Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cigarette Burns and Broken Noses: Angst Initiate Logan Echolls

Veronica Mars character Logan Echolls is an Angst All Star.

YEAH, I am.
It's hard to believe in the beginning of the series that the douche bag who drives up in his hideous yellow Nissan XTerra is going to be one of the angiest characters to ever grace a television screen. But the slow build is one of the best written aspects of Logan's character.

Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars

Episode fifteen, Ruskie Business, happens to contain one of my favorite Logan moments. He misses his mommy. He's holding out hope that she didn't Roy Raymond herself (totally asinine reference, I know...) when his stupid sister shows up and ruins everything. PLUS she alludes to Logan's abusive upbringing in front of Veronica. 


Finally, it hits Logan and his hard, candy coating shatters, revealing the soft, chewy center within. 

Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls cries on Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls cries on Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls cries on Veronica Mars
Veronica is there to provide the hugs and comfort that TV ladies are made for. Logan crying is just about the best thing ever. There are characters who cry all the time - and I love them for it - and then there are characters like Logan who so rarely crack. When they do, it's so. much. fun. 

Then - he gets plastered while dressed as Tom Cruise. You know. Like you do. Those are worthy pictures too.

Tickle tickle!

Not only does this episode contain a fantastically fantastical Logan scene, but it also contains the line, "Wang chung or I'll kick your ass!" Logan is great. And him and Veronica are great. And the only un-great thing about them is that there wasn't more. Sigh. BUT! Happily for Ye Old Angst Report, there is plenty more to discuss in the future. Welcome to The Angst Report, Logan Echolls.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for adding Logan to the Angst Report! I adored Veronica Mars (SO angsty!), and I really enjoyed Logan and Veronica as a couple. I really miss the show & wish it could have lasted at least a couple more seasons.

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  2. Logan with his sweater pulled over his hands and crying, watching his girlfriend's sex-tape is beautiful too. It deserves a picture! Don't you think? :-) Logan was my first angsty-boy-crush <3 <3 <3

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  3. I'm kind of just commenting into the nevermore here -- but ya'll. How crazy is it that two years after I write this post, Logan and Veronica are un-gone?! I love that TV never dies now!! I have to write more Logan posts, STAT!

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