It's been hard to keep from being happy ever since Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas and friends announced that they would be moving forward with a film version of the teen detective cult classic Veronica Mars. While Veronica Mars was not widely watched when it was actually on the WB in the mid-aughts (all those years ago!), it was ferociously loved and has only grown in popularity since going off the air.
The adoration of the series isn't based solely on the show's writing, fun plots and interesting characters (though that is a big part of it) — it's also that Veronica Mars is a character whose experiences, mistakes and successes are, in their own way, all teachable moments. Veronica Mars is an after school special for those of us who didn't much care for school…or specials.