I know a show is really good when I leave all my other shows sitting on my Tivo box and just focus on a marathon of one show. Well that’s what I did for Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
I’ve always been a fan of Krysten Ritter, she is a great comedic actress and thought she would bring a bit of what Paul Rudd brings to Ant-Man. She did, but what I wasn’t expecting was this dark side of her – she is badass. Her comedy is purely of the sarcastic matter, which perfectly compliments the character of Jessica Jones.
With the addition of David Tennant as Kilgrave, a baddie I knew this was going to be an epic show. Most people know Tennant as Doctor who, and not really as a bad guy, but I remember his small but brilliant role as Barty Crouch Junior in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The trailer looked exciting and the artwork cool and the show has lived up to my expectations.
For those that don’t know the background of Jessica Jones, she has super strength and can fly (or as she calls it, jump really high and fall badly) after surviving a car crash that killed her family. She is adopted by Trish Walker’s mum, Trish was a child star and abused by her mum so Jessica and Trish form a close relationship.
Jessica tries being a superhero, before meeting Kilgrave who can control minds and leads her to do something she doesn’t want to do. This leads her to turn to a life of being a private investigator, not having much of a social life and regularly enjoying a bottle of bourbon to herself. When Kilgrave returns and is causing havoc she decides she is the only one that can stop him once and for all.
Compared to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel is really going to a different place with its Netflix shows (Daredevil review to come) and I like it! AND, in true Marvel style there are cross overs. Multiple references to the Avengers and New York (the show is set in the same city after all), and a crossover with a character from Marvel’s other Netflix show, Daredevil.
This show is just gripping all the way through. You can’t watch just one episode without gagging to watch the next. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is available now in 4K on Netflix. With 13 episodes in a season you can blast this in a weekend (I did!).
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Marvel is getting darker
Krysten Ritter and David Tennant are amazing. This is a really gripping show, and those that aren't a fan of over the top comic-book shows will enjoy the minimal special effects giving this a more realistic feel.