Sixty Second Review

Short reviews on everything pop culture.

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We`re here to offer you our honest opinion of the popular and not so popular medium that is television. Maybe you agree maybe you don't. Let us know via the comments.

Farewell Skins

Monday saw the final episode of Skins, read my review. What did you think about Season Two? Want to know if Skins has been renewed for a third season? What do we currently know about season three? Skins returns in early 2009!

Review: Veronica Mars: Credit Where Credit's Due

Season 1 / Episode 2 / "Credit Where Credit's Due"
"Great television."
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On a whole Veronica Mars is going to be a formula show. Week by week Veronica is going to help solve mini mysteries and we'll be given more pieces of the puzzle until Veronica cracks the two bigger mysteries - Lilly's Murder & her loss of innocents. But unlike similar formula shows Veronica Mars pulls it off beautifully.

Where formula shows go wrong is when there is a lack of character development or interesting stories - Burn Notice is a good example of this. But I have a lot of confidence that Veronica is going to continue to shine.

Again creative and clever writing are at the forefront of this episode. The way that the Weevil's case unfolds with twists and turns is extremely well planned and executed. Also we're given another clue into Lilly's murder as part of the story and we don't realise until the closing scene. Plus Veronica's Dad is hiding something.

So many layers to this show and so many things going on at once! This is television at its best.

Review: Veronica Mars: Pilot

Season 1 / Episode 1 / "Pilot"
"Welcome to the complicated life of Veronica Mars."
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What a pilot! We've covered more ground in an hour that some shows cover in a whole season. We're introduced to Veronica who is a switched on, part time detective who used to part of the in crowd. Also we're shown into the two mysteries that the show will centre on - who killed her best friend Lilly Kane and the controversial topic of who raped Veronica.

This show is so much more than you're average teen drama. There is so many levels, the writing is some of the best I've witnessed in some time. The characters are engaging and the story has your attention from the get go. This is going to be a show to remember.