My thoughts (plenty o' spoilers for the premiere obviously) ...
It was okay. Sorry, I didn't love it. I know everyone else seems to have. Maybe I really was just too, too burned out by the crap we got last season to fully get my groove back on in regards to the show, I dunno ... but it was okay. Well, it was good, I just wasn't ahhhh!!! It played a lot too awkward for me, unnatural, but for a few scenes. Random thoughts, but mostly in order of appearance.
I really really liked it. I think the mood, the style of filter, the remix everything actually fits VM MUCH better. I hope we get the full version of that remix, I really like it!! I did have two beefs. One was how the newbies had higher billing than Francis and Mac. Lamb naturally won't appear as much, so I was okay with that ... but dude! FRANCIS!!!! Whimper. My second beef was the fact that the final shot wasn't just Veronica. I really think it should have just been her in the final frame. Ah well. Also, not a complaint, but it was weird seeing KEITH with the camera. Again, I loved the L/V, and the K/Veronica was cool ... so overall, I'm VERY happy!!!
VERY, VERY, VERY HAPPY!!!!
I did like the part with him answering the phone and her trying to stop him and then the whole "we need to communicate." Aside from the natural way the scene played out, I think it may wind up being one of the keys of their issues. Two others came later. Back to the phone answering ... it was just cute and, like I said, natural. I liked it. And finally, yes, he did look HOT. Very hot.
And yet another issue was here in this scene, being the look on Logan's face when he said "nice shirt" to Piz. I definitely got the Donut undertone. That undercurrent of jealousy because Veronica may lust for Logan, but she tells herself she "wants" to be with the good guys. (And of COURSE, the one kiss that WASN'T a peck was intercut with Piz looking all bummed because a girl he met two days ago and has shown no interest in him HAS A BOYFRIEND!!!!!! Grrrr. Yes, the emphasis was on HIS pain. Total set-up.)
Overall, I just wasn't impressed. I'm hoping it was because it was too built-up for me. Also, the awkwardness of getting the ball rolling was difficult too. The season premiere of just about every returning show in its sophomore year has had that kind of awkwardness. I realize this is VM's third, but they really are setting it all up anew. It wasn't bad; it was good .. I just expected and hoped for outstanding. And it didn't help that the LoVe stuff came across as just mostly biographical information while the Cheney (Veronica/Piz = V/P = Cheney) stuff had the most indepth "rooting" value factor.
Ah well. Jason looked hot. At least there was that. And I DID love the credits (except for the last shot NOT being Veronica alone). And I'm sure that without the expectations and other stuff around it, I'll enjoy the LoVe scenes more as I rewatch them a zillion times.