Like most cult series, Veronica Mars never had the numbers—the Kickstarter page currently sits at about 2.4 million, a.k.a the average weekly episode rating—but enjoyed acclaim from TV’s top critics. Thanks to its distinctive style and voice despite a modest budget, you can find the series near the top of several ‘Best of ‘00s’ list from the tube’s top tastemakers.
What’s more, during its two short years of relevance, industry peers from all corners offered co-signs. Fanboy favorite Joss Whedon gushed that creator Rob Thomas and co. “know what they’re doing on a level that intimidates me. It’s the Harry Potter of shows.” Director Kevin Smith declared it “the best show” of the moment, going so far as to highlight it as proof that “TV can be far better than cinema.” And Stephen freaking King wrote, in an Entertainment Weekly column for all to see, “It bears little resemblance to life as I know it. But I can’t take my eyes off the damn thing.”
Once anyone laid eyes on Veronica, turning off the TV was out of the question. Now, this is the part where you open up a tab to your Netflix queue and hit "Add Discs." —FT