVD though.

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