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.
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
Loving 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
Hogarth 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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