Veronica's mysteries aren't as corny or Scooby-Doo as figuring out who is really haunting the house on top of the hill the show deals with infidelity, sexual abuse, murder and kidnapping .Taking a page out of Joss Whedon's book, Veronica Mars is extremely character driven while the season's big mystery is very edge of your seat, it's the characters you care about and keep coming back to watch.I'm sick of mindless shows that give away the ending in the first minute and/or have the same tired plots. I actually rented the entire first season and watched it in one twenty-four hour sitting.
That's why we watch TV shows in the first place - we're entertained by things that we would not normally do or see.
If I wanted to watch something "realistic" I'd just tape myself and watch it at the end of the day.
This isn't a ham-fisted Nancy Drew effort - Rob Thomas, the show's creator, has learnt well from those shows which have tread across similar territory; the teen angst of Buffy, the engaging mystery of Twin Peaks, the class struggle of the Outsiders, and perhaps even the sassy cool of Alias's Sydney Bristow they all have echoes in Veronica Mars, yet the show is far more than just a clever knock off. And I for one, hope that audiences will give the show the support it deserves. Despite dismal ratings and crazy scheduling, in 2 short years ' Veronica Mars' has obtained a cult following... Before the murder of her best friend Veronica lived a pretty idyllic life in Neptune, California; a town, as Veronica puts it "without the middle class".
By all means Veronica shouldn't have been apart of the elite 09ers (kids who live in the prestigious 90909 zip code), her parents didn't meet the pay-cheque quota and despite the fact that her father used to be Sheriff (which had a certain 'cachet') the only reason Veronica was one of the 'beautiful people' was because she was dating Duncan Kane (Teddy Dunn), Lilly's brother and heir to the Kane software company.
There's just this gray area - just the way people are.