September 2nd, 2018

Jessica Jones.

A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.

++ I definitely want to read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn whenever I get the chance to, because of the high praise of the miniseries which is rightfully deserved. I already knew what the reveal was since I looked it up beforehand, but it still didn't lessen how effective that finale was. It's why I can't wait to actually read the book since I've heard that it's even more chilling and disturbing.

++ Melissa Rosenberg, the creator and showrunner for Netflix's Marvel's Jessica Jones, will be leaving after its third season. Most are worried about what this means for the future of the show. Whether Netflix will cancel it or find a replacement showrunner, and if the latter then will they find someone appropriate to fill in the shoes that will handle the topics and subject matter featured on the show with the same kind of sensitivity and respect that Rosenberg has been adamant about since day one. There's a lot of uncertainty right now, which is understandable. We'll just have to see what happens. Though whoever they choose for the possible next showrunner, I hope they will be more inclusive with adding more WOC/POC, which many have already criticized Rosenberg for excluding, who then claimed that "it didn't occur" to her. So yeah, while there's no doubt that Rosenberg brought a lot of amazing stuff to the show which is worth recognizing, she also lacked in certain areas, too. It's important to acknowledge these flaws and for hoping that S3 and beyond will try to do better in that department, regardless of the showrunner.

++ Veronica Mars will possibly be getting that revival treatment, with a limited eight-episode order on Hulu. I'll be completely honest, I have conflicted feelings about this. I think my main issue is mostly tied to this revival/reboot culture we're currently living in that I've ranted about before, and how oftentimes these revivals have less than desirable results with their final product. Some may be decent, but sometimes you gotta take a step back and go, do we really need this?

I loved Veronica Mars when it aired, but I think as time has gone on I've since gained a different perspective and have come to the conclusion that I only really truly loved the first season, everything else after that was lackluster in some form or another. S2 was a mess, S3 was slightly better but not by much, and I didn't even bother with the reunion movie despite the success of the Kickstarter (which ironically is where I believe this revival trend sparked from, tbh) since it was mostly just bringing back as many actors as possible without there being much of a plot. So, in my opinion, their track record hasn't really been that impressive for getting me on board with this revival. Perhaps I'm being too cynical, idk. It could actually turn out to be rather decent, but as a whole I'm just not at that excitement level as I probably would've been years ago.