Veronica Mars: Season 3 (2006 - 2007)


Season 3
Veronica Mars

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The third season of Veronica Mars continues to highlight the show's simple brilliance, offering more of the witty banter and quote-worthy dialogue the series is known for.



Critic Ratings: 18


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User Ratings: 193

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Veronica Mars is now attending Hearst College, jewel of the Pacific citadel of higher education set amid rolling lawns and swaying palms. But since Veronica is among its incoming freshmen, it's also a noir netherworld of lies

Critic Reviews for Veronica Mars Season 3

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[Season 3] creates some interesting drama - following in "Mars" tradition.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

[It was a] troubled and unloved third season.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

In season 3 Veronica Mars remains enjoyable and engaging, with all of the characters and wit that we have grown to love, but I will not deny that this is the weakest of the seasons.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The series finale is still an excellent example of everything the show was so good at.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The Battlestar "cross-over" was just one of many highlights from this season's first two episodes

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

The show's virtues are intact: irony-laced banter, film noir-ish voice-overs with a twist and deliciously tortured triangles.

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

What Veronica Mars does better than almost any current series is give you a sense that it's building to something big.

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Perhaps this is the real mystery of Veronica Mars: The mystery of why a show as well written as this one needs to beg for an audience supposedly starved of quality entertainment. A mystery likely to remain unsolved.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For all of its wondrous charms and agreeable reasons for watching, the fact is that after Bell and a smattering of quote-worthy dialogue, Veronica Mars probably doesn't have enough dramatic heft to break out of its own cult status.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Season 3 did set up the intriguing and perfectly realistic possibility that Veronica Mars could not only survive but continue to find ways to reinvigorate itself.

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Veronica Mars: Season 3

  • Jun 20, 2014
    Veronica Mars struggles in its third season as it attempts to adjust to a new network and a post-high school setting. This season Veronica is off to Hearst College, where she's drawn back into her detective ways when her friend's roommate becomes the victim of a serial rapist. Unfortunately, the change in setting is accompanied by some major cast changes, and the new cast just isn't as good. This shakeup also effects the character dynamics, and not for the better. Still, the show continues to deliver smart and compelling mysteries of the week and multi-episode arcs. And, several notable guest stars, including Dan Castellaneta, Laura San Giacomo, and Paul Rudd, make appearances. Though it's entertaining and fun, Season 3 of Veronica Mars is uneven and lacks the clarity of vision that the previous seasons had.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2018
    Kristen Bell returns for the 3rd and final season of the super sleuth investigator Veronica is off to college hoping to start anew Logan and Veronica have gotten back together, Wallace and Mack follow, her father Keith is handling a case of his own and on top of that there's a rapist on campus shaving girls' heads that Veronica is pressured to solve along with the murder of a university staff member First she has to circle around thieves, plagiarizing, animal rights activists, hookers, murdered coaches etc Plus a new college buddy named Piz has a big interest in her, maybe romantically which could change things for her and Logan A girl named Parker becomes her friend too under the most unusual of circumstances Weevil is having employment problems as well Logan even finds out something his father has been keeping from him Sadly we lose a fun supporting character amidst all this secrecy this season actually gets back to the spirit of Season 1 with all the fun cases to solve and the surprising throwbacks the finale seems like it's a big finish but it will leave a lot of fans unsatisfied since it feels not properly wrapped up, it's a shame the show ended when it did considering it could have covered so much more ground 3 seasons done and so many ups and downs for Veronica have left her a changed person so what's next? another season or possibly a Hollywood production? time will tell.... glad to say I enjoyed Kristen Bell for the entire program's run
  • Aug 03, 2015
    Okay better late than never, but I had to post this review. Veronica Mars is an excellent TV Series, and of course I’m soon to put up the review on the Veronica Mars movie too. Veronica Mar TV-Series has all of the key elements to be a great show, and that it did become. The show has a constant growing cast which truly for the most part fit the bill of the show and they tend to fill the character they portray well too. The story starting out with it’s point of origin continued through most all of the series while each episode was bringing to light even more investigations for Veronica and her father to take care. What I liked most about the show is how it always kept true to each instance. In each episode we found out more on some cases as they progressed as well as it would calmly bring in a new one which always kept things interesting. I’ve became quite the fan of this series and have added it to my physical collection of movies.
  • Oct 23, 2014
    witty banter from believable characters dealing with real-world issues and dilemmas encapsulated in a high school microcosm. My only disappointment was that the ending is so open - but life is full of unfinished business, so it was probably the right approach.
  • Mar 20, 2014
    I love this show, love this season. Love it all!
  • Feb 13, 2014
    LoVe this show, I can rewatch it over and over again. CW was crazy to cancel it.
  • Jan 26, 2014
    One of the coolest and funniest tv shows I have seen. Veronica Mars dealt with all kinds of topics, more serious things like rape, murder and also the happier things in life like friendship, love and of course, solving crime. Both comedy and drama. It combines the detective/mystery aspect with a teenage setting.
  • Nov 21, 2013
    this show is the greatest of all time. Wonderful characters wonderful actors wonderful stories wonderful show

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