TV Series Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Posted 23 November, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 8 Comments


Because it’s National Novel Writing Month, I’ve been avoiding the TV and writing instead. An excellent plan. Until Netflix decided to release the 13 episodes of Jessica Jones upon the world. I’ll admit, I wasn’t familiar with Jessica Jones when the buzz began on Twitter but I fast became as excited about seeing the show as my other nerdy friends.

Jessica is “gifted” — she had the power of super-strength. Unfortunately for her, she was discovered and controlled by a man, Kilgrave, who has the gift of mind control. Now that she’s free, she has PTSD and is an alcoholic. She’s also become a detective. It’s dark and awesome and completely addictive.

I might even have to check out the comics (though I’ve never been a comic book person). She’s just so salty (as my students would say). Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 10.49.46 AM

Even if you don’t have Netflix, I think they’ve got a two-week trial you can sign up for (totally worth it, I swear). So, in an effort to bring each and every one of you over to the dark side with me, I’m going to give a little peek into what was going on in my brain as I watched each episode. No spoilers!

Episode 1: AKA Ladies Night

Holy shit. What did I just watch? I need more. Now.

Episode 2: AKA Crush Syndrome

Poor Jessica. She’s really gotten a total crap deal in her life, hasn’t she? No wonder she has PTSD and drinks.

Episode 3: AKA It’s Called Whiskey

Day-am, but Luke is hot. But, as much as I like seeing him mostly naked, I can’t believe she did that.

Episode 4: 99 Friends

Kilgrave is making everyone paranoid. Even me. Wait, have you been Kilgraved?

Episode 5: The Sandwich Saved Me

downloadLoving these flashbacks to Jessica’s origin. Who’d have guessed it all started with a sandwich?

Episode 6: You’re a Winner

Oh, wow. The truth comes out. Piece of shit. Again, poor Jessica.

Episode 7: Top Shelf Perverts

This is not a good plan. This is not a good plan. This is not a good plan.

Episode 8: WWJD?

Holy crap but Kilgrave is one of the absolutely creepiest villains. David Tennant does good bad.

Episode 9: Sin Bin

Ooh, and Kilgrave’s origins are totally f-ed up. Is she really going to do that to him? Huh. Guess she is.

Episode 10: 1,000 Cuts

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 11.23.59 AMHogarth is such a morally ambiguous character. Just adds to the darkness of the series. Love-hate her.

Episode 11: I’ve Got the Blues

Oh, man. Simpson has gone totally off the deep end. I see this group of his coming into play in later seasons (I hope this bodes well for future seasons, if they’re setting it up.)

Episode 12: Take a Bloody Number

“Can’t improve on an asshole by making it bigger.” Holy shit. Best line of Jessica Jones.

Episode 13: Smile

Sweet Jesus, won’t this guy just DIE already? Come on, Jessica. Kick his ass! Man. Solid yet dark ending. Definitely in keping with the theme of the whole series.

Now, people. Clear your schedule because you won’t be able to stop watching. Amazing. (P.S. One of the production companies working on the show is called Tall Girl Productions. Love it!) Now, back to writing!

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8 Responses to “TV Series Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

  1. Ohhh this sounds good and I do have Netflix-even though I haven’t been on it for awhile. Haven’t even heard about this. Definitely going to check it out! Thanks for sharing 🙂