Joyce Millman is the co-author of the book The Great Snape Debate (BenBella/Borders). Her essays on pop culture have appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, the Boston Phoenix and several Smart Pop anthologies, including Neptune Noir and Getting Lost. Read more of her work at www.joycemillman.com.
from Neptune Noir
This is one essay from the anthology Neptune Noir
More than just a high school drama, “Veronica Mars” is a smart and savvy teen detective show that offers complex mysteries and rapier wit, engaging social commentary, and noir sensibilities—with the occasional murder thrown in for good measure. This collection, edited by the creator and executive producer of the show, offers supreme insight into the class struggles and love stories of the series. Essays by top writers intelligently address a multitude of questions such as: Is Veronica a modern-day vigilante? Why is a show that features rape, potential incest and a teen girl outsmarting local authorities so popular with America’s conservative population? and Why is Veronica and Logan’s relationship the most important story-driving factor in the show?
About the Author
Rob Thomas is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama “Veronica Mars.” Thomas also produced and created the short-lived television series “Cupid,” wrote scripts for television shows “Dawson’s Creek” and “Space Ghosts” and the film “Drive Me Crazy,” and has written several novels for young adults.