There are several things you should know about "Veronica Mars."
First, you should know that it's great.
While I think the full run of the show, seasons one through three, is uneven at times, particularly towards the end, the high points are so high, and the basic heart and soul of the show is so durable, that I am completely puzzled as to why it was ever anything less than a ratings gargantuan.
Second, you should know that the new film leans heavily on the relationships of the characters in the series, and at least in script form, it never felt like it was slowed down or over-explained for newcomers. It's very much a next chapter of "Veronica Mars," and that should have fans very excited.
The film's arriving in theaters tomorrow, and unfortunately, Netflix Instant doesn't currently have the show in its library. You can find it at iTunes and Amazon Prime, though, so we wanted to offer you a primer to pick up with the show and to help narrow things down for you so you can take a crash course.