Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Veronica Mars centers on a smart, independent teen girl who stands up for victims, but who often resorts to breaking rules to accomplish this. The series features violence and sexual references. Although the program is set in high school, it deals with very adult themes -- including murder, greed, infidelity, gang violence, and date rape -- and should be prescreened before allowing teens to tune in.
Frank sexual innuendo, images of teenagers making out in cars.
Fights, gang violence, destruction of property. The main character is seemingly a victim of date rape. The initial storyline revolves around the mysterious death of a teen.
Some profanity -- "ass," "hell," etc.
The idea of standing up for the vulnerable, the poor, the bullied is prominent. The idea that wealthy people are often corrupt and can get away with things is a central idea. Issues of race and class are integral to the show's premise.
Macintosh products are featured prominently.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Flashback scenes feature teens drinking without consequences. Drug use is treated with negative consequences. The main character is unknowingly given GHB. Her mother is an alcoholic.