When Kristen Bell announced earlier this year that she’s eyeing a reboot of Veronica Mars, it broke the internet — at least, the part of the internet that’s obsessed with culty shows that ended way too soon. And for good reason: In three short seasons, Veronica Mars earned a reputation as one of the smartest, funniest, and most exciting shows ever. It’s also probably the best teen show of the 2000s.
In it, Bell plays Veronica, high school student by day, plucky teen detective by night. When we meet her, she’s been dumped and thoroughly rejected by all her former friends in the rich-kid clique. She’s also devastated by the aftermath of being drugged and raped at a party, the disappearance of her mother, and the murder of her best friend, Lilly Kane. The story of how Veronica and her father, private investigator Keith Mars, solve these crimes (plus pretty much every offense to cross Neptune’s police blotter) unfolds with warmth, wit, and plenty of plot twists. It’s some of the best TV you’ll ever see.
When it first aired, you had to endure the whole “next week on Veronica Mars” thing. But now, praise be, all three seasons are available for your streaming pleasure on go90 — and trust me when I say you’ll have to force yourself not to gobble them up in record time. To get you ready for the reboot, or just to let you know why people are still so damn obsessed with this show, we ranked every single VM episode from (still pretty good) worst to (A+) best. Clear your schedule — the binge starts now!