I was looking for something to rent from Redbox, and this came up as a suggested movie for me.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, it only said that it contained four of the creators favorite episodes. So I had to rent it, even though I have all three seasons on DVD. Plus I figured it had to create revenue for Veronica Mars which is never a bad thing these days.
This is what the DVD looks like.
My nine year old has been begging me to let her watch Veronica Mars, but I figured I would wait until I could watch the episodes with her in case she had any questions. So I thought maybe the DVD had a good sampling of episodes leading to the movie. I honestly had no idea what episodes I rented. (Secretly I was hoping that there would be some Rob Thomas narration as to why he chose the episodes.
No special features though, as I was about to start, my daughter went out to play, I figured we could watch it later. But I still had to find out what I was going to be watching.
So there it was. Three of my favorite episodes, and one that I wish we could’ve had more to. My daughter made it back in the room for The Bitch is Back, so I was answering a lot of questions for her.
But I have to say if I hadn’t already seen Veronica Mars, This DVD would confuse the hell out of me. Nowhere in the menu does it explain what order these episodes are in and it only has a “previously on” with A Trip to the Dentist” But there was nothing extra to explain how they went from Logan smashing in the headlights, to them making out, then to the whole Beaver thing, and then ending with the sex tape scandal.
Overall I think it’s a great idea to get people interested in the show, and possibly generate more viewers for the movie. But I think that there are better ways to do it. When I was renting it, I was happy to see that I had to go into the next town to get a copy, and that people in my town are actually watching Veronica Mars. But in the back of my head I am now wondering if it is any of my friends and do they think I’m crazy for recommending the show to them now?
What do you guys think? You have been Marshmallows for a much longer time than I have been .
Initially I was very excited to see this but after hearing how random it was (and seeing that he didn’t even pick Weapons of Class Destruction - WTF Rob?! - as one of them), it really really looks to me like it’s more than anything a collection for those who are already Marshmallows.
Although who knows, maybe people will see the Pilot, try the next episode on the disc and go, “Wait…I need to know what happened between there and here” and go buy/rent the rest.
Who knows??? That’s the best I can come up with.