If the father is depicted more sympathetically, he may be a Troubled Sympathetic Bigot who ends up having to reconcile his desire to see his daughter happy with his own personal hang-ups about her boyfriend.
In other cases, he might see something of how he himself used to be, be it pluckiness or some immature behavior, in the boy and be worried that he will make the same mistakes.
It may just be popularity by association, but Veronica's life is pretty good. Duncan dumps Veronica so abruptly, and so seemingly out of the blue, that she has no idea she's been dumped until Lilly tells her; days later, Lilly is found dead, her head bashed in.
Veronica's father accuses Jake Kane of committing the crime, and the town reacts badly, holding an emergency recall election and replacing Keith with his deputy, Donald Lamb.
Morris: Sheriff, we have interrogated Al-Qaeda members at Gitmo.
She lives in the unincorporated town of Neptune, California, "a town without a middle class": the "09ers," from the prestigious (and fictional) 90909 zip code, are insanely spoiled children of insanely wealthy parents, while everyone else works for the 09ers, mostly as domestics at minimum wage (if that).
Keith changes his profession to Private Detective, a trade both he and Veronica excel at.
Veronica stands by her father through the bad publicity, and ends up ousted from the popular clique.
And, to add insult to injury, her mother Lianne turns to drinking and eventually vanishes, leaving Veronica a note saying she'll be back for her someday.
Lamb: Before we go in there, you should probably know something about Veronica Mars. The main character is, appropriately, high school junior Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell).
I think we can handle a teenage girl., the series combined the Amateur Sleuth/Kid Detective with a healthy dose of Film Noir and class warfare.
The show was canceled at the end of the season, going out on an awesome (and heart-breaking, but maddeningly inconclusive) two-part finale.
On March 13, 2013, a Kickstarter project was launched to help fund a concluding movie.