Has Veronica Mars "jumped the shark?"

@krebstar5 (1267)
United States
February 6, 2007 1:31pm CST
A lot of shows can hit rough patches, especially when their characters have to make major life changes (for example, going to college). Do you find Veronica Mars as fresh as ever? Do you think it's maybe hit a rough patch and will pull out? Or have you lost interest this season completely. I must admit that this current season isn't my favorite, but I'm still watching.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
hmm, well I don't think this season has been my favorite, but I don't think it has jumped the shark at all. It still has so many interesting stories to tell, it is just different. I am excited about the stand alone episodes because while I enjoy season long arcs very much, some people are turned off by that and do not tune-in. I hope it still retains its Veronica-ness though. I'm still holding out hope that it will pull through and get another season. Personally though I loved season 1 and they may have a hard time ever topping that.
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I agree, the first season was just so new and exciting. I will admit that the current season keeps losing and recapturing my interest, but not to the point where I want to stop watching. It's silly, but I still care about the characters too much. I still boo at the screen and cheer other characters on. I'm hoping that this season is more of an adjustment period and the show will hit it's stride again.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I think it will. Shows always seem a little different when they go off to college, but I think once they get in stride, it will be wonderful.
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I'm pretty sure too. When Buffy went to college (Buffy - Season 4), the season dragged a little (then again, some of the best episodes are in that season), but I think that the new location gave the characters a lot more opportunities. I think that as the Veronica Mars characters get a bit older, we are really going to see them expand into new and exciting things.
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9 Feb 07
I agree, the current season isn't the greatest, but you still gotta love it. One thing that does annoy me is the new opening credits, as though they're trying to hard to make it seem "noir"
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I agree, but I love the remix of the theme song, and wish I could find it available for download somewhere.
@starr4all (2865)
7 Feb 07
I think with the change to the CW, the writers had to change the style of the show to get a bigger audience. I'm hoping it doesn't deviate too much from the original theme. First season was and still is the best for me.
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@ctinabina (386)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I just love that expression, "jumped the shark!" I watched the first 2 seasons of Veronica Mars and I had a hard time getting into it towards the end. The relationship subplots I felt became too tenuous and all of the love triangles, oi!
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Hmm, I guess not exactly jumped the shark, but with the smaller story arcs, we have less to look forward to. The dialogue is still as crisp as ever, but this is the first time I've seen Veronica act so wacky, not to mention Keith breaking out into song as a part of the loving father-daughter relationship. The on again-off again plot with Logan IS getting tiresome, and I'm looking forward to Piz gettng somewhere with Veronica in the near future. I DO want there to be a fourth season though, and hopefully, the ratings will pick up. Veronica Mars is still one of the best and original shows out there!
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• New Zealand
14 Mar 07
I don't think Veronica Mars has "jumped the shark". There have been plot twists this season that were more compelling then things we have seen earlier in the shows life. One to point out is the murder of Dean O Dell. Mindy thought it was Landry. Landry thought it was Mindy. Landry kills Mindy by accident. Veronica discovers that Tim Foil is the real killer. That is brilliant storytelling, although I must admit that it could have been projected better on screen, still I really enjoyed the latter half of the dean's murder arc (especially the two parter episode where the coaches son is accused of murder). But on that note, as a whole, I think season three is not too good. The character relationships have sort of delved. Veronica and Keith are funny, but there isn't as much father daughter bond there that was so obvious in the first two seasons. The Veronica and Logan plotline boars the hell out of me, I just don't like Logan all that much, he makes every scene so boring unless he's being snarky. We hardly see Wallace or Mac, which is horrible because they were part of the soul of the show in earlier seasons. As much as I have complaints for this season, I don't think it has jumped the shark. It's starting to tip-toe though. If the show renews it for a fourth season, we will see whether the show has an upswing or a downswing.
@malcido (422)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I haven't been as impressed with this season as with the previous two, but last night's episode was impressive. I think the story line was fresh and more in line with the characters that the previous two. I still love VM and am hopeful that they are back on track!
@pagibig (300)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
no. i don't think they 'jumped the shark'. truthfully i like veronica mars because of the fact that they allow their characters to grow and mature. so for this season, going to college is just part of the show's charm for me. veronica mars has gone to college, she's older, more experienced and much much wiser with way more adventures to come.