Because on netflix the pilot starts off with her at school saying “this is my school” but the version my fiance just downloaded starts with her at the camelot spying and weevil drives up says “car trouble miss?” Then the opening sequence starts and then it goes to her at school kinda as a rewind to what happened a day ago. Im guessing the dvd version is a little different than the netflix version?
The original TV pilot started off with her at school, “This is my school.” Les Moonves (CBS President) demanded that because it was supposed to be a teen show, then it was supposed to start in school. Rob didn’t want to do it, he wanted the show started at the motel Camelot with Weevil. They headbutted for a while, until Rob gave up and let the show opened up with the school scene. When the show was cancelled, Rob decided that his original version should be in the DVD pilot. So I guess Netflix was following the network version, while the DVD was following Rob’s version.
I like the DVD version sooooo much better. Wish Les Moonves would have listened to Rob!
I consider the DVD version as the real Veronica Mars, and the TV beginning as not being canon. Everything starts with Weevil and the PCH and Veronica being badass on a stakeout and bitter and jaded and NOIR baby.
I have only ever seen the DVD version and I shipped it from that scene.