Friday, May 25, 2007

The Queen Is Dead, Long Live the Queen

Pajiba has a fabulous eulogy for Veronica Mars, a show which snuck up into my list of all-time great hour-long dramas. They've got the perfect descriptive praise of the writing:

But the thing that hits me a moment before everything else is always the story itself. There’s a graceful kind of math to well-done structure, when characters are pulled apart or pushed together or sent sailing by each other in the night by the impassive hand of fate.

Dead on. All praise Rob Thomas and his writers.

Also, Awesome Dan Carlson has a partial list of great Mars lines. One of my favorites:

Veronica: You're patronizing me?
Keith: To be fair, I am your patron.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn, that show was great.

Even the relatively inferior third season beats most of the stuff on tv. Such good writing.

Sic transit gloria mundi.