Sometimes news totally confounds me, not because I don’t understand it, but instead because I cannot tell if the news is good or bad. One such story is the release this week that Melissa Rosenberg will the person in charge of the upcoming Jessica Jones series that is being produced as part of a deal between Marvel and Netflix.
What perplexes me here is Rosenberg’s record, she was one of the executive producers and writers of the hit show and critical darling, Dexter, but this is also the person who wrote all the screenplays for the Twilight Saga. Even if I give her the benefit of the doubt and say she did her best to make the pile of feces that is the works of Stephenie Meyer as entertaining as possible, Rosenberg was also a writer on the armpit that was Birds of Prey. I don’t know what to make of Rosenberg’s career, nothing in it leads me to any sort on conclusive feeling about her ability to take on this project, which makes her selection for this project all the more baffling. Marvel and Netflix have a lot riding on this whole thing so the hiring of Rosenberg with her mixed bag of a history seems off, it feels like they should have grabbed somebody with more clout.
Whatever the case may be, it’s her baby now and I hope she makes the most of it. I sincerely hope that when I see the series I’ll be kicking myself for even being the least bit doubtful of her skills, but we’ll all just have to wait and see.
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