“Play It Again, Dick” as Veronica Mars Web Spin Off is On The Way

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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.

Kelli Heidelberger

Kelli is a writer from Southern California. She buys more books than she can read. She enjoys long discussions on books, movies, and television shows. In another life she wishes to be a rock star or a makeup artist. She is also the art/lit editor at Lipstickpartymag.com.
Kelli Heidelberger
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