Thanks to BitTorrent (come get me, Glickman) I caught all of VM Season One. Surprisingly twisty, with many fine character moments executed well. The best pal's evolution from outcast to popular kid because of his excellence in sports was nicely handled, as were her Dad's romantic entanglements. I have to say, any UPN teen-detective show that has an overall mystery arc comprised of:
-- roofie date rape
-- murder of a teen best friend
-- small town politics
-- corporate espionage
-- drunken philandering mother
-- possible incest
and comes across as a smart crime thriller instead of a turgid soap is pretty damn impressive. Do grab the box set for at least a rental. Watch it before you watch your tivo'd season 2 eps. And you should be tivoing season 2. Why?
Any season that can be described as "Nancy Drew in The Sweet Hereafter" is, to borrow a phrase -- f'in metal.