After the success of Daredevil, Marvel wanted to do a series that could surpass its success, so they created Jessica Jones. In this article, I intend to do a very brief review of Jessica Jones. It is relevant to tell you that this series has a very good rating on Rotten Tomatoes: actually, it is 8.16, a very good rating, right? Ok, let’s talk a little about the series itself. This was released on Netflix only and was created by Melissa Rosenberg, the same writer behind Dexter, and it was based on the Marvel Comics’ Jessica Jones. It was released in 2015 and has only one season, but don’t get worried, there will be more.
At first, let’s talk about the character Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter): she is one of the most complete characters Marvel created so far. She is really interesting and she deals with topics that Marvel did not deal with until now, such as abuse, gender, sexuality and patriarchal society. It is good to see a female protagonist in a Marvel’s series because it presents a whole new range of options we have not seen so far in a Marvel production. Of course, there are some things that are present in almost every Marvel production, such as superpowers, for example.
The plot of Jessica Jones revolves around the character with the same name. She is kind, but, at the same time, she has a kind of cynicism that is a result of her past traumas. She is a complete outsider in the city since she works as a private investigator, who is almost always hired to snap photos of cheating wives or husbands. The plot thickens when she is hired to find a missing girl, but it is not just another simple case. While investigating this case, she discovers that the missing girl is caught up in something really terrible and related to Jessica’s past traumas and also related to the villain name Kilgrave (David Tennant), who has the power of mind control.
But Kilgrave is not the only one who has superpowers, Jessica Jones has tremendous physical power. Even though she is really strong, she does not use her powers that much. She does it only when it is extremely necessary, such as during fights scenes. This may show us that our main character is a very modest superhero because Jessica Jones is different from Daredevil and other superhero shows: it is a story that portrays that violence and power not only has a physical impact but also emotional long-term impact in the lives of people.
Jessica Jones is a very good series and I would recommend it to all my friends. It is a series that you start to watch and really want to know how it will end and it is impossible to stop watching. When I started to watch I finished all 13 episodes in two days. If you like superheroes, but want to watch a different kind of superhero series, I recommend you, Jessica Jones. It is a good start if you have not watched The Defenders yet since Jessica Jones is present there.