I love Veronica Mars. I binged watched the show for the first time earlier this year and have watched through the three season one or two times more since, and I have seen the movie about a hundred times. So when I heard that there was going to be a Veronica Mars spin-off I was elated. However, when I heard it follows Dick Casablancas: rich, playboy, surfer 09er; I stopped in my tracks. Did I want to watch a spin-off that followed Dick when he was close to one of my least favorite characters? Though he did grow on me in the movie, there are so many other characters I would have wanted to follow around besides Dick.
I was torn and I couldn’t contain my excitement. We get from the video that even Kristen Bell, who plays Veronica Mars, isn’t sold on the idea as Dick as a Private Investigator. Wait, what? Did I hear that right? Yes, she said P.I.; however Ryan Hansen, who plays Dick, explains that it will be Dick as a P.I. in traditional Dick fashion: with booze, women, and sex. Sounds fun, right? Hold on just a minute, did I see Logan Echolls, aka Jason Dohring, in uniform sans shirt sunning with our new P.I.? Alright, I am sold. Come on let’s be honest, as much of playboy as Dick is, we all have a little bit of a soft spot for him, right? Or is it just me?
It may not hold the same serious topics that Veronica Mars hit on, but I think it could alternatively offer some good ol’ “baddassery” fun, as well as some familiar faces popping up throughout the series. I am looking forward to what the writers have in store for this web series spin-off, and because it is a web series we won’t have to worry about a network canceling it on us because of low ratings. We will just have to wait and see what is in store for us Marshmallows on September 16.
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