Question: Is it wrong that with all the mysteries on Veronica Mars (Felix's murder, the bus, Steve Guttenberg and his weird daughter), I'm more concerned with what that damn fortune cookie said? Will we ever find out?
Answer: Yes, but don't hold your breath. A reliable source (read: Rob Thomas) tells me it will be some time before we see what was on that slip of paper.
Question: Holy crap! After reading your response to my last question about the Veronica Mars mystery, it took me about five minutes to figure out what you meant. Then, with an enormous gasp, I realized that Logan is on the newspaper and should have been on the bus for the field trip!
Answer: It's not Logan I was thinking about. After last week's episode, I think it's becoming very clear who the killer(s) was targeting.
Awww… it seems like just yesterday that Jason the Chronic Cheater was boozily abusing Poor Dumb Jess after Winter Formal. But here it is, prom already. So, in honor of the biggest dance of the gang's lives, I offer y'all the "Our Show Was Just Renewed For a Third Season, So Let's Get All Drunked Up and Embarrass Our Parents" survey.1) Which invite was lamer? Alex H and Poor Dumb Jess' gorilla-outfitted suitors, Cabbage Patch Taylor's car being towed by the mohawked redhead, or Kristin's garage of roses from Talan?2) Who the hell throws a catered preprom party with a velvet rope? And were those the parents or the paparazzi? Monsignor Bonner High would totally nix that action.3) Is it me, or is Talan's mom a MILF?4) Jason the Chronic Cheater ditching his sophomore date to mack on Awful Alex: man-skank or drunken mistake? (Consider: He may have kissed her just to shut her up.)5) Seriously, Cas
First off, Joely Fisher needs to go. I get that she's supposed to be the boss from hell, but come on. She's Cruella De Ville with a boob job and a better benefits package. And Lynette darting from staff meeting to computer screen to video IM with her kid? Nope. Not buying it, even on sale. And apparently a lot of you didn't buy Betty's therapy chat last week, either, and you're all probably right. Maybe she was spilling her guts to get those sedatives. That doesn't mean the dude who made such a mess of breakfast isn't still her hubby. Especially with that "I've had my share of family knockdown, drag-outs" comment. The family I would like to knock down and drag out — to counseling — is the Myers clan. Between Susan ambushing Edie and Julie's church talent-show act, her patently humiliating scene at said event and Karl's affinity for emotionally crippled women, none of these people should be allowed to play together. Nor should Bree and George, so let's hope t
OK, it's now official. The two best shows currently on TV are airing opposite each other: ABC's fabulous Lost and UPN's remarkable Veronica Mars.
After this week's episode of Lost (Oct. 5), I hope all those namby-pamby naysayers will just put a sock in it once and for all. You wanted answers? You got answers, delivered with playful creativity in a scratchy orientation film that clued us in, within reason, to the fact that the island was a staging ground for some social/science research facility — thus, the polar bear and the tagged shark — and that the island itself has some odd electromagnetic qualities as well. Is the button-pushing every 108 minutes just a mind game, another social experiment? If Locke has his way, we'll never know. And even Jack, who kept insisting all of this was insane and unreal (yes, buddy, it is, in all the best ways), finally pushed the "execute" button when the time came.
Great twist with Ana-Lucia tricking Sawyer and his
With an average of 9.6 million viewers, Wednesday's double-episode season premiere of ABC's George Lopez won the 8 o'clock hour, handily beating new time-slot rival E-Ring (with 8.3 million) and the So You Think You Can Dance finale (8 million), while Season 3 of One Tree Hill bowed with 3.8 mil. At 9, Lost and its 22 million fans beat the living Alvar Hanso out of the competish, including Criminal Minds (11.7 million) and the relocated Apprentice: Martha Stewart, which was up a hair with 6.5 mil. (If you're Jennifer Esposito's mom, know that WB's Related debuted with 3.2 mil, barely edging out Veronica Mars.) The 10-to-11 pm ratings race was the night's tightest, with CSI: NY digging up 14.2 million, Law & Order collaring 12.2 million and Invasion beaming up 12 mil.
Question: In the 9/21 AA when you pointed out the enigma within the mystery on Veronica Mars, were you talking about Logan telling Veronica "I'm gonna miss you" before she got on the doomed bus? Or were you referring to the intense confab between Woody and Terrence Cook?
Answer: None of the above, Heather. Maybe this was too obvious to be dubbed an "enigma within the mystery," but shouldn't we be focusing on who was supposed to be on that bus as opposed to who actually was? Hmmm....
Commander in Chief
Can ABC be stopped?
Two weeks into the 2005-06 prime-time season the Alphabet network has taken a commanding ratings lead among viewers aged 18 to 49, the group advertisers covet most. The network's hot new shows from last season, Desperate Housewives and Lost, are even hotter this year. And while none of its new shows look like they'll be breakout hits, they at least show the potential to improve the network's performance on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Of course, the race for No. 1 in the prized demo will tighten once Fox's American Idol rolls in again come January. But here's how each of the networks has performed so far and what they'll need to do to improve.
ABC: With two consecutive weekly wins among viewers aged 18 to 49, the network is off to its best start since the 1994-95 season.
If you were left flabbergasted and amazed by last Wednesday's Veronica Mars season premiere, you weren't the only one. Was Veronica really expecting Logan at her door? Will she really stay together with Duncan? TVGuide.com readers sent in their burning questions for the show's producers and Mars creator Rob Thomas happily answered them in this exclusive Q&A.
Question: No question; just a note to say: Thank you for the Best Season Premiere of Any Show, Ever. A fine hour of television.
Question: Any chance Veronica Mars exec producer Rob Thomas might bring on his former Cupid star, Jeremy Piven, for a cameo? After all, he's already used Paula Marshall and Jeffrey Sams on the show.
Answer: Let's ask Rob: "That idea has floated around my head quite a bit lately. I have not set those wheels in motion, but I'm awfully tempted. If I wake up and have a brainstorm about a cool way to get Jeremy, Paula and Jeffrey all into a great story line together, then I might give Jeremy a call." (Actually, he'll probably give Lloyd a call and he'll patch him through to Ari, er, Jeremy.) While we're on the subject of Rob T., don't forget to check out today's Insider for answers to all your burning questions about the new season.