I can’t quit you, Veronica

If all good things must come to an end, are they still good if they come back long after they’re over? My friends are always harping on me to stop dwelling in the past and to look to the future, but I can’t help but look back on things that made me happy before and wonder if I could recreate them. Case in point? The Veronica Mars movie.

Veronica Mars and her Hitchcock blonde-high school hijinks hold a special place in my heart. A few years ago, I found myself bedridden for weeks, unable to do much more than lift a finger; so, I lifted said finger to press play on a marathon of the entire series of Veronica Mars. Veronica got me through a tough time, and I was more than a little sad to watch the end credits roll on the final episode. Still, I learned to accept that it was over and move on with my life. Imagine my surprise, then, to hear last week that five years after the show’s cancellation, it was coming back in the form of a fan-funded film.

My feelings are mixed. On the one hand, I have such affection for the series, that a little more of the characters and stories that I so enjoy seems like a dream. On the other hand—in entertainment and in life—revisiting a long-lost love always comes with risk: the risk of ruining what you thought you had, the risk that it’s changed for the worst, the risk that you’ve changed for the worst.

So, will I be first in line when Veronica Mars: Electric Boogaloo finally hits theatres? At this point, I’m pointing my sails towards “yes.” As large as the danger of disappointment may be, I ultimately can’t resist giving my love another chance.


Sharon Miki