A girl named Veronica Mars who’s a 24 year-old librarian in Iowa

If you’ve read my blurb, you might wonder why 2004 is a significant year for me. It’s not really significant, really. It’s just the year that I graduated high school but, for reason, when I think of a year that’s nostalgic to me, I think of the year 2004.

Now, as much as I would to do a single post about the various things in pop culture in the year 2004 that I’m nostalgic for, no one has the time to go through 25 YouTube videos and a post that would most likely be 17 pages long. When I’m nostalgic for the past, I almost always think of TV. I’ve always been a fan of TV. I enjoy having flashbacks of me watching TV shows that no longer exist, so let’s focus on TV.

Veronica Mars
A teenage girl is trying to solve the murder of her best friend while investigating various cases in her small town of Neptune, California.

Of all of the shows that premiered in 2004, Veronica Mars is perhaps the most influential and nostalgic. It didn’t get a movie and a fourth season a decade later for no reason, heh. Why and how did it become such a popular show? It’s just a standard procedural crime drama.

While it may be true that it’s just another “crime of the week” show,” it focuses on a bigger story line and highlights the characters and the relationships on the show. It makes the characters more relatable to the audience, despite the premise of the show not being realistic to everyday life.

Boston Legal
Two eccentric lawyers take on cases while trying to balance their work and personal lives

Procedural law dramas are typically boring,dramatic and they all blend together. Well, Boston Legal is quite different. There are some serious moments, of course, but the general tone of the show is light-hearted, fun and a little bit ridiculous. And, in the end, it all balances out to a well-rounded procedural law drama that stands out in a sea of stuffy law dramas.

Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
A middle school student shares his tips on how to deal with every day situations and dilemmas every student faces.

Originally, I wanted to discuss this wonderful gem here.

But I thought it would be too obscure to discuss, and I don’t really know how to summarize the show other than, “It’s a show about a girl dealing with life.” But it’s a catchy theme song, at least.

Instead, I’m going to talk about Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, which I view as one of the most popular live action shows from a children’s network. It’s a show with a simple premise and is extremely relatable, even for an older audience. It was quirky. It was fun. It was light-hearted. It was even thought-provoking. It was the perfect combination for a TV show aimed toward kids.

4 thoughts on “A girl named Veronica Mars who’s a 24 year-old librarian in Iowa

  1. I graduated in 2005 🙂 I don’t think I have ever seen Veronica Mars but my twin is really into it. I use to love Unfabulous and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

  2. Oh cool, I graduated high school that year too.

    Most of those shows I never watched. Have seen a few episodes of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. I remember a ferret being in one, I think which is always awesome in my book.

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