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Even though 'Veronica Mars' left our TV screens on May 22, 2007 after three solid seasons, it definitely left its mark on popular culture. The series helped launch and solidify series star, Kristen Bell, as a star and fans were so eager for more Mars and Bell, a film was released in 2014. But, in a time of endless revivals, there was still a heavy demand for the drystery (drama/mystery) and Hulu saw this when Mars was brought back for a season four (some deem it a season one-2019). Unlike the other seasons, with 20+ episodes, the revival only consisted of eight and saw the return of Bell in the pivotal role.
Now, season one (2019) is coming to DVD for your viewing pleasure, with all eight episodes along with the cast at San Diego Comic-Con. This cast appearance was what prompted Hulu to move the premiere date of the series up one week so it is really exciting to see everyone back together. I personally love going to the Cons and understanding the high demand for revivals because it truly makes sense why the streaming network chose to throw all eight episodes to the fans on July 19th because they really deserved it. Remember, when the series first began, these streaming networks did not even exist so this was a big deal.
Kristen Bell still has it as Mars; it as if time has stopped. She steps right back into those shoes and is perfection. This is like riding a bike for her and it is amazing to relive my youth through her fluffy eyes. It was also fun to see some of the original supporting cast back in action, like a family reunion. This is one revival I am truly happy for and to be able to have all eight episodes with the bonus feature right at my fingertips, is truly great nostalgia. Out of four gnomes, I give this one three! Own VERONICA MARS (2019): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD October 22. Enjoy!!