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Monday, February 8, 2016

TV Series Review: Jessica Jones (2015) Netflix

Jessica Jones
TV-MA | 1h | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Series (2015– )
Creator: Melissa Rosenberg
Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mike Colter, Susie Abromeit
A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Finally, I got to watch Jessica Jones. I haven't read the Marvel comic but I was sold on the trailer. Dark, gripping and raw...pretty much sums it up. I loved it! I'm a fan of dark fantasy and this certainly is. The series starts out with Jessica in a really bad place emotionally. She is being stalked by a mind controller who takes stalking to a whole new level. She decides to fight back but nothing but pain and death result.

I think Krysten Ritter was a great choice for Jessica Jones; I'm happy with all the casting choices. Have you seen Mike Colter (Luke Cage)? Looking forward to his Netflix series coming this year! This show isn't for the light of heart. It is violent (like garden shears through the face violent). It deals with physical and emotional rape, drug abuse, PTSD and grief. Jessica's best friend, Pam (Susie Abromeit) is the only light in Jessica's world. Her character brings (eventually along with Malcolm-Eka Darville) that small sliver of hope into the show. There are a few moments of levity when the writers snuck in Avenger and Marvel references.

The show would have gotten 5 Sheep from me because every episode surprised me and left me needing the next one! All the secondary characters are complex and well developed. The writers missed nothing! But...Jessica was able to catch Kilgrave (David Tennant) too many times just to have him escape. A sniper bullet would have taken care of this problem much sooner.

There are  many directions this show can go in and characters to use. I will definitely be watching season two, along with the Daredevil and Luke Cage series. If you are into the darker side of comics and fantasy, you will love it.


  1. I hadn't seen anything about this but I don't really groove on the whole "dark" thing.

  2. Then you might want to skip this one! It is pretty dark.

  3. Wow! That does look dark, but I totally want to see it!

  4. I loved this series too. I've already requested this graphic novel from the library. Problem is, so has everyone else. I'm excited for Luke Cage. She better be in that series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. There will probably be some crossover, but I don't know how close their stories cross in the comic.