Veronica Mars and Bates Motel

What do these two shows have in common?  Not a damn thing.  Other than that I was trying to watch episodes of Veronica Mars on the WB website, and the commercials were saturated with promos for Bates Motel.

I don’t mind commercials, I really don’t.  I have subscriptions to Hulu, which has commercials, and Netflix, which does not.  I’m fine with watching networks promote other shows and products because the money  needs to come from somewhere.  But A&E along with the WB have absolutely destroyed my interest in ever watching Bates Motel by oversaturating their precious commercial space with the same promo over and over.  It’s not like it was a different promo for the same show, which would have been better.  But, no.  It was the same thing during every. single. commercial. break.  The music was creepy, and the show looked pretty cool – the first five times I saw it.  But the more I saw it, the less I wanted to watch.

I’m not in the business of advertising or promotions.  I am just a regular consumer.  And as a regular consumer, I think it is poor advertising or poor promoting to over-saturate a promo into a show.  I understand their strategy in trying to get the word out that this potentially awesome show is going to be starting soon.  But since when does poisoning your potential audience/customer with the same images to the point of nausea seem like a good idea?

I know I’m just ranting here, but I’m more than a little annoyed.  And like I mentioned a few times, I probably will not be catching Bates Motel when it airs.  Sorry, A&E.

Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter

O. M. G.  This was possibly the BEST news I’ve heard all day – and in regards to TV, it’s the best news I’ve heard EVER.

A Veronica Mars Movie will FINALLY happen.  Maybe. The catch is that it will be funded by the fans, via their kickstarter, and they have a goal of $2 million – with hopes for more.  I’m am SO in.  I literally cried after watching their kickstarter promo, THAT’S how happy I am about this.

This news was released not long ago, maybe within a few hours, and when I checked their site a minute ago, they were already up over $300,000 with over 4000 backers.

Check out their kickstarter page here.  All the potential movie details and bonus prizes for those that donate are all available there.

Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have both made comments in the past about how they would love to bring Veronica back in movie form, but the funding was just never there.  But with this awesome new way to fund movie and television projects (kickstarter), there’s a really good chance I’ll be watching Veronica Mars in movie form.  WOOHOO!