Missing “Mars” & Tuesday TV Links   

Kristen Bell played Veronica on 'Veronica Mars'.I’m a bit sad today. As much as I’m loving have all new episodes to watch this week, I’m missing one show that won’t ever air a new episode again. Veronica Mars. It doesn’t really matter whether you loved or hated or, worse yet, haven’t seen one episode of VM, surely we all can appreciate what it’s like the first time you have to start a new season without one of your favorites on the lineup? I’ve gone through this with so many shows but the only two that have ever hit me this hard are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica. For some inexplicable reason, the next two on the list (Dawson’s Creek and Angel) don’t bother me as much.

I think some of it has to do with the endings that we go. I loved the finale episodes of both Buffy and Veronica but were the just the beginning of the next chapter in our heroines lives. I’m perfectly happy knowing they’re out there somewhere, surviving. Because it’s what they do. Maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s because my connection to the leads in those two shows is stronger than it is with the others? I don’t know exactly what is but I’m missing Veronica something fierce today. I’m sad that I’ll never get another chance to peek into her world and see what trouble she and the rest of the residents of Neptune are stirring up this week. That may be un-cool and rather sad to admit but there you have it.

So, tonight, as I tune in to watch the premiere of Reaper, I’ll pause for a moment to remember this:

Ok, time to talk other stuff… like things you can do or read about online during your fifteen minute afternoon break at work:

  • Couch Baron Interviews Phil Klemmer: What? You thought I was moving away from the VM topic so easily?! Just kidding. Phil does talk a lot about how things worked behind the scenes on VM but he also talks about how he got into the biz and what it’s been like to work on Chuck so far. It’s long but well worth the read.
  • BRAVO & TWOP’s TV Bigshot: Do you have what it takes to be a network exec? Here’s your chance to prove it. Signups were supposed to close this past weekend but it looks like they are still open. Register today and start purchasing your favorite shows.
  • Hey! Nielsen: Despite not getting any love from the first annual Hey!Nielsen TV Blogger contest (voting began this week so be sure to stop by and give some of your favorites a vote), I have to make sure everyone knows about this new site. I’m not exactly sure how they plan on using the information they’re gathering but here’s your chance to let the Nielsen folks know what shows YOU are watching.
  • So You Think You Can Dance Tour Reports: Ducky’s got people all over the world slaving away to bring you the latest news, pictures, and video from the So You Think You Can Dance Tour. He’s updating as he gets ‘em so make sure to stop by Ducky Does TV regularly for new reports. And, hey, you too can be a Ducky SYTYCD Tour Reporter! Just drop him a note and let him know you’re interested.
  • Free Teleseminar, “Sitcom Secrets Revealed”: Ken Levine is offering a free teleseminar next Tuesday (Oct. 2) from 4-5PM (Pacific) to the first 150 people who sign up to participate. In his own words, “I just thought it would be a fun change of pace to talk about TV writing rather than writing about it.” If you’ve never read Ken’s blog you should check it out and, if you’re someone who’s interested in writing for TV or just loves TV, I recommend participating.

Ok, now my afternoon break is over and it’s time to stop wallowing over VM and get back to work!


3 Responses to “Missing “Mars” & Tuesday TV Links”

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    afrocurl says:

    Is that video from someone we both know? I feel like it is?

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    Rae says:

    Indeed! It was made by the ever lovely [info]zimshan.

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    afrocurl says:

    I just had to check. It is sort of strange to not have it on tonight, too.