On Mondays during the summer I will be covering the first season of the modern noir detective show Veronica Mars. Essentially, Veronica Mars is a show that follows high school student Veronica Mars who moonlights as a private detective. It follows a structure where she has an individual case to solve in each episode and each season has its own story arc. The show is regarded as one of the best of its genre and its cancellation after three seasons is still lamented by many fans. The show was created by Rob Thomas who is best known for this show and Party Down.
The show stars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra among others during the show's three season run.
I will launch my coverage on Monday June 6th and it will run through mid-September. To get 22 episodes done by September, I will be covering multiple episodes some weeks. There will also be times, due to holidays, where the review will switch to Tuesday. I'll keep you all updated with the schedule.
The show is on Netflix, on WB's website and you can get the DVD at a very cheap price on Amazon.com.
Update: Veronica Mars coverage has launched! You can read reviews here.
On Wednesdays this summer, I will be covering the first season of Texas football drama Friday Night Lights. In a nutshell, Friday Night Lights centers around the high school football culture in Texas. It centers around Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family. The show ran for five seasons before ending on its own terms this past February. It was so well regarded that it was saved by DirectTV before its third season, which allowed for the final three seasons to happen. The show was executive produced by Jason Katims who is best known today for Parenthood.
The show stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as the head coach of the team and his wife. Both of them were nominated for Emmys for these roles. Gaius Charles, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Scott Porter, Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden also star as high school students.
I will launch my coverage on Wednesday June 8th and coverage will run through September. In order to get through 22 episodes before September, some weeks I will be covering more then one episode. I'll keep you updated with the schedule.
Update: Friday Night Lights coverage has launched! You can read it here.
Just to recap:
- Veronica Mars on Mondays starting June 6th
- Friday Night Lights on Wednesdays starting June 8th
So, are you all excited to be taking three very distinct journeys with me into three very different worlds?
For more information about the Old TV Watch Project please go to the home of the project right here.