Exactly. Having Veronica respond to the ‘rich dude kryptonite’ line like, “Oh man I so wanted to date Mr. Roofies His Girlfriends” (FYI I DO NOT WRITE FOR THE SHOW CLEARLY THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SNARKTASTIC), not letting Dick get the last word there - point one.
But instead, Dick’s position - because he’s allowed to say these things unchallenged - does have this weird reverberation onto the show itself. Veronica Mars is a bitch - but isn’t the whole idea that isn’t a bad thing? Shouldn’t the show, if it is going to keep Dick as a dick, acknowledge that instead of trying to have him be a dick but be treated like a fluffy puppy who doesn’t know yet what not to pee on?
Like, this is separate from what’s above, but the idea of Dick as stupid never really flew with me. The guy isn’t academically minded, but he’s quick. “Well, my name’s pronounced Re-shard”. All his little asides. His one liners. His references. You don’t have to be smart to know that kryptonite is Superman’s weakness, but you’re not dumb if you make an analogy utilizing kryptonite as one of the key components. Dick skated by because he’s rich, white, and looks like Ryan Hansen, but I don’t accept the idea he’s not smart. Not as smart as Cassidy - but not dumb or stupid by any stretch of the imagination. He works at being simple, because simple is easier. Simple gets you not abused. Simple lets you not ruminate on the issues and problems in your life. Simple allows you to not take responsibility for your actions. Simple means people don’t expect anything of you, and you don’t have to expect anything of yourself.
Logan remaining friends with him, after everything, and remaining bffs is something that doesn’t make sense, especially in light of that. Because I don’t think Logan didn’t know that was the case.
On a separate note, I don’t hate Dick Casablancas, because I do think that there was a lot less attention paid to his, frankly, tragic backstory due to the scampification of him. And when the script allowed, Dick delivered. It didn’t make him less of a dick, but not going into what made Dick Dick and instead using him purely as the comic relief was damaging to the show and unfair to Dick’s character overall.
I love people who make me forget that I’m shy