I have to admit that I gave up on Veronica Mars about halfway through the second season DVD. The show's attempt to carry on it's own elaborate mythology from the first season felt forced and increasingly uninteresting, and I just didn't have the time. (Boy was the first season good though).
I tried aagin this fall with Season 3, but by this point the press was filled with reports about how the show's producers were going to make the story easier to follow so more people would watch. Not a good sign. The first batch of episodes dealt with an particularly heavy-handed serial rapist storyline; every single character seemed to be a type, from frat boys to radical feminists to philandering professors. Veronica seemed to be getting back with her boyfriend and breaking up on alternate weeks; her taste in men really isn't the best.
But I'm happy to report that the show's talented star Kristen Bell has several film projects upcoming (Cinematical). Her horror film Pulse didn't provide much of a showcase last year. I'm excited about the comedy with Jason Segel, whose work I've been loving on the Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared DVD's.