Veronica Mars is the focus of a long-running joke in the TVgasm offices. No, it’s not that any of us think the show is that bad, it’s just that a lot of people wonder why the hell I am not watching it (these same people wondered the same thing about Tru Calling). I loved Buffy when it was on, and I also love Smallville, so you would think that something like Veronica Mars would be right in my wheelhouse, yet I don’t believe I have watched even 15 minutes total of the entire series. Probably one of the reasons why the show is having so much trouble is that it hasn’t been able to lure in jerks like me.
Well, some things are just meant to happen, it seems. UPN has announced that Charisma Carpenter will be joining the cast, which means that yours truly, who never got over his thing for Cordelia Chase, will have to tune in for at least a few episodes. I have yet to actually commit any of this to the TiVo, but I promise it will happen soon.
In an effort to boost some interest in their show, UPN daddy Viacom has decided to air a few episodes on the Tiffany Network, ie CBS, perhaps as a way to prepare for the huge disappointment waiting to happen that they call Ghost Whisperer. I mean, I like JLH as much as the next guy, but her boobs aren’t so “All That” for me to want to tune into that show.
Anyway, the spam filter has been a little overzealous, so I missed a reminder somebody sent me to give a little shout for everybody to watch Veronica Mars last Friday, when CBS aired two episodes. I do have time to let you know that Veronica Mars will air this Friday, August 5th and next Friday, August 12th, at 8PM Eastern and Pacific. UPN is also running episodes every Wednesday at 9PM. Like I said, I promise I will watch at least one episode, but in the meantime, feel free to let me know why it is so awesome and I should make it a season pass.