What a fucking day, y’all. Even by 2018 news standards, today was one for the books. It’s one of those days that settles onto you like a cold chill, leaving you exhausted, burnt out, and a little sweaty. Shit is bad, and while we can hope that maybe this will finally be the influx of rats to sink the rotten ship (the metaphor got away from me, but you get it), things just feel… well… grim.
However, pop culture continues to be a bastion of refuge for many these days, and a small sliver of light broke through the gloom. According to reports, a revival of Veronica Mars is nearing a deal at Hulu. If/when the deal finalizes, the eight-episode limited series will feature Kristen Bell (don’t worry, The Good Place, fans. She will be able to work around her Eleanor Shellstrop duties) back as the plucky P.I. and original showrunner Rob Thomas will be involved as well. Preliminary talks have begun to bring back other cast members as well, although no one was specifically named. Pardon me, but I think it is time for a brief GIF celebration.
Now, it’s fair to say that we were all burned a bit by the mediocre movie. In an attempt to please the fans who helped fund it, the Veronica Mars movie shoved a little too much fanservice into every frame at the expense of a good story. However, it did set the characters up in an interesting place. Do I really want to see Veronica hash out her relationship with Logan AGAIN? No. Please let them be happy. Do I want to see Veronica and Mac taking down bad dudes in Neptune with their new company? Oh, hell yeah. A limited series is an ideal format, too. All killer, no filler, enough room to really build a compelling arc. Marshmallows, if they can stay away from Piz (sorry, Chris Lowell. You made me love you on GLOW, but #TeamLogan4Ever) and whatever the “feminists are conniving” nonsense from season three was, this could be the reborn Veronica that we deserve.
Since I quit The Handmaid’s Tale because I just couldn’t handle it right now, I basically just use my Hulu account to watch Brooklyn 99 on a loop. However, if they bring back the best father-daughter dynamic on TV, I solemnly swear to subscribe for life.
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