Monday, January 25, 2016

Jessica Jones

One thing the blizzard has allowed me to do is to finish up binge-watching Jessica Jones on Netflix. Marvel Studios has been knocking it out of the park for years now and this thirteen episode series is no exception. Set in Daredevil's Hell's Kitchen, Jessica Jones has a distinctly different feel than that great series, more sensuous and noir, but like Daredevil, the show takes the time to develop interesting, conflicted and deep characters, including an incredible turn by David Tennant as the mind-controlling villain, Kilgrave. Kilgrave is really, really terrifying.

Filled with strong feminist themes and addressing many of the issues of being a woman in America in the 21st century, Jessica Jones (the character) is conflicted, angry, obnoxious, but heroic and completely relatable. Krysten Ritter is great as the title character.

Really, this was just outstanding. Marvel is becoming Pixar-like in its track record.

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